Experienced, successful and efficient, China’s HSR network is the standard that UK’s rail should be aspiring to, just as Osborne envisaged four years ago.
Italy’s historic decision to become the first Group of Seven (G7) country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China over the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) made headlines across the world, as the European country signalled its support for Beijing’s international infrastructure project.
Trade in goods between the two has risen to record-levels of over €1.5 billion a day, as of 2017, and China is now the EU’s second largest trading partner and the EU, China’s largest.
The New York Times on Monday claimed China was making a “sweeping rewrite” of its laws in a hope to “pacify the United States and ease a rancourse trade dispute”. The new law does address some of the claims made by the U.S., but is China really passing a law to appease them?
The joy and warmth brought by family, whether it’s preparing delicious home cooked food, sharing gifts with little ones or, as Li says, simply standing face-to-face with the ones you love, is why we put up with these difficult journeys through the festive period.
A week-long trip to an idyllic, snowy ski-resort high up in the Swiss Alps must have sounded like the perfect winter getaway for British prime minister Theresa May. Unfortunately for her, instead of attending the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, she remained in London, as she and her cabinet attempted to steady the good-ship Brexit, which has been blown widely off course over the last month. Recent events in Parliament have given Mrs May a mandate to return to Brussels and attempt to renegotiate issues over the Irish-backstop, which has become a red line issue for many Brexiteers (pro-Brexit voters). However, Members of Parliament (MPs) still failed to drop the controversial and potentially dangerous ‘no-deal’ scenario, which has led to many businesses re-positioning themselves away from Britain. Last week, Jaguar Land Rover have announced plans to slash 4,500 jobs worldwide, mostly in the UK and Ford have decided to restructure their 54,000-strong European workforce, partially as a result of Brexit, creating insecurity for its 13,000 UK-based workers. This follows cruise-ship company P&O Ferries, music giant Sony, fellow car manufacturer Bentley and electronics company Dyson, who all announced plans to either move headquarters or re-register away from the UK, the latter to Singapore. With the March 2019 deadline looming, thick black clouds are circling over Mrs May, who is quickly running […]
Recent crime figures from the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) further question the strength of the State Department’s decision, with gun and explosive-related crimes dropping year-on-year by 27.6 and 29 per cent respectively.
China should be proud of how it has reduced its reliance on coal, although it should be aware that there is still more it can do.
China and Spain’s relationship has never been purely about economics. Their strong historical ties, cooperation on people-to-people exchange and their joint efforts to protect wildlife have created a relationship that, according to President Xi, “has never been broader or deeper as today”.
Apologetic, humble and showing a willingness to learn from their actions, this is the type of apology D&G should have published.
Beijing’s momentous effort over the last month has seen Washington’s position significantly shift, resulting in Trump and his team returning to the negotiating table.