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US Embassy move opens Pandora's box

Washington is acting tough but meanwhile its global battlefront is shrinking. This combination of aggressiveness and shrinkage provides the backdrop for the Trump administration's tactics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 22:48:40

US reconsideration on ZTE ban is welcomed

We expect President Trump to follow through with his Twitter announcement quickly, and it shouldn't be just another card in the game. The situation with ZTE is about credibility and nothing more.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/5/14 7:28:19

2nd aircraft carrier a natural step for China's navy

Chinese cherish peace and this is why we should make up for our inadequate national defense. China is already the world's second largest economy, but is still far from being the second largest military power. Such a mismatch means potential risks to peace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 23:03:40

Pragmatism will lead to successful Kim-Trump meeting

If Trump's meeting with Kim breaks down or produces no result, all of his glory acquired so far will turn into a diplomatic failure and political disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/11 21:23:40

New chapter opens for Beijing-Tokyo ties

If Beijing and Tokyo indulge themselves in negative feelings against each other, exterior countries will have opportunities and levers to drive a wedge between the two, and may even profit from Sino-Japanese confrontation. Promoting friendly cooperation is the most rational and sensible choice for Beijing and Tokyo.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 22:33:41

Quitting Iran deal cripples US reputation

Crippling Iran seems to be Washington's main intent. Iran has long been the US' major target in the Middle East. The White House doesn't want to reconcile with the country and perhaps regards Iran as a tool to further split the Middle East and so expand American clout in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 22:03:42

Common interests only way for trade talks

We believe a trade war isn't what the US expects. We hope both sides can reach a consensus on fair trade via negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 10:33:39

Putin prepares to revive Russian economy

China and Russia will continue to be close friends during Putin's new term in office. Their economic cooperation should be further strengthened. China has an enormous market and a China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is developing at a high level. It's realistic to view Sino-Russian trade as an engine for the Russian economy and exploiting this advantage to the full will bring mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 22:43:39

One-China policy reality of international politics

The one-China policy is a reality of international politics. Any attempt by any government to encourage Taiwan independence will offend Chinese society and any company that disrespects the issue will have to pay a price. We hope all sides can understand this before making decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 23:23:39

China shows maturity amid US trade demands

Neither China nor the US will intimidate the other. Therefore, seeking common ground in trade will be more useful to break the deadlock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/4 21:28:39

Macron's opportunistic show in Indo-Pacific

Macron played petty tricks in his speech in Australia. This will cause no damage to China, but such a speech flies against the favorable impression of France held by Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 22:38:39

China indispensable to peninsula denuclearization

North Korea has also shown enthusiasm for developing traditional friendship with China. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met Song Tao, head of the international liaison department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China twice recently and visited injured Chinese tourists after a bus crash on a North Korean highway. These interactions make people optimistic about the prospects of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 23:13:40

Solution to China-US trade row must be fair

China highly values the imminent trade talks. But several Chinese experts who were interviewed by the Global Times believe the two sides will unlikely clinch a deal soon and may continue the trade confrontation and the talks. A solution to China-US dispute must be a fair one.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 22:28:39

US should support progress made at Kim-Moon meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday signed the "Panmunjom Declaration" after their meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/27 20:55:55

More PLA moves await Taiwan separatists

The mainland's flights and live-fire exercises are a clear warning to Taiwan independence forces. It's unknown whether the two B-52 bombers really flew close to the mainland. Even if they did, two B-52 bombers are far from enough to deter the mainland. But the actions taken by the PLA have changed many people's expectations on how the Taiwan question will be solved. This is just a start.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:58:42

Upcoming trade negotiations a tough job

The US delegation is welcomed to China for talks and it's believed the Chinese side will also show its sincerity. But we shouldn't have any illusions. It is not a big deal even if no agreement is reached.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 22:08:40

US sincerity key to peace on Korean peninsula

Washington may still hope maximum pressure can bring magical results. It doubts North Korea's sincerity, but whether Washington is sincere or not is also a problem.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 22:23:39

US has no grounds to judge human rights

Americans don't care about the well-being of ethnic groups in Xinjiang. What they care about is stirring trouble, using their discourse hegemony to create obstacles to China's diplomatic and domestic affairs. Nonetheless, China's human rights record has been continuously improving. It won't be bothered by the West's judgment of it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 22:48:40