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Germans choose stability with Merkel win

Worldwide governance needs ballasts and anchors to help stabilize the globe. We can only hope that Germany will be able to steady itself quickly once they overcome a few disturbances.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 3:25:13

End of ‘Starlight program’ inevitable

After Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to Beijing Tuesday, some media speculated that the 42-year-old tradition of Singapore training its soldiers in Taiwan would come to an end.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/23 1:28:39

Changing name of Diaoyu Islands won't prevent Japan from declining

The Diaoyu Islands are an integral part of Chinese territory. However, the Japanese fuss about them will be of no avail as China rises. While Japan appears to be waning in major-country competition, any move toward the Diaoyu Islands won’t help prevent it from declining.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 23:53:39

Trump’s UN address reduces hope of peace on Korean Peninsula

Eliminating potential security threats by war is crazy in the 21st century. The US may have the capability to destroy North Korea, but a peaceful solution would be the real victory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 16:28:39

Lighthizer needs more trade common sense

China won’t easily fall victim to US bullying. Beijing also has sticks behind the door.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 23:18:39

Trump’s mockery of Kim Jong-un an unwise move

Washington and Pyongyang should avoid trading threats and insults. Instead there should be some room left to maneuver for the slim possibility of easing tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 23:03:40

Denuclearization must be top goal

No one should try to be the biggest winner. Instead all should aim to compromise and prevent the worse from happening. War is the worst scenario. Simmering tensions will destabilize Northeast Asia and put Washington in an awkward position. All relevant parties should return to their primary aims.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/17 23:13:39

World must stay calm toward NK’s defiance

North Korea launched a new ballistic missile on Friday morning, which Japanese and South Korean reports said flew over Hokkaido, Japan before falling into the Pacific, traveling 3,700 kilometers. The launch is the first since North Korea's sixth nuclear test and the new UN sanctions on Pyongyang.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/15 23:18:39

Despite North Korea's defiance, world must remain calm

Whether the US and South Korea are willing to fulfill their roles in the peaceful resolution of this nuclear crisis will decide the future of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea's nuclear provocations will lose steam amid these increasingly stringent sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/15 15:37:00

Barring Lattice deal no help for US interests

The success of China’s high-speed rail and Huawei show how much creativity institutional improvement can help make. They are like sparkling dots. If more such dots are connected, they can become the splendor of the long-expected rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 23:03:40

India-Japan intimacy poses no real threat to China

The fundamental issue of Asia is development. Whoever develops fast will come out on top as the final winner. Since geopolitical issues can easily disturb people’s attention, China must be fully focused to make sound development a priority of its national foreign strategy. We can never follow India and Japan that have somewhat lost themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 23:28:39

UN resolution on North Korea represents international will

No country is willing to distant itself from the international community over the long term, or sacrifice its economic and social development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 15:18:39

India sends mixed signal by denying official's China trip

While a state’s tourism minister, a post far away from national security, was stopped by New Delhi from attending a tourism conference in China, it feels that New Delhi still maintains tight control over bilateral exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 23:38:39

Is Suu Kyi to blame for Rakhine violence?

Suu Kyi has to take pragmatic measures or even make compromises in face of development conundrums and ethnic issues, rather than make it a priority to protect her image.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 23:23:39

India should get rid of obsolete mentality

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif in Beijing on Friday, and they spoke highly of the bilateral relations at the press conference that followed. Wang said Pakistan has been a good brother and ironclad friend of China, and that Pakistan has spared no effort in fighting terrorism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/9 0:08:40

Rawat’s arrogance taints India’s image

The Indian opinion sphere has always agonized over the border issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 19:33:39

North Korea’s nuclear pursuit not China’s failure

After the Korean War, North Korea became a highly independent country. It is on an equal footing with China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 22:43:39

Can war be prevented on Korean Peninsula?

Even if Seoul prevents Washington from taking military risks, the situation on the Korean Peninsula will not return to normal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 23:18:41