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2nd aircraft carrier milestone of nation’s defense development

The progress of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army echoes national development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 23:28:40

Attending B&R forum a chance to mend China-Japan ties

Such a geopolitical point should not be made at the expense of the development of all three. Japan might have woken up to the fact by sending a heavyweight to China. Beijing is also looking forward to seeing Seoul’s participation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 23:53:43

O’Reilly scandal deals a new blow to US media’s credibility

Talk show host Bill O'Reilly was officially fired by the Fox News Channel last week amid a sea of sexual harassment allegations. His show, The O'Reilly Factor, with nearly 4 million viewers a night on average, made him one of the most popular cable news hosts in the US. But it all ended after The New York Times exposed that O'Reilly and Fox had paid over $13 million in settlements to five women who accused O'Reilly of sexually harassing them in the workplace.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 0:13:39

US media views Ivanka’s China business with biased lens

On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks for jewelry, spa services and ladies' bags. Her company already holds 16 registered trademarks in China. The news has attracted much negative press in the US, as the media believes Ivanka and her family are deeply involved in China contacts and policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 23:53:39

India playing Dalai Lama card worsens territorial spats with China

China's recent announcement of the newly standardized names of six places in South Tibet has unsurprisingly set the Indian media ablaze. Over the past two days, quite a few Indian media outlets, such as the Hindustan Times, described Beijing's latest move as "revenge" and "retaliation" against India for hosting the 14th Dalai Lama in the disputed border region earlier this month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/21 0:18:39

Anti-corruption campaign extends to financial sector

Corruption will negatively impact the central government's policies and its authority as well. Problems in the financial system will harm China's real economy, and jeopardize China's overall economic security and people's livelihoods.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 23:08:39

Can North Korea afford cost of weekly missile tests?

Pyongyang's fiscal expenditure in developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles is limited, which can be proved by the recent military parade and the failed missile test. Amid the tightening UN sanctions toward Pyongyang, the country's spending in this field will be inevitably reduced.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 0:13:40

Race to Blue House won’t change China’s opposition to THAAD

The official campaign for South Korea's presidential election kicked off on Monday. Polls suggest that among the five candidates, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party and Ahn Cheol-soo of the People's Party are running neck-and-neck, making the May 9 election results more unpredictable.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 23:48:39

Turkey’s referendum may affect future of Islamic world

Turks went to the polls on Sunday to choose between the parliamentary system which they have lived under for almost a century and a presidential system that would put all executive power in the hands of their president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. While media attention is focused on the political pathway of the president, there is something more at stake.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 23:28:39

Duterte's shift in tone won't overturn Manila's S.China Sea policy

China adheres to the principle of "putting aside disputes and seeking common development" to solve the South China Sea issue, and, with economic construction as its primary goal, lays much stress on improving good-neighborly friendly ties with ASEAN countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 23:43:40

Why is China-Russia-India strategic triangle not viable now?

The idea of the China-Russia-India strategic triangle need not be viewed as futile since an active and positive global role of the three countries could contribute to a more just and balanced world order that China has been promoting. But the basis of such a triangle is that the parties concerned respect the national interests of the others, which India should particularly take note of.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 0:13:39

China-Myanmar cooperation overcomes political mishaps

China and Myanmar signed a crude oil pipeline transmission agreement Monday. The deal is regarded as one of the most significant achievements of Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw's Beijing trip. The pipeline will be running soon, according to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 23:28:40

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

Thaw of Sino-Norwegian ties comes a long way

On Friday, during Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's visit to China, China and Norway signed a package of cooperation initiatives. They also signed a pact to restart free trade negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 23:53:39

Myanmar needs more time for ethnic reconciliation

Accusations about an "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been swirling in the West in recent months. Responding to this, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with the BBC on Thursday, acknowledged problems in Rakhine state but denied there is ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 23:08:39

Washington desisting regime change in Syria a welcome change

The White House acknowledged on Tuesday that the government of President Bashar al-Assad remains a “political reality” in Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 0:23:39

New Delhi using Dalai as diplomatic tool harms Sino-Indian ties

The 14th Dalai Lama has been invited by New Delhi to Tawang, a disputed region on the China-India border this week. The Dalai Lama is expected to be received by India’s Junior Home Minister Kiren Rijiju this time, a move that gives the trip some official implications.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 0:48:39

Beijing, Manila try new model to solve maritime disputes

Asia will face a precarious future unless regional stakeholders exercise cohesion and integration and solve internal disputes by themselves. As China believes, Asia’s security should rely on Asians.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 23:38:39