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The DPRK Seen through Questions

Left Review Online May 25, 2020

The DPRK Seen through Questions

Those who visit the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea often encounter surprising realities. Are the Workers Really Living Here? There are sky-scraping apartment houses on Changjon Street with modern architectural beauty and workers’ dormitories...More

Covid-19 and Upcoming Fiscal Budget of Nepal

Nabin Khanal May 25, 2020

Covid-19 and Upcoming Fiscal Budget of Nepal

The budget session of the Federal Parliament of Nepal for the upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2077-78 is summoned. It is necessary to discuss the principles of budgets in the parliament as per the constitutional and legal provisions. Expectations are higher as the is government planning to...More

How should China deal with regional challenges toward its rise?

Left Review Online May 24, 2020

How should China deal with regional challenges toward its rise?

Editor's Note: As East Asia's largest economy, China encounters economic competition from regional powers such as Japan and India. It also faces US hegemonic aggression. These pressures lead to profound questions. How can China balance them to continue its rise? Is Japan or India a bigger threat in the...More

China achieves all 2019 quantitative targets, but tough tasks lie ahead

Ma Jingjing May 24, 2020

China achieves all 2019 quantitative targets, but tough tasks lie ahead

As China's annual "two sessions" will kick off on Thursday, the State Council, the country's cabinet, revealed on Tuesday that all the 38 quantitative targets listed in the 2019 government work report have been achieved. For major economic goals, last year's government work report set a GDP growth...More

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides Enlarged Meeting of WPK Central Military Commission

Left Review Online May 24, 2020

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides Enlarged Meeting of WPK Central Military Commission

Pyongyang. The Fourth Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). The meeting was guided by supreme leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the WPK. The meeting took...More

Trump races to rule the bottom with fool’s fantasies – David Firestein

Yu Jincui May 24, 2020

Trump races to rule the bottom with fool’s fantasies – David Firestein

President Donald Trump made one of his most provocative comments on China yet on May 14 in an interview with Fox Business News, suggesting that he might consider "cutting off the whole relationship" with China. He added, "You'd save $500 billion if you cut off the whole relationship."...More

With flagging influence, US distorts China’s loans

Zhang Yi May 23, 2020

With flagging influence, US distorts China’s loans

In a speech via video link Monday at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly, President Xi Jinping said China will work with other G20 members to implement the Debt Service Suspension Initiative for the poorest countries. He also said China is ready to work with the...More

Institutional advantage helps China fight COVID-19

He Lei May 22, 2020

Institutional advantage helps China fight COVID-19

"Man must have some spirit," said the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong. A country, a nation, a political party and an army should "have some spirit" as well. Chinese civilization has thrived for 5,000 years, and this relies on China's national spirit, with patriotism at its core, which...More

Obama-Trump feud shows US’ virus fight still unfocused

Yu Ning May 21, 2020

Obama-Trump feud shows US’ virus fight still unfocused

It's a tradition in the US that ex-presidents don't criticize a successor. It's rare for a predecessor to rebuke an incumbent president. But former president Barack Obama has violated the code of silence, criticizing Donald Trump for mishandling the novel coronavirus epidemic repeatedly. After the former president harshly...More

China paves way for countermeasures against US crackdown

Left Review Online May 21, 2020

China paves way for countermeasures against US crackdown

Beijing. China published sweeping guidelines to improve the country's "socialist market economy," which include instructions for accelerating market reform and opening-up as well as refining national security reviews and setting up an "unreliable entity list", to better supervise foreign companies' investment in the country. The guidelines, released Monday...More

World Cultural Heritage site Yungang Grottoes shines after visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chen Xi May 20, 2020

World Cultural Heritage site Yungang Grottoes shines after visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping

The Yungang Grottoes, the more than 1,500-year-old UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, continued to shine amid the COVID-19 pandemic following a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday. Located in Datong, North China's Shanxi Province, the Yungang Grottoes were built along a section of the ancient Silk Road...More

TCM brings health success, comfort to Chinese people in Russia during COVID-19

Shan Jie May 20, 2020

TCM brings health success, comfort to Chinese people in Russia during COVID-19

TCM doctors in Russia were among the first ones to act in the COVID-19 outbreak, helping ease the nervousness of Chinese residents at the onset of the pandemic. "We mainly direct people to prevent the disease by using TCM means. If the patients get severe, we help them...More

Two sessions to tackle ‘unprecedented’ task

Wang Cong and Cao Siqi May 20, 2020

Two sessions to tackle ‘unprecedented’ task

As more than 5,000 Chinese lawmakers and political advisors from across the country start to arrive in Beijing for the annual legislative and political consultative meetings, or the two sessions as the events are generally termed, what awaits them is a seemingly impossible task: Prescribing the right cure...More

Clifftop villagers resettled in town as part of China’s poverty reduction campaign

Shan Jie May 19, 2020

Clifftop villagers resettled in town as part of China’s poverty reduction campaign

Villagers of Atuleer on Tuesday waved goodbye to their life above the clouds. Atuleer drew worldwide attention a few years ago for being perched on top of a cliff 1,500 meters above sea level in Southwest China's Sichuan Province. Urban life awaits the villagers further down the hill...More

China-assisted makeshift hospital handed over to Nigeria

Left Review Online May 19, 2020

China-assisted makeshift hospital handed over to Nigeria

A China-assisted makeshift hospital, the largest of its kind in Nigeria, was handed over to the Nigerian government on Tuesday, shoring up the western African nation's defenses against the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital, the first makeshift facility in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, is a renovation of...More