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Core of May Fourth Movement still relevant

Some people tend to think that the ideals of the May Fourth Movement are abstract notions that go beyond nations and countries or try to separate these ideals from the prosperity and development of China, which is groundless. Those who disregard the significance of patriotism either lack the deep understanding of the core of the May Fourth spirit or have ulterior motives.  
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 22:03:39

New Delhi likely to create strategy for Washington's Iran oil ban

India believes China will not accept the US policy, and that some EU countries will not necessarily accept it as well. Thus, India can get a free ride from these countries. India could reduce Iranian oil imports but would hold its line to maintain the geostrategic relationship with Iran and ensure certain oil imports in rupees. India will strive to maintain its relationship with Iran for political reasons or acquiesce and encourage Indian companies to import Iranian oil through private tankers owned by private companies to evade the US sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 21:48:40

New approaches needed to improve China-Australia relations

China and Australia need to find innovative and proactive ways to steer bilateral relations on the right course. The Australian government's recent initiative to create a new National Foundation for Australia China Relations aims at strengthening “one of Australia's most significant bilateral relationships.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/2 10:16:01

Kim-Putin meeting is more than symbolic

On April 25, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin finally met for the first time in Vladivostok, Russia. What happened in this one-day meeting was significant but riddled with an amusing puzzle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/30 10:15:20

Suitors, take heart with this marriage app-lication

Thanks to the internet and advance of technology, young people have more ways to be social. Dating apps tend to save time and the leg work to find a spouse or make friends.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 22:48:40

Victory of political novices in West shows trinity of capital, intellectual and political elites

Although the public's idea of seeking innovation and reform is likely to push political novices from outside the circle into the political hub of Western countries, these beginners will find it difficult to fulfill their promises made during election campaigns under the unchanged capitalist system, and will unlikely go against the ruling elite groups for very long.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:18:40

Unrest threatens stability of Middle East

The Middle East is undergoing major changes. What does the future hold for the region? How will the power rivalries play out? Veniamin Popov (Popov), Director of the Center for the Partnership of Civilizations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, former Russian ambassador to Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia, offered his insight during an interview with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:13:40

BRF spotlights higher-quality opening-up

And there was also a subtle, renewed emphasis on further building up of people-to-people bonds in this summit. And that, ultimately, would perhaps be the ultimate achievement of the BRI, so that a community of shared destiny and peace and prosperity would come to fruition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:08:41

IPU exchange to facilitate understanding

The 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Doha in early April saw the participation of delegations from 160 countries, including China. How does China cooperate with world parliaments to promote common goals? How should we see China's influence through its role in the IPU? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen interviewed Chen Guomin (Chen), member of the IPU Executive Committee and vice chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, about his experience of engaging with the IPU.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 21:18:41

Wide market access will benefit more countries

During the just concluded second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, President Xi Jinping pledged that the country will take a series of major reform and opening-up measures and make stronger institutional and structural moves to boost higher quality opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 21:13:41

Can we protect our rights in a decent manner?

For each one of us, the first step is to be brave. Ultimately, the real goal should be to argue for our rights in a decent manner.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/26 16:43:40

Crush of fans creates chaos, crashes order

A little rationality is never too much. It is understandable that for some crazy fans, idols represent hope, happiness and almost everything beautiful in the world. But if these fans' love for their shining idols only affects their normal life, leads to splurging and even becomes a burden on society, how is it beautiful anymore?
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 22:08:40

International order needs new formulas: expert

So the new global order should reinforce the idea of noninterference and self-determination. We don't need to invent anything; everything is already in place. It's the UN charter and the basic principles of international law that we all subscribe to. I think we should refer to the UN-based international order for as long as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 18:58:40

Tough job ahead for Ukraine's new president

If Russia-Ukraine relations cannot improve, there will be no big changes in the Russia-West standoff and regional security will continue to be a thorny issue. Whether Russia can accomplish its goal by taking advantage of Zelensky's lack of political experience depends on what the new Ukrainian president does as a counter measure. The two countries need to work together to overcome their long-existing problems. After all, opportunities have surged for them to ease the tensions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 18:43:42

Linking Europe and Asia offers opportunities

The EU believes in China and in the EU-China partnership. We are therefore ready to work with China and other partners, in the spirit of openness and engagement, to build bridges for the prosperity of the EU, China and the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/24 10:38:40

Emasculated US learns to deal with new status by changing policy

With its leadership eroded, America has started changing the nature of its policy. It tries to make up its diminished influence through policy adjustments, particularly bullying and intimidation. This may work in the short term. To avoid direct strategic confrontation with the US, other countries tend to make certain concessions to it. But in the long run, it will hurt the US' own interest. America's relations with other countries, including China, will eventually return to the conventional logic of international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 19:18:41

Durable China-US trade agreement needed

Because these companies are now engaging internationally, there's a concern that could happen in strategic industries, where US and European companies continue to be competitive, such as semiconductors, new energy vehicles, bio pharmaceuticals. That's why it's so much more of a concern today than it was a decade or two ago.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 12:13:40

Sri Lanka attacks echo an unfair international order

Currently, many terrorist attacks are carried out by followers of a religion with the support of external forces. Therefore, counter-terrorism cannot be undertaken by any nation alone. Countries should work together to fight extremist forces by measures like intelligence sharing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 11:03:40