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Lirong Liu

EU’s refusal to grant China MES would affect ties

Prof. Lirong argues that the EU must consider lowering of trade defences to Chinese imports.


He Yafei

South China Sea dispute: China must step up public diplomacy

South China Sea “stories” told by Western media and so-called experts are either twisted or groundless, writes a former Chinese Minister.


Alfredo Saad Filho

Despair Brazil: This is a class war

Dilma's days might be numbered but further escalation is inevitable, writes Filho.


Bongani Mbindwane

“State-capture” hyperbole grips South Africa

There are mounting concerns that the Indian-born Gupta family was allowed to wield undue influence in SA, but allegations of state capture are pure hyperbole, writes Bo.


Dmitry Babich

Russia’s BRICS Presidency ends on a high note

2015 saw an unprecedented synergy in Sino-Russian ties, writes Babich.

BRICS News

‘Match words with deeds’: Chinese FM tells Japanese counterpart

‘Match words with deeds’: Chinese FM tells Japanese counterpart

Exports to China - Japan's largest trading partner - fell 7.1 per cent in March.

Moscow: Syria peace requires multilateral effort

Moscow: Syria peace requires multilateral effort

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past seven days as government and rebel forces exchange fire.

US, Canada fall behind as Russia becomes biggest wheat exporter

US, Canada fall behind as Russia becomes biggest wheat exporter

Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin said Russia will start actively supplying wheat to China in the next harvest year.

China to resolve SouthChinaSea disputes with countries “directly involved”: Xi

China to resolve SouthChinaSea disputes with countries “directly involved”: Xi

The South China Sea is one of the world’s most strategically important waterways and is exceedingly rich with minerals.

Senate commission to vote on Rousseff impeachment next week

Senate commission to vote on Rousseff impeachment next week

A final impeachment vote would require a two-third majority to oust her. Rousseff has denounced the events as a "coup".

US military challenged territorial claims of India, China: Pentagon

US military challenged territorial claims of India, China: Pentagon

The US military carried out so called "freedom of navigation" operations against 13 countries in 2015.

In-Depth

2015: The year of blaming China?

Despite slowing growth, China is on the move consolidating its position as a global economic power.




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Q&A

World played with fire in Syria, scholar says

Author and journalist John Rosenthal says Western media didn't want to hear dissenting narratives on Syria.

'Iraq has been defined by the people's resilience'

Journalist Ahmed Habib says he is committed to telling the story of Iraq's people, culture, history and politics.

Inside Track

UN: Better data needed to fight FGM

UN: Better data needed to fight FGM

Increasing population growth could outpace current progress and undo the successes of the past decades.

BRICS Social

China box office revenue up 51% in 1st quarter

China box office revenue up 51% in 1st quarter

China boasts of about 31630 movie screens. The country added 8035 new screens in 2015.

Zika can not defeat Olympics in Brazil: Rousseff

Zika can not defeat Olympics in Brazil: Rousseff

Brazil's President on Saturday vowed her country would host a successful Olympic Games this year despite the outbreak of the virus.

BRICS Business

Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, stuns markets

Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, stuns markets

Brent Crude oil prices jumped to their highest in 2016, buoying some markets.

China’s coal consumption to weaken further

China’s coal consumption to weaken further

China’s easing coal appetite has helped push prices in Asia to their lowest since 2006.

China pips US to become top green bond issuer: Moody’s

China pips US to become top green bond issuer: Moody’s

Chinese institutions issued $7.9 billion of green bonds in Q1, nearly half of the global total.

World News

Moscow: Syria peace requires multilateral effort

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the past seven days as government and rebel forces exchange fire.

Bank of Japan keeps policy steady, stuns markets

Brent Crude oil prices jumped to their highest in 2016, buoying some markets.

World played with fire in Syria, scholar says

Author and journalist John Rosenthal says Western media didn't want to hear dissenting narratives on Syria.

Markets hold breath ahead of Fed meeting

A rally in emerging markets stalls as investors look to the Fed on interest hikes.