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Japan eyes global military footprint to expand political clout

In April and July, Japan signed the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), a military logistics pact, with Canada and France respectively. The Japanese government will try to get it approved by the National Diet this year. Canada and France are also advancing domestic procedures for its approval.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/5 11:21:05

Junking INF will destroy global arms control

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the US is suspending its compliance of the Intermediate-Range Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia on Saturday and will start a 180-day procedure to completely withdraw from the arms control accord. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will also suspend participation in the INF treaty. “They say that they are doing research and testing [new weapons] and we will do the same thing,” Putin said during a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/2 21:23:40

China-US trade negotiations on track

China and the US couldn't resolve all the disputes. But the consensus between the two countries' leaders has provided the political and strategic momentum to overcome differences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 18:37:15

Foxconn's fall from big apple to crabapple

Foxconn's degradation from a big apple to a crabapple is politically embarrassing. This is a lesson. The US would be wiser to draw the lesson and respect the laws of economics.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 21:18:40

'China threat theory' gauges US paranoia

The most powerful country in the world says it is the most threatened and penetrated one. This is contrary to common sense and can only make people feel that the US is quite neurotic on security issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 22:48:40

Huawei must never cede to US pressures

As the most powerful country in the world, the US is adept at seeking geopolitical interests under legal pretext. There is no power in the world that can effectively restrict it. Ever since Washington began to recklessly pursue "America First," its international relations have entered a difficult time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 16:33:24

5G competition a new arms race?

It's hard to accurately understand the potential of 5G technology and its significance nowadays. More imagination should be encouraged. However, referring to 5G competition as an arms race and attaching so much importance to the dominance of the technology is typical American thinking.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 21:50:42

Resignation reveals political interference

Ottawa is now as sensitive as a frightened bird. A few words by the ambassador should not have posed any impact on court decisions. Nonetheless, judging from the reactions of many politicians and journalists in Canada, McCallum's remarks are like a dreadful monster.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 21:07:13

Canadian envoy's apology shows 'political correctness' subverts rule of law

Canadian Ambassador to China John McCallum admitted on Thursday that he misspoke on the case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou by suggesting that she had a strong case to fight extradition to the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/25 23:30:55

US warships' futile geopolitical provocation in Taiwan Straits

The US Pacific fleet's guided missile destroyer USS McCampbell and the USNS Walter S.Diehl transited through the Taiwan Straits on Thursday. This is the first time that US warships passed through the Taiwan Straits this year, and the third action of such kind since October. Such high frequency has been rare in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/25 19:48:40

No interference in Venezuelan issues

The international community should encourage forces of Venezuela to peacefully solve the issue within the framework of dialogue. Picking sides will not be conducive to the solution, but intensify the rivalry, worsen the situation and possibly push the nation into long-term turmoil.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 22:50:03

West should report detention professionally

According to Western media outlets, the Australian government said Wednesday that it has received notification from the Chinese side that the Chinese-Australian Yang Hengjun has been detained in China. A few days before that, Western media reported Yang "missing" in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/24 16:33:54

Prepare for protracted game over Meng

Any countries and forces that persecute Chinese citizens and infringe on China's interests will pay a heavy price.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 22:08:41

Canada must not extradite Meng Wanzhou

Canada, being a henchman for the US and abiding by the so-called extradition treaty between the US and Canada, persecutes senior executives of Chinese companies regardless of international law and friendly ties with China. How can Canada be detached from the case if Meng is extradited?
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 20:58:41

How to correctly read China's GDP figure

The lowest growth rate does not indicate that China's economy is facing a crisis. Instead it's a process of resolving tough problems, controlling serious risks and finally realizing a soft landing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 21:28:39

US signals optimism on trade talks

As positive signals about China-US negotiations have helped stabilize the US market, it has become clear that an agreement is not only desired by China, but also accords with US interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 20:53:39

US missile defense plan reveals illusion disguised as safety net

This latest missile defense system will neither discourage Russia or China, nor benefit the US in negotiations with North Korea and Iran. It seems the real purpose of any US missile defense system is nothing more than a tool used by White House leaders to help fool the American public.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/18 7:41:46

Huawei victim of high-tech McCarthyism

It is hoped the Chinese government will figure out more solutions to protect Chinese enterprises from political discrimination. The countries and companies which rebuff Chinese firms for unjustifiable reasons will pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 21:50:24