The session, scheduled from May 26 to 28 in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, is hosted by the International Department of the Central Committee of the CPC. The CPC's exchanges with political parties from other countries have increased significantly since the 19th CPC National Congress, Su Wei, a professor at the Party School of the CPC Chongqing Municipal Committee, told the Global Times on Monday. © AFP 2018 / NICOLAS ASFOURIChina Expects US to Roll Their Tariff Policy Back to WTO's RulesThe world is interested in where China will go under the leadership of the CPC after 40 years of the opening-up policy, especially as trade frictions increase and globalization is challenged by rising protectionism in countries like the US, Su said. The choice of Shenzhen, known as the frontier of China's opening up efforts, as the host city shows that … [Read more...] about CPC to Hold High-Level Dialogues With World Political Parties
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. As the director of Stockholm-based research and policy institute the Institute for Security and Development Policy, Niklas Swanström has hosted North Korean research fellows and met the country's foreign minister Ri Yong-Ho. READ ALSO: North Korea's foreign minister to visit Sweden today The Swedish expert was careful in his conclusions when analyzing today's developments. "I wouldn't draw any huge conclusions from the meeting. They'll speak about bilateral relations, the security situation on the Korean peninsula, and Sweden's role as a protecting power in North Korea. Then of course the meeting with the USA will come up, but we're far away from being able to say it will be in Sweden or it will be somewhere else," Swanström told The Local. "Keep in mind that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is leaving his position right now, and (replacement) Mike Pompeo needs to come in, so … [Read more...] about What does North Korean minister’s Sweden visit mean for world politics?
Shed light on evolution of world politics and Pakistan's role in it 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Panelists discussed change in the global political order PHOTO: APP LAHORE: Panelists at the Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) 2018, which concluded on Sunday, discussed the change in the global political order, the rise of Chinese influence, international conflicts and the American political sphere. They also shed light on the evolution of world politics and Pakistan’s role in them. In the session titled Outside the American Prism, European Council on Foreign Relations Director Mark Leonard, Pakistan’s former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and analyst Zahid Hussain were the panelists in the discussion, while BBC’s Lyse Doucet was the moderator of the session. Leonard said that China’s role had changed and it had been working on projects like the One Belt One Road (OBOR) as a new way of dealing with a world without the US. “The … [Read more...] about LLF 2018: Global political order, diplomacy take centre
A report produced by Oxfam has claimed that the 42 richest individuals in the world have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The figure is down from the 61 individuals estimated in the equivalent 2016 report. The figures also suggest that 0% of the wealth created in 2017 went to the poorest half, while 82% was earned by the richest 1% – though the figures have been queried by critics. The damning stats are symptomatic of widening inequality and demonstrated a failing system, according to the global poverty charity. The report has been released to coincide with the meeting of world political and business leaders in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Unacceptable level of inequality’ According to Oxfam chief executive the stats reveal an “unacceptable level of inequality”. He insisted that “the concentration of extreme wealth at the top is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a system that is failing the millions of hard-working … [Read more...] about Just 42 people have as much wealth as half of the world, says Oxfam
Moscow will work to preserve the Iran nuclear deal despite Donald Trump's recent pledge to change it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at his annual news conference. Russia also hopes that France, Germany and the UK would also resist US pressure to alter the arrangement, Lavrov added. The three European powers, alongside US, Russia, and China, reached the 2015 deal to limit Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions after years of laborious talks. Read more:What is the Iran nuclear deal? "Unfortunately, our American colleagues still want to operate only on the basis of dictating policy, issuing ultimatums, they do not want to hear the perspectives of other centers of world politics," Lavrov said on Monday. Read more: Iran rebuffs Trump's demand for more nuclear negotiation The US is refusing to "acknowledge the reality of the emerging multi-polar world," he added. Lavrov's annual conference is designed to give an overview of Russia's diplomatic efforts in the … [Read more...] about Russia’s Sergei Lavrov slams US for ignoring ‘multipolar’ world