| 2013-05-24 Psychological Help for Chinese Students |
A cluster of cases involving young students killing their classmates, including the poisoning case in the elite Fudan University in Shanghai, have been reported in China and the whole has been appalled with the cruelty and puzzled at seemingly unknown motivations behind those unusual moves.In 2004, a student named Ma Jiajue in Yunnan University hacked four of his fellow students to death in the dorm room after they accused him of cheating at a card game.
-Wang Di, senior researcher of Mycos, an educational data consulting firm
-Gregory Yingnien Tsang, Current affairs commentator
-Lin Fang, Professor of University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Today we will be debating US president Barack Obama defends US drone policy, Niger suicide bombers target Areva mine and barracks, Syria opposition leader suggests transition plan, and global stocks markets hit and much much more.
| 2013-05-23 Libya |
About 18 months have gone since the fall of Mummar Gaddfi, the former leader of Libya, but the new government is still struggling to bring the nation under control.A group of gunmen besieged two important ministries of foreign affairs and finance, demanding Qaddfi-era officials be purged from the current government. After tow weeks of stalemate, the government reached a deal with them on lifting the siege.
-Daniel Serwer, Professor of Conflict Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
-Li Guofu, Senior Researcher at China Institute of International Studies.
Today we are debating British soldier hacked to death in suspected Islamist attack,US Senate panel backs arming Syria rebels,France beefs up Africa and Middle East embassy security, and Somali lawmakers withdraw confidence vote against PM and much much more.
| 2013-05-22 Today |
Today we will be debating syrian army destroys trespassing Israeli vehicle, Israel responds with 2 rockets; Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the release of all women held in connection with "terrorist activity", EU wants to exclude utilities from FTA talks and apple defends tax and much much more.
| 2013-05-21 China-Pakistan Relations |
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to arrive in Pakistan Wednesday to meet Pakistan's new leadership.Premier Li's two-day visit from May 22-23 comes at the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari. It will be Li's first visit to Pakistan after becoming premier and comes at a time when Pakistan has held its landmark general elections.
-Su Xiaohui, Assistant Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies
-Akbar Ahmed, Professor at American University in Washington,DC. Former Pakistan High Commissioner Ambassador to the UK and Ireland
-Baohui Zhang, Director of Center for Asian Pacific Studies and associate professor of political science at Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Today we will be debating the multiple car bomb attacks kill dozens of Iraqis,David Cameron warns overseas territories on tax,M23 rebels attack DR Congo army as UN force deploys and Yahoo 'to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn'.
| 2013-05-20 Bangladesh Garment Industry |
Over 1,000 bodies had been pulled from the rubble where a nine-story building once stood more than two weeks ago in Dhaka, Bangladesh.The authorities are winding down the recovery operation and shifting their focus on measures to improve the situation in the garment industry, the pillar of the country's economy.
-Shihabur Rahman, Bengali journalist based in Beijing
-Zhao Gancheng, Senior Fellow and Director of South Asia Studies with the Shanghai Institute for International Studies
-Shams Rahman, Professor of Supply Chain Management, School of Business, IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Australia.
Today we will be debating Syria army 'storms' rebel town Qusair, Tunisia police clash with Salafists over meeting ban,North Korea fires short-range missiles for two days in a row and Imran Khan blames MQM's Hussain for Karachi killing and much much more.
| 2013-05-17 Chinese Comapanies Going Overseas |
Chinese overseas investment has been growing rapidly, with the latest figures showing Europe becoming the top destination.This comes as many Chinese companies face challenges in moving international, such as the recent US bill that restricts government procurement from including products from Huawei and ZTE.
-Winston Wang, Managing Director of Shipstone Group Limited
-Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management
-Mark Crosby, Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourn
Today US President Barack Obama has been meeting with Turkey's Prime Minister with Syria high on the agenda; Israel is headed to court to get legal approval of 4 Israeli settlements in the West Bank; France's President is offering new options for an economic revamp in Europe; and donors pledge 3.25billion to Mali and much much more.
| 2013-05-16 New WTO Director General |
Brazil's WTO Ambassador Roberto Azevedo is set to take over as next director-general of the World Trade Organization on September 1st
| 2013-05-15 Pakistani Election |
Pakistani Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif has been holding talks with party colleagues on forming a new government, after claiming victory in the recent parliamentary elections. Sharif's Pakistani Muslim League party may require the help of like-minded independents to form a new administration.
-Masood Sattar Khan, Chief Beijing correspondent for the Associated Press of Pakistan.
-Khalid Rahman, Director General of the Institute of Policy Studies, an Islamabad-based think tank
We will be debating outrage over a Syrian rebel soldier seen on video eating soldier's heart, Russia expels CIA agent for trying to recruit a spy, extra fund are being added to the EU budget, and Australia delays a promised budget surplus and much much more.
| 2013-05-14 Israel-Palestinian Restart Peace Process |
Peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians have been dormant for more than two years now.The Palestinians have gained UN observer status, and the Israelies continue settlement expanions in the West Bank.
-Li Guofu, Senior Researcher at China Institutes of International Studies.
-Arnon Soffer,Professor of Geography-Emeritus- and Head of the Khaykin Chair in Geostrategy at the University of Haifa.
Britain is to double its support to the Syrian opposition, the U.S. Justice Department is being accused of spying on journalists, the UK pushes to draft a bill on ties with EU, the WTO is set to approve its new chief, Venezuela sends troops to battle street crime and a Japanese politician says "Comfort women" were necessary
| 2013-05-13 China's Economy |
China's economy, the second largest in the world, has shown signs of weak growth, or slower-than-expected at 7.7% in the first quarter of this year. Latest figures of PMI also reveal a less-than-strong recovery trend in the manufacturing sector. Export to developed countries, the European continent in particular, remains far from ideal due to the continued contraction of economies in Europe.
-Xiang Songzuo, Chief economist for Agricultural Bank of China
-Jackit Wong, Economist for Asia Pacific, Natixis
-Cao Can, CEO of ShengYa Capital
Today Nawaz Sharif declares victory in Pakistan's general election, Syria is denying responsibility for two car bombs in a Turkish border town, votes are being counted in the Bulgarian parliamentary vote, BP withdraws from Libya over security concerns and a G7 Finance Minister Meeting closes without deal and much much more.