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Summit expected to cement Sino-US ties

Following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Beijing trip, the upcoming China-US summit has become the topic of heated discussions for media and think tanks. An early meeting, anticipated by many, will play a significant role to consolidate and promote the Sino-US relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 22:08:41

Discussions can mend rifts over THAAD

Hopefully, the people from China and South Korea have developed enough understanding over the past 25 years that this row won't ruin their relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 21:18:39

Lam’s win expected to heal rifts, ameliorate HK-mainland relations

Lam’s election win is a reflection of her reputation in Hong Kong under the current political system. It also shows that Hong Kong is very concerned about the attitude of the central government. Lam mentioned in her victory speech that she would heal the rifts and wounds in Hong Kong. What she will do next to achieve the goal remains to be seen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 21:58:39

Bike-sharing deserves more attention

Bicycle-sharing program is a part of a credit economy. Users should pay more attention to integrity and accumulate consumer credit during the procedure of using, returning and managing the bikes. Whether cycling or parking, consumers should conform to users’ standards. While paying attention to their own behavior, customers are also encouraged to correct other’s misbehaviors.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 21:58:39

Can Trump overcome healthcare gaffe?

In the near future, it is expected that Trump’s budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year and his tax reform will also be challenged by the Congress. Trump’s administration will face more pressure on tax reform as it is more complicated than healthcare reform.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 19:28:39

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

Sino-US ties back on track after Tillerson visit

I can imagine that if Trump visits China, he will not face any massive demonstrations and the Chinese will not embarrass their visitor.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:13:39

Canberra can work to bridge Washington and Beijing

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Australia in April. Li stressed that China-Australia cooperation is not targeted at any third party. A stable Sino-US relationship suits the interests of regional countries including Australia. At a time when uncertainties are rising in the current international relations, Canberra should work on enhancing understanding between Beijing and Washington instead of acting rashly on issues such as the South China Sea disputes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:03:39

Public resources require better care

Building a well-functioning society is often more challenging than economic success. It requires the governments to pay close attention to details as well as the awareness and active participation from the citizens. If every one of us can be more aware of public resources as well as our own behaviors, things will improve. And stealing public toilet paper will no longer be an issue to be discussed in the public arena.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 22:08:40

Can school district housing predicate children’s future success?

The goal of education is mostly to cultivate a free, enlightened mind. It is somewhat pathetic that middle-class parents are infatuated with ensuring that their children stay in the same social class as them or climb even higher and expect the next generation to follow their path.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 22:08:39

Will there be a China-Japan détente?

However, given the huge volume in trade between the two countries – approximately over $300 billion – and their common interests in environmental protection, economy and so forth, it is still possible for Abe to change his mind on his aggressive China policy and restore the détente.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:38:39

Challenges abound in future EU-US ties

Bilateral negotiations will be very hard though. The meeting between Trump and Merkel was useful as the two leaders had a one-on-one meeting. However, difficulties are ahead for both. When Trump said “wiretapping was at least something [he] had in common” with Merkel, journalists attending the press conference laughed. But this humorous phrase rather reflects the reality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:23:39

Marriage can’t be traded for license plates

It seems that marriage, previously a sacred word for love, is increasingly becoming a tool for material gains. The fake marriage, in essence, is a way to distribute the limited resources in big cities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 5:03:39

Time to stop romanticizing white men

The answer is the rosy, inflated self-concept of Westerners that has prevailed in our minds. The West has filled the non-Westerners with false notions of white superiority and white benevolence, and China unquestioningly accepted and reinforced it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 21:28:39

EU looks to create a common future at 60

Today, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of that ground-breaking agreement, we are proud of our achievements, and of our ability to stand up to challenges; and we confidently look forward to shaping our common future together.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 20:58:39

Populism becomes political weather vane

The curtain has descended on the Dutch election. Although Geert Wilders, leader and founder of the right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV), had once maintained a clear lead in the polls, he claimed only 20 seats in the election, four seats fewer than in the 2010 election.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 22:13:40

What does the future hold for Belt & Road?

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual government work report at the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress that China faces "far more complicated and grave situations" both at home and abroad, as it steps up economic restructure efforts and aims to play a greater international role.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:08:39

Can China make its mark in cyberspace?

Preparations for the ninth BRICS summit to be held at Xiamen from September 3 to 5 this year were launched in late February with the first BRICS Sherpas meeting in Nanjing to kick-start consensus-building in several specific areas, while enhancing cooperation in security, development and people-to-people exchange through sports and cultural activities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 20:53:39