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Double standards in Assange's arrest

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on Thursday. Ecuador revoked his seven-year asylum, and Ecuador's embassy in London "invited" British police to drag him out. Assange may be eventually extradited to the US to stand trial.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/12 19:43:40

China able to handle complex trade ties with US

China has held its destiny in its own hands. The International Monetary Fund lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 but raised its forecast for China, which shows its optimism with China's ability to handle the trade war. China only needs to keep calm and do its best, and a promising future awaits the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 21:58:40

Impact of Taiwan Relations Act dwindling

The Chinese central government passed the Anti-Secession Law in 2005. The mainland's growing comprehensive strength and military power have provided more ability to enforce this law. Today's mainland has increasing capabilities to ensure that the one-China principle is widely recognized.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 21:03:41

Joint statement signals broad consensus between China and EU

The joint statement has sent a strong message to all: No matter what tremendous changes the world is experiencing and regardless of whether there is confusion or problems between China and Europe, the two will continue to improve their relations and move on forward.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 5:49:10

US reckless in reshaping Middle East order

History has shown that even a powerful nation like the US cannot afford such a quagmire. The Middle East is a graveyard of ambitions. What this region needs is patience to maintain the status quo. The US has chosen a wrong place to show its strength.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 22:28:40

West should feel guilty for resumed fighting in Libya

The per capita GDP of Libya fell from the world's 56th position in 2010 to the 108th in 2017. This was definitely not the result of Gaddafi's governance alone. If the West doesn't want to assume the responsibility of helping Libya regain stability and development, they should at least admit to the world that the Western model is not almighty and means huge risks for many developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 21:53:41

China-EU momentum can't be derailed

It is worth noting that there is a trend that as China becomes more open, the EU has become more vigilant against China. This will negatively affect the expansion of bilateral cooperation. The EU needs self-reflection.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/7 23:08:22

US containment strategy full of fallacy

The US should focus on solving those issues rather than containing China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/3 20:08:00

US has less cards to play in Taiwan Straits

The former US governments' policies toward Taiwan were basically prudent. If the current US government fails to understand the complexity of the Taiwan question and acts aggressively, it is bound to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 21:53:40

Taiwan can't gamble on cross-Straits crisis

Taiwan and the US must restrain themselves as the cross-Straits crisis has already turned into a gamble they cannot afford.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 22:33:40

Can presidential elections save Kiev from deep woes?

In the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine is the most democratized, but is also seriously losing direction. The world can draw many lessons from Ukraine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 21:20:03

US govt's sway on Google deserves global vigilance

Google is “committed to the US Military, not the Chinese Military,” US President Donald Trump tweeted after meeting the internet giant's CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday. Trump also said they discussed various things that the firm can do for the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/29 18:28:40

Anti-satellite test shouldn't stir India's nationalism

The essence of the Indo-Pacific strategy is to promote China-India confrontation. India should remain vigilant against the strategy rather than making use of it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 22:18:40

Criticism should be constructive to governance

We hope the Chinese government and institutions become more open to criticism, which is important. Influential critics should be more constructive but not radical or extreme, which is also important. Moreover, the public should improve their ability to distinguish rational opinions from irresponsible ones. This is the key to improving the country's comprehensive acceptability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 21:04:14

Airbus deal shows sound China-France ties

China-France relations should be developed based on facts, not perceptions or imagination. Their economic and trade exchanges should be on a larger scale and higher quality. Their relations should help maintain a fairer world order that benefits peace and development. This is China's sincere hope, and we hope France would share these views with us.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 21:28:40

Catering to US interests will hurt EU

The EU can compete with the US in economy and technology, but some want to maintain the EU's secondary status by excluding China. Either the EU forges ahead or will fall behind. Suppressing China won't bring the EU a promising future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 22:08:41

BRI will inject positive impetus in Europe

Some Europeans are concerned that China's rise will hurt Europe. But such concerns won't benefit Europe. Competition always exists, and as a continent that started the industrial revolution, Europe should have confidence. Europe still leads China in technology. Instead of expecting China to stop its development, Europe should move faster.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 21:08:39

Safety measures key to quality development

A chemical explosion in Xiangshui county, East China's Jiangsu Province has claimed 47 lives with dozens critically wounded as of Friday noon. The major accident occurred not long after the blast in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province on November 28, 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 20:58:40