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.

Saddle sore

Dockless Bike Share Floods into the US
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 16:33:40

Trump's car tariff tweet distorts truth

With the development of China's economic growth and strength of science and technology, further opening-up and lowering of tariffs will be the future trend. But how China will do this will be decided based on WTO rules and China's own interests. This is China's sovereignty. Beijing will never listen to the command of Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 23:03:40

A sexual harassment case reexamined 20 years later

While the Chinese government has been unswervingly advancing the rule of law, the public's gradually developing habit of combating misconduct in accordance with the law is also encouraging. Although construction of China's rule of law still has a long way to go, #MeToo-like cases have undeniably highlighted the country's judicial progress in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 22:23:39

Why the US started a trade war with China

At a press conference, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesperson Gao Feng reaffirmed the position that China doesn't want a trade war, but isn't afraid to fight one, adding that if the US announces tariffs on a list of products worth $100 billion, China is fully prepared and will without hesitation counterattack with great strength.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 20:53:40

US-China trade war a sign of Trump's risky brinkmanship

The Democrats are already taking actions, determined to seize more seats of House of Representatives. Wall Street elites have also explicitly given warnings, urging the risky brinkmanship to stop. In such circumstances, it is not difficult to understand Trump's latest tweets. The US president is trying to reiterate his logic of showing toughness to win American interests and reawaken a sense of solidarity that worked for him during the high political season. Nonetheless, as the Trump administration itself has already felt this time, it is an almost all-in bet, and too many uncertainties and backlash lie ahead.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 20:53:39

Trump's measures to affect Asian economies

In recent years, China has assumed more responsibilities of addressing climate change and advancing free trade and economic globalization. Beijing will further build its global leadership by holding the forum.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 20:43:39

China continues key role in Korean Peninsula denuclearization

The denuclearization on the peninsula can be achieved if relevant parties ramp up efforts to ensure smooth strategic communication, enhance strategic mutual trust and balance their reasonable interest concerns. At the same time, all sides should demonstrate sincerity and patience in addressing the North Korea nuclear issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 20:38:40

China should remain cautious over softened Trump trade tone

It is essential for the White House to adopt a fair attitude and understanding toward Sino-US trade. Furthermore, it is a transition that is expected from the business community and the public on both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 2:09:40

Riding roughshod

Trump is undermining free trade worldwide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:28:39

Beijing must make clear bottom line on Taiwan question

The US and Taiwan can employ various tactics against Beijing, but as the Chinese mainland is increasingly outmatching Taiwan in strength, it is the call of the mainland as to how the Taiwan question will be finally resolved.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:23:40

Asia needs to be wary of militarism revival in Japan

China's peaceful rise is an irreversible trend. Japan should adjust its mentality and view China's development as more of an opportunity than a threat so as to share in the development dividends of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:23:40

Washington should be sincere in Kim-Trump summit

As the incoming US secretary of state is a hard-liner on North Korea, voices calling for a war against Pyongyang will be on the rise if the summit collapses. Frankly speaking, North Korea has limited leeway and the US has more say. Therefore, the Trump administration needs to demonstrate sincerity in negotiations with North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 21:28:39

Despite diplomatic challenges in Sisi's 2nd term, China-Egypt ties will remain stable

During his first term, China-Egypt cooperation expanded at an unprecedented rate in a variety of areas. China has been Egypt's largest trading partner and largest source of imports, with trade volume above $10 billion each year. Sisi's first term witnessed increasing Chinese investment in Egyptian infrastructure projects, which has acted as a driver of the president's Egypt revival project.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 21:18:39