OPINION

Emasculated US learns to deal with new status by changing policy


With its leadership eroded, America has started changing the nature of its policy. It tries to make up its diminished influence through policy adjustments, particularly bullying and intimidation. This may work in the short term. To avoid direct strategic confrontation with the US, other countries tend to make certain concessions to it. But in the long run, it will hurt the US' own interest. America's relations with other countries, including China, will eventually return to the conventional logic of international relations.

Woeful recycling levels are a waste of trash

Perhaps what China needs is the equivalent of the #Trashtag challenge – the latest social media fad which got people posting before-and-after photos not of their dinner or latest lipstick shade, but of the amount of litter they had picked up. It has swept the globe – literally. It has certainly brought awareness to how much people throw away. It's no longer good enough to discard your trash because you think someone will come along and pick it up – people need to own the waste they produce. Even if it's just to throw it in the right place.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:23:44

Trump can't wait too long for cutting NK deal

Since Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal and criticized mending fences with Cuba, Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 may attack him on these issues. Although prediction is the hardest part in international relations, it is still possible that the third Kim-Trump summit will be held in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:18:39

Damage to US-China relations can be undone

China-US relations have been at a crossroads. With China on the rise facing an established power, the US, are the two destined to be rivals in a confrontational relationship? How does one understand the tensions in bilateral relations and prevent ties from sliding further?
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:13:40

Can presidential elections save Kiev from deep woes?

In the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ukraine is the most democratized, but is also seriously losing direction. The world can draw many lessons from Ukraine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 21:20:03

Heavy scandal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been under pressure since his former justice minister released documents relating to a corruption scandal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 20:23:40

India's nationalistic media could disrupt China-India ties

For whatever reason, Indian media should not make such irresponsible and irrational remarks. Differences do exist between China and India. But major progress has also been made, thanks to years of efforts from the two governments. It is time for Indian media to control its nationalistic sentiment. Hyping the gap will only destroy the larger picture of China-India ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 20:18:39

Democrats have to forget Mueller report jolt

Russiagate matters to the trajectory of US domestic politics, especially the 2020 presidential elections. After a setback over Russiagate, the Democrats should stop flogging a dead horse but seek a fresh and powerful means to deal with Trump's Republicans for the 2020 presidential race.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 19:03:39

China's political system helps weather storms

Like most Chinese people, I don't have any overseas deposits. All my interests and opportunities lie here in China. My greatest wish is to make China better, like everyone else, I suppose. All of us are the most faithful participants and cheerleaders in China's healthy development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 18:48:39

New Zealand's ties with China need a reset

In Ardern's words, “China is an important regional and global actor, with whom we must work on challenges facing the global community and those critical to the security and prosperity of our region.” We welcome her insightful observation, positive and constructive outlook and pragmatic approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 18:43:39

US govt's sway on Google deserves global vigilance

Google is “committed to the US Military, not the Chinese Military,” US President Donald Trump tweeted after meeting the internet giant's CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday. Trump also said they discussed various things that the firm can do for the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/29 18:28:40

Investment, not criticism, will heal Rohingya woes

According to the Myanmar Times, Rakhine Chief Minister U Nyi Pu said economic development was “the best solution for sustainable peace” in the state. Instead of pointing an accusing finger at Myanmar, Western countries should offer Myanmar what it needs to prevent poverty from continuing to fuel ethnic division and radical movements in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 22:24:38

Anti-satellite test shouldn't stir India's nationalism

The essence of the Indo-Pacific strategy is to promote China-India confrontation. India should remain vigilant against the strategy rather than making use of it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 22:18:40

Facebook crackdown

Facebook will ban content supporting white nationalism and white separatism, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:33:40