OPINION

PLA drills in Taiwan Straits send clear warning


Taiwan independence forces' attempt to cozy up to the US and their secessionist activities will only result in strong opposition from the mainland. The Tsai administration should recognize the 1992 Consensus and negotiate with the mainland. US endeavors to play the Taiwan card will only complicate China-US relations and the situation across the Taiwan Straits.

If Taiwan becomes a chess player, it will be told 'game over'

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen said last week that Taiwan is not just the pawn of the US, but can also be a chess player. She may have not figured out how reality works. If Taiwan becomes a chess player, it will be told “game over” by the mainland. Hopefully both Washington and Taiwan can understand the warning sent by the mainland's live-fire drills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 23:08:41

Suspicious minds

Western think tank say the Belt and Road initiative has political and strategic implications of a Chinese-led regional infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 21:23:40

Integration speeds up in Northeast Asia

Wang's visit to Japan provides an opportunity for the two countries to explore transformation, have policy communication and discuss building regional mechanisms. It is expected that Sino-Japanese ties will continue improving and they, together with South Korea, will launch FTA cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:38:40

Trump's dallying with Trans-Pacific Partnership driven by electoral calculations

The US under Trump can never rejoin TPP if Trump clings to profits for his own country. In this sense, his declaration is nothing but a posture. It is expected that Trump will take this as a lesson and think twice before making major trade policies in the future, or he will again regret his impulsive decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:33:41

Scholars ponder demise of liberal world order

In Europe and the US, many scholars are attributing the demise of the international liberal order, driven by the West, to the isolationist, antiglobalist and populist policies of the new Trump administration. I believe this is incorrect. The process of restructuring of the international order is longer, deeper and structural, and it goes back to the 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:23:40

Maineland offers insights into studying in US

For hesitating parents in China, Maineland won't tell you whether your child will be able to survive the harshness of studying abroad. But it tells you, for the first time, how others survived it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:18:41

India should join hands with China for regional prosperity

As a major power in South Asia, India should join hands with China for common development, which will be of particular significance for South Asia's prosperity. As neighbors connected by the same rivers and mountains, China, Nepal and India are natural friends. As Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “Nepal stands as a natural beneficiary of cooperation and development by China and India. This is a logical desire that should be supported by both China and India.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:48:40

Balancing act

China, Japan hold 4th high-level economic dialogue
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:43:43

Globalization's role in China-Japan relations

Globalization is not just about political and economic relations. Mutual understanding and a common reflection on war are in step with the rapid growth of the younger generation's direct contacts from travel, reading the same books and playing the same mobile games. This is the background for a gradual improvement of Sino-Japanese relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:58:40

India's revised China policy tactical adjustment, not strategic change

The warming of ties between China and India is out of the needs of both sides. In the short term, India hopes to have better relations with China so as to solve its domestic issues and develop its economy. In the long run, it wants to catch up with China in strength. China needs to watch India's words and deeds closely.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:53:41

US hybrid war arrives to replace Cold War

Those who disagree with those rules and envisage a different kind of world order are also coming closer together. The One World of Pax Americana that has existed since the end of the Cold War is already history. US global dominance is still in place, but the peace – “pax” – has been shattered again. The new era is not a replay of the 20th century contest. It may be equally dangerous, but in its own way. Beijing and Moscow, while staying clear of creating an alliance, appear to assess the risks, identify credible objectives and build a strategy in coordination with each other and other like-minded nations. Major power rivalry is set to intensify.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:53:40

Latin American disunity hinders development

Disunity has hurt Latin America's international image, jeopardized the investment environment in the region, crippled the basis for party politics and wasted political, economic and diplomatic resources. It has even created obstacles for Latin America to develop ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:23:42

N.Korea's security concern must be heeded in Kim-Trump summit

Major countries must back North Korea pursuing its legitimate rights and interests. Let us hope Beijing's sophisticated understanding of the situation is appreciated in Washington and Seoul.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 17:53:40