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Trump's Afghan strategy sticks to old script

No single power can deal with the Afghanistan issue. The Trump administration should promote effective cooperation between international forces. But Trump's new strategy neither emphasizes international cooperation nor provides new thinking in facilitating national conciliation. It is worrying that the new strategy ignores the reality that the Trump administration may in the end not exit the Afghanistan war.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 0:33:39

S.China Sea should not be Bermuda for US

The South China Sea should become a sea of peace. Its sea lanes should be the safest. All the countries should contribute to peace rather than being an agent of destabilization. It is hoped that the US Navy can play a constructive role. We would like to see all the US warships and their sailors remain safe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 23:43:39

China Quarterly debate a matter of principle

It doesn't matter if some articles on the China Quarterly disappear on the Chinese Internet. But it is a matter of principle. Time will tell whose principles cater more to this era.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 23:48:39

Bannon's China agenda should leave White House

It is sincerely hoped that Brannon's departure is more than just a symbolic exit. It should hopefully allow people to feel reassured that the strategic mindset of the Trump administration is "hitting an inflection point.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/19 9:58:24

Despite fear, terrorism can't overtake our lives

The famous Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona was turned into a bloody killing field by terrorists on Thursday. A white van zigzagged down one of Barcelona's busiest tourist attractions and plowed into a crowd of tourists from all over the world, killing at least 14 and injuring more than 130. The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the deadly attack but it was not immediately clear if the jihadist group had falsely claimed responsibility.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/18 23:48:39

Can US overcome social division this time?

China and the US have two completely different cultures and systems. Both of them will encounter problems and then solve them. History will prove which system is more effective in a longer span of time and make the two complement each other.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 23:08:39

India needs to update its view on South Asia

The small countries in the southern Himalayas have the right to develop friendly ties with China and India at the same time and it will not jeopardize the interests of either side.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 23:23:39

Trade probe is Trump's bargaining chip to pressure China

A full-blown trade war is no less than a revolution. The US system determines that it is not capable of tackling such a revolution. The scale of the Chinese market is expanding and China has a solid foundation of trade. As long as we prepare for the worst-case scenario, China should be confident about this game.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 23:38:39

South Korea should act as a buffer between US and North Korea

Now the destiny of South Korea is under the control of the US and North Korea. It is at the center of the political storm on the peninsula, while its role has been marginalized. The South Koreans should realize how absurd it is.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 23:38:39

Trump's trade war could boomerang

The White House said President Donald Trump will announce Monday afternoon (EST) that the US will seek a Section 301 investigation into China's trade practices, including the alleged forced technology transfer and intellectual property theft.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 23:38:39

Bhutan's neutral stance embarrasses India

Despite India's continuous pressure on Bhutan to openly take India's side, Thimpu's passive resistance has embarrassed New Delhi.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/11 23:28:39

Reckless game over the Korean Peninsula runs risk of real war

The Korean Peninsula is where the strategic interests of all sides converge, and no side should try to be the absolute dominator of the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 23:23:40

Can US win the game of chicken with North Korea?

Despite overwhelming strength of the US, Pyongyang can risk everything if there is a showdown between it and Washington. The US should avoid such a scenario and it needn't feel disgraced because of it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 23:28:39

US needs correct logic in dealing with North Korea

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously passed a resolution to impose ever tougher sanctions on North Korea. Many of these measures need to be paid by China, as China has been North Korea's biggest trading partner due to geographic reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 23:58:39

India misjudges China's hope for peace

If the Narendra Modi government continues ignoring the warning coming from a situation spiraling out of control, countermeasures from China will be unavoidable.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 23:58:15

US needs to curb moral arrogance over North Korea

Washington should seriously consider the "dual suspension" and "dual track" approaches China has proposed. The US should aim for peace and co-existence rather than geopolitical dominance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 22:48:12

Modi mustn't pull India into reckless conflict

India is publicly challenging a country that is far superior in strength. India's recklessness has shocked Chinese. Maybe its regional hegemonism in South Asia and the Western media comments have blinded New Delhi into believing that it can treat a giant to its north in the way it bullies other South Asian countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/4 22:18:39

Political infighting leaves US foreign policy aimless

US President Donald Trump unwillingly signed a bill approving new sanctions against Russia. The bill also targets Iran and North Korea. This means the door to improving US-Russia relations has been closed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 23:48:39