OPINION

Multilateralism possible without hegemony


A few days ago, Financial Times op-ed "Multilateralism without American Leadership" offered an interesting discussion on changes in the current world order. Even though an opinion piece tends to oversimplify the reality, more so when it is dealing with the entire world, it can raise pertinent questions for a new debate.

Nationalism instigated to challenge political system in Vietnam

At any rate, what's behind the protests is up to Vietnamese leadership to decide, though they should be allowed to do so without outside provocation. I believe that the mainstream society of Vietnam will take notice of similar “proxy conflict” experiences around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 22:23:40

Tunnel vision

Trump blasted Canada over trade
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 22:08:39

End of 'war games' will be a big step forward for peninsula

Trump and Kim have an opportunity to create history. If Trump can realize complete denuclearization of the peninsula, and Kim can bring prosperity to North Korea, it will be great feat for both of them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 21:48:41

Singapore summit raises hope for peninsula

China and North Korea have normal state-to-state relations. They share common ground to promote North Korea's reform and opening-up. Beijing's support is vital for Pyongyang to leverage on Washington. North Korea will deal with its relations with China and the US in a reasonable manner in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 20:33:39

Do Chinese tourists lack respect for local customs and traditions?

In my opinion, the misbehavior of the Chinese women at the Osaka restaurant is not a result of lack of understanding of Japanese society, but a lack of discipline.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 18:18:40

Ugly racism festers despite development

It is always easy to make a group of people the butt of a joke and attack them with hate speech. Having this race bias is due to social conditioning, and it is sad since none of us are born racist. Our mind was never tainted with inequality or a deluded sense of superiority until society taught us to be so. Having lower tolerance of something foreign and being unconsciously biased is in some way a natural response, but we cannot allow this to happen.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 18:13:40

Promote complete denuclearization of Korean Peninsula with further efforts

The US' earlier mindset – it would get back at North Korea after Pyongyang completes denuclearization – needs to be adjusted. The US may need to borrow some wisdom from Eastern philosophy. If it can have favorable interactions with North Korea and do away with its hostile attitude toward the country, the result will only be better.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 17:53:39

Iran seeks China help to allay predicament

On the other hand, China and Iran are likely to find common ground, especially over a new model to combat US financial hegemony, and a currency swap would be a good start. As Iran's largest oil importer and its biggest trading partner, China will continue to maintain normal economic and trade ties despite US sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 17:38:39

Australian minister sends positive signals about ties with China

Bilateral ties soured last year after some Australian politicians tried to play up what they called China's infiltration into the country and made provocative remarks on the South China Sea issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 15:08:39

Action needed to prevent religion's intervention in politics

Austria's approach mirrors Europe's vigilance and reminds all secular states to articulate their stance against religions' intervention in politics. Real actions should be made by the world, including China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:33:40

US more provocative on Taiwan question

A closer relationship with the US is not better for Taiwan. There are also risks for the US to play the Taiwan card. The US and Taiwan need to realize this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:33:39

When doves talk

Trump-Kim meeting
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 21:53:40

New members will boost SCO's political strength

After the 2008 financial crisis, marked changes were seen in the regional economic landscape. Certain elements are impeding the momentum of development in the region. But now the situation has started to change. The SCO member states have begun to reach consensus. It is believed that after this summit, a series of crucial agreements will be inked over practical collaboration. The Agreement on International Road Transportation Facilitation was signed in 2014. It means construction of infrastructure among member states has already been linked. The question now is how to improve connectivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 21:08:39