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US forgets tariff policies run both ways

Trump's determination to start a trade war is questionable since nothing good would come of a Pyrrhic victory for the White House. Any trade disaster would be a political disaster for the entire White House administration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 6:55:05

Western media has no right to interfere in China's judicial process

Western media reports are guided by its ideological logic, but China follows legal reasons in handling its own affairs. This is a diversified world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/23 18:48:39

US no longer predominates in South China Sea

China has exercised restraint against US provocations in the South China Sea, but there are limits. If the US doesn't stop its provocations, China will militarize the islands sooner or later. Then Washington will be left with no countermeasure options and suffer complete humiliation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/22 22:43:40

Anxiety pushes US to turn hostile to China

If the Trump administration turns China-US relations from the status quo to Cold War confrontation, international relations in this century will be fundamentally changed. Yet this means a crisis for the US that is unable to champion such a shift, and will steeply increase pressure on the Trump administration and exacerbate divides within the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/21 22:53:39

'China road' requires strong leadership

The second plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded in Beijing on Friday. A proposal from the CPC Central Committee on a revision to China's Constitution was adopted at the meeting. Major theoretical achievements, principles and policies adopted at the 19th CPC National Congress, especially Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, were proposed to be incorporated into the upcoming revision to the Constitution, according to a communiqué issued after the meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:28:39

China's economic figures boost confidence

While the Chinese economy has been under downward pressure for years, it landed softly and positively in 2017. This shows the dynamic driving force of China's march forward.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/18 19:56:41

China to firmly grasp historic opportunity

We must be confident and meanwhile stay on high alert to potential risks and challenges. Chinese society's consensus on allegiance to the CPC and General Secretary Xi is the political basis for the nation's great rejuvenation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/17 23:18:40

Indian army must tone down hawkish rhetoric

The Indian army seems to have failed to learn its lesson from the Doklam standoff. If India continues making provocations, it should expect harsh punishment from the Chinese army. Confronting China entails an unbearably high strategic cost for India. New Delhi should cherish the amicable policy adopted by Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/16 23:13:41

Vancouver meet may achieve little in addressing North Korea nuclear crisis

The recent Seoul-Pyongyang détente over the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games has placed the Vancouver meeting in a somewhat awkward position. At such a meeting with ulterior motives and little authority, what attendees need to do is just clap their hands for the organizers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 23:03:39

Coercion won't help US balance trade

Washington should forego its frustration at being taken advantage of by its major trading partner. It should invest more energy in making its products more popular in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 23:13:40

US divisions threaten leadership role

If Trump did refer to the two Latin American and African countries as "shithole countries," it is by no means diplomatically accepted. It is also politically incorrect. If the remarks were indeed uttered, the incident will definitely tarnish Trump's image and make the world believe that the US is increasingly irresponsible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/13 1:01:39

Japan blusters on about Diaoyu Islands

We hope Japan can show more composure. It needs to figure out what kind of relationship it wants to develop with China and in what way frictions between them should be handled. China has dealt with territorial disputes with other neighboring countries over larger territory, but none of them is blustering like Japan. If Japan thought things out, China-Japan ties might be improved in a steadier way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 22:48:39

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