China's economic resilience provides ammunition for the trade war
On Sunday night, United States President Donald Trump claimed in a CBS "60 Minutes" interview with correspondent Lesley Stahl that China "don't have enough ammunition to retaliate" in a trade war with the United States. (As an aside, on this occasion, he said it wasn't a "war", but a "skirmish". When Stahl reminded the president that he called it a "war" earlier that day, he said "actually I called it a battle. But, actually, I'm gonna lower that. I consider it a skirmish.")
Creating distractions out of thin air won't help mend China-U.S. ties
On Thursday at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., United States Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech attacking China's domestic and foreign policies. Before the speech, there had been whispers that the White House was going to release a substantive new policy position towards China. Instead, what we heard were old, baseless claims that had already been hyped up by the American side. China's government swiftly refuted the many accusations made in the speech. "The speech made unwarranted accusations against China's domestic and foreign policies, and slandered China by claiming that it meddles in the internal affairs and elections of the United States," said China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. "This is nothing but hearsay… it is creating something out of thin air."
Trump's 2nd Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh sworn in
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's second Supreme Court nominee in two years, was officially sworn in on Saturday.
China and US need trust and cooperation
Were it not for the opening paragraphs that depict China as ungrateful to the United States' bounty, or the ending menace in which he urges China to "reach back", US Vice-President Mike Pence's beggar-thy-neighbor speech at the Hudson Institute on Thursday was nothing but a duplicate of outdated concepts of Cold War mentality and zero-sum games.
China firmly opposes to U.S. VP's accusations, calls election interference charges 'slander'
China on Friday firmly opposed to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's accusations against China's domestic and foreign policies and said any malicious slander on China is futile.
Quakes, tsunami kill at least 405 people in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi
The death toll of Friday's multiple powerful quakes, which triggered a tsunami in Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, climbed to at least 405 on Saturday evening, a government official said.
Elon Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, fined $20 million
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric car company have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit alleging Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company.
Attacks on the United Nations are no laughing matter
Over the past two days, the atmosphere at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was fierce. On the one hand, United States President Donald Trump single-handedly pushed his "America First" policy, alongside his clear opposition to globalization. On the other hand, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and most of the other world leaders stressed the need to defend multilateralism and collective action.
China urges U.S. to stop unwarranted allegations of "election meddling"
China on Thursday urged the United States to stop uttering words and deeds that are harmful to Sino-U.S. relations and the fundamental interests of the two countries' people.
Extreme right makes it difficult for Sweden to be that "ideal country"
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven was ousted from his post on Tuesday after losing a vote of confidence in the parliament. This follows the failure of the country's center-left and center-right camps to win a majority in the parliamentary elections earlier this month, with the result that the far-right has grown rapidly in strength and is likely to influence the formation of the next cabinet. Chances of shift to the right in Sweden's political circles has further increased.