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Common interests guide China-Maldives relationship

China has always viewed the Maldives as an equal partner. It has never interfered into Maldivian internal affairs or attached any political conditions when offering assistance and investment. It is hoped that the Maldives government and public value such a partner as China and keep bilateral relations on the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 23:13:40

Cooperation with China boosts Philippines' strategic initiatives

Compared with the Aquino era, the Philippines under Duterte has acquired more strategic initiatives without becoming overly dependent on other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 23:13:40

'America First' undermines multilateralism

“American First” cannot become “America takes all.” The US should give other economies room for further development and take care of its relationship with developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 23:03:39

Pence's APEC speech offers nothing new

US Vice President Mike Pence aimed bluntly-worded criticism toward China while delivering a speech at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea on Saturday. He repeated the US' hardline approach in its trade conflicts with China, reiterated the US' determination of freedom of navigation and criticized China's foreign aid and cooperation with other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/17 19:55:40

Good reason for China's rising popularity in South Pacific

Australia and New Zealand are China's largest partners in the South Pacific region. There is no reason for China and the two countries to get into a duel in the region. Instead, the South Pacific should become a platform where new types of international relations are forged and tested.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/17 6:08:14

Xinjiang's stability more important than pleasing the West

Reuters reported on Thursday that a group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, including those from Canada, Australia and some EU member states, wrote a joint letter seeking a meeting with the top official of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region over vocational training centers, which they called “re-education camps.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/16 23:03:41

Cooperation chorus needed in South Pacific

It's not a bad thing if the South Pacific becomes a place where China, Australia and the US seek ways to reduce their strategic doubts about one another. Most importantly, China reaches out to the South Pacific with kindness in pursuit of common interests. Facts speaker louder than speculation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:38:41

China meets an unequal detractor in US

The Chinese public has the enthusiasm and creativity in executing public diplomacy. They can, and will, find their own way of fighting against foreign provocation. Chinese government shouldn't always be the target and Western countries should also be confronted with China's strong non-governmental voices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:53:40

Trump's tweets expose changing transatlantic alliance

The US president seems to have taken the opportunity to vent his long-held grudges. His tweets enable people to look at the extent of the rift in US-Europe relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:05:11

Reform and opening-up in synergy with easing trade tensions

China has the capacity to shape its ties with the US thanks to its strength and down-to-earth spirit. The two powers will eventually reach a deal that is acceptable to both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 22:13:40

Fairer competition to further advance reform and opening-up

Once fairer competition among SOEs, private and foreign sector companies becomes one of the underlying rules of China's economic governance, it will profoundly boost the overall economy and social development of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 22:38:39

High-level dialogue builds rapport between China, US

China and the US held their second diplomatic and security dialogue in Washington DC on Friday. Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, co-chaired the dialogue with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe participated in the dialogue. Both sides made positive statements at the press conference after the meeting, and they agreed the dialogue was frank, constructive and result-oriented.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/10 15:57:36

Will Beijing bow to Washington pressure to ditch its high-tech industry plan?  

Addressing a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump claimed China has given up its “Made in China 2025” plan. Following the claim, some US media outlets expressed doubts that China had dropped what they call “China's tech ambition.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/9 21:38:40

Dialogue expected to manage China-US frictions

China has to convince the US that our range of core interests is far smaller than other powers in history, but we are steadfast in defending those core interests and capable of doing so. Outside that range, China will expand its interests in the world only through enlarging common interests with others rather than encroaching upon others' interests in a zero-sum manner.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 22:48:41

Trump may double down after midterms

What endured the least impact from the midterm results was the China-US relationship as the tough line on China is among topics on which Democrats and Republics can agree. Losing the House will hardly have any direct bearing on Trump's China policy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 22:18:41

China's goodwill should be read fairly

China shouldn't be misread as dominating a geopolitical change or carving up the world's interests. Nor should others misperceive China's building of social cohesion as global ambition made manifest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 21:48:40

Import expo highlights China's wisdom

China will carry out reform and opening-up at a higher level and there is no way back. Beijing has to achieve prosperity and long-term stability by diversifying domestic development and integrating more with the world. China needs to walk steadily on this path.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 21:43:41

Import expo to improve trade balance

If more countries and regions with a trade surplus can host import expos, that will promote global trade balance. Those with a trade deficit should not blame others, but encourage their enterprises to grasp every opportunity to promote their products.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 22:03:40