In modern geopolitical terms, China is anything but a small country of little consequence. Britain’s apology to China will be humiliating for politicians, but the apology is long overdue.
This underscores the harsh reality Chinese high-speed railway contractors face as they attempt to penetrate overseas markets.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged countries where Chinese fugitives are hiding to discard prejudice and work more closely with China in its massive anti-graft drive, a senior official said on Wednesday.
Beijing is considering turning a temporary restriction on private vehicles — a system based on odd-even license plate numbers used during the APEC meetings — into a long-term policy, drawing praise as well as concerns from the public.
The monopoly of state-owned defense contractors is fading further into memory, as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has opened its tender process to private sector players.
Some 80 percent of China's rich have plans to send their children abroad for studies, the highest percentage in the world, says a recent Hurun report.