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Informal Xi-Modi meeting heralds new chapter in Sino-Indian relations

The Xi-Modi meeting in 2018 following the 2017 Doklam standoff will without doubt promote mutual trust and reciprocity between the two countries, and will be a cornerstone of a stable long-term relationship between China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 19:08:40

Korean summit offers potential breakthrough

Nonetheless, given all the efforts by the two Koreas, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the inter-Korean summit will be successful. A fruitful Kim-Moon meeting is not only good for the two Koreas, but also good for every country in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 19:03:40

Purposes behind US treasury secretary visit

At the same time, China needs to stick to reform and opening-up and economic restructuring. It needs to work harder on investment in technological innovation, fostering enterprises that can move up the global industrial chain and avoid the potential economic and industrial pitfalls. China welcomes negotiation and is not afraid of fierce rivalry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 18:53:41

Starbucks' gesture a critically needed proclamation in today's America

But despite my skepticism, I still think Starbucks's gesture carries a lot of weight. By mandating training for employees, it displayed a definitive belief that people should be held accountable for their unconscious bias and that it can be corrected, a critically needed proclamation in today's US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 5:03:39

A few thoughts on a rainbow hair nation

The truth is that if I – someone with a very punchable and not so attractive face – get by OK like this then so can anyone else.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 19:38:40

Europe looks to exploit US-China trade spat

It comes as a relief that although the EU sees multilateral trade as a pragmatic approach, it still advocates for the mechanism. The EU requested to join the dispute brought by China to the WTO over US import tariffs on steel and aluminum. Maybe the EU just wants to play both sides at the WTO and earn a US tariff exemption. In future trade policy, the EU can only protect its own and world economic development by standing on the side of multilateralism and free trade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 19:33:40

North Korea halts nuclear program in preparation for economic gains

Kim may make some economic requests to Trump. North Korea may even demand establishing diplomatic ties with the US so as to pave the way for it to join international financial organizations. That is why Trump said earlier that his summit with Kim could either fail or lead to the “greatest deal for the world.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 19:28:41

Crisis of open rules-based global order

If the current US-China trade confrontation can be resolved and they find a balance of interests with more reciprocal trade and investment policies, that would be an important step toward a new normal and an updated rules-based order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 20:28:40

Crossing Beijing's red line comes at a real price

The just-concluded PLA military exercises have shown China's determination and capability. They warn external forces and Taiwan separatists that crossing China's red line comes at a real price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 20:23:39

Latin America and the US-China trade spat

Warnings of US-China trade tensions came from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Summit of the Americas in Lima a few days ago and from former secretary of state Rex Tillerson in his speech at the University of Texas at Austin before his Latin American tour in February. They suggest that Latin American nations will have to brace themselves for a delicate balancing act in their foreign relations. To find the right equilibrium between traditional, long-established ties to the US and the fast-growing and ever-more dynamic ties with China will demand a high degree of diplomatic skill and regional and sub-regional coordination, so far sadly lacking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 20:53:39

China performs constructive role in Africa

There has already been some progress: Chinese companies are spending more on protecting local animals when building railways in Africa and China has banned all sales of ivory products, a very significant move.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 20:48:39

NK overture faces test in Kim-Trump summit

But uncertainties still exist. The key lies in the Trump-Kim summit. The focal point is how the nuclear crisis will be dealt with. The situation has twisted and turned, back and forth, in history. If the crisis is not handled well, conflict could still occur.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 22:43:39

PLA drills in Taiwan Straits send clear warning

Taiwan independence forces' attempt to cozy up to the US and their secessionist activities will only result in strong opposition from the mainland. The Tsai administration should recognize the 1992 Consensus and negotiate with the mainland. US endeavors to play the Taiwan card will only complicate China-US relations and the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 21:48:39

Challenges at crucial moment facing China's approach to global governance

Therefore, China needs to participate in cooperative leadership based on a new type of major-power relationship between China and the US with the coordination of global organizations, like the UN, G20 and BRICS. Guided by the principle of global governance, China will advocate for common values of the mankind, such as peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 21:18:39

Hong Kong's slow-motion national security suicide

Hong Kong's anti-Beijing subversives needn't worry, however. Despite recent calls by mainland officials to get tough on independence advocacy, Hong Kong leaders continue to pussyfoot around the matter. For Lam even to acknowledge that she and her officials have been working hard to create favorable conditions to discuss Article 23 is an act of great political courage, by Hong Kong standards. Naturally, “we do not have a timetable for enacting the legislation yet.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 21:13:39

Smaller cities chase graduates with tempting offers

Preferential policies and attractive incentives are just the first step. These cities should provide better support services and facilities. They should also foster industries, create appealing job prospects and improve the recruitment evaluation system if they want people of talent to stay.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 5:03:43

Trump's dallying with Trans-Pacific Partnership driven by electoral calculations

The US under Trump can never rejoin TPP if Trump clings to profits for his own country. In this sense, his declaration is nothing but a posture. It is expected that Trump will take this as a lesson and think twice before making major trade policies in the future, or he will again regret his impulsive decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:33:41

Scholars ponder demise of liberal world order

In Europe and the US, many scholars are attributing the demise of the international liberal order, driven by the West, to the isolationist, antiglobalist and populist policies of the new Trump administration. I believe this is incorrect. The process of restructuring of the international order is longer, deeper and structural, and it goes back to the 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:23:40