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China, US share goal of halting North Korean nuclear tests

China’s bottom line is clearer, which is that North Korea’s nuclear activities shall never affect its northeastern region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 23:23:39

Is breakthrough likely on NK nuke issue?

Communication is needed for both sides to understand each other’s interests and logic.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/1 23:53:39

Pyongyang's failed missile test adds to Korean Peninsula tensions

The latest failed missile test won't have strong repercussions, but tensions on the peninsula will linger, and all scenarios remain possible.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/29 13:36:36

China must be ready for worsened NK ties

The issue around the peninsula generally is the conflict between the US and North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 23:33:41

THAAD puts S.Korea’s prosperity at stake

The trajectory of Northeast Asian geopolitics is not determined by South Korea. Seoul should drop the illusion that it can act at will with Washington as its back.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 22:53:41

Besides stick, US should offer North Korea a carrot

Now Pyongyang is clear about the consequences if it continues to act recklessly. What it is uncertain about, though, is what benefit it will get if it stops nuclear and missile activities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 23:43:40

Will Pyongyang be wise to take a step back?

The North Korea nuclear issue is like a puzzle filled with bombs. Pyongyang must not strike a match and detonate it. What it needs is big wisdom to realize a soft landing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 0:13:39

French election reveals emerging European trends

The first round of voting for France’s presidential election concluded earlier today. As results have shown, the independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen will face off in the second and final round of the election on May 7.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 10:23:47

NK state media's broadside won’t impact China policy

The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a commentary on Friday criticizing China, although without naming it, for “dancing to the tune of” the US’ North Korean policy. Some emotional statements in the article expressed Pyongyang’s determination to go down the nuclear path. The most provocative sentence that attracted worldwide attention in the commentary is that “if the country keeps applying economic sanctions on the DPRK … it should get itself ready to face the catastrophic consequences in the relations with the DPRK.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 23:53:39

Realistic solution needed for NK nuke issue

China opposes North Korea's nuclear program, and also opposes changing the status quo of the Korean Peninsula through military force.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/22 11:07:15

Protectionism cannot revitalize US steel

The decline of the US steel industry is a result of market forces. As with outsourcing, companies responded to high costs of labor and production in the US, coupled with a strong dollar. Therefore it is impossible that this sector be revitalized by administrative orders or protectionist policies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/22 0:08:39

South Korea overly sensitive about historical ties with China

The South Korean media has launched a new wave of nationalism due to some remarks US President Donald Trump made during a media interview. However, the South Korean media has targeted China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/21 0:18:39

Carl Vinson scandal sours Trump’s authority

The truth seems to be that the US military and president jointly created fake news and it is without doubt a rare scandal in US history, which will be bound to cripple Trump’s and the US’ dignity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 18:53:39

Seoul not innocent victim of N.Korea nuclear crisis

As a key player on the Korean Peninsula, the attitude of Seoul toward the North Korean nuclear issue is of great significance. South Korea needs to take its share of the blame for today's tense situation. It shouldn't view itself as an innocent victim. In the latest developments, South Korea has not moved to calm the situation, rather it has escalated the tension.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 0:13:40

Boundary line drawn over N Korea nuke issue

It would be a pity of historical consequence if Pyongyang were to continue with its obsessive and unrealistic nuclear ambitions, along with its ongoing complaining.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 7:22:28

6.9% growth points to robust economic prospects

So far, GDP is the most scientific data to measure a nation's economic performance. The whole world attaches great importance to it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 23:33:39

Ball of N.Korea nuke crisis kicked to Trump

Preventing Pyongyang from carrying out its sixth nuclear test is the top priority at the moment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:53:39

Will ‘Mother of All Bombs’ scare NK?

This bombing is clearly aimed at testing the weapon in real combat and provides a new gimmick in US military deterrence. North Korea must have felt the shock wave traveling all the way from Afghanistan. It would be nice if the bomb could frighten Pyongyang but its actual impact may just be the opposite.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 23:03:39