Monthly archives: June, 2019

Mexico, China can be partners against US pressure

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard’s official visit to China, which runs from Sunday to Tuesday, offers a chance to build closer economic ties between the two countries to counter US pressure. After US President Donald Trump announced on May 30 his intention to impose tariffs on Mexico, a photo shared on Ebrard’s Twitter account put …

‘Gaokao factory’ denies flaunting exam results

Students in Huizhou, South China’s Guangdong Province try to cheer up their peers who are going to take the gaokao. Photo: VCG A Chinese high school dubbed ” gaokao factory” urged that gaokao results not be hyped after a document allegedly showing its students’ excellent performance in this year’s exam was exposed on social media.  …

Submarine-launched missile meets national security needs: Defense Ministry

On Monday, the People’s Liberation Army Navy posts a file photo of the firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter-like social media, asking, “Do you believe [there are] UFOs, too?” Photo: screenshot of Sina Weibo The scheduled test was normal, China’s Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday, when asked about …

Vietnam-EU pacts show trade war reshaping industry

The EU and Vietnam reportedly agreed to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) and an investment protection agreement (IPA) on Sunday in Hanoi, a development that can be seen as a response to US trade protectionism. US President Donald Trump on Wednesday described Vietnam as “the single worst abuser of everybody” and worse even than …

US regulator cites new flaw on grounded Boeing 737 MAX Boeing will not conduct certification test flight until July in best-case scenario

A line of Boeing 737 fuselages, eventually bound for Boeing’s production facility in nearby Renton, Washington, sit on flatcar rail cars at a rail yard in Seattle on April 9. Photo: IC The US Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet …