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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

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

Wang, Tillerson meet adds certainties to ties

The meeting sends a positive signal about Sino-US relations, consolidating ties following an earlier phone call between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump. It brought back certainties in the bilateral relations, resuming the communication mechanism between the top diplomats of the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/18 0:43:39

Western media’s shameless terror defense

When the terror slaughter happened in France, the Oriental Pearl tower in Shanghai, China was lit up in blue, white, and red, the colors of the French flag. Yet after thugs engaged in bloody crimes in China's Xinjiang, Western media quoted the WUC as defending the criminals. Western media, do you have a conscience?
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/17 0:43:39

India’s space ambitions food for thought

India on Wednesday set a new world record by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single rocket, replacing the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 23:53:41

Flynn’s resignation a new blow to Trump

Flynn's resignation shows the difficulties that the Trump administration faces to reset Washington-Moscow ties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 23:48:39

Will Trump revise Washington’s NK policy?

The US and South Korea have no right to accuse China on the North Korean nuclear issue. They should be ashamed of trying to shift the blame to China over the mess they have created.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 0:08:39

N.Korea launch tests Washington’s attitude

North Korea launched an unknown type of ballistic missile off its east coast toward the Sea of Japan Sunday morning local time. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff claimed that the missile flew about 500 kilometers. According to analysis worldwide, it was not a test of an intercontinental ballistic missile, but more likely an intermediate-range missile test.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 23:48:39

Xi-Trump call heralds new phase in relations communication

This phone call between the top leaders is a sign that some confusion in the relationship has been sorted out at the current stage. The Sino-US ties have, after a little shiver, returned to where they are supposed to stand. Uncertainties still loom but these uncertainties will be about specific interests. The Sino-US relations will continue to move forward under the complicated framework where cooperation and frictions coexist.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/10 20:38:39

Trump's letter sends goodwill to Chinese

Over the past few weeks, more positive signs have emerged between China and the US, making people re-evaluate the trajectory of the bilateral relationship under Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 16:18:39

Is Trump accepting reality in East Asia?

Trump hasn't formed a clear China policy nor a clear East Asia policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/7 23:43:39

Beware US, Japan’s anti-missile ambition

The anti-missile system is the new front of nuclear arms race.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/7 0:18:39

Ruling a huge blow to Trump's presidential authority

US federal judge James Robart on Friday halted the enforcement of President Donald Trump's travel ban against seven majority Muslim countries. The judge's order has come in for some strong bashing from Trump and the White House, however, various states have stopped enforcing the President's executive order.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/5 23:33:39

HKU should focus on academics, not politics

HKU’s ranking among the global universities has been declining. No renowned university in the world gains its fame from political campaigns. The appraisal of a head of a university is based on his academic accomplishment and his contribution to improve the academic performance of the institution. However, as Mathieson leaves the HKU, the city’s attention is on anything but academics.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/3 23:13:39

Funding anti-China articles in UK shows Japan’s pettiness

The Sunday Times recently reported that Japan has been paying 10,000 pounds per month to a British think tank, the Henry Jackson Society (HJS), to hype up "China threat" among British high-level politicians.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/3 21:11:27

Ivanka’s Spring Festival presence welcome

US first daughter Ivanka Trump and her daughter came to the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC on Wednesday night to attend a Spring Festival celebration. Her appearance attracted wide attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/3 0:08:39

Taiwan authorities daydream about allies' unconditional loyalty

Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister Alpha Barry recently said to the media, “We get outrageous proposals telling us, ‘If you sign with Beijing, we’ll offer you $50 billion or even more.’ ” He then explained that he refused the offer because “Taiwan is our friend and our partner. We’re happy and we see no reason to reconsider the relationship.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/26 13:56:50

Improving trilateral ties to benefit region

Abe is expected to receive some verbal consolation but Trump administration’s condescending gesture and its utter disregard of Japan’s feelings must have shocked Japanese media and made Abe and his fellow officials feel humiliated.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/25 23:33:39