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.

China's gain from Singapore summit benefits Northeast Asia

Perhaps Washington elites need some self-examination over their Cold War mindset, their routine of treating China as an enemy and their habit of overly calculating gains and losses. If the nuclear crisis on the peninsula is to be resolved, it will be a win for all.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 21:28:40

Left standing

Japan was asked to foot the bill for the costs of denuclearization.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 21:08:40

Scrapping NY school test not fair to many

As for the mayor's plan, it is to fairness what a McDonald's hamburger is to healthiness. Many parents told me at the protest that a slice or two of tomatoes and lettuce on the meat makes it look like a nutritious meal. But it is not.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:23:40

Trump-Kim summit leaves Japan struggling with outdated strategy

To be specific, Japan was a participant in the Six-Party Talks, and now is just a bystander.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:23:40

Singapore summit signals key change in US policy

The better the results delivered, the more confident Trump would be in keeping up the momentum of the direct talks with North Korea. Over time, a new consensus in the US that “Dialogue with North Korea works” will emerge and there would be more leeway in the US' decision-making space toward Pyongyang. An innovation in strategic thinking will follow and in turn stimulate reciprocity from North Korea. A virtuous circle of reciprocity will promote trust and create a favorable environment for permanent peace on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 18:23:39

Politics should stay away from World Cup

We are embracing a relaxed and eventful World Cup season. Western politicians addicted to geopolitical strife need to learn to hold back.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 17:33:41

Under SCO, India and Pakistan find common ground

The forthcoming joint military training of India and Pakistan deserves encouragement. It is hoped the two can establish mutual trust to serve as a foundation for future cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 21:43:40

Heroes advance

World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 21:38:41

American media fail to grasp full picture of Trump-Kim summit

It's impossible for North Korea to completely comply with US' request of denuclearization. However, the Kim-Trump summit eases tension on the peninsula and opens up a new prospect for future negotiation. The peninsula issue needs a good start, but whether the current US media can support Washington in further resolving the issues remains unknown.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:58:40

US attitude toward BRI critical to relations

Looking into the future, we strongly believe that China and the US cannot do away with cooperation. This is the plea of both countries on international resource allocation. The reality of their cooperation will reduce tensions – a beautiful prospect.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 19:38:39

Chinese food sends message in Kim-Trump meeting

When Trump and Kim ate Yangzhou fried rice, it reminded me of a traditional Chinese saying: “You are what you eat.” It is a diet therapy developed by the Chinese over thousands of years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:48:40

Is New Delhi's foreign policy biding time and hiding capacity?

Who knows whether India's current China policy and the adjustment of the Indo-Pacific strategy are not for “keeping a low profile and making some achievements?”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:38:40

White House infighting distorts US policy

However, his advisers have their own calculations to push their agenda: Navarro, an anti-China obsessive, swore to launch a “trade war” against the country; trade liberals want to maintain the established global trade system so as to enable the US to continue to benefit from globalization; hawkish Bolton defies diplomatic means and believes that the North Korean issue and Iran cannot be solved without using military force; Pompeo has seen a window of opportunity to realize peace in Northeast Asia and wished to make a name by facilitating the Trump-Kim summit. From this point of view, it's not surprising that there is indecisiveness and chaos in the Trump administration and the farce is all there for the world to see.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:03:39