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.

Why IMF aid usually brings pain to recipient countries

With more emerging markets joining in, it is time IMF maximized institutional effectiveness, strengthened accountability for lending decisions and limited interference into sovereign economic affairs. Such reforms, while revitalizing the IMF in global economic governance, would help bring more societal stability and economic growth in the third world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:08:41

Trump trying to make up for internal failures

However, Trump may not be able to fulfill his wishes in trade or diplomacy, because he is upsetting the delicate balance and causing damage to the international order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:08:40

B&R will help develop Himalayan region

When the Himalayas are no longer a thick and strong wall, what will once the most underdeveloped region look like?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Japan strives for relevance on North Korean nuclear issue

It's foreseeable that Abe will reiterate Japan's importance in this strategy when meeting Trump and convey his willingness to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Exam time

College entrance exam time
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 23:23:39

Chinese college exam mirrors future competition with US

Educational investment in rural and remote areas should be a long-term endeavor upon which the authorities insist. Global competition will be fiercer in the future and we have to prepare better for it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 23:18:39

US warships unwelcome in Taiwan Straits

The Taiwan Straits is an international waterway. But US warships going through that water has special geopolitical implications.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 23:13:39

Chinese projects in Malaysia may stay intact

In the future, the Malaysian government will certainly welcome investment by foreign-funded enterprises that abide by the local laws, but will differ from practices in the past decades in terms of bidding and contract talks. Most importantly, all parties should believe in the principle that business is business, and win-win cooperation is the key to the issue. Malaysia will definitely let investors enjoy the dividends of its reform and development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:48:39

Is EU listening to its voters' message?

This is not a fight between populists and the Germany-led EU. It is a fight for the survival of Europe. If Berlin shows no compromise in negotiations with Rome and leads the Italian government to a humiliating defeat and collapse, the next election to be soon provoked could lead to even higher euroscepticism in the Mediterranean country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:33:39

Sino-US trade dispute: Japan understands how China feels

The trade talks brought both threats and opportunities to Japan. Some were blocked, others utilized and the rest were allowed to pass. China is expected to develop more through this opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:23:39

Uncertainty lingers in US' Indo-Pacific move

In general, the Indo-Pacific strategy is not exactly a strategy. Although it has become more than a concept, it is no more than a vision that lacks operating details. More importantly, the strategy is not completely under the control of the US, for it will be influenced by the international situation. Compared with Barack Obama's rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific strategy, there is more uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:18:39

G-6

“We will be divided -- it will not be a G-7, it will be a G-6 plus one,” said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:38:40

Can treaty ensure peace on Korean Peninsula?

The Pyongyang-Washington summit will soon start and all parties should be committed to promoting the summit toward success. Selfish calculations are not needed now.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:38:39