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Rationality needed for final stage trade talks

The two sides need to finish up the final work of the trade talks and make sure about the signing of the agreement. They also need to promote understanding with the public to support a final mutual compromise.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 20:23:39

2nd Kim-Trump summit deserves more support

The upcoming second summit sends positive signals, indicating that Pyongyang and Washington have been moving forward on both denuclearization and permanent peace for the Korean Peninsula since the first summit last June.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/24 21:08:39

If China, US close a deal, it will be on equal footing

The seventh round of high-level China-US trade negotiations will end on Friday, US time. The media reported that the two sides are drafting six memorandums of understanding. It is largely believed they are on track to reaching a comprehensive trade agreement despite divergences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/22 21:51:02

China never plays politics in Middle East

China won't be a geopolitical player in the Middle East. It has no enemies and can cooperate with all countries in the region. China's increasing influence in the Middle East comes from pure friendly cooperation. Such a partnership will be welcomed by more countries in the Middle East.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 21:18:42

Taiwan electioneering risks Straits ties

The real fear is that Tsai's reelection will further agitate the fragile situation and lead to a new cross-Straits crisis. Tsai is clearly aware that her chances of winning are extremely low if she doesn't stir things up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 20:03:40

Indian attitude toward China must change

Extreme nationalism in Indian media will affect India's evaluation of its own relations with China. China respects India's interests and feelings and has never been provocative toward India. However, public opinion in India often targets China, putting the two countries at odds.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 17:00:38

Principles for US-China negotiations

It has proven no empty talk that in a long-term trade war, both sides would eventually lose. In the final phase of the talks, both sides must keep calm, treasure the already-made achievements and promote smoother and fairer China-US trade cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 21:45:13

Huawei tests Europe's independence

What Europe needs is not only the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, but also the courage to make its own independent choices. Europe's cooperation with Huawei on construction of a 4G network is already an established fact, but it seems now that beneficial collaboration has become one of the biggest risks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 20:52:18

Germany wrong to involve China in INF

Germany believes that the more countries involved in INF, the better. However, many European countries can never understand the security risks and the urgency to strengthen national defense in other regions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 19:43:39

Unexpected twist in Gui case embarrasses Swedish FM

Ambassadors are usually among those in their own country who hope at the utmost to maintain sound relations with the country to which they are posted. Generally, they are supposed to play a dovish role, not a hawkish one. Some Western media authors need to learn basic ABC knowledge of diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/16 6:35:18

China-US trade talks in final sprint

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the heads of the US delegation to the new round of high-level China-US economic and trade consultations in Beijing Friday after the latest round of China-US trade talks concluded in Beijing. President Xi said the two sides have made "important progress for the current stage" after the two-day talks and encouraged the two sides to try to reach a mutually beneficial agreement when they meet again next week in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/15 23:23:57

US must end anti-China 'political tsunami'

China and the US should protect their relations together. A sound relationship would benefit the US. If Washington is not aware of this, it will be hard to rebuild the two countries' friendly relations. We hope the US delegation and US elite will understand that bad relations hurt both sides, and China will never be the only victim.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 19:53:40

China calmly awaits result of negotiations

Some US elites wish that the US is the only winner. They expect the trade deal could stop China's rise. But we believe President Trump understands that the true meaning of trade is reciprocity. He should know that negotiation is not the final deal, and negotiators shouldn't always be tough. A trade war is not a real war, anyway.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 20:48:08

NATO allies pressured like Warsaw Pact

Countries that misread the era and follow the US will certainly suffer. Being a tool for Washington's national strategy will only lead to bigoted domestic diplomacy and a gradual loss of external development resources.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 20:33:43

Turkey in no position to judge Xinjiang

To stabilize Xinjiang is the core matter of Xinjiang governance, no matter what the outside world says. A prosperous and dynamic Xinjiang is the best answer to external accusations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 21:08:38

Oddly, Lithuania plugs China threat theory

The alleged Chinese espionage threat will fade away sooner or later from the Western media. We cannot tell when or how will it happen, but we are sure that it will be linked to China's further growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 21:07:56

Smooth trade talks serve common interests of China and US

Mutual respect for the trade agreement must be the basic premise of a win-win situation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 5:10:05

Can Trump's State of the Union address bridge partisan gap?

US President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at 9 pm EST on Tuesday. According to US political tradition, the State of the Union address is the summary of the US president's political achievements as well as declaration of domestic and foreign policies. Mostly, it's a time for the president to boast about his contributions. Trump continued the tradition and his sharp, overconfident personal style.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/6 18:30:40