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Girl's dramatic suicide shows the vile side of society

Li's tragedy is proof that ignorance and indifference of ordinary people can make the innocent suffer while the culprits go unpunished.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:07:11

Trump's immigration trap destroying lives

Tens of thousands of families like You's are living in fear. They have nowhere to run or hide. They are trapped.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 18:33:40

Sino-US relations 2.0: A new normal?

But for the foreseeable future, the state of Sino-US relations appears somewhere between instability and a new Cold War – a volatile relationship lurching from one speed bump to the next awaiting a denouement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 12:08:39

My first year as US Ambassador

The relationship between the US and China has had its ups and downs, and we will continue to confront challenges. But I am optimistic we will continue to work together for the good of both our peoples.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 23:23:40

Amid trade row, US losing international legitimacy

The Trump administration should find a balance between its new strategy, which can be partly reasonable, within the existing highly interconnected world. The US should understand that emerging countries cannot be treated like in the past.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:53:40

Belt and Road mirrors China's enterprising spirit behind reform and opening-up

The Belt and Road initiative can be seen as a transition of China's 40 years of opening-up into the overseas arena. What China needs to make sure is to communicate the methods and goals of the initiative as clearly as it has managed to get the world to understand the nation's rise over the last 40 years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:33:41

Transatlantic ties plummet as trade row worsens

Besides the EU, China, Japan, Canada and Mexico are also facing the threat of protectionism, and are seeking retaliatory steps against the US. Since most countries approve of the multilateral trading system, why doesn't the EU work together with them to say no to the US' protectionism?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:28:40

Will immigration policy blunder hurt Trump in mid-term election?

As a crisis-maker, Trump has repeatedly ignited domestic opposition, but none so far has seriously hurt him. He knows well that nothing is to be feared as long as he continues to cater to the supporting groups that secured him the 2016 election victory. The midterm election in November will be the watershed for Trump's remaining political life. It is foreseeable that before the vote, he will continue to issue controversial policies that his supporters favor, and the political struggle will continue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 14:48:39

West misunderstands China's role in African continent

Africa's development can only be shaped by Africans. Europe and the US can therefore involve African leaders in designing the kind of investments and relations that fit them. If they continue condemning China on its relations with Africa, the continent's ties with Beijing will only get stronger and thrive all the more.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:28:40

Absurd to suggest that US model should be copied

The so-called competition between Chinese and US models showed US strategic anxiety - Washington worries that it may lose its hegemonic position. But there has never been an everlasting empire in the world, the US is no exception. Instead of continuing its dream of keeping its hegemony in all the centuries to come, Washington should seriously consider adapting to the times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:28:40

Mattis' visit a chance to build Sino-US trust

It's widely believed by US strategists that the country's engagement policy with China has failed. There is still chance for China to shape US views with better communication.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 16:58:39

Multi-party system misfit in Asian nations

Why does division in Western party system seem more serious in non-Western countries? Due to the mode of production, history and culture, political families have a long history in Asia and the mix of family politics and the Western multi-party system exaggerates partisan competition. Besides, except Thailand, all the other Asian countries mentioned above became independent after World War II. Political party system and sovereignty were established almost simultaneously and consensus among the elites has not been achieved. Relations between parties are strained. Under such circumstances, the Western multi-party system only works to aggravate societal divisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 18:18:39

Trump's unilateralism breaks the mould of Republican presidents

Trump is a very special president and shouldn't be measured by traditional standards. He had no experience of holding public office or in diplomacy, and goes against the elite, free trade, the traditional establishment and political correctness. Besides, Trump's business career and personality also influence his diplomatic policies. Lacking experience in politics and diplomacy, Trump brings business skills into international exchange. Hence, his diplomatic decisions become inconsistent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:43:40

Unfair for US to thwart China's industrial progress

The Trump administration shouldn't underestimate China's firm stance on the trade war. A trade war will no doubt aggravate the rising antagonism between the two countries, and the US will eventually pay for its unilateral "new cold war" with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 17:38:39

China can help Africa decrease inequality

This state of affair calls for Africa to go back to the drawing board and leverage on the partnership it has with China to escalate pro-poor strategies that are based on a more inclusive as well as sustainable development agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:28:39

Multilateralism possible without hegemony

A few days ago, Financial Times op-ed "Multilateralism without American Leadership" offered an interesting discussion on changes in the current world order. Even though an opinion piece tends to oversimplify the reality, more so when it is dealing with the entire world, it can raise pertinent questions for a new debate.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 20:23:40

Electrocutions reveal loopholes in public safety

Safe development and management of the Chinese society should be underscored in building a moderately prosperous community and realizing socialist modernization. Protecting public safety through people from all walks of life and at home and abroad is a prerequisite to promoting people-centered development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/22 0:03:41

Debate about Einstein's diary misses point of discrimination against Asians today

Racist sentiments still persist. It is better to examine ourselves than judging whether Einstein was racist. Will people 100 years later be shocked by incidents of racism today? It's hard to say, but this question will haunt us for a long time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 18:43:40