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Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma


A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.


In India, many poor kids inherit poverty

Trying to inspire children of the poor with the vastness and beauty of the world and to ignite their drive so they just might change their own fate, is probably the best an outsider can do.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:03:41

Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:57:32

Does Manila want to move away from US?

The US may court the Philippines by offering more economic and military assistance. Meanwhile, Washington would also come down hard on Manila to force a rethink if it continues to show an unfriendly attitude.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 11:14:01

Is it sensible for India to follow US' footprint?

Speculating that China will adopt a tougher line with its growing strength is a serious misperception of Chinese diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 18:48:40

Australia hovers on China outreach to Pacific

The sudden reversal in stance has been unambiguous keeping in mind so-called China's presence and influence in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 13:53:22

Can US' Asia Reassurance Initiative Act contain China?

However, these allies and partners are not likely to go openly against the US, and many may adopt an ambiguous strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 13:33:39

No easy solution to Tokyo-Seoul row

Amid rising global trade protectionism, inspiring Japan and South Korea to thaw relations will help accelerate the negotiation process of the China-Japan-South Korea free trade zone, thus contributing to regional and global economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 12:38:39

What holds back Myanmar's development?

The political factors that interfere with this problem must be eliminated, especially the tendency of some Western organizations to mislead. Let people know the actual role of the dam in development and how China uses advanced environmental technologies for dam building and management. Starting this process as soon as possible will facilitate further cooperation between China and Myanmar and accelerate the development of Myanmar.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 21:23:40

China, India embrace signals bright prospects

If Washington casts a wary eye on deepening Sino-Indian ties and alludes to New Delhi to step back, India is unlikely to buckle under US pressure.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/16 15:28:40

Will Vietnam hold a Trump-Kim summit?

The choice of Hanoi is still a conjecture. It is likely that security considerations would have forced the US and North Korea to confuse the public on purpose and then select another site.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 19:46:58

Complex geopolitics makes stable North Korea vital to China

Complicated geopolitics determines the importance of China-North Korea relations in China's diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/15 13:58:33

Developing connectivity to promote regional prosperity

Singapore and China are working closely to integrate the sea and rail transport infrastructure along the ILSTC.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/14 9:59:25

Will Vietnam make South China Sea COC talks tougher?

When dealing with the divergence with ASEAN in COC negotiations, China should achieve trade-offs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 11:43:39

Kim's fourth China visit lays ground for summit with Trump

Kim's latest visit to China may facilitate the planned second summit between him and President Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 14:18:40

The Chinese dream discovered on TV

With different dreams, when they step forward to the forefront, their paths to realize the dreams will also vary. But one thing is certain, how they will chase and realize their dreams, will define what China can make in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/9 17:38:40

Kim visit to seek denuclearization momentum

Kim's visit is also aimed at communicating and coordination on the socialist development path with China. During the third Plenary Meeting of the seventh WPK Central Committee in April 2018, Kim declared that the new strategic line of the Party would be to concentrate all efforts on socialist economic development. His New Year Address of 2019 then proposed to find new ways of developing socialism. The equal and candid exchanges by both sides on the path of socialism will be conducive to North Korea's socialist development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 19:02:25

Beijing should explore options in case Washington rejoins the TPP

Beijing should take advantage of the period during which Washington is haggling on participation in the CPTPP,to clinch the RCEP.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 13:47:08

Amid China-US row, Peninsula sees new dynamics

That Sino-US relations have become strained could be beneficial to Pyongyang.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 12:18:03