OPINION

Referendum defeat places Italy’s parties at constitutional crossroads


Italy is at a crossroads as outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who resigned following a crushing defeat in a referendum on his constitutional reform law, is set to offer two alternatives.

Shakedown strategy

Trump is pushing US' Asian allies hard.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/9 0:13:39

Don’t be misled by Trump’s tweets, bravura

A better way to deal with him is to let him and his team know exactly where the boundary lies.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 23:58:40

Mongolia should soul-search on hosting separatist figure

It is even more politically harebrained to ask for support from India, a move that will only complicate the situation and leave a narrower space to sort the issue out.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 23:58:40

Progressive workplaces mean learning a little patience

Granted, it is not appropriate for a boss to constantly ask newcomers to run errands.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:18:40

Finger of injustice

Children should learn to be strong and be prepared for social unfairness when they grow up.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:18:39

Nature of Chinese-Singaporean relationship exposed amid changing landscape

Singapore has long attempted to serve as a bridge or middleman between China and the US, and the mainland and Taiwan. But this will by no means work in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:13:39

Seoul turmoil spreading to SK-Japan ties

When South Korea cannot keep pace with the US and Japan, the stability of the South Korea-US-Japan alliance will also be shaken.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 20:03:39

Referendum defeat places Italy’s parties at constitutional crossroads

Italy is at a crossroads as outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who resigned following a crushing defeat in a referendum on his constitutional reform law, is set to offer two alternatives.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/8 19:58:39

US-Russia relations lack conditions to reset

Although US President-elect Trump says he appreciates Russian President Vladimir Putin, US-Russia relations may not be able to turn for the better in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 19:53:39

Trump dashes undocumented dreams

There are 1.7 million people in the US in the same situation. No one deserves an avenue for permanent legalization more than them.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 19:48:39

Merkel needs a miracle

Merkel was re-elected president of her party, but she still faces multiple challenges ahead.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 0:23:39

Merkel’s burqa ban appropriate for religious equality

This principle is reached in European countries at the cost of blood and lives. It merits attention from other countries where multiple religions exist.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 0:13:41

Reciprocity key to dealing with Trump’s US

The negotiations between China and the US must be carried out on an equal footing with mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 0:08:40