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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

Military drill carries China’s message for Myanmar peace

Beijing is willing to cooperate with Nay Pyi Taw to safeguard border security. China supports the Myanmese government's ethnic policies and urges ethnic armed groups to participate in the reconciliation process.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 0:13:40

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