OPINION

US immigration policy just a political tool


Under the pressure of the upcoming presidential elections, the room is squeezed for both parties to concede and the protracted war on immigration policies will be the new normal in US domestic politics.

Trade war a symptom of deeper malaise

David J. Firestein, inaugural executive director of the China Public Policy Center under the University of Texas at Austin, holds that a "silent majority" in the US continues to see China as a vital stakeholder in US future. He shared his insights with Global Times reporter Yu Jincui on a string of issues including implications of the recent US moves to escalate the trade war, the impact of the trade war on the US, and how the voices of moderation within the country will influence bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 20:45:17

Hong Kong must make a choice: stability or turmoil?

Hong Kong will have to choose. If it provides opportunities for terrorism, Hong Kong will be engulfed in turmoil and most Hongkongers will lose their stable life. But if Hong Kong chooses stability, then it should not give any chance for terrorism and should firmly crack down on terrorist activities. A middle course does not exist.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 20:43:40

Countries in region can see through US design

As long as other countries can realize that the US is sowing discord in the region, Washington's influence will be undermined. The situation has improved for China, and China should stick to its own path - promoting the BRI, improving neighborly good relations, and strengthening cooperation of security, economy, and diplomacy with surrounding countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 18:13:40

East Asia trade deal faces head winds

Is South Korea willing to expand trade ties with Japan after being sanctioned by the latter? The three countries needs a solid trilateral economic and trade relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 18:03:41

Unilateral move will incur risks for India

Territorial, ethnic and religious disputes are concentrated in Kashmir. It is not India's internal territory. The United Nations had passed resolution regarding Kashmir's status. India's forceful measure to change the region is unlikely to go smoothly. New and old hatred toward New Delhi's unilateral decision will plant traps in the road ahead for the nation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 21:08:18

HK violence reveals hidden agenda fueled by evil intentions

Those responsible for orchestrating such violence have combined criminal behavior with protesting so they can destroy Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/13 8:10:36

Surprise election result in Argentina may push back conservative wave in Latin America

Argentina will need Chinese support in dealing with its external debts. Increasing our exports to China and easing the rising trade deficit will help to balance the external sector. This strategic global partnership could set a new stage for both countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 22:19:37

Hong Kong youth should rechannel anger

The Hong Kong government should meanwhile recognize its youth policies have been inadequate. The government should continue to provide more support to help young people find jobs and provide them with more affordable housing. If Hong Kong's youth are willing to broaden their perspective with the help of policy initiatives, it's only a matter of time before they can break out of their current predicament.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 21:26:30

Kashmir issue proves India unqualified for UN Security Council seat

Kashmir is a UN-recognized disputed region. India's move has exposed the Hindu nationalists' contempt for international law and the UN as well as the dictatorial tendencies of the Modi government. It also jeopardized relations with Pakistan and China and tarnished India's international image as the world's largest democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 21:20:57

Good idea for Japan to resume strategic dialogue after seven-year freeze

China-Japan strategic dialogue may not solve concrete problems, but there is no doubt that it could help deepen mutual understanding. When strategic mutual trust has accumulated to a certain degree, we may find that perceived threats are based on wrong assumptions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/11 23:49:34

UK should safeguard autonomy with Huawei 5G decision

The US attempt to contain China's rise is doomed to fail in an era of globalization. There is no reason for the UK to become an accomplice to a futile effort and be caught up between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 21:00:28

US biggest destroyer of Asia-Pacific stability

As its hegemonic anxiety intensified, the US launched the rebalance to Asia-Pacific strategy and Indo-Pacific Strategy to alleviate its own decline. Meanwhile, Washington shocked the regional order by becoming the most prominent destroyer of stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 20:55:12

India's unilateral Kashmir move unwise, dangerous

It is imperative that the international community de-escalates tensions, ensures that the rights of Kashmir are not violated and that India refrains from making further provocative moves against its neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 20:08:40