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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.

Thawing China-Norway ties bear significance

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg paid an official visit to China from Friday to Tuesday, which is the first of its kind by a Norwegian prime minister in a decade.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:18:39

Mar-a-Lago meeting gives impetus to further Sino-US cooperation

The Mar-a-Lago meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart, Donald Trump has just concluded. Not every problem in the bilateral relations was solved, but the two leaders have developed several communications mechanisms between their respective countries for the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:13:39

A war with NK may not favor Washington

An aircraft-carrier strike group led by USS Carl Vinson, previously scheduled for a port call in Australia, changed its course and headed toward the Korean peninsula Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:08:39

Public needs to be on guard against spying

China's education on national security has been relatively limited. TV programs on legal affairs rarely touch on spy cases.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 23:48:40

Gulf of Aden rescue demonstrates mission of PLA Navy

The growing role and contribution of the Chinese navy in the international crackdown on non-traditional threats facing the world deserves objective evaluation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 23:48:39

Google delight

Google tops Apple in brand value.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 23:33:40

Modern Chinese funeral rites derail from its intention

The purpose for funeral rites is to show respect and love for the deceased and ensuring the route to spiritual eternity or reincarnation is without any hurdles. Chinese people believe that a failure to follow the rules and etiquette of the funeral is likely to bring bad luck to the family of the deceased. It is with this understanding that funerals are taken very seriously in Chinese society.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:48:39

Housing craze musn’t obstruct SEZ growth

People are hoping that the future Xiongan New Area can be as modern, energetic and dynamic as Pudong and Shenzhen. However, the bubble of real estate prices made us worry whether this goal can be achieved smoothly. Meanwhile, Beijing is also burdened with multiple "urban ills" such as traffic congestion, air pollution and population explosion. The Xiongan New Area is designated to curb these ills and move certain non-capital functions away from Beijing to transform the region into a new growth pole.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:38:39

Sino-US relations ushered into a new era

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump had their first meeting at the latter's Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday and Friday. China's Foreign Ministry describes it as a "deep-going, friendly, long-time" session, which is also deemed by both sides as positive and fruitful. To the rest of the world, it serves as a paragon.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:33:39

Syria missile blast demonstrates persistence of US hegemony

The US blasted a government-controlled airbase in Syria with a barrage of cruise missiles on Friday. The Pentagon said 59 cruise missiles struck the Syrian Shayrat airfield. The military strike was launched for two purposes: to reset the US-Russia cooperation on anti-terrorism and to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East. It can be said that the wrangling for power has officially begun between Russia and the US during US President Donald Trump's term in office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:23:39

Nagamine’s return aims to alienate China

According to Kyodo News, after being recalled in January in protest to the placement of a statue symbolizing comfort women in Busan, Japan's ambassador to South Korea, Yasumasa Nagamine, has returned to Seoul last Tuesday. Upon arriving in Seoul, Nagamine said he would urge the Blue House to fulfill the comfort women agreement between the two sides and remove the statue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:13:39

Caught in the crossfire

Russia and Iran warn Trump they will retaliate militarily against US if it crosses their 'red line' again with attacks on Assad in Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 16:08:39

Tightened shackles

China imposes strict ban on home sales in Xiongan zone.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 15:58:56