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Putting extradition treaty on ice won’t help anti-graft drive

So far, the US is still reluctant to sign an extradition treaty with China. Canada has agreed to negotiate one with China, after longstanding opposition. Now Australia has put the deal on ice. While they send a clear message to China that they want fairness and the rule of law, they should also avoid becoming good hiding places for Chinese criminals on the run.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 0:03:39

Belt, Road new approach to improve global economy, trade

China should put more efforts to explain the Belt and Road initiative to the West, and attract them to join the initiative by the cooperation on relevant infrastructural plans.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 23:13:39

A weakened Trump presidency may impact Sino-US ties

Given the scope and sheer amount of problems between the two, it tests China’s diplomatic wisdom to manage both their commonalities and differences. The US has a different political climate now from it used to have, and we need to be more patient with Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 23:23:39

Canberra fails to grasp Belt & Road through ideological prejudice

Australia rejected aligning a $5 billion state infrastructure fund with China's One Belt and One Road initiative during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's Canberra trip this time over concerns the deal may damage its relationship with the US, the Financial Times reported.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 0:23:39

US’ politicizing exchanges hinders progress in aerospace

The US embassy in Beijing recently denied a visa to Yu Guobin, vice director of China's Lunar and Space Exploration Engineering Center, who planned to attend the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas this week, with no explanation given for the refusal, Space News reported Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:23:39

Canberra’s engagement with Beijing won’t undermine ties with ally

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kicks off his visit to Australia Wednesday, his first overseas visit this year. This visit is widely expected to lift the China-Australia comprehensive strategic partnership to a new height.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:43:39

India over-sensitive on China’s engagement in South Asia

At the invitation of the Defense Ministry of Sri Lanka and Nepal, China's State Councilor and Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan on Sunday embarked on a visit to the two South Asian countries. As observers started to predict that the tour could unnerve New Delhi, such analysis was swiftly verified by Indian media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 1:13:39

Rwanda shows Chinese model of assisting African growth

The horrific Rwandan genocide in 1994 shocked the world, but later, the country has taken on an entirely new path, becoming one of the fastest growing economies in Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 0:33:39

Taiwan will be more secure by accepting one-China policy

Taiwan's "Minister of National Defense" Feng Shih-kuan presented the 2017 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) to the "Legislative Yuan" on Thursday. In the four-yearly review, a military strategy of "resolute defense" and "multi-deterrence" is designed to serve the tenure of Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 0:38:39

BJP’s election win has implications for Sino-India ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a sweeping electoral victory in Uttar Pradesh, the country's most-populous state, as well as garnering vigorous support in several other major state elections.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 0:28:39

Why Bishop is wrong on China’s domestic democracy

In an address in Singapore titled "Change and Uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific" on Monday, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned China of the importance of democratic institutions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 23:58:39

Racism stems from disdain, indignation over China’s rise

Spreadshirt, a German online retail company, was recently found selling T-shirts with slogans insulting to Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 0:13:39

Japan hyping China’s defense budget for its military ends

Japan making an issue of China's military spending is mainly because of its ambition to become a major political power.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 0:48:39

Building up nuclear deterrence best response to THAAD

THAAD poses threats to both China and Russia. Joint work against the system is the new bond of the Sino-Russian comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, and will strike a heavy blow to the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 0:33:39

CIA hacking leak exposes cyber governance loopholes

Your phone and TV are likely being spied on! This is what WikiLeaks claimed in the latest dump of 8,761 files about the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) worldwide hacking operations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:38:39

Northern Myanmar fighting calls for Beijing's tactical involvement

Fighting has erupted in northern Myanmar again. According to the office of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, rebels from a local armed ethnic group launched a surprise attack early on Monday against police and military posts in Kokang, a region bordering China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 0:48:39

Border areas crucial to China’s poverty-relief campaign

More wisdom is needed to establish related laws, regulations, supervision and education systems to diminish security risks in the border, stabilize border regions while fighting the war on poverty and clear the way for the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 0:08:40

India using Dalai Lama card risks worsening bilateral ties

Despite objections by China, India will host the Dalai Lama in a disputed region on the China-India border in the coming weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 0:38:39