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.

Can Tillerson’s Russia visit instigate a rapprochement in Washington-Moscow ties?

Russian-US relations are at the crossroads again. This time, the two nations must choose whether to worsen their ties or to find some common ground and start making some improvements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:33:39

Gap between Suu Kyi and West expands

The Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) took over Myanmar's government from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) in late March 2016. After one year in power, Suu Kyi talked about public disappointment with the NLD government during a TV speech last month. Apart from the Myanmese public, the US and Western public opinion are also critical of the NLD governance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:23:39

Ball of N.Korea nuke crisis kicked to Trump

Preventing Pyongyang from carrying out its sixth nuclear test is the top priority at the moment.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:53:39

Smartphone-enabled parental neglect

Parents who are fond of lowering their heads and playing on their phones will not only lose opportunities to communicate with their children but risk harmfully impacting their children's lives.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 5:03:41

Will ‘Mother of All Bombs’ scare NK?

This bombing is clearly aimed at testing the weapon in real combat and provides a new gimmick in US military deterrence. North Korea must have felt the shock wave traveling all the way from Afghanistan. It would be nice if the bomb could frighten Pyongyang but its actual impact may just be the opposite.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 23:03:39

Shifter-in-Chief

US media have poured scorn upon Trump for his flip-flops on many significant issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:43:39

Ending gender discrimination starts at birth

Boy or girl? At nearly five months pregnant, my husband and I have become more and more curious over the gender of our baby. We have been trying to guess what we are having based on all the old wives' tales and also discussed whether we should find out our baby's gender ahead of childbirth.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 5:03:41

Duterte's shift in tone won't overturn Manila's S.China Sea policy

China adheres to the principle of "putting aside disputes and seeking common development" to solve the South China Sea issue, and, with economic construction as its primary goal, lays much stress on improving good-neighborly friendly ties with ASEAN countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:43:40

Trump's reversal on Chinese currency a welcome move

US President Donald Trump said the Treasury Department will not label China as a currency manipulator in its semi-annual report. He explicitly noted that China is "not a currency manipulator."
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:43:39

Can immigrants assimilate to Japan’s culture?

Before I took a plane to go to Japan for a vacation, I thought I could easily pass myself off as a local if I kept my mouth shut. I speak no Japanese. But there aren't many facial characteristics that can differentiate East Asians from different countries. And in New York, I am often mistaken for a Japanese or Korean.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:38:40

THAAD’s fate depends on South Korea’s election

It is not too late for China to engage in the THAAD discussion with the new president and his government following the election.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:33:40

Shadow of war looms as Washington-Pyongyang tensions escalate

The situation on the Korean Peninsula has been turbulent for the past three months. With US President Donald Trump's Syria strike and US aircraft carrier's redirection to the waters near the peninsula, risks for an open war have reached new heights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:23:39

Tawang’s history affirms China’s sovereignty

Arranged by India, the 14th Dalai Lama visited Tawang in South Tibet of China, called "Arunachal Pradesh" in India, from April 4 to 13. He had been to the region six times in the past. During his visits, Dalai repeatedly referred to the area in China as "Arunachal Pradesh." When will the Buddhist monk stop selling out China's territory for his personal gains?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:08:39