Tuesday, July 14, 2015
A few weeks ago, the official launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank took place in Beijing with 57 founding member states, including four members of the G-8: the UK, France, Germany and Italy.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Confucian ethics formed the cultural context in which traditional Chinese medicine was evolving and constituted the core of its ethics. Chinese physicians applied the principles of Confucian ethics in medicine. So we have a dictum: Medicine is the art of humaneness (醫本仁術).
> Joe Hung
Mainland China's GDP growth likely slowed further in the second quarter, an AFP survey has found, as a slowdown in investment and trade weighed on the world's second-largest economy.
Iran should boost trade with its Gulf Arab neighbors if a deal on its nuclear program sees sanctions and an oil embargo lifted, but higher Iranian crude production could worsen tensions within OPEC, analysts say.
Global financial markets were on edge last week after Greece failed to make payment on a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, sending stock and currency markets tumbling worldwide. The Philippines was not spared the nervousness, causing the peso and the stock market to end lower.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Former United States Sen. James Webb has declared himself a candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for president. He formally announced on July 2, just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
As things stand now, Greece can't pay its debts. That's what more and more people -- including now the International Monetary Fund and even, it seems, Germany's finance minister -- are saying.
Is the world really evolving toward multipolarity? No one can predict the future, but on the available evidence, I doubt it., 1 Comment
As Greece inches closer to a bailout deal that will keep it in the eurozone, experts have hailed France for playing the role of pacifier in fractious debt talks and putting the brakes on a dreaded "Grexit."
The Chinese authorities will be able to access records and block dissemination of private information deemed illegal in China under a proposed cybersecurity law that could further curtail freedom for netizens and affect how foreign firms do business in the country.