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US, allies risk Russian retaliation in Syrian attack

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical attack last weekend. He said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country is being "invaded" by the three countries. The Russian Embassy in the USA said in a statement that "insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible."
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/14 12:59:53

Drill a warning to secessionist forces

The news that the People's Liberation Army will conduct live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Straits on April 18 has shocked Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 22:48:40

Strong navy steers more balanced, steady rise of China

The Chinese navy has rapidly developed, and we believe it will continue to do so until it reaches its maturity. China will be more secure and the world more peaceful as the Chinese navy sails into the deep blue sea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 5:12:28

Moscow faces serious test to resist West

Once NATO takes direct military action against Syria, will Russia fight back? Does Moscow have the nerve and the ability to do so? That would be the test. But once Russia fights back, what would that mean for the world? An even bigger test.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 21:43:43

China to open wider: How will US react?

If Washington thinks China's upgrade of its opening-up was triggered by US menaces, it is making a historic mistake in its relationship with Beijing. Whether the Sino-US trade war is aggravated depends on Washington. It is hoped US actions accord with Trump's pleasant tweets rather than more old carrot-and-stick
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 23:13:40

Opening-up China's future growth path

The community with shared future for mankind is a goal of China to lead the world forward into the future. The Belt and Road initiative is one of the paths toward it. The world has never seen a major power emerging with a peaceful and cooperative manner. Some people say that China is only pretending to rise peacefully. After Beijing's new measures were announced at Tuesday's forum, the world should have gained a better understanding of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 23:23:40

Trump's car tariff tweet distorts truth

With the development of China's economic growth and strength of science and technology, further opening-up and lowering of tariffs will be the future trend. But how China will do this will be decided based on WTO rules and China's own interests. This is China's sovereignty. Beijing will never listen to the command of Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 23:03:40

China should remain cautious over softened Trump trade tone

It is essential for the White House to adopt a fair attitude and understanding toward Sino-US trade. Furthermore, it is a transition that is expected from the business community and the public on both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 2:09:40

Beijing must make clear bottom line on Taiwan question

The US and Taiwan can employ various tactics against Beijing, but as the Chinese mainland is increasingly outmatching Taiwan in strength, it is the call of the mainland as to how the Taiwan question will be finally resolved.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:23:40

China should fight the trade war as it did the Korean War

A strategic resolution is being established in China, which is to fight the Trump administration's trade aggression in the same way the country fought US troops during the Korean War (1950-53). The Korean War caused China much losses but it forced the US to sign on an armistice, damaging Washington's strategic arrogance and winning many years of strategic respect for Beijing. We should fight today's trade war with the same strategic spirit that fears no sacrifice or loss, and force the US to burn the very stick that it wields at China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/7 23:18:40

West media stir up 'Bible banning' rumor

Some Western forces and media love to meddle in China's Christian affairs by misinterpreting government policies and instigating confrontations. They seem to be promoting a concept that Christian activities should follow Western practices instead of conforming to China's social reality and governance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/7 22:32:30

China won't submit to US trade intimidation

US President Donald Trump's latest threat to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in imports from China was quickly rebuked by China's Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a more resolute way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/6 21:51:10

Trade counterstrikes give US painful lessons to learn

If this trade war comes to pass, it will be an evenly matched total war between China and the US economies, and not some small scuffle. It would be delusional for the US to think it will be victorious at the end of this trade war. China comes up with the conclusion in confidence, and will not shy away from letting Washington know in this situation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/5 6:11:13

Washington must pay a dear price for a trade war

The US is trying to strangle Chinese high-tech development while containing China's rise through the trade war.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/4 11:40:41

US attempt to coerce China too perilous

Washington wanted to demonstrate its authority to the world, but unfortunately it gambled badly. The entire US elites have overestimated the strength and execution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 22:48:39

Export numbers blind over US company branches in China

It is difficult to believe the US government would practice economic isolationism in this day and age, cutting itself off from the interconnected interests of global economic cooperation. At present, cooperative development is the main theme for the world's economy. History moves forward independent of man's will so it is wise to learn from it, rather than fight against it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 7:50:42

China tariffs offer US a dose of its own medicine

China has always emphasized the importance of Sino-US relations. But lately, we have witnessed at least a few American hard-liners applying even greater pressure on China. It is worth observing the various challenges such posturing will provide for China-US bilateral ties.   China is not expecting added damage to US relations, but China does have the confidence and courage to confront any and all future difficulties and challenges should they emerge.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/4/2 8:26:37

Peace on Korean Peninsula requires lasting efforts

The vulnerable détente on the peninsula needs to be carefully maintained. All parties should stand ready for negotiations that may last long. They should work to meet each other halfway for the sake of peace and stability on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 23:03:39