‘The Watcher: CPC Foreign Policy’

Why is China now enlarging its diplomatic mission from narrowly protecting China’s interests to broadly engaging the world, from big powers to developing countries? What are the basic principles of Xi’s grand vision? The key components? The practical innovations? Why such breaks with the past? Moreover, how does China’s new foreign policy relate to China’s domestic development and to world conditions? Continue reading ‘The Watcher: CPC Foreign Policy’

‘President Xi Jinping reveals plans for China’s economy at Communist Party Congress’

Chinese President Xi Jinping set out his plan for China’s economic future at the 19th Communist Party Congress in Beijing. The event takes place every five years so it is a rare opportunity for the government to showcase its progress. With high levels of debt and slowing growth, there are concerns that China may not be as strong as it appears. Adefemi Akinsanya has more … Continue reading ‘President Xi Jinping reveals plans for China’s economy at Communist Party Congress’

’36 panda cubs make their public debut in SW China’

36 giant panda cubs born earlier this year were taken out to meet the public for the first time at two breeding bases – Wolong Nature Reserve and Ya’an Bifengxia Gorge Base of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP), in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on Friday. Continue reading ’36 panda cubs make their public debut in SW China’

‘China Footprint: Is China’s college entrance exam fair enough?’

Gaokao, a prerequisite for entrance to higher education institutions in China, is an annual cause of anguish for most students. Held once a year, the exam is virtually the best chance for students’ futures, with many questioning whether or not this single opportunity is fair. Continue reading ‘China Footprint: Is China’s college entrance exam fair enough?’