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Jakarta must be wary of anti-China sentiment

China has been Indonesia's largest trading partner for many years. Stable China-Indonesia ties are a requirement for further development. The Indonesian government must be more vigilant in preventing anti-China nationalist sentiments from being used maliciously, which could cause incalculable losses to the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 20:23:40

Can Japan stand up to US request to contain China?

Emphasizing "America first," Trump has seldom provided Japan any benefits. But in the meantime, China-Japan ties have finally returned to the right track after twists and turns with emerging economic and trade potential. Does acting at Washington's beck and call prove rewarding for Tokyo? It's time for Abe to think this through.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 21:03:40

Trade war may further worsen US local infrastructural woes

The public spending of the US federal government and that of state and local governments function differently. Nowadays many states lack money to improve public services and Chinese products at reasonable prices are lending a helping hand. But if they don't want help, then let it be.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 20:13:40

China's active neighborhood diplomacy to improve regional peace

During the upcoming IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, China will make full use of the multilateral platform to make more friends and communicate with more leading figures of Asia-Pacific countries' defense departments and armies to build consensus, and make the best efforts to maintain regional stability and development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 20:38:40

Modi reelection will further enhance China-India trust

Modi's reelection benefits the continuity of his policies toward China and the two countries' mutual trust. India is China's important neighbor and the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative has created beneficial results in South Asia. We hope New Delhi can join in the progress and work together with Beijing for the development of India and the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 22:03:40

Concurrent trade war and talks will become new norm

Beijing will grasp the general direction of the consultations instead of being bothered by some particular matters at certain times. The contest between China and the US rests on the negotiating skills and the determination of the political system. In terms of the capability of comprehensively countering the US' attacks, today's China is far more powerful than it was in the 1950s during the Korean War.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 21:28:40

Can the US drive a wedge between Russia and China?

Relations between China and Russia began to strengthen during the years of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, when Russia had good relations with the West. Neither side would compromise its relationship in order to please a third party.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 16:33:41

Duterte allies' win reflects logic of Asian politics

The West didn't believe such cooperation could endure, because in the traditional Western view, the political ecology of Asian countries that favor strongmen will cause problems due to corruption and lack of transparency in cooperation. However, the truth is that cooperation improved governance and is in line with international norms. The cooperation between effective governments with executive capability will benefit the implementation of many projects, which will eventually boost people's livelihoods and the economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 20:28:40

Political prejudice of West exposed in granting asylum

Meng is also former president of Interpol, but just like France's asylum, it cannot make him escape his investigation. Anybody who violates China's law will be punished and there should be no exception. The purpose of China's anti-corruption campaign is to build a clean and fair society for Chinese people and other countries should end their illusions about interfering in it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 21:03:42

China's destiny relies on self-development, not US goodwill

We should have a sense of urgency and encourage some local authorities to make inspiring demonstrations. What we achieve will be our leverage to talk with the world: Development should not be suppressed and China invites participation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 22:33:40

US a mere bystander in fight against plastic pollution

Perhaps the world should no longer expect the US to shoulder the responsibility of a world leader and act in the interest of all humanity. As countries around the world begin to understand the urgency of the plastic pollution issue and assume their duty, the only thing on the mind of the US is its own self-interest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 21:43:40

Edge in high tech key for China to weather trade war

China's system enables the country to concentrate on and prioritize national interests. China should make use of its institutional advantages and mobilize its resources to make breakthroughs in key areas such as AI, 5G and aerospace. More research funds and personnel can be ploughed into these fields. Simply being defensive is not enough for China to safeguard its interests anymore. By improving its competitiveness in the high-tech sector, China can switch from being defensive to active.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 20:13:40

Strong Chinese navy guarantee of South China Sea peace

US warships will continue to appear in the South China Sea. However, their voyage will have more symbolic meaning than actual significance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 21:42:25

China's internet governance offers global example

The scale of internet users in China is incomparable in the world. China has nowhere to draw lessons from in terms of regulating the internet. China is well aware of the tests it is facing from the development of the internet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:58:40

Canada's diplomatic dilemma stems from lack of independence

The hard-won China-Canada relations today need to be treasured.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 20:58:40

China's internet governance won't change for Google

China needs to develop its internet, and the country's internet market is open to Google. But Google must obey Chinese laws, including China's guidelines on human rights, if it wants to enter the world's largest internet market. With or without Google, China's internet will develop on the basis of the country' own social practices.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 22:13:39

Despite profound transformation, big powers vie for influence among Central and Eastern European Countries

The year 2019 marks the 30 years' transition of Central and Eastern European countries, a region that experienced massive change since 1989. Under the Constitutional framework, the states have established a multi-party parliamentary system, set up separation of powers, held regular elections, and continuously improved the legal system. And most have a functioning market economy that has shown continuous growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/3 9:57:03

Can US partisan politics make America great again?

Perhaps from now on, until the Americans choose their next president, the country will be grappling with election campaigns, with no major achievements in domestic policies or diplomacy in sight. No one can predict the future policy orientation of Washington. The best option is not to predict, but just watch the drama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 21:23:40