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Xinhua Proclaims 2008 Belongs to China

On the New Year’s Day of 2008, China’s state media Xinhua posted a slogan “2008, the World Belongs to China” in the headline at its website’s World Report section. The slogan was later changed to “2008, the World Expects that China Appears in Perfect Form.” On the other hand, the website also republished on the same page two articles that predict the downhill slide of the United States. One, quoted as “by Japanese media,” runs a title of “The American Era Is Ending.” The other one, quoted from Financial Times, is titled “The Era of U.S. Dollar’s Dominance Is No Longer Existent.”


Source: Xinhuanet, January 1, 2008

Xinhua Reports Anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s Execution, Saying, People’s Mourning Is Endless

In the World Report section on January 30, 2007, Xinhua posted a news report by China News on the anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s execution. The article is titled, “Today Will Be the One Year Anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s Execution; People’s Mourning Is Endless.” The article quoted Kyodo News Agency’s report that claims every day three to four hundred people go to the Saddam Hussein’s tomb to mourn him. Their conclusion was that Hussein still has many loyal supporters.

Source: Xinhuanet, December 30, 2007

China-Europe Relations During This Critical Time

On November 28, 2007, José Manuel Barroso, President of the Eurpoean Commission, an executive branch of the European Union (EU) and José Sócrates, the Prime Minister of Portugal, will visit China for the 10th Annual China-EU summit in Beijing. This meeting between China and European leaders will act as a catalyst to strengthened their relationship.