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Maritime provocation in Trump era will make no difference

On Sunday, the US missile destroyer USS Stethem trespassed into China's territorial waters off the Xisha Islands. China responded quickly and dispatched warships and fighter jets to warn off the US ship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 0:03:40

American liberals, not the Chinese, take Trump as a chump

"Those who say Trump is a chump are the real chumps. They say so out of their demands to oppose Trump," said some Chinese WeChat users - they have sharp eyes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 23:43:39

Feud between Trump, US elites caused fake news epidemic

The recent CNN scandal is only a reflection of the confrontation between Trump and the US media. The real cause of the recent fake news epidemic is the conflict between the politically correct, elite values represented by the US mainstream media and political incorrectness and "America First" represented by Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 23:43:40

Missing Chinese student raises question over FBI's efficiency

Nineteen days after Chinese student Zhang Yingying went missing from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), the FBI announced a breakthrough that the car related to her disappearance was found. The whereabouts of Zhang is still unknown.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 23:03:39

Indian troops’ provocation brings disgrace to themselves

Chinese and Indian soldiers are locked in a face-off at the Sikkim section of the China-India border after Indian troops crossed the boundary and entered Chinese territory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 22:58:40

Being a pawn for US containment strategy a trap for India

Indians might feel a sense of pride as the strategic importance of their country in counterbalancing China was hyped by US think tanks and media outlets. However, being a "key piece in the jigsaw for the US" is nothing to be proud of. Instead, it is more likely a trap that deserves India's vigilance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 23:28:39

Receiving refugees on large scale unrealistic for China

The true way out to solve the refugee problem is to achieve stability and development in refugees' own countries and help them return to their own homes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 0:13:40

Disconnect from reality costs Democrats Congress seats

US bipartisan competition has become increasingly absurd, and this will for sure consume Trump’s ruling power.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 23:33:40

Change of crown prince heralds new era in Saudi Arabia

The appointment of the new crown prince marks an end to Saudi Arabia’s royal tradition that a younger brother succeeds his late elder brother and heralds a new era of father-to-son throne transition, a normal tradition of a monarchic system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 22:18:40

US university fails to teach students correct history of Tibet

Don’t naively believe that China will acquiesce to the chancellor of UCSD. His support for Tibet independence will affect his personal and the university’s exchanges with China. Chinese universities will take cooperative programs with it into prudent reconsideration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 23:43:39

Brexit talks will bring more troubles for UK if divisions remain

The British government would do well to heed the calls for cross-party consensus to work on avoiding a hard Brexit, or the country will surely be heading for difficult bargaining and a drawn-out struggle.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 23:48:39

'Text suicide' case shows China, US share online regulation interests

Online speech has extraordinary consequences – sometimes death, and those who post it must be held liable. Some Americans always denounce China over its regulations on online speech, and it seems spreading rumors irresponsibly is allowed in the US. However, the US is now seeing trouble in this regard. If the country continues to turn a blind eye to malicious online speech and similar “texting” suicide cases, more people could be taken advantage of by terrorists, radical religious groups and other anti-social extremists. Regulating online speech benefits social stability, and China and the US have common interests in this regard.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 23:33:39

Is family feud indicating a broader dispute in Singapore?

Lee Hsien Loong has been granted a chance on the stage of history, but is being rooted against by his siblings. His winning edge lies only in his governance achievements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 23:08:39

Chaos in Washington not good news for China

In the long-term, the current chaos in US politics will bring more uncertainties to the world. For China, the US will be a harder nut to crack.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 22:43:39

Will Rodman’s Pyongyang trip make an impact this time?

The US and North Korea will see closer ties if Washington wants peace, not just denuclearization, and Pyongyang wants security, instead of nuclear weapons. After all, nuclear weapons are tools for security. If the two countries can communicate seriously on the purpose of the nuclear activities, breakthroughs may be achieved. Whether Rodman’s “basketball diplomacy” can leave a mark in history will probably depends on his luck. We wish him good luck.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 23:43:39

Clash of civilizations intensifying in the US

Apart from the US, with the rise of terrorist attacks, the link between terrorism and religion has intensified frictions between different religions in other countries. How to properly deal with religious conflicts will be a problem the world will have to face.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 23:43:39

China-Central Asia cooperation not at cost of Russia

The West should abandon its Cold War mentality, and view Beijing’s policies from the perspective of development. It has been decades since the Cold War was over. Cooperation, rather than confrontation, is the theme of the 21st century.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 21:38:39

China can contribute to ease Mideast tensions

The diplomatic spat between Gulf nations and Qatar continues to unfold. As eight nations announced they were severing diplomatic relations with Qatar over its alleged support for terrorist groups, how this diplomatic standoff matters to China has raised concern.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 23:28:39