OPINION

PLA drills in Taiwan Straits send clear warning


Taiwan independence forces' attempt to cozy up to the US and their secessionist activities will only result in strong opposition from the mainland. The Tsai administration should recognize the 1992 Consensus and negotiate with the mainland. US endeavors to play the Taiwan card will only complicate China-US relations and the situation across the Taiwan Straits.

Australia ideal testing ground for China's influence

China's policymakers need to realize that it's not even necessary for claims about interference to be true, or any different in intent from the sorts of thing that every other country does for that matter, for them to create significant blowback. Reassuring Australia's notoriously nervous strategic thinkers will, indeed, be a major test of China's increasingly sophisticated diplomatic skills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 20:08:39

Time to start manufacturing chips domestically now

China won't allow the US to use chips as a stick against it. China can take steps to replace foreign-made chips with domestic. Determination is the key. The Trump administration is helping us make such a decision. Probably we will be grateful for Trump's ban some day in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 20:03:39

Revamped ties positive for Japan, China

China and Japan should review the four political documents between them and jointly put their ties back on track. This is the big picture between the two and all other strategies should come second.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 23:38:39

Chinese society learning to accept LGBT community

China's social media may draw lessons from this case. While managing in accordance with the law, they'd better supply a forum for discussing these kinds of social issues that expand the boundaries of society's knowledge and awareness. We're confident that China will be more open in this regard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 23:33:39

Air strikes on Syria damage hopes for peace

Military means cannot solve any problem and will only hinder a solution to the Syrian issue. To end the war, we should go back to exploring political and diplomatic means and provide the UN with more powerful functions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:13:39

Does liberal international order have a future?

In this sense, the future international order will no longer be based on US leadership or Western values. The crisis of the liberal international order and weak global governance requires that non-Western states – including China – raise their voice and assert their authority, offering new ideas about how the global order should be organized or run.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:03:40

Washington visit may not boost Abe's rule

The cronyism scandal has damaged Abe's reputation. Abe hopes to take the opportunity of his US trip to help him out of a domestic quagmire. However the economic price in exchange for US political support will be paid by the Japanese people. If the expense is unaffordable, the trip will not help him regain approval but will become the last cause of his failure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:03:39

Reckless strike on Syria a shameless act

It is worrying that the US may disturb Syria with yet more missiles from time to time, throwing yet more salt on an open wound of a country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:23:40

Chinese values influence global film industry

Given China's economic and political role on the world arena, the expansion of its influence in global film production and other cultural industries is an irreversible trend, just as Forbes Magazine noted, “we will reach a time when not only box office receipts but also the films spawning them will prove China rules the box office once and for all.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:23:39

Storm coming

Japan protesters call for Abe to resign over scandal
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 21:03:39

NK nuke issue helps expand Russian influence

Russia's stance on the North Korean nuclear issue indicates the country is no longer a globally influential power but is capable of maintaining its influence on core Eurasian issues. China and Russia basically share the same stance on the North Korean nuclear issue and so they could coordinate with each other to achieve common interests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:58:40

Will Japan be marginalized on North Korea denuclearization issue?

In the past, the US was unwilling to provide North Korea security assurances. This has resulted in multiple losers. All parties concerned should learn from such experiences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:58:39

Trump's ill-advised fraternization of Taiwan

It is worth pointing out that the one-China policy is the political foundation of Sino-US relations. The moves by the Trump administration have challenged the three principles agreed by the two countries for the establishment of diplomatic relations (namely, the US must sever its diplomatic ties with Taiwan, abrogation of the mutual defense treaty between the US and Taiwan and the withdrawal of all US forces from Taiwan). They may even put China-US ties on the edge of a cliff. The Trump administration should think twice before acting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:40