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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

Nuclear button no solution to North Korea nuke crisis

Resolving the nuclear crisis peacefully is probably the most difficult international political goal in the world today. But vying for who has a bigger, more powerful nuclear button is definitely not a solution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 23:08:39

Washington casts aside Pakistan as purpose served

A major reason for the fact that Washington dares to humiliate Islamabad now is that it does not depend on the country the way it used to. The scale of today's US troops in Afghanistan is much smaller than before. Washington is casting Pakistan aside now Islamabad has served its purpose.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 23:23:40

Iran chaos reflects US' declining authority

How Iran solves the crisis should be determined on its own.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 23:23:39

Iran turmoil offers lesson for non-Western nations

But the government systems of this world are not up to the West to decide. Each country's history, culture, economy and social development differs from another. The one-size-fits-all Western political standard will only create blood and pain and is not in the interests of the general public in developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 23:13:39

Trump's accusation based on shaky evidence

Some Westerners and South Koreans launched an offensive against China. On the one hand, they refused to implement dialogue as required by the resolutions. On the other, they imposed unilateral sanctions beyond the UN Security Council resolutions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/29 17:40:01

China stable as US shakes world in 2017

The US abruptly changed some of the rules of the game in the international community, yet the tools in Washington's hands are limited. The crisis on the Korean Peninsula revealed that Washington's capabilities don't match its volition.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 23:13:39