OPINION

Multilateralism possible without hegemony


A few days ago, Financial Times op-ed "Multilateralism without American Leadership" offered an interesting discussion on changes in the current world order. Even though an opinion piece tends to oversimplify the reality, more so when it is dealing with the entire world, it can raise pertinent questions for a new debate.

Vigilance over online funding needed to increase trust

How the money is spent should also be reported to avoid misuse or misunderstandings. After all, online funding platforms have offered needy people more access to help and need to be protected.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/1 0:03:42

Let it be man's best friend!

The government should restrict the number, size and species of dogs to be adopted and make harder rules to manage dog owners' behavior.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/1 0:03:42

Fragile balance

Italy election
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 23:43:40

Freedom of navigation inflicts less pressure on China

China won't allow any external powers to build hostile barriers against China in the region. We have enough strength and a firm resolution to fight back until they abandon such motives.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 23:28:40

Indo-Pacific strategy a trap by Washington

The Indo-Pacific strategy is a trap set by Washington to bury the rise of China and India. But judging by New Delhi's response to this strategy so far, India has its own considerations. There is little possibility that India will fall into the trap.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 23:08:42

How #MeToo campaign has made men wary

Correcting bad behavior is important. But when the movement for correction is creating a sterile environment, dullness is the result. Human interaction, which earlier took place in a natural and spontaneous way, is now being dictated as if it were from an equipment manual.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:43:41

Drilling row brings Sino-Russian ties in glare

The South China Sea drilling issue may not have impacted ties, but the two countries should take it as a warning and keep controversial moves under check. Small incidents might have bigger repercussions, and the two countries need to protect the hard-earned trust.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:38:39

Is Australia's friendly gesture toward China just a subterfuge?

Whether China and Australia can maintain long-term and healthy bilateral relations depends on Canberra's sincerity, lest disputes break out now and then. Worse still, seeking temporary rapprochement to cope with domestic political and economic crises will only undermine the stability of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:08:39

South Korea no longer an obedient US ally

By identifying an intermediary between the two adversaries, South Korea seems to be on the track of gradually transforming from a junior ally to a proactive partner of the US. The result is uncertain, but it is worth exploring for South Korea and for the sake of regional security.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:03:40

Italy's chaos reflects crippled Western political systems

Breathtaking sceneries, cultural heritage and unique cuisines…These are what would first come to mind when thinking of Italy. But now, the country is thrust into the media spotlight for its political chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 23:18:40

US shows insular tendency with visa restrictions on Chinese students

The Associated Press on Tuesday quoted a US State Department official as saying that Chinese graduate students would be limited to one-year visas if they study robotics, aviation and high-tech manufacturing. Chinese citizens seeking a visa would also need special clearance if they work as researchers or managers for companies on a US Commerce Department list of entities requiring higher scrutiny. AP reported that those areas are priorities in China's “Made in China 2025” plan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 23:18:40

The party's over

Google, Facebook face $8.8B GDPR lawsuits on Day One
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 23:13:41

Italy's chaos reflects crippled Western political systems

Breathtaking sceneries, cultural heritage and unique cuisines…These are what would first come to mind when thinking of Italy. But now, the country is thrust into the media spotlight for its political chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 23:03:40