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What's common between Musk and Trump?

As long as such performances continue, Musk and Trump will need no psychiatrists. There are, after all, so many mentally ill people who gained the “genius” tag throughout history only because they won the game. Winning is what the world really seems to care about.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:38:40

Italy shuns doubt to reach out to China

It is not a case that during the last visits, Italy confirmed the intention to cooperate with China in third countries, such as those of the African continent. In this respect, an MoU signed during the last visit is already an important outcome. Moreover, at the end of the year another MoU will be signed to fully involve Italy in BRI so that it could become China's main partner in Europe. We need to adapt to our changing world in a constructive way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:03:39

Despite rivalry, much unites China and US

The short visit to the US makes me feel that the public in both countries did not expect that Washington's China policy would come to this, but they are unlikely to follow Washington's drumbeat. China-US relations are about bilateral interaction rather than a one-man show. Washington may be passionate about time-travel dramas, but today we all live in a world of coexistence. People on both sides of the Pacific are not interested in going back to the Cold War era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 22:13:40

Chinese students unfairly targeted in US

At least, the positive role of Chinese students in the relationship between the two countries cannot be ignored. They should not be made the victims of inflammatory political comments.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 18:53:41

Washington in a fix over India-Russia weapons trade as sanctions likely to backfire

Indian and Russian militaries regularly hold joint drills, which not only enhance their military cooperation, but boost strategic trust between the two countries. Putin and Modi said in a statement after their meeting that the two countries will continue carrying out joint military drills this year, which means their military cooperation won't be affected by US threats.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 20:03:39

Rifts on display during Pompeo's China visit

Continuous confrontation will impair mutual trust on regional and global affairs. A well-functioning Sino-US relationship is essential for both countries and the entire Northeast Asian region. Compromises are needed for the two to walk out of the current dilemma.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:58:39

Can EU's connectivity strategy work?

A connectivity strategy, which is aware of historical burdens and of future challenges, must be based not on a competitive approach between competing projects aiming at satisfying incompatible interests – but on the sincere research of a common ground, a common vision for a viable future, united in diversity. Europe and China are inevitably destined to sit together, with the states in-between, and work on a sort of Memorandum of Agreement. Instead of a conflicting connectivity strategy, we need, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass and everywhere in-between, a “Eurasian Charter” of fundamental rules of really sustainable development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:48:40

Trump administration's sudden volte-face on China policy is confusing

When the leader of a state accuses other countries at will, how can he justify his reputation to improve bilateral ties? Perhaps the Trump government needs to think about how to show respect to China before requesting China to respect the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 19:58:39

Turkey eyes China market amid strategic reorientation

Turkey has values beyond culture. I will recommend that they visit not only tourism sites, but also experience Turkish culture, lifestyle, entertainment and nature. I believe if you approach it from different angles, you will have more different experiences. Once you experience the true side of Turkey, you will visit more frequently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 19:53:39

Can Russia bridge the East and West?

Russia will continue to be an independent and important pole in the world. Its past struggle with where to proceed may not recur, but the country will probably strengthen its cooperation with Asian nations and seek to improve its Western ties, as its idea of new Eurasianism shows. It has to play the role of a bridge.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 20:03:39

Can Pompeo trip turn vague commitment into actions?

In any case, whether during Pompeo's Asia trip or the likely Trump-Kim Summit in coming weeks, there is an urgency to find agreement on basic principles to negotiate the details of the vague commitments to peace and denuclearization. Otherwise, I fear a return to the tensions and war threats of 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 17:58:39

Vice President speech shows US can't learn from history

Pence's rant is more than just another election time speech. Given the political quagmire into which Trump has fallen, US observers must keep a close eye on Pence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 17:53:40

A war of perceptions and emotions

Parallel to the ongoing trade war, there is another war which deserves our urgent attention and requires immediate joint action before it reaches a point of no return. That is the escalating and growing war of perceptions and emotions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/5 11:31:01

US forces' presence hinders peninsula self-determination

During an interview with Fox News on September 25, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that the two Koreas and the US had generally formed a consensus over the fact that a declaration to end the war should be issued as soon as possible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/4 10:41:18

Why Pakistan PM's humane citizenship plan for refugees triggers row

"They are humans, how have we deprived them for 30, 40 years?", asked Prime Minister Imran Khan compassionately, while sharing his 'unprecedented' and 'brave' intentions of awarding citizenship to Pakistan-born Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/3 10:45:11

New EU strategy not bad news for China

Despite evident Sino-European differences, the new #EU connectivity strategy in the making is not bad news for China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/2 12:09:45

Qing soaps a welcome, mostly harmless distraction

Watching these shows is harmless fun, mostly. But we do need to watch in moderation, not let them affect our sleep or next day's study or work. After all, we still live in the real world, not the imperial Chinese harem.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 23:53:42

Must we all be slaves to our phones?

Our phone is no longer just a tool or something that we control, but a necessity that controls us and gives us no room to truly be alone, at peace, offline.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 19:28:40