OPINION

Will Bannon’s exit affect the US’ China policy?


The role of Trump's advisors outside the White House such as Henry Kissinger and Stephen A. Schwarzman is also uncertain. In the following months, the China-US relationship may face economic friction as well as a potential crisis stemming from the Korean Peninsula.

US beset by acute racial conflict as strength slides

In the past half century, the US has been vigorously interfering into other countries' affairs without being disturbed by domestic chaos. With strategic confidence, the US regards nothing as a problem. But the country is undergoing a slow, but seemingly irreversible change, which is gradually eroding the US' confidence.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 23:43:39

Trade probe is Trump's bargaining chip to pressure China

A full-blown trade war is no less than a revolution. The US system determines that it is not capable of tackling such a revolution. The scale of the Chinese market is expanding and China has a solid foundation of trade. As long as we prepare for the worst-case scenario, China should be confident about this game.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 23:38:39

False claims to freedom: chaos in Charlottesville

In this sense, the white-nationalist rallies at Charlottesville simply abused the freedom of speech or assembly, which is intended for furthering a democratic society, not undermining the values it should uphold.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:33:39

US trade policy deviates from WTO rules

The WTO's basic principles consist of openness, transparency, inclusiveness and non-discrimination. As a major founder and leader of the multilateral trade system and rules, the US has to follow them in making trade policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:23:39

New Delhi may disrupt BRICS Summit to blackmail Beijing

Even without Indian participation, BRICS will turn into a new platform for Belt and Road cooperation and South-South cooperation, and take in more members. BRICS will not decline as the West expects, but instead fare better.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:13:39

Doklam face-off a turning point in Sino-Indian relationship

Given the above, India's provocation this time is not a simple border dispute, but a turning point of the Sino-Indian relationship. No matter how the standoff ends, Beijing and New Delhi will enter into a stage of long-term strategic confrontation and the confrontation will be mainly reflected in political and military matters.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:08:39

China-made dinghies not to blame for refugee problem

Recently, online news portal Middle East Eye criticized Chinese manufacturers for selling "high-quality refugee boats" to people-smugglers in the Mediterranean Sea. It quoted an aid group as saying the sales were "highly irresponsible" and putting the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean at risk.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 23:38:39

South Korea should act as a buffer between US and North Korea

Now the destiny of South Korea is under the control of the US and North Korea. It is at the center of the political storm on the peninsula, while its role has been marginalized. The South Koreans should realize how absurd it is.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 23:38:39

Sleight of hand

Trump tries to attract American people's attention from domestic chaos to the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 23:03:39

Proper city planning crucial for healthier citizens

China's progress over the past 40 years has led to one of the most rapid urbanization processes ever. Today some 55 percent of the Chinese population lives in cities, and it is projected that this will reach 70 percent in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:38:39

Beijing, Washington partners, within limits

The current China-US relationship is more like a partnership with limits. The two nations have many interests that have converged and manageable conflicts, and can cooperate on concrete global issues such as fighting terrorism and nuclear proliferation, but there will not be an alliance under the construct of international law.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:33:39

THAAD heralds enduring shift in Beijing-Seoul ties over long run

Yet, the real problem for South Korea is that the deployment of THAAD will bring enduring changes to China-South Korea relations in the long run.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:28:39

COC framework in the South China Sea based on regional consensus

The US and some other countries often advocate for a so-called "rule-based order" in the South China Sea (SCS) and imply that China is a country that does not conform to international rules.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:18:39