Monday, November 30, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president next year, has warned Taiwan against getting ever closer to China lest it should lose its economic and political independence. She may win.
> Joe Hung
The ECB will roll out its big guns at its monetary policy meeting this week, ramping up its trillion-euro asset purchases and cutting key rates to hike weak inflation, analysts said.
Violence has cast a long shadow over a climate summit opening in Paris on Monday, two weeks after 130 people were killed in a coordinated jihadist onslaught on the French capital.
Negotiators from 195 nations gather in Paris on Monday to try to broker a universal climate pact to rein in global warming and keep Earth livable for humanity.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
This December's climate change summit in Paris could at last see an ambitious, legally binding deal. For the first time, this would encompass the bulk of global greenhouse gas emissions, since the biggest emitters -- including the U.S., China, and India -- are now closely engaged in the negotiation process.
European Union leaders hold a summit with Turkey on Sunday, with Ankara set to win a boost for its membership bid and a cash pledge in exchange for its help stemming the flow of migrants.
The terrorist attacks in Paris continue to reverberate, magnified unavoidably by the 24/7 global electronic media. Predictably, the grimmest and most gruesome information is emphasized, with endless speculation. The more alarming the possibility, the more of interest it is to the talking heads.
U.S. conservatives backed by the powerful gas and coal lobbies are at loggerheads with both the scientific world and President Barack Obama on the environment -- but have failed to block his path on climate change.
A big question people have been asking since mainland China's leaders propounded the concept of Chinese Dream in 2012 is: What is the symbol of the mainland rejuvenation? Now we can say that the revival of the Silk Road is that symbol, not only for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, but also the rejuvenation of European, Asian and African nations, because it integrates the Chinese Dream with the dream of the world.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Queues, bottlenecks and security checks -- their return in Europe could have a sizeable economic impact if they become entrenched in the wake of the attacks in Paris and the unprecedented flow of refugees from conflict zones like Syria.