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Taiwan Travel Act to jeopardize Taiwan's future

If the act were implemented in Taiwan, it would surely make the mainland more determined to settle the Taiwan question and the cross-Straits situation would enter a new phase.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 16:18:40

Inter-Korean talks deserve encouragement

The US and South Korea hope to force North Korea to make concessions, but not by themselves. This is not a good sign for the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 22:58:39

West must learn to handle trash as China stops importing

Developed countries should take the lead, followed by the developing countries, in improving waste disposal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 23:13:40

Row over Trump's mental health divides US

From Trump's electoral victory to his being overwhelmingly questioned, US democracy is suffering a kind of demonic possession. The superpower is losing its capacity to go beyond division and achieve unity. As long as US elites think the public are deplorable, Trump voters won't rest. That's what the US is like today.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 22:33:39

Opening new air routes no threat to Taiwan

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) announced on Thursday that it is opening four routes over the Taiwan Straits, including the south-to-north M503 route and three connecting regional routes. The mainland's regular arrangement for civil aviation routes has prompted strong reactions from the Taiwan authorities. Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council and its defense authority demanded that the mainland close the routes, saying it threatens the island's security. The unreasonable demand will certainly not be accepted by the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/5 22:08:39

Lasting Peninsula peace may start with Winter Olympics

Continued dialogue is needed, or this level of calmness that exists between the two nations right now will be nothing more than a passing phase.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:23:39

Nuclear button no solution to North Korea nuke crisis

Resolving the nuclear crisis peacefully is probably the most difficult international political goal in the world today. But vying for who has a bigger, more powerful nuclear button is definitely not a solution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 23:08:39

Washington casts aside Pakistan as purpose served

A major reason for the fact that Washington dares to humiliate Islamabad now is that it does not depend on the country the way it used to. The scale of today's US troops in Afghanistan is much smaller than before. Washington is casting Pakistan aside now Islamabad has served its purpose.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 23:23:40

Iran chaos reflects US' declining authority

How Iran solves the crisis should be determined on its own.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 23:23:39

Iran turmoil offers lesson for non-Western nations

But the government systems of this world are not up to the West to decide. Each country's history, culture, economy and social development differs from another. The one-size-fits-all Western political standard will only create blood and pain and is not in the interests of the general public in developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 23:13:39

Trump's accusation based on shaky evidence

Some Westerners and South Koreans launched an offensive against China. On the one hand, they refused to implement dialogue as required by the resolutions. On the other, they imposed unilateral sanctions beyond the UN Security Council resolutions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/29 17:40:01

China stable as US shakes world in 2017

The US abruptly changed some of the rules of the game in the international community, yet the tools in Washington's hands are limited. The crisis on the Korean Peninsula revealed that Washington's capabilities don't match its volition.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 23:13:39

India haunted by containment delusion

India should stop treating those small countries around it as its mistresses and showing no tolerance when they interact with other major powers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 23:18:39

West's accusations of Chinese interference laughable

Western countries tend to influence the values of non-Western countries. They are habitually trying to interfere in China's values, but their ability to do so has fallen short of their wishes with China's rise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 16:38:39

Japan's fake "hotline" story reveals deeper motives

The entire world is aware of the powder keg that has come to represent the Korean Peninsula situation. Seizing upon opportunities that help bring peace and calm to the region is at the very least humanitarian.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 7:13:30

Mao's legacies gain more respect over time

We are now still enjoying many of Mao's political legacies. Drawing lessons from his mistakes also helps us remain vigilant against following the same old unfortunate road of false logic. Paying tribute to Mao is the common feeling of Chinese people and the sentiment will strengthen to transcend time and space.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 22:43:39

China's diplomatic efforts pay off with peripheral nations

The biggest driving force for solving China's problems on its periphery is development. As long as Beijing keeps its strong development momentum, China will be able to implement ever greater strategic initiatives.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 23:18:40

West hypes false Tiananmen death toll

After the incident, the Chinese government has adopted an attitude of not debating, no matter how the West commented on it. The attitude of China helped the country soon walk away from the crisis and realize rapid development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 23:15:31