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Regional security architecture should emphasize inclusiveness

Editor's NoDefense ministers Sergei Shoigu of Russia (left) and Wei Fenghe of China leave the stage after the opening session of the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing on Monday. Photo: APte:
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 23:28:32

Finance trumps military power in global politics

For the audience, it was a feast of thought and dialogue which ended in laughter echoing in the room. I hope China and the US can argue while being able to laugh in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 20:18:40

China, Russia can jointly stabilize region

Russia does not need any influence in this part of the world because it is far away from Russia. What Russia is doing is not fighting for influence. It is trying to fight terrorism and help the legitimate government maintain its control against terrorist organizations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 20:13:40

US passage of bills on Hong Kong shows Washington unwilling to listen to reason

At the moment, China-US ties are going through a period of turbulence. Forced US intervention in Hong Kong is likely to lead to a huge blow to relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/21 20:03:41

Facts prove the fallacy of 'China threat' theory

I believe the South China Sea is still the hot spot because of the increasing US operations there. How would China react? We will do our utmost to safeguard our sovereignty. That is why whenever US ships come, we make sure that we're going to send our ships to stop them from sailing closer to the Chinese islands and rocks. Although we send them warnings, we also try our best to observe good seamanship. Both have to follow certain rules during the close encounter to make sure there is no miscalculation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/20 19:58:40

Weak governance fuels violence in Catalonia

All the international mainstream media have Catalonia on their front pages again. While the new Catalan riots might have taken foreigners by surprise, but in Spain, we had anticipated this for months.
Source: Cristina Font | 2019/10/19 17:09:28

Emulating HK violence by Catalan protesters will only meet with severe condemnation

After nine Catalan separatist leaders were sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment, Catalan separatists, unhappy with the verdict, began to express their dissatisfaction through protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/19 15:22:51

Know when to be polite and firm with food deliverymen

It is important for customers to treat deliverymen politely, but China's online takeout industry will not be healthy unless customers' rights are guaranteed as well. Customers and deliverymen should stand in each other's shoes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/18 18:43:40

Life is sadder and darker than fiction

But in reality, the victims of Rodriguez-Santos were people who were failed by the system and struggling at the bottom of society just like him. And this is true in most such blindly revengeful attacks. Life is, after all, sadder and darker than fiction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 21:48:40

Hegemony dictates US stance on Hong Kong

Hong Kong's condition has affected many aspects of China-US relations – from mutual political trust to social and cultural equations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 21:33:41

China and the UAE put artificial intelligence at the global forefront

The ultimate goal of MBZUAI is helping prepare the UAE and the global community for an AI-driven future, in line with our belief that AI can lead us to the greatest societal and economic transformation of our lifetime. China has tremendous national capability, but we all have much to gain from international cooperation and knowledge sharing on AI. That's why I hope that MBZUAI becomes yet another successful example of our two great countries working together for the benefit of our people and those around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 18:58:40

China should deal with cultural friction with wisdom

Cultural friction between China and other nations is increasing due to various reasons. In the recent NBA row, Chinese netizens called for a boycott. But there is also the opposite. Vietnam has banned the US animated film Abominable over a scene featuring a map with China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea. This is not the first time Vietnam has banned cultural products because of the South China sea dispute. The Chinese film Operation Red sea and the American film Crazy Rich Asians were previously banned in Vietnam for similar reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 0:04:26

Arab world sitting on powder keg due to rifts

Turkey, Iran and Israel, which were once playing supportive roles in the region, start to have greater ambitions, turning the vast Arab world into a geopolitical battlefield. Israel's regional policies are getting tougher. Iran is proactively expanding its own influence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 20:58:40

American politicians' separatist designs on Hong Kong will fail

Whether US Congress out of sheer political opportunism passes an act regarding the city or not, the outcome concerning this city's sense of belonging cannot be changed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 19:03:40

Cruz's egregious intentions exposed during his HK visit

Cruz's behavior once again proved the necessity and urgency for Hong Kong to enact security legislation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 20:53:40

Five reasons for India to embrace RCEP

India could find a firm economic foothold in South Asia by joining the RCEP. By being part of the deal, the second most populous state could consolidate its position as an economic hub in South Asia. Even if the partnership expands in the future, as the first South Asian member of the RCEP, India's voice will have more weight.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/10/15 20:48:40

China-Russia missile defense cooperation needed

The possibility that the US launches a new round of strategic operations to infringe on core national interests of China and Russia cannot be ruled out. Therefore, it is more urgent than before for Beijing and Moscow to be prepared. They need to establish reliable strategic deterrence capability and prevent the breakout of war. Meanwhile, the two countries should have a powerful voice and the will to express their strategic demand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 20:18:40

NBA manager, politicians abuse free speech to cross China's bottom line on violence

Sports has historically built bridges between our societies. The CBA, WCBA, NBA, and WNBA have strengthened links between Chinese and American basketball lovers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 20:08:40