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Can the US drive a wedge between Russia and China?

Relations between China and Russia began to strengthen during the years of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, when Russia had good relations with the West. Neither side would compromise its relationship in order to please a third party.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 16:33:41

Duterte allies' win reflects logic of Asian politics

The West didn't believe such cooperation could endure, because in the traditional Western view, the political ecology of Asian countries that favor strongmen will cause problems due to corruption and lack of transparency in cooperation. However, the truth is that cooperation improved governance and is in line with international norms. The cooperation between effective governments with executive capability will benefit the implementation of many projects, which will eventually boost people's livelihoods and the economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 20:28:40

Political prejudice of West exposed in granting asylum

Meng is also former president of Interpol, but just like France's asylum, it cannot make him escape his investigation. Anybody who violates China's law will be punished and there should be no exception. The purpose of China's anti-corruption campaign is to build a clean and fair society for Chinese people and other countries should end their illusions about interfering in it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/14 21:03:42

China's destiny relies on self-development, not US goodwill

We should have a sense of urgency and encourage some local authorities to make inspiring demonstrations. What we achieve will be our leverage to talk with the world: Development should not be suppressed and China invites participation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 22:33:40

US a mere bystander in fight against plastic pollution

Perhaps the world should no longer expect the US to shoulder the responsibility of a world leader and act in the interest of all humanity. As countries around the world begin to understand the urgency of the plastic pollution issue and assume their duty, the only thing on the mind of the US is its own self-interest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 21:43:40

Edge in high tech key for China to weather trade war

China's system enables the country to concentrate on and prioritize national interests. China should make use of its institutional advantages and mobilize its resources to make breakthroughs in key areas such as AI, 5G and aerospace. More research funds and personnel can be ploughed into these fields. Simply being defensive is not enough for China to safeguard its interests anymore. By improving its competitiveness in the high-tech sector, China can switch from being defensive to active.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 20:13:40

Strong Chinese navy guarantee of South China Sea peace

US warships will continue to appear in the South China Sea. However, their voyage will have more symbolic meaning than actual significance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 21:42:25

China's internet governance offers global example

The scale of internet users in China is incomparable in the world. China has nowhere to draw lessons from in terms of regulating the internet. China is well aware of the tests it is facing from the development of the internet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:58:40

Canada's diplomatic dilemma stems from lack of independence

The hard-won China-Canada relations today need to be treasured.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 20:58:40

China's internet governance won't change for Google

China needs to develop its internet, and the country's internet market is open to Google. But Google must obey Chinese laws, including China's guidelines on human rights, if it wants to enter the world's largest internet market. With or without Google, China's internet will develop on the basis of the country' own social practices.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 22:13:39

Despite profound transformation, big powers vie for influence among Central and Eastern European Countries

The year 2019 marks the 30 years' transition of Central and Eastern European countries, a region that experienced massive change since 1989. Under the Constitutional framework, the states have established a multi-party parliamentary system, set up separation of powers, held regular elections, and continuously improved the legal system. And most have a functioning market economy that has shown continuous growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/3 9:57:03

Can US partisan politics make America great again?

Perhaps from now on, until the Americans choose their next president, the country will be grappling with election campaigns, with no major achievements in domestic policies or diplomacy in sight. No one can predict the future policy orientation of Washington. The best option is not to predict, but just watch the drama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 21:23:40

Cultural exchanges under BRI will deepen understanding

Foreign countries may understand the cultural and educational factors in China's economic development through exchange and cooperation, while China also needs to understand foreign countries' development experience and cultural backgrounds.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 21:18:41

Time for Washington to consider joining Belt and Road

Washington should abandon the zero-sum mindset and pragmatically promote global economic development, which will eventually benefit US' growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 20:43:40

Sound management key to high-tech competitiveness

All important technologies involving social stability can cause unbearable loss and harm to a country without proper supervision. High-tech management, which makes technologies develop in a healthy way, could be a decisive factor in determining whether a country is more technologically competitive. As technology rapidly evolves, management must keep up with that speed. China has made its call.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 21:08:40

Need for stronger SCO role against terrorism

Further anti-terrorism cooperation within the SCO requires mutual trust, while mutual trust can only be gained through more cooperation. In the wake of the attacks in Sri Lanka, the SCO should strengthen cooperation among its member states, observers and dialogue partners and, when necessary, consider including more regional countries which would contribute to this arduous process.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/22 21:13:40

China's confidence in poverty alleviation lies in its system

Grasping a better understanding of China's poverty alleviation will help Western officials and media better appreciate the Chinese government's leadership and China. But if they want to comprehensively understand the strength of China's system, they must break away from their cognitive logic.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 21:08:39

China's internet model gaining overseas acceptance

US media needs to know that if more countries start to follow Beijing's footsteps in internet governance while pursuing democracy in social media, it means China must have done something right.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 19:03:40