OPINION

World order in crisis as US-EU ties fray


In Davos, Merkel will probably forge an alliance with Macron to counter Trump's anti-globalization policies and express EU's support for globalization to the rest of the world.

US partisan wrangling leaves public interest unattended

The American public expects a decisive government that can fight for their interests, but Congress has become a club of empty talk where politicians care more about their private gains than the public interest. Political polarization is a major issue that the US needs to address and all sides need to try harder.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 23:13:39

Two too much

Fewer families in Beijing plan to have a second child despite China's two-child policy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 22:57:15

US no longer predominates in South China Sea

China has exercised restraint against US provocations in the South China Sea, but there are limits. If the US doesn't stop its provocations, China will militarize the islands sooner or later. Then Washington will be left with no countermeasure options and suffer complete humiliation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 22:43:40

Serving Japanese interests, Australian VFA with Japan will backfire

Australia might like to serve as a stepping stone for Japan's revision of its pacifist constitution for its own interest. But the consequence it has to bear will not just emerge from China's doubt and discontent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:53:37

India on wrong path to regional hegemony

Although India has attached more importance to economic reforms and development since Narendra Modi came into office, it is still far behind China. India should abandon the stereotype mind-set against China and give up its intention of allying with the US, Japan and Australia to contain China. Cooperation with China and establishing mutual strategic trust is a prerequisite to India's development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:48:39

World order in crisis as US-EU ties fray

In Davos, Merkel will probably forge an alliance with Macron to counter Trump's anti-globalization policies and express EU's support for globalization to the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:43:40

China opens new chapter in Africa relations

In response to Africa's strong demand for cooperation, China will hold the FOCAC this year in Beijing, which will be the first multilateral activity since the 19th CPC National Congress. This highlights China's determination to develop Sino-African ties to new heights in the new era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 19:38:40

Chinese Charge D 'Affaires Says 'Na Qai Qo Ena Qai Ga'

The Chinese Charge d'Affaires Gu Yu aptly put it yesterday when he quoted a famous iTaukei saying “na qai qo ena qai ga”. When literally translated it means “there's no turning back, only forward”.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 16:03:40

P.M. addresses concerns about China, debt and aid

In light of criticisms of China's aid to the Pacific from Australia, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi has risen to the defense to China's aid programme. In the following interview with the government-owned Savali Newspaper, released by the Principal Communications Officer - Press and Communications Division, Funefea'i Dikaiosune Tamali'i, on Saturday night, Prime Minister also addresses questions about Samoa's debt and aid from other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 16:03:39

Tearing Washington apart

The US government shut down due to a partisan standoff.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 23:03:39

Anxiety pushes US to turn hostile to China

If the Trump administration turns China-US relations from the status quo to Cold War confrontation, international relations in this century will be fundamentally changed. Yet this means a crisis for the US that is unable to champion such a shift, and will steeply increase pressure on the Trump administration and exacerbate divides within the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 22:53:39

Washington underestimates China's contribution to WTO

Seeing Beijing is about to surpass Washington economically, the US seems to be utterly discomfited. It does not care if China has taken over 1 billion people out of extreme poverty, or how much it has contributed to the globe. The US' own interests must come first. Looking for excuses to break the China-WTO contract is, thus, not surprising. Nevertheless, disputes in trade can be resolved through the WTO, instead of a trade war.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 22:53:39

UN best framework to address NK nuke issue

Beijing should encourage Seoul to play a bigger role in solving this issue while preventing their ties from being shocked by it. The Moon Jae-in government must define the bottom line of the Sunshine Policy and should not, without any premise, object to addressing Pyongyang's nuclear issue in non-peaceful means.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 18:53:39