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Tsai and DPP must curb radical tendency

Taiwan's regional leadership and legislative elections were held on Saturday. Situation showed the current leader Tsai Ing-wen realized the reelection after winning more than half of the votes. The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is also set to win more than half of the legislative seats. Kuomintang chairman Wu Den-yih has announced his resignation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/11 21:36:31

China's strategic willpower leads to progress

China is not the most powerful country. But it is strong enough to defend its philosophy of seeking truth from facts. Sometimes, justice and correctness need to be proven through games and tested by time. China has the ability to create conditions for that. This is perhaps what strategic willpower means.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/10 20:08:40

How should China develop in the 2020s?

China has been moving forward. It is a bit tired, but China has been doing great.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 22:53:40

US and Iran should restrain for peace

This round of US-Iran conflicts came suddenly, and the world has been caught unawares. The situation needs to be slowed down, which can create room for all kinds of positive options. The Iran nuclear issue had already made a soft landing, and the Gulf situation had seen an upturn. It is hoped that all parties can try hard to retrieve such situations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 21:13:41

Australia bushfires a wake-up call for the world

It is difficult for a country like Australia to respond to a national fire disaster all by itself. Previously, Brazil's Amazon rainforest fires were equally prominent. How the world should join hands to deal with such a disaster crisis deserves serious discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 20:33:40

US gains limited from changed China policy

Although the US has benefited from its China policy recalibration, its gains are limited. How far will the US move to restructure its relations with China go? It hinges on the changes in US domestic politics as well as China's will and art in wrangling with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:18:41

China should know US better to avoid dilemma

Washington has its own interests. The most important thing for China is to seek ways to jointly look for a way to coexist and achieve win-win cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 19:48:40

US naïve to think Iran won't fight back

What is happening to Iran is another version of the “America First” policy. But this is a globalized world. How can the US not be affected when the Middle East is in a bad condition? Will it be good for the US if a large-scale Iran war breaks out? If Washington does not want that, why create uncertainty? Is it responsible to take the bet?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 20:43:41

Iran issue should not be taken simply

China should offer sympathy to Iran as a way of balancing the regional situation. Other countries should provide condolences to Iran instead of provoking it to fulfill its vow of revenge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 21:23:41

Washington eyes short-term interest with assassination

It's fair to say the US Middle East policy is a failure. Washington today cares more about how to woo American voters to support the current government. It has little interest in working out a long-term solution to the Middle East problem, but is more willing to conduct short-term operations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 22:13:40

China, US to seek balance, boundaries

In 2020, China will let the US know its strategic good faith as well as the fact that China is not to be trifled with. The US should be aware it must respect China as a major power. As China can bring the US benefits, it can also make the US suffer when the latter actively provokes the former.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 21:13:42

Reaction to pastor's arrest another example of Western meddling

As is known to all, freedom of religious belief is fully guaranteed in China. However, just like the two sides of a coin, freedom of religious belief and religious activities must be conducted in accordance with Chinese law.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 15:53:40

China and the 2020s won't fail each other

The year 2020 is an important link between the past and future for China. The Chinese people will be more confident if we handle affairs properly in 2020. China's rapid development has not run out of luck, but is the fruit of its strong political system. China and the 2020s - the new decade - won't fail each other.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 21:01:41

2019 brings China more unity, tenacity

The year 2020 has not yet arrived, but the Chinese people are welcoming it with expectations that it might be better than expected.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 23:08:06

Gun ownership, deaths out of control in US

Massacres and shootings should be deemed a serious violation of human rights. In the world's most modern society, people's lives are threatened by unregulated guns. Isn't this the most severe human rights flaw? The US acts as the world's guard but turns a blind eye to its own human rights defects. People are forced to get used to a US where both modern and barbarous elements entangle in a weird way.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 20:00:24

Long March-5 milestone signals new era for Chinese space exploration

China's Long March-5 carrier rocket was successfully launched at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in South China's Hainan Province on Friday. Standing at an impressive 57 meters tall and with a diameter of 5 meters, the rocket will send a test satellite into planned orbit. The endeavor marks a significant leap forward since the carrier rocket's maiden mission in 2016 and through a failed attempt in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/28 9:25:40

US is using 'cry thief' trick in Taiwan election

To a large extent, the US is the manipulator of the change. However, even if the US can manipulate Taiwan, it can hardly manipulate the entire situation across the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/27 22:18:40

South Korean media must restrain their sensitive nerves

The nationalist attitude of some in South Korean media is the most severe in the entire region. Their actions won't help them earn the South Korean society any extra respect. It is hoped they can restrain their sensitive nerves and show at least a sense of responsibility for maintaining China-South Korea friendly relations. This is the proper conscience and rationality they are supposed to adhere to.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/27 19:14:58