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China's carrier fleet must sail beyond offshore zone

As China’s only aircraft carrier fleet now, it should have the ability and courage to sail further.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/25 23:36:57

Lei Yang’s case must be judged only by law

With Lei's case coming to an end, some extreme speculations have now been proved to be a far cry from the facts. Similar situations have occurred repeatedly in other events which stirred public opinion. It shows that China's public opinion field is immature and the logic that "rumors can force out the truth" must not be sustained or trusted.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/23 21:53:39

China cannot hesitate on nuclear buildup

China's nuclear weapons must be "sufficient" to deter the US when it flexes its military muscle, as well as to convince the US that the PLA will strike back without hesitation in face of military provocation. The US and its allies need to believe that whichever of their Asian-Pacific military bases are used for launching attacks on China, it will meet destructive retaliation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/23 19:53:39

Trump’s Navarro nomination may raise risk of Sino-US conflict

We believe that the US political system is self-correctable, and won’t tolerate a foreign policy that might put the world order in chaos and the Americans’ interests in danger. Reversing globalization will never prevail.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/22 19:38:39

Sao Tome cuts ties and tolls bell for Taiwan ‘diplomacy’

He just wanted to use it as leverage and Taiwan as a pawn against the mainland in negotiations for economic interests.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/21 17:53:39

Drone incident should prompt US to reflect

Almost all military frictions between Beijing and Washington have emerged in China’s periphery.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 23:33:39

Norway understands mutual respect six years later

It is hoped that our frictions can eventually promote mutual understanding and integration between China and the West, instead of one conquering another culturally or politically.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/20 0:03:39

‘Unpresidented’ Trump adds fuel to fire

Now people don’t know if Trump is engaged in a psychological war with China or he is just unprofessional.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 22:13:39

Navigation freedom can't threaten China's national security

A peculiar scene often plays out in the South China Sea: Chinese fishermen cut away cables of the US military reconnaissance system and grabbed the sonar. If we see sonar and underwater gliders deployed by foreign ships in the South China Sea in the future, we would rather mistakenly capture a thousand than miss a single one.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/18 18:58:39

US agent status is a soft spot for Japan

Despite its regional influence, Japan has a “soft spot” that cannot be fixed in the short term. Japan is eager to increase its diplomatic weight but its status as a US ally makes it difficult for it to gain some countries’ trust.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/17 0:48:39

Sea tension cools, Harris creates new waves

It’s legitimate and reasonable for China to deploy defensive weapons on its own islands.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 22:23:39

Mainland must shape Taiwan’s future

Getting ready to achieve reunification through the use of force can pose a serious deterrence to Taiwan independence.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 22:43:39

Tillerson’s nomination won’t affect Sino-Russian engagement

Russia will never sell its independent diplomacy. Chinese people might as well be more confident over this matter.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 23:53:39

Trump overestimates US capability to dominate the world

The truth is this inexperienced president-elect probably has no knowledge of what he’s talking about.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 23:18:39

'One China' policy cannot be used for bargaining

He is no geopolitical maniac, but just has little experience in diplomacy. He doesn’t understand how dangerous it can be when he involves the US in such an explosive game.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 12:38:39

Japan must bear fallout of Miyako tensions

If Tokyo has not yet determined to have a war with China, it should stop bluffing.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 23:38:39

Park punished for her wrong decisions

Park was not just punished for the confidante scandal but also for her wrong decisions that led the country astray. She was impeached and the public has showed no mercy because as a president, Park’s handling of national strategies was reckless and capricious.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/9 23:28:40

Don’t be misled by Trump’s tweets, bravura

A better way to deal with him is to let him and his team know exactly where the boundary lies.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 23:58:40