OPINION

Unstable strategy haunts Canada's China policy


Earlier this month at the 2018 Fortune Global Forum held in Toronto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada would continue to increase the trading relationship with China in thoughtful ways. How can the two countries deepen trade ties? How to comment on the current bilateral relations?

Pence speech shows Washington's tougher policy on China

In a speech at the Hudson Institute on Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence launched a broad attack against Beijing. He slandered China by claiming that China is meddling in the US midterm elections. It was the first time that a US vice president targeted China so sharply in a speech since 1972.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/5 13:50:31

A war of perceptions and emotions

Parallel to the ongoing trade war, there is another war which deserves our urgent attention and requires immediate joint action before it reaches a point of no return. That is the escalating and growing war of perceptions and emotions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/5 11:31:01

China's offshore areas not stage for US' unilateral show of force

An exclusive CNN report said several US defense officials revealed that "the US Navy's Pacific Fleet has drawn up a classified proposal to carry out a global show of force as a warning to China." The proposal recommends that the US Pacific Fleet conduct a series of operations in a week in November to prove that the US can counter potential adversaries on several fronts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/4 17:59:02

US forces' presence hinders peninsula self-determination

During an interview with Fox News on September 25, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the two Koreas and the US had generally formed a consensus over the fact that a declaration to end the war should be issued as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/4 10:41:18

Why Pakistan PM's humane citizenship plan for refugees triggers row

"They are humans, how have we deprived them for 30, 40 years?", asked Prime Minister Imran Khan compassionately, while sharing his 'unprecedented' and 'brave' intentions of awarding citizenship to Pakistan-born Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/3 10:45:11

New EU strategy not bad news for China

Despite evident Sino-European differences, the new #EU connectivity strategy in the making is not bad news for China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/2 12:09:45

Is the US hijacking WTO reform agenda?

According to Kyodo News Agency, trade ministers of Japan, the US and the EU agreed on Tuesday to co-sponsor a proposal to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) as part of an effort against Chinese industrial subsidies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/1 14:49:59

Africa key to Chinese diplomacy in new era

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a top-level planning of China's diplomacy in the new era. Chinese diplomacy is aiming at realizing the Chinese dream through the BRI. China's diplomatic style stresses on competent and energetic, and the country attaches more importance to neighboring countries and welcomes the other nations to take ride of China's economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/30 14:09:49

Taiwan's silly folly in aiding trade war

As the China-US trade war flares up, the island of Taiwan has decided to buy more soybeans from the US. It is reported that Taiwan will buy between 3.2-3.9 million tons of soybeans valued at up to $1.56 billion from Iowa and Minnesota in 2018 and 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/29 23:23:02

That's my seat!

Bad manners must be addressed at source, by all of Chinese society, if we want to truly solve the problem.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 23:53:43

Qing soaps a welcome, mostly harmless distraction

Watching these shows is harmless fun, mostly. But we do need to watch in moderation, not let them affect our sleep or next day's study or work. After all, we still live in the real world, not the imperial Chinese harem.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 23:53:42

Time for US to soften sanctions on North Korea

A second summit between Kim and Donald Trump might be held in October. Hopefully collaboration among all sides will set the course for a new phase of global interaction between North Korea and the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 22:13:42

Growing trade deficit shows US self-harm

Although China does not want a trade war, Beijing stays calm when needed and tries to minimize losses. China's attitude will stand the test of time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 22:13:42