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Reason for optimism in gloomy trade war

As trade tensions between China and the US escalate and an increasing number of analysts tend to believe that no silver lining can be seen in years to come, Stephen Orlins, president of National Committee on US-China Relations, noted he is still optimistic about the bilateral relationship in the long run.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/10 22:53:40

China on course to a promising future

How far is China away from realizing its rejuvenation? How hard will the process be? How will China's development influence the world in the future? Global Times (GT) reporter Li Qingqing interviewed Professor Danilo Türk (Türk), former president of the Republic of Slovenia from 2007 to 2012 and a senior visiting fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, on these issues
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 21:03:39

US economist urges cooperation for stable global development

Against the backdrop of US flip-flop during trade war consultations with China and intensifying Beijing-Washington rivalry, where China-US relations are heading and how they will affect the world have aroused concerns from scholars from both sides, including Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 19:05:57

Better understanding can lower China-US mistrust

Over 100 American experts on Asia, including former government officials and scholars, signed an open letter - "Making China a US enemy is counterproductive" - to oppose the China approach of the administration of President Donald Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 19:13:42

World heading toward a bipolar order: eminent scholar

Where are China-US relations headed amid profound changes in the international landscape? How will intensifying bilateral competition influence the international order?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/7 18:18:40

Iran not interested in war with US: envoy

Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh, Iranian Ambassador to China, shared his views over concerns about the Iran-US relationship, including chances of a war breaking out between the two, Tehran's perspective about the future of the Iran nuclear deal and what Europe can do as a mediator.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/2 18:24:10

Causes of China-US tensions go beyond trade

The causes of the current US-China discord are deeper and more structural than just competition over tariffs and technology. It's rooted in the transitional forces in world order.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 11:43:40

Maximizing cooperation with China can maximize US influence: Expert

Carla P. Freeman (Freeman), daughter of former US diplomat Chas Freeman Jr. and a well-known China hand, first set foot on Chinese soil when the reform and opening-up was unfolding.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/7 15:03:25

What made China's rise possible?

After the bipolar world is formed, the strategic competition between China and the US will last long, at least 20 years. The Washington will have an edge over Beijing for 10 years. Within 10 years, it's not possible for China to attain equal status with the US. In other words, by 2023, China will be a super power but junior to the US. With no unexpected crisis to the US, it will be at least 20 years before China can achieve equal status with the US in terms of comprehensive national strength.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/19 20:28:40

US-China spat doesn't signal new cold war

I am hoping that a trade agreement could be a starting point. It will be a significant step forward, better than what we have now. But it's not enough to hold China and the US together. I think they need something more tangible, more specific in terms of international affairs, something that is more strategic.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 18:43:44

Damage to US-China relations can be undone

China-US relations have been at a crossroads. With China on the rise facing an established power, the US, are the two destined to be rivals in a confrontational relationship? How does one understand the tensions in bilateral relations and prevent ties from sliding further?
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:13:40

Strategic dialogue further deepens China-Pakistan relations

The first China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue was held in Beijing on March 19. What's the significance of this dialogue? What are the new developments of China Pakistan Economic Corridor? H.E. Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan answered these questions in an exclusive interview with the Global Times Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 22:01:35

S.China Sea shouldn't hurt Beijing-Manila ties

The reefs problem may stay. It may never be resolved or become the source of conflicts, but in the meantime, we will find a way to go around the reefs issue and cooperate for our mutual benefit.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 17:28:40

Thucydides Trap author believes US has been taken aback by China's rise

What is US leaders' attitude toward the historical lessons of clashes between rising and established powers? Will the US learn to accept China getting strong eventually?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/16 21:48:40

Australia should resist US pressure to take on China

There's also a tendency with this government to be obsessively deferential to Washington and I do worry that with Washington now moving to a very aggressive, hostile, confrontational stance with China, there will be pressure on the Australian government to follow suit. I think that pressure should be resisted.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 12:28:40

Forge international cooperation less focused on US

Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 16:48:39

Best strategic opportunity for China since Cold War

In early October, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered a China-bashing speech at the Hudson Institute. Observers say his speech may be indicating a looming new Cold War. How does Pence's speech bear on US policy on China?
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/22 16:23:39

RT challenges domination of Western media

For decades, the entire global news agenda was set by a handful of news outlets from a couple of countries, and a limited range of voices from the same countries, which did not reflect the world's diversity or complexity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/21 20:53:39