A Shifting Paradigm is on the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, and the regrouping of the major powers in the face of growing anti-globalization attitudes in the U.S. government since the election of Donald Trump as president. It is changing international relations, and China is growing closer to the EU and Russia. President Xi Jinping also held an informal meeting of BRICS leaders in advance of September’s summit in China.
Building a Safer Future focuses on the consensus on promising solutions to security threats to Asian countries using deeper regional integration at the Non-Governmental Forum of the Conference on Interactions on Confidence Building Measures in Asia held in Beijing.
Way Out of Destitution is a story on China’s fight against poverty illustrated by innovations and benefits brought to residents of a drought-prone rural village in central Shanxi Province.
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