OPINION

US president makes ‘America first’ priority in early months


Trump’s first 100 days in office have displayed what the priorities of his presidency are, with articulate policy measures on the US’ foreign relations and the “America first” strategy.

Steering away from mutual suspicion

Neither China nor US can afford the hefty price of abandoning means of cooperation. Neither goes all out of their way to push the other. Despite the potential structural conflicts between them, both countries are trying all possible means to mitigate them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 7:49:29

Thaw of Sino-Norwegian ties comes a long way

On Friday, during Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's visit to China, China and Norway signed a package of cooperation initiatives. They also signed a pact to restart free trade negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 23:53:39

After Syria strikes, will North Korea be next?

An aircraft-carrier strike group led by the USS Carl Vinson is heading toward the Korean Peninsula. In the wake of a US airstrike on Syrian military targets, the moves of the USS Carl Vinson have garnered much attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 23:43:39

Belt & Road must overcome water disputes in Central Asia

Central Asia is strategically important in the development of the Silk Road Economic Belt. The five countries in this area speak highly of and responded actively to the initiative, but their delicate relations may exert negative impact on the initiative. These nations have been mired in age-old rifts and, particularly, around water resources.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:18:39

Belt & Road spurs Africa’s economic growth

The China-proposed One Belt and One Road initiative has increasingly been regarded as a name card of China's diplomacy and welcomed by the international community since it was first put forward in 2013. More than 100 countries and international organizations are involved in the initiative and over 70 nations along the route have signed cooperative deals with China. Africa, with abundant resources, huge market potential and strong desire for infrastructural construction, has played an active role in the Belt and Road initiative, and has grasped historic development opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:13:39

Erratic US foreign policy incites global chaos

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump held two rounds of talks over a variety of issues on Thursday and Friday. Prior to Xi's visit, hawkish voices toward China were heard in Washington in an attempt to impose pressure on Beijing and gain diplomatic advantages.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:08:39

China’s support crucial to NLD governance

Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw arrived in China for his state visit last week, his first Beijing trip since assuming office. The two sides are expected to discuss border security and economic cooperation. With economic growth slowing down, Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has seen decreasing approval rate. In this context, Htin Kyaw's Beijing visit is expected to positively affect Myanmar's politics, economy and diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 20:53:39

Xi-Trump meeting boosts dynamism in China-US ties

The immediate effect of the two-day summit has experienced an influx of tremendous dynamism into the complicated China-US relationship. The world's anxieties over uncertainties can now find a level of solace through optimistic expectations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/8 9:00:50

Funerals shouldn’t be a burden for the living

Funeral was originally designed to express people's respect and grief to the departed. However, it has gradually derailed from its original purpose of mourning to a way for cemetery brokers to accumulate wealth. This is great disrespect to the deceased. Our loved departed friends and relatives want our wholehearted and sincere veneration more than paper houses, fancy graves or extravagant funerals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/7 5:03:41

US airstrike on Syrian base a show of force

The US launched dozens of cruise missiles at an airbase in Syria controlled by President Bashar al-Assad on Friday morning Beijing time in response to an earlier chemical weapon attack.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/7 15:19:30

Defence against telecommunication frauds

It is never too careful to take good care of our ID cards, bank cards and other important documents with personal information. More importantly, do not click on suspicious links in text messages, log onto suspicious websites and scan two-dimensional codes with unknown sources.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/7 5:03:41

Mar-a-Lago summit: What can be achieved?

The first face-to-face meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping will take place in Mar-a-Lago, Florida on April 6 and 7.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/4/6 23:54:25

Myanmar needs more time for ethnic reconciliation

Accusations about an "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been swirling in the West in recent months. Responding to this, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with the BBC on Thursday, acknowledged problems in Rakhine state but denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 23:08:39