OPINION

Trump faces a brewing partisan struggle


Since Donald Trump entered the White House in January, his government has been bogged down in turmoil over possible collusion between Russia and his campaign team. Over the past months, the Russia probe triggered by the resignation of then national security advisor Michael Flynn has been a refractory sore for Trump.

Trump’s rebalance to Middle East faces daunting challenges

America's rebalancing strategy in the Middle East will face numerous challenges in the same way as its "Asia-Pacific rebalance" strategy has.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/27 10:57:29

Lectures on ‘women’s virtues’ harm equality

What would you do if you were physically abused by your husband? “Call the police,” 99 percent of people would probably answer. However, a “renowned scholar” on women’s “virtues” lectured her female audience to be tolerant of violence as “those abused are more immune to diseases.” Shocking and absurd, isn’t it? These comments come from Ding Xuan, a “scholar” from China Women’s Development Foundation, who is frequently invited by pedantic “committees” to spread her sensational remarks to college students.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/27 0:27:45

Not worth recycling

According to statistics, every 18 months roughly half of cellphone users in China will switch over to a new phone. However, out of around 1 billion idle mobile phones in China, only two percent of them have been recycled. The price of purchasing a new iphone is much higher than the average recycling price for an old one, so many people would rather keep it instead of selling it to an unknown buyer. Possible privacy and disclosure concerns are another reason behind the huge personal inventory of phones. Smartphones nowadays are more or less used as devices for storing personal information including photos, contacts and personal preferences. Shortage of reliable recycling organizations or platforms also hinders recycling. The rapid upgrading of smartphones has brought about high personal turnover of smartphones whenever new versions are released. To some degree, it reflects the phenomena of excessive consumption, especially among youngsters.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/27 0:23:40

Trump NATO speech breaks Europe’s heart

The US has built giant security assets overseas in the post WWII era. Now that the US economic advantage has become less prominent, what Trump wants to do is to “sell” some of the geopolitical assets in exchange for cash.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/27 0:18:39

Kidnapping highlights risks along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

A Chinese man and his wife who teach Chinese at a local language center were abducted from Quetta's Jinnah Town, in Baluchistan Province in southwestern Pakistan Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 22:38:39

Taken for a ride

Bike-sharing misuse
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 22:13:39

Detroit bounces back as culture returns

And people are coming back. Our yoga teacher Lexi Bondar who lived in San Francisco for seven years has just moved to Detroit recently, joining in the growing crowd of artsy young people moving to this city. She said the affordability as well as the cozy and supportive atmosphere among artists and the community in Detroit were what lured her here.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 20:18:39

Trump faces a brewing partisan struggle

Since Donald Trump entered the White House in January, his government has been bogged down in turmoil over possible collusion between Russia and his campaign team. Over the past months, the Russia probe triggered by the resignation of then national security advisor Michael Flynn has been a refractory sore for Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 20:08:39

Is Singapore exploited by India in joint military drill to ‘contain’ China?

If India really intends to contain China via military exercises with Singapore, Singapore may be the one which is exploited.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 19:28:39

A slim hope emerges for NK nuclear crisis

As the third opportunity is drawing near, all stakeholders are expected to engage in cooperation. North Korea should also respond in a positive manner. It is time that all sides show their sincerity and determination to eliminate the security threat in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 19:08:39

US warship sends vague message in South China Sea

China and the US, two major powers in the world, need to have a broader vision together.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 14:28:39

Myanmar’s national reconciliation takes a step forward

The second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference was finally held in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday after being postponed several times, with seven northern Myanmese ethnic armed groups invited. With China's coordination, Myanmar's peace process has taken a significant step forward.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 0:03:39

US bound to lose supremacy in W.Pacific

The US will lose its position of supremacy in the Western Pacific in the long-run and the process, driven by multiple factors, will not be reversed, unless the whole US wants to tighten its belt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 23:58:39