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.

Con-artists train to steal hearts!

Women must be careful not to get caught up in the web of “spurious romance.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 0:03:40

Stars should stop 'acting smart,' start paying tax

China has planned to develop the cultural industry into a pillar of the national economy by 2020. It's imperative to regulate the distorted and scandal-ridden business. Strong action is needed to pull it back onto the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 0:03:39

Sticks and stones

EU hits back at US tariffs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:33:43

Blaming China won't heal G7 internal woes

Western democracies should figure out their own problems first, instead of talking about competing with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:18:41

China should prepare for cross-Straits crisis

Concessions won't win long-term peace and cooperation between China and the US. Only if both countries act in accordance with principles and do not cross each other's bottom line can bilateral relations be stabilized.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:18:39

Why Trump can get away with anything

Many politicians before Trump often disappointed supporters for taking the high moral ground. Trump gets a free ride for going in the opposite direction. For the rest, who are in the middle, Barr has shown what they may get by following in the president's footsteps.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 20:23:40

SCO to promote India-Pakistan amity

It is high time for South Asia to rise as a region and that is possible only when Islamabad and New Delhi start negotiating peace and join hands. It is desirable that in their first meeting as SCO member states, Pakistan and India will take steps toward amity; otherwise political issues between the two will keep delaying their progress and growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 20:13:40

Will centrifugal forces lead to collapse of G7?

What if one day Trump feels that the G7 is useless and only serves as a platform for others to criticize the US? Will he let the US withdraw from the G7, too?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 18:58:40

Singapore quiet but assiduous as summit host

It thus came as not much of a surprise when it was announced that Singapore would host US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they hold the first ever summit between the two nations technically still at war. The world eagerly awaits the peace deal, if any, that would result from such a summit. Meanwhile, Singapore will continue to play its role as a quiet but assiduous host.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 14:08:39

Bike problems

Shared bikes get into trouble.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 22:23:40

Washington mustn't interfere in operation of private companies

It is hoped that the US government will stop interfering in the affairs of US airlines in terms of modifying their reference to Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 22:18:40

China, US edge closer to middle ground in trade talks

China will maintain a constructive attitude. At the same time, it will prepare itself for both good and bad scenarios.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 22:13:43

What has happened to Italian politics?

To conclude, it is necessary to be conscious that a majority of the Italian people has not experienced improvement in its living conditions during the previous governments. It is a long agony, which significantly explains the election results. This is what the dying parties (PD and Forza Italia) have yet not understood.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:13:40