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.

How China opened up over four decades

In 2018, 40 years after reform, that process continues. And this time, the impact promises to be even more far reaching and dynamic than ever before.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:53:39

Trump's gamble bets on interests of US public

It is US arrogance to believe that a trade war will exhaust China. But the boot is on the other foot. Trade is mutually beneficial to both the US and China. Scuppering bilateral trade would cause similar suffering to both sides. This simple truth can never be wrong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 16:18:39

High expectations from Nepal PM's China visit

Oli was applauded for his last visit to Nepal's northern neighbor. So the expectations from this visit inside Nepal are high. The people of Nepal are watching this historic opportunity with some apprehension and great expectations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 0:03:39

Chinese model enriches global governance philosophy

Now it's the time for the West to seriously reflect upon its own problems and reconsider its values. What it needs to do is to improve and move forward, rather than be obsessed with past success. If it continues to defend its internal decay by fabricating external threats, liberal democracy and institutions will face a bigger crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 22:48:40

Huawei block sours Beijing-Canberra ties

Sino-Australian relations will be cast in a shadow. Perhaps a few Australians want their country to become a political enclave of the US, willing to be a leverage of US right-leaning China policy. But it will come with a price tag bereft of benefit to Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 22:48:39

Passing the buck

Children have been separated from parents under Trump policy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 20:08:39

High expectations from Nepal PM's China visit

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit to China on June19-24 carries immense importance for bilateral relations, with a slew of agreements lined up in trade, commerce and infrastructure. Various ministries are working to do the homework, mainly on energy, railway and trade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:51:06

Process of denuclearization remains a sticking point after Singapore summit

The Kim-Trump summit is a historic moment, but it hasn't come to a historic turning point in North Korea-US relations. The priority now is to maintain the momentum of dialogue, especially making sure that the US doesn't back out. North Korea should also maintain its peace offensive with actions like truthfully reporting its nuclear weapons and facilities. Besides, Pyongyang and Seoul should put the Panmunjom Declaration into effect. All parties concerned should be patient, prudent and willing to make compromises.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 18:33:39

Neocolonial Europe behind Aquarius' fate

The solution, which does not seem to be in sight of the electorate or the European parties, should involve putting an end to the neocolonial process of dispossession of the African region by Europe, perhaps to arrive at a joint economic relationship between Europe itself and Africa, according to the virtuous model that China is implementing in Central Africa. Such a development that is not predatory or politically intrusive could lay the foundation for the future of an entire continent, too often a victim of aggressive capitalism of the West.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 17:33:40

Take Northeast Asian states on board to solve North Korea crisis

A framework including all five actors of the US, China, Russia, Japan and South Korea could be an important tool to bolster US efforts on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and maximize cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/17 11:44:25

If the US stops war games on peninsula, what's next?

After the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-un on June 12, US President Donald Trump told the media that joint military drills with South Korea will be suspended. This can be regarded as a response to North Korea's recent moves toward denuclearization. According to South Korean media, military authorities from the US and South Korea have already started discussing the suspension.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/16 13:02:39

China knows better as Trump tariff strategy tricks US voters

Dealing with the US is difficult, but China can easily refuse theft and coercion. China will remain with the US through negotiations and war. If a trade war between the two becomes fierce, the result will not provide a favorable political environment for President Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/16 7:37:48

Differing worldview strains US-German ties

US-German relations are getting rapidly worse, risking a breakup of the whole architecture of Euro-Atlantic relations. But at the origin of this disagreement is a different vision of the world. Not surprisingly, the alliance between the two countries was established only at the end of a world war that deprived Germany of its sovereignty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/15 11:57:54