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Huawei tests Europe's independence

What Europe needs is not only the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, but also the courage to make its own independent choices. Europe's cooperation with Huawei on construction of a 4G network is already an established fact, but it seems now that beneficial collaboration has become one of the biggest risks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 20:52:18

Germany wrong to involve China in INF

Germany believes that the more countries involved in INF, the better. However, many European countries can never understand the security risks and the urgency to strengthen national defense in other regions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 19:43:39

Unexpected twist in Gui case embarrasses Swedish FM

Ambassadors are usually among those in their own country who hope at the utmost to maintain sound relations with the country to which they are posted. Generally, they are supposed to play a dovish role, not a hawkish one. Some Western media authors need to learn basic ABC knowledge of diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/16 6:35:18

China-US trade talks in final sprint

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the heads of the US delegation to the new round of high-level China-US economic and trade consultations in Beijing Friday after the latest round of China-US trade talks concluded in Beijing. President Xi said the two sides have made "important progress for the current stage" after the two-day talks and encouraged the two sides to try to reach a mutually beneficial agreement when they meet again next week in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/15 23:23:57

US must end anti-China 'political tsunami'

China and the US should protect their relations together. A sound relationship would benefit the US. If Washington is not aware of this, it will be hard to rebuild the two countries' friendly relations. We hope the US delegation and US elite will understand that bad relations hurt both sides, and China will never be the only victim.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 19:53:40

China calmly awaits result of negotiations

Some US elites wish that the US is the only winner. They expect the trade deal could stop China's rise. But we believe President Trump understands that the true meaning of trade is reciprocity. He should know that negotiation is not the final deal, and negotiators shouldn't always be tough. A trade war is not a real war, anyway.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 20:48:08

NATO allies pressured like Warsaw Pact

Countries that misread the era and follow the US will certainly suffer. Being a tool for Washington's national strategy will only lead to bigoted domestic diplomacy and a gradual loss of external development resources.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/12 20:33:43

Turkey in no position to judge Xinjiang

To stabilize Xinjiang is the core matter of Xinjiang governance, no matter what the outside world says. A prosperous and dynamic Xinjiang is the best answer to external accusations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/11 21:08:38

Oddly, Lithuania plugs China threat theory

The alleged Chinese espionage threat will fade away sooner or later from the Western media. We cannot tell when or how will it happen, but we are sure that it will be linked to China's further growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 21:07:56

Smooth trade talks serve common interests of China and US

Mutual respect for the trade agreement must be the basic premise of a win-win situation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 5:10:05

Can Trump's State of the Union address bridge partisan gap?

US President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at 9 pm EST on Tuesday. According to US political tradition, the State of the Union address is the summary of the US president's political achievements as well as declaration of domestic and foreign policies. Mostly, it's a time for the president to boast about his contributions. Trump continued the tradition and his sharp, overconfident personal style.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/6 18:30:40

Japan eyes global military footprint to expand political clout

In April and July, Japan signed the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), a military logistics pact, with Canada and France respectively. The Japanese government will try to get it approved by the National Diet this year. Canada and France are also advancing domestic procedures for its approval.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/5 11:21:05

Junking INF will destroy global arms control

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the US is suspending its compliance of the Intermediate-Range Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia on Saturday and will start a 180-day procedure to completely withdraw from the arms control accord. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will also suspend participation in the INF treaty. “They say that they are doing research and testing [new weapons] and we will do the same thing,” Putin said during a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/2 21:23:40

China-US trade negotiations on track

China and the US couldn't resolve all the disputes. But the consensus between the two countries' leaders has provided the political and strategic momentum to overcome differences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 18:37:15

Foxconn's fall from big apple to crabapple

Foxconn's degradation from a big apple to a crabapple is politically embarrassing. This is a lesson. The US would be wiser to draw the lesson and respect the laws of economics.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 21:18:40

'China threat theory' gauges US paranoia

The most powerful country in the world says it is the most threatened and penetrated one. This is contrary to common sense and can only make people feel that the US is quite neurotic on security issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 22:48:40

Huawei must never cede to US pressures

As the most powerful country in the world, the US is adept at seeking geopolitical interests under legal pretext. There is no power in the world that can effectively restrict it. Ever since Washington began to recklessly pursue "America First," its international relations have entered a difficult time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 16:33:24

5G competition a new arms race?

It's hard to accurately understand the potential of 5G technology and its significance nowadays. More imagination should be encouraged. However, referring to 5G competition as an arms race and attaching so much importance to the dominance of the technology is typical American thinking.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 21:50:42