OPINION

Trump-Abe summit won’t alter US’ Asia-Pacific policy


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held a summit meeting on February 10 in Washington DC. Abe's tour took place when Trump's newly released immigration ban attracted widespread criticism. Tokyo was hoping that the visit, considered as Japan's timely support to the White House, can help build a close personal relationship between Abe and Trump.

Getting in the way

Lotte's golf course would be used for the deployment of THAAD anti-missile system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 23:53:39

Strategy coordination between US, China good for region

Asian countries will be assured and regional development guaranteed when the world's top two powers can properly coordinate their strategies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 23:53:39

Trump’s bumpy first month in Oval Office

Trump may have to spend a considerable amount of time sorting out his relationship with the media as well as realizing a certain degree of cooperation with the establishment. If he fails, it means the US remains unchanged. If he succeeds, the world will see a new America.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 23:48:39

China will embrace more talents

A recent article in your newspaper titled "More overseas students look for jobs at home" talked about the phenomenon that an increasing number of Chinese students who studied in the US will go back to China to carve out their career.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 19:43:39

Canadians looking down their noses at US

I'm so sorry President Donald Trump, please allow me to apologize in advance. I'm sure you know us Canadians are an overly polite bunch, so it pains me to be so blunt to say you got your comeuppance at the hand of our handsome prime minister. Let's call it "handshake-gate."
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 19:43:39

China-Sri Lanka ties going strong at 60

China and Sri Lanka celebrates the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year. As Sri Lanka assumes a strategic position in the Indian Ocean, Chinese investments in the country and the Sri Lanka-China friendship, which has lasted for centuries through the ancient maritime Silk Road, have often been viewed in the context of geopolitical competition. What is the current status of the bilateral relationship between China and Sri Lanka? How can the role of Chinese investments in Sri Lanka be evaluated objectively? Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui spoke to Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku (Kodituwakku), the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People's Republic of China, on these issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 19:28:39

Japan’s military research investment heats up tensions in Northeast Asia

The SCJ has just put forward an interim report after a discussion which lasted half a year and the final report will be released in April, which, however, is expected to be nominal only as not to wield any practical restraint on research staff. But it is hoped that Japanese scientists will not have the same regret as Albert Einstein who repented of having indirectly claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an instant by working out the famous equation E=mc² which laid the theoretical foundation for nuclear power development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 11:38:39

Will Trump abandon ‘two-state’ solution?

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the core problem in the Middle East that is hard to solve. The current turmoil in the Middle East closely relates to the previous US policy. If the Trump administration does adopt the one-state solution in actions and policy, it will do nothing but cause more upheaval in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 11:33:39

Deng’s legacies continue to inspire China across the years

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. As can be seen from the Internet, many Chinese remember the day and are spontaneously commemorating Deng, one of the greatest men of the last century.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 0:03:39

Speculation over China’s import ban on North Korea coal unfounded

The Chinese Commerce Ministry and General Administration of Customs announced Saturday that China would suspend all imports of coal from North Korea starting February 19 until the end of 2017 to implement UN Resolution 2321. Last month, China released a new list of items banned for export to North Korea and the decree is unprecedented.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 0:03:39

Carrying tensions

The US stirs up trouble in the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 0:03:39

Switzerland’s denial of ‘Tibet’ nationality a blow to separatists

The "Tibetan-in-exile" community in Switzerland has found it more difficult to obtain an official identification of Tibetan refugee since Berne revised its immigration policy and asked those Tibetans to change their nationality to China in July 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 19:48:39

Good behaviors benefit Chinese tourists

In some Southeast Asian countries, immigration officers frequently ask Chinese travelers for tips. Recently, a male tourist from China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was beaten by Vietnamese customs officers in Mong Cai, Vietnam, when he refused to pay tips upon his exit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/19 19:48:39