OPINION

Emasculated US learns to deal with new status by changing policy


With its leadership eroded, America has started changing the nature of its policy. It tries to make up its diminished influence through policy adjustments, particularly bullying and intimidation. This may work in the short term. To avoid direct strategic confrontation with the US, other countries tend to make certain concessions to it. But in the long run, it will hurt the US' own interest. America's relations with other countries, including China, will eventually return to the conventional logic of international relations.

Rules-based cooperation vital for China in ties with EU

Facing the accumulated problems in Europe, most mainstream European political parties failed to offer effective solutions. If nationalist parties make breakthroughs in the election, European politics is likely to see significant changes. But one thing is for certain: In the age of globalization, China and EU, the two major economies in the world, will deepen cooperation no matter which parties take the lead in the European Parliament.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:28:41

Can Indian elections bring good governance?

To boost India's economic development and people's welfare, an ambitious target is insufficient. The country needs an efficient government, which is capable of gradually addressing specific issues, such as increasing youth employment and preventing sexual assault on women.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:23:40

Joint statement signals broad consensus between China and EU

The joint statement has sent a strong message to all: No matter what tremendous changes the world is experiencing and regardless of whether there is confusion or problems between China and Europe, the two will continue to improve their relations and move on forward.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 5:49:10

Desperation time

British Prime Minister Theresa May seeks Brexit extention from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 22:53:40

US reckless in reshaping Middle East order

History has shown that even a powerful nation like the US cannot afford such a quagmire. The Middle East is a graveyard of ambitions. What this region needs is patience to maintain the status quo. The US has chosen a wrong place to show its strength.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 22:28:40

Developing talent key to China's innovation

High-end talent is the key for a country to take the lead in future competition in innovation, and vying for more talent could be a theme. China will not only cultivate its own world-class talent by means of international interactions, but also to allow more overseas personnel to take root in China. As the saying goes, talent is the most valuable resource in the 21st century.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 20:08:40

Luckin – China's answer to Starbucks

The real winners? Hundreds of millions of coffee consumers in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:58:41

US aircraft carrier's visit to Vietnam is largely symbolic but may still up the ante

While shelving disputes and managing maritime crises, China should continue to promote regional cooperation initiative such as BRI. This will be a priority for China's neighborhood diplomacy in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:48:41

US-China spat doesn't signal new cold war

I am hoping that a trade agreement could be a starting point. It will be a significant step forward, better than what we have now. But it's not enough to hold China and the US together. I think they need something more tangible, more specific in terms of international affairs, something that is more strategic.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:43:44

ASEAN refuses to emulate Western model

Concerning the China-US trade war, wars are never healthy anyway. But we are in this age where negotiations work and there is mutual respect. Now America has realized that China is a force to reckon with. It is basic human nature for people to covet success. That is the true definition of democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:43:43

West should feel guilty for resumed fighting in Libya

The per capita GDP of Libya fell from the world's 56th position in 2010 to the 108th in 2017. This was definitely not the result of Gaddafi's governance alone. If the West doesn't want to assume the responsibility of helping Libya regain stability and development, they should at least admit to the world that the Western model is not almighty and means huge risks for many developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 21:53:41

Rudderless

G7 foreign ministers meet without Pompeo
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 20:33:40

ASEAN will shun the US' geopolitical game against China

The US should understand it is a member of the cooperation community rather than a boss who gives orders.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 20:28:40