Few days after Steve Bannon, former advisor of US President Donald Trump, was arrested and charged with fraud, another long-standing advisor Kellyanne Conway announced on Sunday to leave the White House, which observers believe may deepen the negative image of Trump administration and update people's impression to the world largest power.
China has approved plans by US-based asset manager BlackRock Inc, together with Singapore's Temasek Holdings and China Construction Bank Corp (CCB), to establish an asset management joint venture in China, a move industry observers said sends a positive signal ahead of a much-anticipated call between China and the US over the phase one trade agreement in the coming days.
On November 10, 2019, President Evo Morales Ayma of Bolivia announced his resignation from the presidency. Morales had been elected in 2014 to a third presidential term, which should have lasted until January 2020. In November 2019, protests around his fourth electoral victory in October led to the police and the military asking Morales to step down; by every description of the term, this was a coup d’état. Two days later, Morales went into exile in Mexico.
It's perhaps understandable that some people may try to do self-examination of China policy at a point when US-China relations have slid to an unexpected low. But it is hard to see that China could have done anything differently to change the situation short of reneging on some of its most essential goals in the process of China's emergence as a major power on the world stage. In fact, compared to all the other countries in the world, China did everything right.
On August 14, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Poland Grzegorz W. Kolodko gave an interview to CGTN. Prof. G. W. Kolodko, former Polish deputy premier and minister of finance, advises future Polish governments to stay the course, be pragmatic, and to look to East. "The Americans they don't listen because they believe that they know better than anybody else, which is not true."
Chinese observers said that Central and Eastern Europe, which were torn apart by ideology during the Cold War, should not be fooled by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who obviously still lives with a Cold War mindset, desperately trying to form anti-China cliques with his trip to the region. Three weeks after Mike Pompeo's infamous anti-China speech, which was widely considered a historic mistake, Pompeo on Tuesday began his visit to four central and eastern European countries—the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Poland.
Is there such a thing as the China model? Former president of Slovenia Danilo Türk shares his thoughts with CGTN anchor Wang Guan on the topic and why China's development model will remain distinctive from Western ones. With China's Two Sessions underway and the country's 14th Five-Year Plan being reviewed, he also discusses the significance of the plan for both China and the world at large.