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Africa key to Chinese diplomacy in new era

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a top-level planning of China's diplomacy in the new era. Chinese diplomacy is aiming at realizing the Chinese dream through the BRI. China's diplomatic style stresses on competent and energetic, and the country attaches more importance to neighboring countries and welcomes the other nations to take ride of China's economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/30 14:09:49

Time for US to soften sanctions on North Korea

A second summit between Kim and Donald Trump might be held in October. Hopefully collaboration among all sides will set the course for a new phase of global interaction between North Korea and the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 22:13:42

Quality, not quantity, of patents key to innovation

In impetuous times, people are more prone to making quick money in all possible ways. This can be a barrier to the innovation-driven development strategy that China is adopting. China must lessen the inappropriately high emphasis on patents, work out more targeted incentives and straighten out the approval process and so boost true innovation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 22:08:40

Reset anticipated for China-Australia relations

As Wang said, China and Australia are complementary economies and have more in common than differences. In today's fast-changing world where multilateralism and free trade are being challenged, China and Australia need to emphasize cooperation over conflict and join hands against those upending the international order. In this sense, a reset for the relationship is highly anticipated, even expected.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 22:03:42

China must oppose US protectionism, hegemony

The problems related to international trade cannot be addressed simply by hegemonic maneuvers. A wiser approach for the US would be to use the multilateral mechanisms of the international order to resolve its trade grievances with its partners. China has to shoulder greater responsibilities to hold fast to multilateralism and oppose protectionism in this protracted trade battle.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 21:08:39

Swedish right-wingers exploit refugee problem

Sweden used to be a perfect country in the minds of some Chinese. But in today's world, it's more than astonishing to hear such ugly words on SVT. What can Chinese tourists do in this context? Behave yourself, prepare for your trip and perhaps be more cautious in choosing your travel destination.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 22:23:39

China, EU can join hands on infrastructure plans

Through joint cooperation via various platforms such as China's BRI and the EU's connectivity strategy, the two can instill stability in the global order and achieve their development goals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 22:33:47

China-Vatican rapprochement good for Catholics

Those who are making an issue of China's religious freedom to create obstacles for the improvement of China-Vatican ties do not care about the development of the Catholic Church. It's believed the Holy See will not be affected by them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 23:28:42

New Delhi should cherish common development ideal

It is time for India to adjust its mind-set and let more South Asian nations such as Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka join the process.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 22:33:41

China criticizes Swedish police not because of Dalai Lama

Recent years have seen the Dalai group increasingly marginalized in international society with its separatist nature fully exposed. A growing number of Western countries have snubbed the Dalai Lama. It's hoped Sweden and the three other countries that the Dalai visits this time recognize the trend and follow suit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 22:53:40

Be wary of Taiwan's infiltration via mainland students

The cases revealed by the national security authorities this time have sent a clear signal that universities and related youth organizations and institutions need to have a full understanding of the current counter-espionage situation and attach great importance to raising awareness about the counter-espionage law.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 23:03:40

Capital reigns supreme in US electoral politics

Capital has always been a tool for geopolitics. The trade war with China is not the last scene of President Trump's drama. We can certainly expect more.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 21:33:43

Religious freedom not at odds with management

No one should jeopardize it for whatever reasons and people should prevent themselves from being used by external forces to intervene in China's own affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/12 22:18:40

Trade war may propel Asia to restructure industrial chain

Regional cooperation may put the China-US trade war on the back seat. What's more, such cooperation will give impetus to the integration of more sectors in Asia – a unified currency, for example – and lead to new security patterns.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 22:13:40

Pakistan must boost industrialization to solve problems

The BRI is an initiative, a platform for countries to seek an optimal way of joint development. It is not surprising to see problems during the process. What's important is resolving them through cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/10 22:53:39

Hegemonism will cost US popularity in Latin America

If Washington insists on unilateral actions, it will not hold on to the region; instead, it will be abandoned.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 21:28:39

What does a chaotic White House mean to China?

The US, under the presidency of whomever, will take more means to suppress China. We must prepare for this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/6 22:23:40

Is it appropriate to release police mug shot in internet era?

The US prides itself on the rule of law. Yet in an era when the internet and social media are flourishing, it is time for the US to ponder if its legal system is behind the times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/5 22:28:42