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Asian power dynamic will be remolded in Trump era

For instance, if Trump adopts increasing protectionist measures in trade against China, this will also implicate Japan and South Korea. China should keep a close eye on interactions between countries in the region, enhancing communications with them as well as strengthening strategic planning.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/15 22:48:39

Washington’s bargaining chip only bodes ill for Taiwan

In a lecture on Tuesday, former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou said full consideration should be given to cross-Straits relations and Taiwan’s ties with the US, and the two should never be used against each other. His clear-minded remarks need to be taken seriously.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/14 23:13:39

China should seize opportunity to reshape South China Sea order

This will give China a peaceful and stable environment for development, and its neighboring countries a free ride to benefit from its growth. Addressing the South China Sea disputes could be the first step.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 23:53:39

Chinese should reflect on billionaire’s Caltech donation

China is attaching greater importance to scientific research and attracting more and more researchers from abroad. But in the meantime, it still has lots of deficiencies in funding the research projects. This needs much self-reflection and immediate action.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 22:48:39

Ambassadors wrong on China’s human rights record

It seems that Western countries are unable to realize there is a discrepancy between China’s legal system and the West’s.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/11 23:23:39

Mongolia should soul-search on hosting separatist figure

It is even more politically harebrained to ask for support from India, a move that will only complicate the situation and leave a narrower space to sort the issue out.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 23:58:40

Merkel’s burqa ban appropriate for religious equality

This principle is reached in European countries at the cost of blood and lives. It merits attention from other countries where multiple religions exist.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 0:13:41

Development model must stem from country’s reality

We hope developing countries can learn tactical experiences from China’s achievements, but they must make their long-term strategic plans based on their national conditions. China is willing to help those who can help themselves in the first place.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 23:53:39

South Korea should reflect on itself before finding fault with China

If South Korea insists on going its own way, it should be aware that China will not make compromises and sacrifices over its national interests just to show generosity.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 23:28:39

Italy’s referendum hints of European faith in globalization

China doesn’t want to see a moribund Europe, but hopes to march forward together with a Europe that remains open and rational.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 0:18:39

Democracy cannot evade its flaws with falling strength

Each political system has its own problems and flaws. Reform and keeping up with the times is the only way to keep the systems alive.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/1 23:53:39

Separatists must be barred from HK chief executive electoral process

We expect Beijing and Hong Kong authorities to be more decisive in re-establishing boundaries and reinstall the rule of law.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/30 23:43:39

Overseas support facility to safeguard China's growing interests

As a country which sticks to the principle of not interfering in other nations’ domestic affairs, Beijing’s security strategy is all about defense. Yet this does not run counter to protecting its interests
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 23:28:39

Quality, not speed should be prioritized in development

It is time for Chinese society to slow down a bit and make sure every step forward is solid and firm.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/28 23:13:39

Singapore’s hypocrisy exposed by seized military vehicles

A Singapore-bound cargo ship from Taiwan with armored military vehicles on board was inspected and detained by Hong Kong customs on Thursday last week. The Chinese foreign ministry responded Friday that the "Chinese government is firmly opposed to any forms of official interaction between Taiwan and countries that have diplomatic relations with us, military exchanges and cooperation included."
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 23:48:40

Policy paper illustrates enhanced China-LatAm ties

The updated China-Latin America ties show their recognition of China’s way of development and approval of reciprocal cooperation without political strings. It is hoped Washington can continue its input into the continent, which can benefit most from the positive competition between China and the US. The old way of threading a geopolitical mindset into global governance is obsolete, and the US should draw on wisdom from China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 23:28:40

Seoul-Tokyo intel sharing adds to NE Asia complexity

Some analysts predict that regional collaboration, such as the free trade agreement among Northeast Asian members will be hampered. But at this moment, Beijing must promote relevant negotiations harder than ever. Doing so will provide China with an opportunity to dissolve present negative factors, regain its initiative from the current difficulties and safeguard its strategic interests.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 0:03:40

Daimler exec’s racist rant shows lingering West centrism

Gaertner has been removed from his position, but a mentality as hostile as his is perhaps a long-term problem as China opens itself more to the world.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 23:53:40