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US should adapt to North Korea's change

North Korea lashed out at US and South Korean policies toward the North on Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in Western media speculations that Pyongyang has shifted from the planned meeting with US President Donald Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/18 23:23:41

DPP gamble stifles Taiwan's global space

Recognizing the 1992 Consensus is the only option for Tsai. Otherwise Taiwan will inevitably be isolated and become a political freak in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 23:03:43

US sincerity needed for China trade dialogue

It is sincerely hoped that the Chinese delegation can achieve favorable results on this trip. However, the Beijing trade team should not feel burdened to do so. China's vast market offers a level of confidence throughout the world where demand is highly sought after.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 4:49:15

Fragile peace prospects on Korean Peninsula

The world is seeing a brand new start where North Korea stops its nuclear and missile tests. If Trump can continue the trend and get a credible timetable and road map, he would be an extraordinary president. But if he lost the chance and led the peninsula back into confrontation and even war, the North Korea nuclear issue would eventually become the biggest failure of his presidency.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 18:58:40

Canberra's China policy justly under fire

Frozen Sino-Australian ties will not gain the current Australian government any bonus points.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 22:53:40

US Embassy move opens Pandora's box

Washington is acting tough but meanwhile its global battlefront is shrinking. This combination of aggressiveness and shrinkage provides the backdrop for the Trump administration's tactics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 22:48:40

US reconsideration on ZTE ban is welcomed

We expect President Trump to follow through with his Twitter announcement quickly, and it shouldn't be just another card in the game. The situation with ZTE is about credibility and nothing more.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/5/14 7:28:19

2nd aircraft carrier a natural step for China's navy

Chinese cherish peace and this is why we should make up for our inadequate national defense. China is already the world's second largest economy, but is still far from being the second largest military power. Such a mismatch means potential risks to peace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 23:03:40

Pragmatism will lead to successful Kim-Trump meeting

If Trump's meeting with Kim breaks down or produces no result, all of his glory acquired so far will turn into a diplomatic failure and political disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/11 21:23:40

New chapter opens for Beijing-Tokyo ties

If Beijing and Tokyo indulge themselves in negative feelings against each other, exterior countries will have opportunities and levers to drive a wedge between the two, and may even profit from Sino-Japanese confrontation. Promoting friendly cooperation is the most rational and sensible choice for Beijing and Tokyo.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 22:33:41

Quitting Iran deal cripples US reputation

Crippling Iran seems to be Washington's main intent. Iran has long been the US' major target in the Middle East. The White House doesn't want to reconcile with the country and perhaps regards Iran as a tool to further split the Middle East and so expand American clout in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 22:03:42

Common interests only way for trade talks

We believe a trade war isn't what the US expects. We hope both sides can reach a consensus on fair trade via negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 10:33:39

Putin prepares to revive Russian economy

China and Russia will continue to be close friends during Putin's new term in office. Their economic cooperation should be further strengthened. China has an enormous market and a China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is developing at a high level. It's realistic to view Sino-Russian trade as an engine for the Russian economy and exploiting this advantage to the full will bring mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 22:43:39

One-China policy reality of international politics

The one-China policy is a reality of international politics. Any attempt by any government to encourage Taiwan independence will offend Chinese society and any company that disrespects the issue will have to pay a price. We hope all sides can understand this before making decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 23:23:39

China shows maturity amid US trade demands

Neither China nor the US will intimidate the other. Therefore, seeking common ground in trade will be more useful to break the deadlock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/4 21:28:39

Macron's opportunistic show in Indo-Pacific

Macron played petty tricks in his speech in Australia. This will cause no damage to China, but such a speech flies against the favorable impression of France held by Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 22:38:39

China indispensable to peninsula denuclearization

North Korea has also shown enthusiasm for developing traditional friendship with China. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met Song Tao, head of the international liaison department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China twice recently and visited injured Chinese tourists after a bus crash on a North Korean highway. These interactions make people optimistic about the prospects of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 23:13:40

Solution to China-US trade row must be fair

China highly values the imminent trade talks. But several Chinese experts who were interviewed by the Global Times believe the two sides will unlikely clinch a deal soon and may continue the trade confrontation and the talks. A solution to China-US dispute must be a fair one.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 22:28:39