Brexit Countdown

2019-01-15 09:16 GMT+8

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an array of infrastructure products aiming to consolidate China's economic ties with Asian and Eurasian countries with investments of four to eight trillion U.S. dollars. 

2019-03-24 08:23 GMT+8

Organizers say over a million people marched through the streets of London on Saturday to call for a second referendum on Britain exiting the EU. The streets of the capital were packed with people of all ages, from all corners of the country. 

2019-03-24 11:03 GMT+8

UK-Japan cooperation has its own limitations as Japan's strategic gravity is confined to Asia whereas the UK's to Europe, and therefore, their rapport hardly leads to a formation of a full-fledged alliance.

2019-03-24 16:04 GMT+8

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday began the mammoth struggle of persuading the UK parliament to back her Brexit deal after an EU summit granted her more time to change minds at home.

2019-03-23 10:39 GMT+8

The Irish border, once a symbol of hard-earned peace and political reconciliation, is now at the heart of the Brexit deadlock.

2019-03-23 09:28 GMT+8

Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on April 12 if lawmakers fail next week to back Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with Brussels, EU leaders said after a crisis summit in Brussels on Thursday.

2019-03-22 08:01 GMT+8

The UK plunged deeper into political chaos after parliament rejected Theresa May's Brexit proposals for the second time and a day later also voted against leaving the European Union without a deal.

2019-03-16 16:39 GMT+8

Daniel Harries joined the campaigners who gathered as UK lawmakers held their key Brexit votes. Here he gives a flavor of the mood. With contributing reporting from Linh Nguyen.

2019-03-15 15:36 GMT+8

In Britain, by a vote of 412-202, MPs have backed the government motion to extend Article 50 - effectively delaying Brexit past the original March 29 deadline. 

2019-03-15 03:16 GMT+8

With the UK still on course to leave the European Union in just over two weeks, the UK will see a series of decisive votes this week. 

2019-03-14 11:22 GMT+8

The vote to leave the EU is driving a wedge between families as well as politicians, finds Nosmot Gbadamosi

2019-03-14 15:24 GMT+8

With Brexit day looming, UK businesses are giving up the guesswork.

2019-03-12 20:32 GMT+8

‍I am one of the 200,000 Britons to have applied for an Irish passport in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. A week ago, I got to use it. 

2019-03-12 16:38 GMT+8

It is a crucial week for the Brexit process in the UK Parliament. By the end of it, Theresa May hopes lawmakers will have agreed to leave the European Union according to the terms negotiated by her government over the past two years or so.

2019-03-12 12:58 GMT+8

Theresa May faces a crunch week that will decide the fate of her deal to leave the EU, and the shape of Britain's future. Nilay Syam explains the complicated process that could unfold for MPs voting on the issue.

2019-03-09 15:08 GMT+8

The planned date to leave the EU coincides with the UK's annual period of low crop production, which is putting the nation's food security at risk.

2019-03-08 22:34 GMT+8

European leaders can either say no to an extension and see Britain crash out next week without a deal, sure to cause economic hardship, or they can agree to one and simply prolong a headless limbo which changes literally nothing.

2019-03-20 16:45 GMT+8

People can almost certainly expect a crisis in the UK caused by Brexit.

2019-03-22 12:42 GMT+8

The UK government is facing a series of quandaries over how best to promote Britain's interests.

2019-03-21 08:16 GMT+8

The perpetual game-playing, and endless permutations, strategies, and outcomes provide much excitement and fun for behavioral game-theorists, who are drawing up their complex game-trees and trying to assess the future equilibrium path of the Brexit game!

2019-03-18 12:10 GMT+8

Even if the vote for extension by Westminster is legal, and can be delivered in EU and UK Parliaments, the extension would not appease the disputes, but usher in new uncertainties and challenges.

2019-03-17 09:54 GMT+8

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been fiercely resisted by the hardline Brexiteers.

2019-03-15 17:56 GMT+8

This recent decision by MPs has not completely eliminated the possibility of a no-deal exit but pushed the matter into a stalemate in which MPs expect to lead the future negotiation with the EU.

2019-03-14 19:45 GMT+8

Brexit has now more political obstacles to climb over than before. Issues with May's deal and the party layout of the commons simply cannot produce Brexit as it stands.

2019-03-13 18:01 GMT+8

Editor's note: Bobby Naderi is a journalist, a current affairs commentator, a documentary filmmaker, and a member of the Writers Guild of Great Britain. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2019-03-14 10:01 GMT+8

By using both Israel and Qatar as a model, the UK can maintain its military might and transform into the Silicon Valley of Europe.

2019-03-01 21:42 GMT+8

George Eustice, UK's junior minister at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said Thursday he had resigned from the government over Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to offer parliament a possible vote on delaying Brexit.

2019-03-01 08:47 GMT+8

British car production dropped by 18.2 percent year-on-year in January, as Brexit uncertainty continued to hit consumer confidence, according to data published Thursday by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

2019-02-28 21:42 GMT+8

Not only a no-deal Brexit will bring severe harm to the UK, it will also have collateral damage to the EU and the whole world.

2019-02-16 13:21 GMT+8

Hard power to support Britain's interests is nothing but an illusion

2019-02-12 20:50 GMT+8

Editor's note: Tom Fowdy, who graduated with an MSc in Chinese Studies from Oxford University and majored in politics at Durham University, writes on the international relations of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2019-02-21 20:23 GMT+8

Editor’s note: Nicolas Groffman is a commercial lawyer who spent 20 years in China and now lives in Maidenhead, UK. The article reflects the author’s view, and not necessarily those of CGTN. 

2019-02-01 20:17 GMT+8

The delay of the vote and the historic defeat of the deal in the Parliament undoubtedly shifted part of the pressure to ensure an orderly Brexit to the EU.

2019-01-29 08:24 GMT+8

One pragmatic solution to the current Brexit process is that if no agreement can be reached by Parliament on what course of action to take, then Article 50 should be extended up until the end of 2019.

2019-01-23 18:11 GMT+8

British requests to extend the Brexit negotiations should be assessed in good faith and granted if more time is needed to settle technical matters.

2019-01-23 10:32 GMT+8

Editor's note: Tom Fowdy is a UK-based political analyst. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN. 

2019-01-16 11:50 GMT+8

Editor's note: Liu Jin is an assistant research fellow of China Institute of International Studies. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN. 

2019-01-15 17:40 GMT+8

Editor's note: Richard Fairchild is an associate professor at the Finance of School of Management at the University of Bath. The article reflects the author's opinions, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2019-01-14 21:27 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Zhu Zheng is an assistant professor at the Law School with China University of Political Science and Law. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2019-01-10 15:21 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Zhu Zheng is an assistant professor at the Law School with China University of Political Science and Law. The article reflects the expert's opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-18 17:44 GMT+8

Editor's note: Tom Fowdy is a UK-based political analyst. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-12-17 18:33 GMT+8

Editor's note: Wang Jin is a research fellow at the Charhar Institute and a research fellow of Northwest University of China. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-15 22:26 GMT+8

‍Editor's note: Matt Bevington is a policy researcher at the UK in a changing Europe. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. 

2018-12-14 13:36 GMT+8

Editor's note: Zhu Zheng is an assistant professor at the Law School with China University of Political Science and Law. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-14 11:36 GMT+8

Editor's note: Zhang Bei is an assistant research fellow from China Institute of International Studies. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-14 19:03 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Richard N. Haass is President of the Council on Foreign Relations. His most recent book is A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. The article first appeared on Project Syndicate on December 13, 2018. It reflects the author's opinions and not necessarily the views of CGTN. 

2018-12-14 10:15 GMT+8

Editor's note: Ji Xianbai is a doctoral candidate at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also an associate fellow at the EU Centre (EUC) in Singapore. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-12-13 14:34 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Tom Fowdy is a UK-based political analyst. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN. 

2018-12-04 11:16 GMT+8

Editor's note: Zhu Zheng is an assistant professor at China University of Political Science and Law. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the view of CGTN.

2018-11-27 23:50 GMT+8

Editor's Note: Martin Jay is a freelance journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-11-27 08:36 GMT+8

Editor's note: Dr. Peter Doran is a lecturer at the School of Law in Queen's University Belfast. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-11-27 13:46 GMT+8

Editor's note: Tom Fowdy is a UK-based political analyst. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-11-25 09:47 GMT+8

Editor's note: Dr. Simon Usherwood is the deputy director of The UK in a Changing Europe and reader in politics at the University of Surrey. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-11-24 12:43 GMT+8

Editor's note: Simon Johnson is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and co-author of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You. The article first appeared on Project Syndicate on December 31, 2018. It reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2019-01-01 09:55 GMT+8

Editor's note: With 2018 drawing to a close, it is time to review the many ups and downs that occurred in the international community. Among others, the U.S.-EU relations have been thrown into the spotlight, making the world wonder if the good old alliance is on the brink of breaking. In this article for CGTN, William Jones, the Washington bureau chief for the Executive Intelligence Review, and non-resident senior fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China, shares his insights.

2018-12-22 19:42 GMT+8

Editor's note: Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, was Chairman of U.S. President Barack Obama's Global Development Council and is the author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse. The article first appeared on Project Syndicate on November 22, 2018. It reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-11-23 12:07 GMT+8

Editor's note: Peter Doran is a lecturer at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation.The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-11-13 18:55 GMT+8

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Thursday in the hope of persuading the leaders of the other 27 EU member states to agree to extend the Brexit date beyond March 29.

2019-03-20 18:01 GMT+8

Britain's image of a beer nation does not fall short of Germany's regarding consumption levels. According to statistics of previous years, Britain makes the top 20 of the world's biggest beer drinkers. In particular, British pub culture is one of the most prominent manifestations of the British beer sector. People can imagine how important beer is to the British.

2019-03-22 10:29 GMT+8

In the run-up to the Brexit, although Britain has been vacillating between delay and consent, we have to admit that Britain's departure involves almost every aspect of social life, including film industry.

2019-03-20 07:38 GMT+8

Britain has always been in a leading position in the art and design industry; a large part of the reason is due to the open introduction of overseas talents. However, the government's attitude so far after the Brexit referendum has made these talents extremely anxious, and the oscillations and generally unknowable situation of the British art industry have gradually emerged.

2019-03-19 09:48 GMT+8

Since the Brexit referendum on June 23, 2016, there have long been chaotic divorce negotiations with the EU, leading to widespread confusion and disruptions in many aspects.

2019-03-18 12:01 GMT+8

The ongoing Brexit chaos has led to the overall weak pound, making the UK a more affordable tourist destination. According to VisitBritain, the UK's official tourism website, the favorable exchange rate tends to draw more overseas visitors to the UK, especially those from India, China, USA and Canada. 

2019-03-17 11:04 GMT+8

From Brexit-inspired art to newspaper front pages leading up to Britain's 2016 referendum on European Union membership, a new London exhibition takes a look at the vote that has divided the nation ever since.

2019-03-15 18:13 GMT+8

The latest dramatic Brexit week could see a third attempt to pass Theresa May's deal and a renewed effort to force a second referendum, and will wrap up with a European Union summit at which the UK prime minister will ask the bloc to extend Article 50.

2019-03-18 17:04 GMT+8

British Prime Minister Theresa May is writing to the EU to formally ask for Brexit to be postponed, one ministerial source told the BBC while No. 10 Downing Street said no decision had been made.

2019-03-20 08:30 GMT+8

Politicians in the United Kingdom continue to negotiate an exit from the European Union, which has become a global talking point recently, but they are not the only ones debating the merits of Brexit.

2019-03-19 21:47 GMT+8

Britain on Monday reached a deal with Iceland and Norway to allow trade to continue unchanged if it leaves the European Union without a deal, trade minister Liam Fox said.

2019-03-19 09:38 GMT+8

British MPs will vote again on Brexit ahead of a critical EU summit, China's foreign minister will be in Brussels at an important time for China-Europe ties, and two maverick presidents will meet at the White House.

2019-03-17 13:28 GMT+8

Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy warned lawmakers Friday that unless they approved May's Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) could face a long delay.

2019-03-15 21:41 GMT+8

Esther McVey, a former British minister who resigned from the government over Theresa May's Brexit deal, said Sunday that she would back the prime minister's plan to leave the European Union in a vote this week.

2019-03-17 09:01 GMT+8

A senior lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservatives quit his local party Saturday due to disagreements over Brexit, as the decision to leave the European Union continues to reshape loyalties in the country's politics.

2019-03-16 20:11 GMT+8

After the result that the UK leaving the EU without a deal is rejected and the planned exit date gets delayed has been revealed, how will China and the U.S. react to such a Brexit delay?

2019-03-16 20:11 GMT+8

British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain's exit from the European Union until at least June.

2019-03-15 08:34 GMT+8

Imagine that you have lived, worked, started a family and built a life in a country which you now call home. And all of a sudden, your rights to do all these things are questioned and soon going to change. Will life be the same?

2019-03-14 16:44 GMT+8

The UK Parliament's rejection of a no-deal Brexit has opened a series of possibilities. After both Theresa May's deal and no-deal Brexit all have been rejected, there will be several courses of action in the coming days and months.

2019-03-14 16:26 GMT+8

World shares slipped on Wednesday after two days of gains amid mounting concern over world growth and trade, though the British pound rallied half a percent on optimism that lawmakers were set to rule out a no-deal Brexit.

2019-03-13 19:43 GMT+8

Brexit has taken all the headlines but there is another big issue troubling Britain – what has been called an epidemic of knife crime – and which threatens to take more gloss off the country's reputation. 

2019-03-14 16:12 GMT+8

The pound edged up on Wednesday after turbulence following the defeat of British Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union exit deal, but investors braced for more volatility ahead of additional Brexit proceedings.

2019-03-13 14:09 GMT+8

British Parliament votes to reject UK leaving EU with no deal, increasing chances of a Brexit delay. 

2019-03-14 04:08 GMT+8

The British parliament on Wednesday rejected leaving the European Union without a deal, further weakening Prime Minister Theresa May and paving the way for a vote that could delay Brexit until at least the end of June.

2019-03-13 22:37 GMT+8

Two weeks before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May faced rejection again for her Brexit deal on Tuesday. Experts warned of the impacts on recruitment, research funding and investment if a no-deal Brexit happens.   

2019-03-13 17:57 GMT+8

‍Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said Wednesday a failure to leave the European Union posed a bigger risk to Britain than leaving the bloc without a deal.

2019-03-13 19:06 GMT+8

Britain said on Wednesday it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods and avoid a so-called hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

2019-03-13 16:20 GMT+8

With just 17 days left before Britain exits the European Union (EU), British Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another blow in Parliament which is her second big defeat in the last three months. What happens now? There are two crucial votes that may decide the UK's future course of action: A no-deal vote and a delay vote.

2019-03-13 17:21 GMT+8

Sterling rose sharply on Tuesday as speculation swirled that British Prime Minister Theresa May might be closer to securing approval for her Brexit deal.

2019-03-12 11:15 GMT+8

What next for Theresa May, the beleaguered British prime minister whose Brexit deal was again crushed by parliament on Tuesday evening?

2019-03-13 15:50 GMT+8

May's top priority is to mobilize her resources to convince Jacob Rees-Mogg from the Conservatives and Arlene Foster, leader of Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Northern Island, to back her deal.

2019-03-12 19:08 GMT+8

The future of Britain's exit from the European Union hung in the balance Tuesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a divorce deal after Prime Minister Theresa May won last-minute assurances from the European Union.

2019-03-12 20:04 GMT+8

British lawmakers crushed Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union (EU) divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay.

2019-03-13 07:44 GMT+8