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Using the yuan for bilateral China-Pakistan trade
The decision by Pakistan to switch to use of the yuan in bilateral trade with China, replacing the U.S. dollar, is of great long-term significance for the Pakistani economy.
​China's humanitarian contribution to Syria adds to its int'l profile
Both recent and past diplomatic and aid contributions to Syria demonstrate China's ongoing effort to assure stability in the region and secure its own developing position as a key international humanitarian player.
Blueprint for a new German government
After months of turbulence since the German election last September, prospects have improved for a continuation of the Grand Coalition that has run the country since 2009, although the result is far from perfect.
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Using the yuan for bilateral China-Pakistan trade

By Sabena Siddiqui 

The decision by Pakistan to switch to use of the yuan in bilateral trade with China, replacing the U.S. dollar, is of great long-term significance for the Pakistani economy.

​China's humanitarian contribution to Syria adds to its int'l profile

By Haifa Said

Both recent and past diplomatic and aid contributions to Syria demonstrate China's ongoing effort to assure stability in the region and secure its own developing position as a key international humanitarian player.

​Trump's unfortunate comments: A bit of context

By Jesse Anderson

After reports that Trump used an expletive when referring to African countries, the U.S. –and the world at large – has been trying to find the right way to respond.

More efforts are needed to stamp out the ivory trade

By Rabi Sankar Bosu

As elephants are becoming threatened with extinction, China has set a leading example of wildlife conservation to the world.

​The League of Chinese 'unicorns'

By Liu Xin

"Unicorn" is regarded as an important symbol of the new economic age, highlighting the application of science and technology in the market. Therefore this list attracts worldwide attention in investment circles.

Belt and Road boosts RMB internationalization

By Xu Yanzhuo

The Belt and Road Initiative was written into the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the 19th CPC National Congress, signaling China's resolution and confidence in carrying out international cooperation under this initiative.

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Blueprint for a new German government

By George N. Tzogopoulos

After months of turbulence since the German election last September, prospects have improved for a continuation of the Grand Coalition that has run the country since 2009, although the result is far from perfect.

France bids for European leadership in relations with China

By Tim Collard

Britain is France's real rival, not the other nations of continental Europe. And Britain has firmly espoused the free trade agenda to which China is committed.

A new era for China-Latin American cooperation

By Jiang Shixue

With differences in language, culture and political-economic systems as well as a long geographical distance, mutual understanding is always insufficient and people-to-people exchanges are greatly needed. 

 
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China bans ivory trade in 'New Year gift' to humanity

From Dec. 31, 2017, the ivory trade and processing for commercial purposes will be totally banned in China.