China and Russia

Made in China Chip technology challenging Current market leaders

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator The smartphone is an amazing device and with notable advances in 4G networks, users can tap into the internet, watch a film, or instant message friends while walking in a crowded street. Such technology has transformed lives and the Chinese government is helping homegrown hi-tech firms to develop more upgrades … Read more

China cuts rates to boost green energy demand

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator The Chinese government supports the renewables, green energy, market; and has set a target for non-fossil fuels to account for 15 percent of total national power consumption by 2020. Yet oil & gas prices have plunged in recent years and a rebound does not appear likely in the near future. … Read more

China showcases its culture to the World

By Hu Yifeng, CNTV writer, Councilor of China Association of Literary Critics, Director of Literary Criticism Research Center of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Doctor of Laws China is embracing the world with its culture. Chinese culture is not represented by exhibitions in museums, or displays of traditional customs, but its interactions with different … Read more

China Rewards Moderate Muslims & Harshly Punishes Radicals

Does China treat all Muslims badly?   According to Al Jezzera, the answer appears to be no; they seem to deal very harshly with radicals and implement laws that are meant to send a message to the radicals.  The Hui Muslims are treated fairly, no bans are placed on them, and they live in harmony … Read more

Chinese strike back harshly against radical Islam & Terrorism

Xinjiang Seethes under Chinese Crackdown Families sundered by a wave of detentions. Mosques barred from broadcasting the call to prayer. Restrictions on the movements of laborers that have wreaked havoc on local agriculture. And a battery of ever more intrusive ways to monitor the communications of citizens for possible threats to public security. As heavily … Read more

Remaking Moscow lures more Chinese investment

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, “China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.” This is Part V. Moscow’s population stands at approximately 15 million that coincide with rising birth rates … Read more

Chinese firms extend Moscow’s rail networks

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, “China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.” This is Part IV. Chinese President Xi Jinping touts the “Belt & Road” initiative, while Russian President … Read more

Russians show patriotism on nuclear bunker tours

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by the Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, “China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.” This is Part III. Many tourists, particularly Europeans and Americans, prefer to visit museums where they … Read more

Moscow hi-tech parks seek lower production costs

By Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, “China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.” This is Part II. Science & technology will never stay static, since new inventions get introduced daily. … Read more

Despite challenges & sanctions: Russian oil & gas remain profitable

                        This article is written by Tom McGregor, CNTV Commentator CCTV.com attended the 2015 Moscow Forum, hosted by Moscow City Government. Local officials discussed Moscow’s business climate. We will post a 5-part series of Special Reports, ‘China’s New Silk Road connects with Russia.’ This is … Read more