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Xi's U.S. visit significant for both countries


​Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to the United States and his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama are of "great significance" to both countries and the world at large, Ezra Vogel, a professor emeritus at Harvard University, has said.

HK's legal services sector to benefit from "Belt and Road"


​Hong Kong's Secretary of Justice Rimsky Yuen has the idea that the "One Belt, One Road" initiative can provide fresh impetus to the development of the legal services sector, a traditionally strong field of the region.

Ambitious sustainable development goals reflect substantially changing world: expert


​The "supremely ambitious and transformational vision" on the United Nations' sustainable development agenda reflects the substantial changes the world has undergone in the last 15 years, a former UN official said.

Xi's engaging, creative diplomatic approach to benefit China-U.S. ties


Chinese President Xi Jinping, with an engaging and creative diplomatic approach, is likely to secure "a big success" in his visit to the United States later this month, said U.S. expert Robert Kuhn.

China's progress on aged care "tremendous", challenges remain


​China is making tremendous progress on aged care but its elderly are facing new challenges including isolation and loneliness, Toby Porter, CEO of HelpAge International, said in an interview with Xinhua here Wednesday.

Sri Lanka aims to boost tourism, eyes more Chinese visitors


​Sri Lanka is aiming to become the best tourist hub in South East Asia and will look to attract more than 2.5 million tourists by 2016, an official said here on Thursday.

China market's long-term driver is intact


​Although China's economy is currently facing a headwind, its long-term driver of the market is intact, given its strong fundamentals and investment commitment to innovation, said tech company ABB's Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer on Wednesday.

China could walk away from FTA if deal blocked


​Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned colleagues that if the opposition blocks the China- Australia free trade agreement, China could walk away from the landmark deal.

China deserves more recognition for its contributions in WWII


​As the world is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory in the World Anti-Fascist War, a leading British scholar is calling for more recognition of China's contributions to the Allies' victory over Japan in World War II (WWII).

China-Australia FTA "big chance" for jobs in Australia


​Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has weighed in on the China-Australia free trade agreement (FTA), saying Trade Minister Andrew Robb had made "great progress, " calling it a "big chance for food, healthcare, jobs," should it be approved by Labor.