OPINION

US foreign aid cut would worsen global woes


At this critical juncture when the global order is experiencing a fundamental transformation and adjustment, inward-looking and utilitarian tendencies of a leader are obviously not a good thing. China can play its part, but certainly cannot replace or fulfill the role of the US.

Another blow to Tsai Ing-wen administration

Taiwan independence thought will have to retreat in front of an ever powerful mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 14:43:39

US, not China, has the key to solving the North Korean nuke issue

Ever since the beginning of April, the world has been wondering, whether, or to be more precise, when North Korea will conduct its pretty-much anticipated sixth nuclear test.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/6/13 13:17:46

IS killing won’t impact China-Pakistan 'Iron brother’ ties

The killings of the two Chinese citizens should serve as a lesson. It is necessary for China and Pakistan to understand the situation of South Korean missionaries and radical groups in Balochistan, so as to better protect the safety of Chinese nationals in Pakistan.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 0:03:39

Clash of civilizations intensifying in the US

Apart from the US, with the rise of terrorist attacks, the link between terrorism and religion has intensified frictions between different religions in other countries. How to properly deal with religious conflicts will be a problem the world will have to face.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 23:43:39

Peeling off tip profits

Due to the App Store’s policy on in-app purchases, the WeChat team announced a halt to the “tipping” feature
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 23:08:39

Women-only carriages, respectful or discriminatory?

Given that female passengers, as well as elderly and child passengers, need special protection for the sake of their own safety, maybe a “Special Care” carriage is an acceptable solution?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 20:13:39

Will Qatar diplomatic crisis affect B&R?

A diplomatic crisis has erupted as major Arabian countries represented by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have all severed ties with Qatar, which is considered by China a crucial partner in promoting the Belt and Road initiative. How will the crisis affect China’s initiatives in the Middle East? What kind of measures are expected to be taken to minimize potential negative influences? Global Times reporter Ma Linna interviewed two scholars on this issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 20:03:39

Direct Action Everywhere demonstration has no impact on world's diet

The advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere is yet another example of the dangers that can arise when fanaticism overwhelms common sense.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:13:39

Moon engages in delay tactics as policy of ambiguity on THAAD fails

Moon is scheduled to visit the US later this month. By then, THAAD-related issues will inevitably be on the agenda. Many people wonder if Moon will finally speak up with the voice of South Korea in the face of Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:03:39

Beijing’s goodwill shown in India joining SCO

The international community now regards India as a major power. The country should be more mature in its diplomacy, avoid setting barriers for people-to-people and academic exchanges citing technical and procedural problems, and protect overall cooperation from conflicts with individual countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:03:39

Will Washington abandon world leadership under Trump?

Even if the US abandons its role as global leader, various legacy issues in the current world order still need to be addressed. However, even if it desires to continue with its leadership role, the world will not feel entirely reassured. The international community has already bid farewell to the era of unipolar dominance. Global governance needs collective leadership from all major countries and the wide participation of all people.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 23:53:39

Singapore's flip-flop stance toward China hard to change

Singapore may not abandon its flip-flop diplomacy and China needs to be prepared for this.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 23:48:40

China-Central Asia cooperation not at cost of Russia

The West should abandon its Cold War mentality, and view Beijing’s policies from the perspective of development. It has been decades since the Cold War was over. Cooperation, rather than confrontation, is the theme of the 21st century.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 21:38:39