OPINION

US president makes ‘America first’ priority in early months


Trump’s first 100 days in office have displayed what the priorities of his presidency are, with articulate policy measures on the US’ foreign relations and the “America first” strategy.

Anti-corruption campaign extends to financial sector

Corruption will negatively impact the central government's policies and its authority as well. Problems in the financial system will harm China's real economy, and jeopardize China's overall economic security and people's livelihoods.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 23:08:39

Young empty-nesters lack enthusiasm for life and fear responsibility

Our enthusiasm for life really depends on our attitude. What really troubles the so-called young empty-nesters is they find it hard to develop romantic relationships due to limited social life. They spend most of their time at work with colleagues but find it hard to start a relationship with them for one reason or another.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:33:39

Belt and Road en route to connect the world

Twenty-eight heads of state and government have confirmed they would attend the Belt and Road summit scheduled to be held in Beijing in mid-May, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday. In addition, officials and experts of all industries and business from 110 countries and delegates from 61 international organizations will also be present.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:28:39

No foreseeable progress in US-Russia ties

There are good reasons for both Russia and the US to try to keep the relationship from overheating. The former Cold War adversaries find themselves in a more capricious situation right now than at any time since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. In Syria, their armed forces risk aggressive collision. Thus, the top priority for the Kremlin and the White House should be to reduce that very real risk, fraught with dire consequences of escalation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:18:39

Using MOAB can exert positive but limited effects on the Afghan peace process

The use of MOAB demonstrates that the Trump administration is inclined to choose a more active policy toward Afghanistan. It indicates that the core objective of the Trump administration's Afghan policy is to curb the growth of Taliban forces, crack down on IS and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and use military pressure to push the rebels to negotiate. Therefore, in the next two years, the US will not only maintain its military presence in Afghanistan but also may increase the number of troops.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:13:39

Referendum widens social rifts in Turkey

The constitutional referendum held in Turkey on Sunday is widely regarded as "the retrogression of democracy" by Western media. The new constitution will put an end to more than 90 years of parliamentary system in the country and strengthen the power of the president, which will make the government more authoritarian.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:08:39

Carl Vinson scandal sours Trump’s authority

The truth seems to be that the US military and president jointly created fake news and it is without doubt a rare scandal in US history, which will be bound to cripple Trump’s and the US’ dignity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 18:53:39

Can North Korea afford cost of weekly missile tests?

Pyongyang's fiscal expenditure in developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles is limited, which can be proved by the recent military parade and the failed missile test. Amid the tightening UN sanctions toward Pyongyang, the country's spending in this field will be inevitably reduced.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 0:13:40

Seoul not innocent victim of N.Korea nuclear crisis

As a key player on the Korean Peninsula, the attitude of Seoul toward the North Korean nuclear issue is of great significance. South Korea needs to take its share of the blame for today's tense situation. It shouldn't view itself as an innocent victim. In the latest developments, South Korea has not moved to calm the situation, rather it has escalated the tension.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 0:13:40

Fanning the peninsula flames

Abe approves US' aggressive stance on North Korea and mulls preparation for refugees in the wake of a potential war on the Korea Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 0:13:39

HK ready to bid farewell to Western imperium

Carrie Lam, the top civil servant with a reputation for tough-mindedness and executive efficacy, will take political command in Hong Kong on July 1. We seem to be set for some interesting times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 20:03:39

Will Trump’s shift in China policy lower trade war risk?

The Xi-Trump meeting has dramatically changed Trump's view on the Sino-US ties. The US president has realized that both countries are eager to cooperate with each other and the Sino-US trade ties are mutually beneficial. Trump is gradually abandoning his old mindset toward the currency issue. Trump's shift on his trade policy toward Beijing shows that he is a resolute leader who is willing to learn and adapt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:53:39

Certainty in Sino-US ties ensures stable global economy

A trade war between the world's first and second largest economies will only cause damages to both sides, and simultaneously, make other countries that have been drawn into the global industrial chain suffer.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:43:39