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US patrols are militarizing S.China Sea

On Tuesday, Reuters quoted two anonymous US officials as saying that China had nearly finished building almost two dozen military structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea. According to the report, the structures on the Zhubi Reef, the Meiji Reef and the Yongshu Reef appear to be 20 meters long and 10 meters high with retractable roofs. US intelligence officials believe that those would be used to deploy long-range surface-to-air missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:08:40

Rise, fall of Tsang offer lesson to officials

Tsang's case shows that there is no end to building a clean government. A relatively sound legal system and high salaries for public officials failed to stop corruption in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 0:23:39

Time to restart Six-Party Talks on NK nukes

Owning nuclear weapons will only bring isolation and more danger to North Korea. The Six-Party Talks are a good opportunity for all stakeholders to engage with each other. China supports any move that helps stabilize the Korean Peninsula. It is time for South Korea, the US and North Korea to engage with each other.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 0:08:39

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

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