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Fire, fury and smoke as book on US president reveals personal battles and official tales

Although the new book is unlikely to disclose such inside stories that can really cause legal harm to Trump, it is actually taking a political toll, which is now irreversible. The author made a proper use of Trump's weakness, so the book sells well despite many made-up stories. It is because of Trump's small-group decision-making habit and strong personality that it has triggered curiosity about him among the public.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 21:13:39

Trump's year in office shows mixed record

On the whole, during his first year in office, Trump's merits balance his demerits. He has fulfilled many of his campaign promises, seeking to make some achievements and breakthroughs during his tenure. Progress has been made in improving US economy and creating jobs, but he achieved little in uniting US society and addressing the political divide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 21:08:39

Trump's flawed policy doesn't help Palestine

Palestine should avoid being led by Trump's whimsical policy. Once Palestine goes back to the situation where the conservatives tend to compromise while the radicals resort to violence, all efforts at peace would come to a naught. Then the Palestinian issue will eventually become a marginalized or even abandoned chess pawn.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/15 20:43:39

Reform needed to boost construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

To advance industrial cooperation, especially construction of industrial parks, Pakistan needs to carry out deep reforms in several areas, amend laws and frame corresponding policies. This requires coordination across party lines and more governmental efficiency.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 18:58:39

'Comfort women' deal hits Seoul-Tokyo ties

Moon seems to be trying to strike a balance between responding to public opinion and diplomacy with Japan. He did not renegotiate with Japan as declared during the presidential election or revoke the deal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 18:53:40

US politics likely to hurt China ties in 2018

The Trump government must realize that it is doing many things that harm the international order. Learning how to cooperate is nothing bad for an increasingly lonely superpower.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 18:48:39

In climate battle, China reaches out to Africa

One of the most important aspects of China-Africa cooperation is that it provides immense opportunities to analyze issues from a south perspective. This is crucial because both parties come to the table in solidarity and to gain mutual benefits, without obligations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/14 18:38:40

Trending trivia displaces serious issues on the internet

While the internet has provided the public with much easier access to all types of information, news and juicy gossip, its development is accompanied by fresh problems. For instance, Internet Water Army is a term referring to ghostwriters paid to make postings on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:09:22

Ticket touts 'Spring' up, again!

The fun of the Spring Festival is often spoiled by the inability to find train tickets as demand goes through the roof.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:09:21

The myth of the liberal international order

As Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi wittily replied when asked about Western civilization, “It would be a good idea.” The notion that international order exists or has ever existed seems highly questionable to me. The notion of a liberal international order is even more questionable because it is neither liberal, nor international, nor very orderly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:28:39

Big Apple cements 'sanctuary city' reputation

To those who are vulnerable in the intolerant atmosphere in the US, New York City may have provided the same kind of assurance as Johnson felt back then. If this city is determined to protect you, no one and nothing can intimidate you.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:23:39

China, France enter new era with state visit

China and France have entered a new stage of bilateral ties. On the basis of dialogue on an equal footing, it is expected that the two countries are able to cultivate complementary cultures, realize peaceful development and produce mutual benefits and a win-win outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:13:39

Fresh impetus for China-Cambodia ties

Featuring pragmatic, high-quality and high-level cooperation, China-Cambodia relations will supply the most remarkable evidence that the two countries are forging a community with a shared future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:08:39

Will Russia withdraw its troops from Syria?

By extensive intervention in the Syrian war, Moscow has reaped the most benefits at the lowest cost. Even US allies including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iraq have started seeking cooperation with Russia. Russia's move in Syria demonstrated its diplomatic might as a major country and its potential to become a power exercising regional influence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 19:35:54

Dog killing: Activists go for the overkill

So what is wrong with love for animals? Amid the fight lies a key issue – the balance between love for animals and respect for human beings.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 19:28:40

Can Germany overcome bias against China?

Nevertheless, its wide and converging interests with China will help Germany gradually wipe out concerns. The process may be painful and recurring. But after all, Germany is a nation good at introspection and it will recognize that engaging in pragmatic cooperation while discarding pride and prejudice is the right way to get along with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 20:03:39

California takes on Trump on migration

Regardless of the political outcome, California's current actions demonstrate just how wide the political gap has become in the US, with both parties facing voters who are more or less uninterested in compromise. Unfortunately, hopes of an immigration agreement acceptable to all parties are unlikely to survive this deep partisan divide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 19:53:39

Australia has to decide on trajectory of ties with US

I believe the Australians have an equal likelihood to fall into either Mexico or Canada models, however how the Chinese government handles Australians will be a huge factor in the final outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 19:53:39