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Iran confident in future of nuclear deal

After almost a decade of back and forth negotiations, Iran and the world major powers signed a historic final agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on nuclear issues on July 14.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/21 0:48:01

Pakistan project provides 'Belt, Road' template

Once completed, the corridor will be a concrete testimony to the huge economic dividends that regional connectivity and integration entails. We have agreed on major infrastructure development projects that will link our two countries through a land route, and our region to Central Asia, Middle East and Europe through the sea and air routes. Not only Pakistan, but also China and other neighboring countries will benefit from the project.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/6 22:48:01

UK can commit to more inventive diplomacy

I am not pessimistic about the UK's future. The UK is a power with many allies and strengths and it is still a very strong economy. We have great cultural impact, and capability to change.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/30 0:28:01

Singapore proud of friendship with China

Since we established diplomatic relations, our cooperation has progressed rapidly.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/25 23:03:01

Interests outweigh obstacles in Sino-US ties

It is so important that we coordinate so that we can manage differences and strengthen the complimentary interests.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/22 20:43:01

Coping with crisis builds ties between nations

In future evacuations, Europe and China may have to coordinate their operations.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/15 22:38:07

Obama recognizes limits of US power

At the same time, we were determined not to send troops there and get involved in another nation-building exercise, which led to chaos. The Obama administration certainly has recognized it didn't turn out very well.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/8 19:53:01

Abe's apologism causes scholarly concern

In very clear ways, Abe's words reveal that he is trying to create a very different narrative for the 20th century than other prime ministers of Japan have explained as Japanese history.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/20 22:53:01

Mutual trust key for China-SK relationship

There is tremendous potential to tap in all-around cooperation, such as security and military, notably peaceful reunification of the peninsula and cyber security.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/18 20:58:01

Dragon-elephant rivalry should be rejected

I reject this idea that China and India are natural rivals. Yes, there is competition in many areas, but that is not to be afraid of. Competition does not mean confrontation or conflict.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/12 23:03:01

Chinese voices starting to be heard in UK elections

One of my initiatives is to encourage more Chinese people to engage in politics, so we can empower the Chinese communities.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/5 23:43:01

Realistic approach can build Sino-US trust

In international relations, nothing is forever, so we need always to be mindful that things do change. But the fundamental differences of US and China opinions are well known. For the foreseeable future, we cannot foresee these differences being resolved. But we can also agree to a protocol for the management of these differences so that any one of them doesn't destroy the total relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/23 23:53:01

Xi's Pakistan visit worth anticipating

Pakistan-China relations have grown from strength to strength.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/19 22:53:01

Congress leader predicts return to power

We hope that he takes steps to strengthen our relationship with China. Border issues are long pending and need to be fast tracked.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/13 23:08:01

AIIB could rank among world's top bodies

I believe the AIIB will rise to be among the world's top organizations and the Danish government will try to help make that happen, together with other founding countries, and agree on the articles for the bank in a very open and transparent consensus-seeking process.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/6 21:53:01

Yunus sees room for microcredit in China

On the contrary, it is more reliable and practical. The slackened growth rate, if stabilized, can become a normal state of economic development. As long as there are no long-term fluctuations, I think we can maintain an optimistic attitude.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/25 0:28:01

Iran ready for challenge of terror and oil drop

But terrorism is not a phenomenon that only one or two countries can contain. It asks for international resolution and international coalition.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/12 23:03:01

US hegemonic quest in Mideast creates chaos

With the rise of the Islamic State (IS), the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the struggle between Iran and the West over nuclear issues, the Middle East remained chaotic in 2014. What about 2015? What kind of role will the US play in the regional political landscape? At a seminar held by the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China, Global Times (GT) reporter Liu Zhun talked to Flynt Leverett (Flynt), former senior director of Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), and Hillary Mann Leverett (Hillary), former director of Iran, Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Affairs at the NSC, about these issues.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/20 0:13:01