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US Space Force can't be taken lightly

The creation of the US Space Force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces has caused concerns around the world. US President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which approved $40 million for Space Force operations and maintenance. It is estimated that about $13 billion would be spent in the first five years since 2020 to establish the Space Force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/25 13:41:46

Europe distancing itself from the US while moving closer to Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Moscow on January 11 and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly four hours. According to information revealed by German and Russian authorities, the atmosphere of the meeting was friendly, in contrast to the indifferent attitudes during the two leaders' contacts over the last five years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/24 11:50:06

Smaller states bleed as giants fight on trade

Being a close strategic partner of the US is no guarantee of preferential treatment when America's perceived national economic interest is at stake: Australian scholar
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/23 12:07:36

US makes use of hybrid warfare technique to suit its interests in Mideast

The world has returned to the era of superpower competition. Middle East has always been the center of geopolitics, thus Washington chose to strike Iran in order to increase control and influence over the Middle East and suppress Russia and Iran's sphere of influence in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 20:20:06

China-US trade mechanism key to progress

While a new mechanism will surely benefit China and the US, it will also have a positive knock-on effect on global trade order and economic governance. China-US relations are one of the most important economic bilateral relations in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 20:14:28

US fishes interests by creating a mess in SCS

As US national strategy has changed from focusing on anti-terrorism to superpower competition, the core of US Indo-Pacific Strategy - which can be said to be tailored for China - is to deal with the Asian giant. Thus, the US has been leaning toward the Indo-Pacific region in both strategy making and military deployments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 17:43:40

Prague's Taipei move serves anti-China forces

The Czech government sticks to the "one China" policy. However, the Prague mayor has repeatedly crossed the line, violated the diplomatic position of the Czech government and served Western forces opposed to China. Hrib's high-profile anti-China stunt is intended to gain political advantage.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/21 22:18:40

The paradoxes in Nord Stream-2 pipeline

The Nord Stream-2 dispute could not be solved in a short time. These paradoxes around the pipeline profoundly reveal the economy-politics nexus in international business, especially in the infrastructure megaprojects. The nexus even has its effects on political allies like the US and Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 19:08:42

How can the US sell more goods to China?

I want to tell Chinese people to have confidence in the country's opening-up. The more open our market, the more China will develop and the stronger Chinese companies will become. When China embraces opening-up in an all-round way, both the country and the world will prosper.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/20 19:08:41

US and China are in the same boat: Ezra Vogel

How does he analyze the current US policy toward China? Is there any possibility that the two countries will decouple? Ezra Feivel Vogel (Vogel) shared his insights in an exclusive interview with Global Times (GT) special reporter Wen Yan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 19:03:40

Reforms dictate Russian president's move to change PM

In terms of partnership with China, Russia will maintain friendship and cooperation with its East Asian neighbor. Relations between the two great powers will not waver easily.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:08:41

Oz using student visas to arm-twist China

Canberra might want to be reminded that its international PhD students are not cannon fodder for US international political agenda. Australia has its own geopolitical and geoeconomic interests, which Washington won't care about with the White House promoting its guiding principle of “America First.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 17:03:40

Online traders use emotion to make profits

Fierce competition makes traders desperate. But any business should be based on honesty. Cooking up emotional tales or faking images is short-sighted. Although it may increase sales in the short run, sellers will lose the trust of consumers in the long run. Instead, they should create innovative methods to win the hearts of consumers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/18 19:23:40

Time for Action

UN member states have committed to a decade of action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. There is no time for delay.
Source: Beijing Review | 2020/1/16 21:43:37

2020, the year of living dangerously

The beginning of a new decade has a happy ring to it – a feeling of turning a page, of starting anew, of a fresh impetus. Yet, this year of the rat according to the Chinese calendar looks ominous, one in which the world will face many daunting challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 19:43:41

As NYC struggles to fight segregation, diversity by decree doesn't work

Decreeing diversity will not work. The people have to be empowered and motivated to do it themselves. The top-down approach could actually make things worse by inadvertently reaffirming the significance of skin color and differences in religion and wealth. That could just build resentment, leaving only the policies' architects believing in their success.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 19:38:41

Mainland will thwart Taiwan's bid for secession

I believe that the Chinese mainland, with a strong economy and military power, will take any possible measure to strongly resist and respond to any action of Washington and Taiwan that endangers peace across the Taiwan Strait.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/16 19:38:40

China can support Myanmar for win-win benefits

In fact, China and Myanmar already have the experience of sorting out a border dispute in 1960. The settlement serves as an example for Asian countries to solve border issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 21:48:40