US should desist from roiling South China Sea

Washington has taken a more active stance toward Southeast Asia, trying to restore and consolidate security relationships with regional countries and allies. But Trump's hard-line policy on the South China Sea has been counterproductive for regional stability.

Smooth trade talks serve common interests of China and US

Mutual respect for the trade agreement must be the basic premise of a win-win situation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/10 5:10:05

Huawei row goes beyond open conflict

The West, in particular, the US and Europe, regard Huawei as a threat. Why? To which extent? Do they fully share the same stance against the Chinese communication technology giant? The conflict should be interpreted at three different levels, from surface to fundamentals, where US and European interests diverge.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/2/9 10:41:31

China-US relations seek inspiration from the past

The year 2019 is special for China-US ties. On January 1, 1979, China and the US established formal diplomatic ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/8 10:10:35

Can the Aachen Treaty revive Europe?

Throughout the course of the past century, the relationship between France and Germany has undergone dramatic ups and downs, from hostility to one characterized by reconciliation and cooperation, and now, integration.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/7 11:22:19

Can Trump's State of the Union address bridge partisan gap?

US President Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at 9 pm EST on Tuesday. According to US political tradition, the State of the Union address is the summary of the US president's political achievements as well as declaration of domestic and foreign policies. Mostly, it's a time for the president to boast about his contributions. Trump continued the tradition and his sharp, overconfident personal style.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/6 18:30:40

Japan in Five Eyes will roil region

The group of five countries — Five Eyes — sharing intelligence, is trying to rope in Japan and Germany, according to a Reuters report in October, 2018.Egging on Tokyo to be a part of the group comprising Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US, Japanese media recently claimed that "Japan deserves to be the Sixth Eye." Even if the Abe administration hasn't clearly expressed its intention, it is possible that Japan will join the alliance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/6 10:52:54

Japan eyes global military footprint to expand political clout

In April and July, Japan signed the Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement (ACSA), a military logistics pact, with Canada and France respectively. The Japanese government will try to get it approved by the National Diet this year. Canada and France are also advancing domestic procedures for its approval.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/5 11:21:05

How should China deal with hostility of outside world?

Only China can decide what kind of country it will become. It will open wider to the world, ratchet up reform and become more modest and prudent.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/4 11:37:04

Can second Trump-Kim summit break the stalemate?

US President Donald Trump will hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February, the White House announced after Trump met Kim Yong-chol, North Korea's top negotiator.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/3 14:36:05

Junking INF will destroy global arms control

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the US is suspending its compliance of the Intermediate-Range Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia on Saturday and will start a 180-day procedure to completely withdraw from the arms control accord. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia will also suspend participation in the INF treaty. “They say that they are doing research and testing [new weapons] and we will do the same thing,” Putin said during a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/2 21:23:40

Nations should explore better system to break US hegemony

Being a major stakeholder in the world order, China opposes unilateral sanctions. China should join hands with more countries to negotiate and explore a system fit for the dynamics of a multipolar world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 19:53:40


Foxconn Technology Group is rethinking its plan to make liquid crystal display panels at a $10 billion Wisconsin campus. The company said it intends to hire mostly engineers and researchers rather than the 13,000 jobs the project originally promised.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 19:08:40

As development dawns, New Year customs wane

The country's biggest festival is apparently losing its traditional flavor. Loss of traditions with economic development and higher standard of living is a reality facing almost every society in the process of modernization
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 18:58:40