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Can Sino-US ties overcome 'Thucydides Trap'? History offers insights

Whether China and the US can overcome “Thucydides Trap” and establish a new type of major power relationship is intensely debated by scholars. What insights can we find through history of China-US engagement?
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 11:13:39

Reciprocity can help advance B&R in Europe

Emmanuel Macron has taken office as France's new president and observers are trying to figure out what he has in mind. How will he craft his China policy? Will he pull France and Europe away from the populist tendencies?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 18:53:40

Bachelet promotes global view on B&R

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet (Bachelet) joins other heads of state from 28 countries to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on Sunday and Monday. What significance is it for Chile to take part in the forum? How can Chile benefit from the Belt and Road initiative?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/14 20:58:39

Chinese model more suitable for Africa: envoy

China and Rwanda have been engaged in close economic and trade partnership for more than two decades. While China is capable of boosting Rwanda's investment and trade, Rwanda plays a vital role in China's One Belt and One Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 17:53:39

New Delhi, Beijing need to mitigate frictions

China and India seem to be at loggerheads on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues now. What are the fundamental differences between the two? As China rises and the Asian dynamics keeps changing, where is the Sino-India relationship headed in the future?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 17:43:39

Can Russia and China join efforts to counter THAAD?

The realistic option would be increased information sharing between Moscow and Beijing on THAAD and the US military presence in Northeast Asia, as well as joint exercises like the one held in May 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:18:39

US, China should accommodate each other

Since taking office in January, US President Donald Trump's Asia-Pacific policy has been closely watched by China and other Asia-Pacific countries given the rising uncertainties in the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 15:43:39

China-Sri Lanka ties going strong at 60

China and Sri Lanka celebrates the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties this year. As Sri Lanka assumes a strategic position in the Indian Ocean, Chinese investments in the country and the Sri Lanka-China friendship, which has lasted for centuries through the ancient maritime Silk Road, have often been viewed in the context of geopolitical competition. What is the current status of the bilateral relationship between China and Sri Lanka? How can the role of Chinese investments in Sri Lanka be evaluated objectively? Global Times (GT) reporter Yu Jincui spoke to Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku (Kodituwakku), the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the People's Republic of China, on these issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 19:28:39

New Cold War more dangerous than any previous conflict: Pilger

I'm not a futurist; but Trump's clearly deliberate provocations on Taiwan and trade spell danger. I'm not suggesting he wants a war with China; but with the US military on China's doorstep with Aegis and THAAD missile systems, and saber-rattling rather than diplomacy the order of the day, there is a landscape of potential mistakes and accidents between the two countries. These are fragile times.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 19:58:39

Time to think about power with others: Nye

What I argue near the end of the book is we are going to have to start thinking about not just power over others, but power with others.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 21:33:39

Brexit marks rise of anti-establishment populism

The UK decision to leave the EU has brought added turbulence and uncertainty globally. Martin Jacques (Jacques), a senior fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, shared his thoughts over the major issue with Global Times (GT) London correspondent Sun Wei recently.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/31 18:34:42

Taiwan risky crux in Sino-US relations

It is not the case that there is no country willing to become our allies, but one whether the Chinese government wants to be ally of other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/20 15:03:00

China, Turkey united by anti-terror cause

In 2010, Turkey and China upgraded their bilateral relationship to the level of strategic cooperation. We believe that new projects will contribute positively to our relationship and that we can work together and enhance cooperation to support global efforts aiming to create a new synergy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/19 23:42:07

China-Japan-South Korea trilateral summits aim at East Asian FTA

If China wants to transform from a trader of quantity to a trader of quality, it must seal the deals of the FTA with its two neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/11 22:23:27

Albright: US rebalance not about limits, containment

Patriotism is one thing, to be proud of your country, but if you are nationalist, when you hate or mistrust another country and blame another country for your problems, that is very dangerous.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/20 23:08:00

China needs patience in Africa deals

The only thing China does not have is patience. Chinese are working so hard. Instead of studying us and encouraging people to work hard, they get impatient.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/14 0:13:01

Public support can challenge Tsai's 'status quo'

Where is the relationship headed during Tsai's term? How should we deal with the over 60-year-old Taiwan question?
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/6 19:48:01

Kabul seeks Asia links, not competition

We have never and will never look at the two strategic relationships that Afghanistan has with the two important neighbors in the context of any competition.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/31 0:08:01