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Taiwan Travel Act a dangerous trigger moment

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday passed the Taiwan Travel Act, which attempts to remove restrictions on official travel between the US and Taiwan at all levels that have been in place for 39 years. Before the bill becomes law, it must pass the House and Senate and be signed by US President Donald Trump. Observers believe the possibility of the bill becoming law is small but cannot be totally ruled out.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/14 1:23:39

Kobe Steel scandal dents Japan's image

Japan, not satisfied with mediocrity, has excelled beyond its talent and capability, but the process led to distorted values. It's difficult for the country to accept the history and reality. Japan's Lost 20 Years were in fact the struggling years when the country strove to maintain transitory glories.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 23:28:40

Catalonia freezes in face of independence

Catalonia's move to postpone a formal declaration of independence reveals a level of insecurity and uncertainty, and serves as a micro-example reflecting the true condition of Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/11 10:47:40

Washington, Pyongyang must stop bellicose posturing

War would be a nightmare for the Korean Peninsula and surrounding regions. We strongly urge North Korea and the US to stop their bellicose posturing and seriously think about a peaceful solution.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/10 23:33:39

Sitharaman greeting sends warm signal

As India gradually rises to become a major economy, being more diplomatically independent is a must.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 22:28:40

India must overcome security paranoia

India must overcome its paranoia and China has no obligation to indulge India's capriciousness.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 23:13:39

US mass shootings reveal vicious cycle

It seems that the issue of gun control is a never ending source of debate in the US, thus preventing lawmakers from implementing gun control measures of any kind.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/3 4:20:58

Lessons to be drawn from Sun Zhengcai's fall

Sun Zhengcai, the former secretary of Chongqing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has been expelled from the Party and dismissed from public office for "serious discipline violations," the Xinhua News agency reported Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/30 0:23:39

Not only China but also the US, North Korea should comply with UN resolutions

China's commerce ministry announced on Thursday that China will close joint ventures (JVs) or cooperative and foreign entities established by North Korean organizations or individuals in China within 120 days of the adoption of Resolution 2375 by the UN Security Council.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/29 20:33:27

Time for peaceful US-China coexistence

While many ordinary Americans have realized the fundamental changes that globalization has brought to the world, the US elites should take a broader view and lead their country forward. They need to buy a new compass and try to see the world in three dimensions, not simply shadow every move China makes and declare it a threat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:18:39

Stable Sino-US ties buttress of world order

Since Trump took power, Sino-US relations have seen rising predictability and the two countries have been more capable in managing problems. What we want most is that the tendency can be strengthened and cemented with the two US secretaries' China trip and Trump's state visit to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 23:28:39

North Korea, US must stop trading war threats

Trump threatens North Korea as randomly as he hits at American football players.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 23:38:40

India's bigotry no match for its ambition

There is no reason for India to disdain China, a stronger and better-organized country. Instead, India should learn a lesson from the Doklam standoff and rid itself of incomprehensible smugness.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 23:13:39

Germans choose stability with Merkel win

Worldwide governance needs ballasts and anchors to help stabilize the globe. We can only hope that Germany will be able to steady itself quickly once they overcome a few disturbances.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 3:25:13

End of 'Starlight program' inevitable

After Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to Beijing Tuesday, some media speculated that the 42-year-old tradition of Singapore training its soldiers in Taiwan would come to an end.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/23 1:28:39

Changing name of Diaoyu Islands won't prevent Japan from declining

The Diaoyu Islands are an integral part of Chinese territory. However, the Japanese fuss about them will be of no avail as China rises. While Japan appears to be waning in major-country competition, any move toward the Diaoyu Islands won't help prevent it from declining.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 23:53:39

Trump's UN address reduces hope of peace on Korean Peninsula

Eliminating potential security threats by war is crazy in the 21st century. The US may have the capability to destroy North Korea, but a peaceful solution would be the real victory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 16:28:39

Lighthizer needs more trade common sense

China won't easily fall victim to US bullying. Beijing also has sticks behind the door.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 23:18:39