OPINION

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.

Washington visit may not boost Abe's rule

The cronyism scandal has damaged Abe's reputation. Abe hopes to take the opportunity of his US trip to help him out of a domestic quagmire. However the economic price in exchange for US political support will be paid by the Japanese people. If the expense is unaffordable, the trip will not help him regain approval but will become the last cause of his failure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:03:39

Reckless strike on Syria a shameless act

It is worrying that the US may disturb Syria with yet more missiles from time to time, throwing yet more salt on an open wound of a country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:23:40

Chinese values influence global film industry

Given China's economic and political role on the world arena, the expansion of its influence in global film production and other cultural industries is an irreversible trend, just as Forbes Magazine noted, “we will reach a time when not only box office receipts but also the films spawning them will prove China rules the box office once and for all.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:23:39

Storm coming

Japan protesters call for Abe to resign over scandal
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 21:03:39

NK nuke issue helps expand Russian influence

Russia's stance on the North Korean nuclear issue indicates the country is no longer a globally influential power but is capable of maintaining its influence on core Eurasian issues. China and Russia basically share the same stance on the North Korean nuclear issue and so they could coordinate with each other to achieve common interests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:58:40

Will Japan be marginalized on North Korea denuclearization issue?

In the past, the US was unwilling to provide North Korea security assurances. This has resulted in multiple losers. All parties concerned should learn from such experiences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:58:39

Trump's ill-advised fraternization of Taiwan

It is worth pointing out that the one-China policy is the political foundation of Sino-US relations. The moves by the Trump administration have challenged the three principles agreed by the two countries for the establishment of diplomatic relations (namely, the US must sever its diplomatic ties with Taiwan, abrogation of the mutual defense treaty between the US and Taiwan and the withdrawal of all US forces from Taiwan). They may even put China-US ties on the edge of a cliff. The Trump administration should think twice before acting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:40

Lessons shared for China-Africa relations

The Sino-Mauritius relationship is playing a unique role in China-Africa relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:39

US, allies risk Russian retaliation in Syrian attack

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday he ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a chemical attack last weekend. He said the strikes were in coordination with France and the United Kingdom. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country is being "invaded" by the three countries. The Russian Embassy in the USA said in a statement that "insulting the President of Russia is unacceptable and inadmissible."
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/14 12:59:53

Drill a warning to secessionist forces

The news that the People's Liberation Army will conduct live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Straits on April 18 has shocked Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 22:48:40

Strong navy steers more balanced, steady rise of China

The Chinese navy has rapidly developed, and we believe it will continue to do so until it reaches its maturity. China will be more secure and the world more peaceful as the Chinese navy sails into the deep blue sea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 5:12:28

Vulgar online streaming content should be forbidden

Content generating and sharing platforms should beef up efforts to regulate content. Content providers and broadcasters should abide by relevant laws and regulations to create a healthy online environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 5:03:40

Teachers versus parents

It is a teacher's duty to make students learn, while a family teaches a child the meaning of life and love, helping him or her become a better person. Schools and families need to take on their own responsibilities and should not pass the buck!
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 5:03:40