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Despite strains, US and China have to live together

Since the US has defined China as a strategic competitor and ratcheted up major power competition with China, bilateral relations are passing through the toughest of times. Thirty years ago when former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping met Brent Scowcroft, former US national security advisor and special envoy of then US president George H. W. Bush, Deng said China-US relations have to be improved. Are these words still relevant to today's bilateral ties? Why do we have to improve China-US relations? Global Times interviewed scholars on both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 20:53:40

Kenya's China-built railway runs over rumors

As the politicization and propaganda around the Standard Gauge Railway dies down, this is bound to instill confidence across the East African Community that this mega project will significantly enhance the free movement of people and goods across this region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 20:23:40

After seven decades of muscle flexing, cracks within NATO paint a foggy picture

China needs to keep a watchful eye on NATO's expansion outside the European security frame. If the alliance steps up its activities in the Asia-Pacific region, Beijing needs to be wary.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 20:18:40

US Uyghur bill grossly violates international law

Every time the “long arm” of the US acts recklessly, it is overdrawing and eroding its credibility, accelerating the decline of the US. Their abuse and preference for “long-arm jurisdiction” will only make Xinjiang people more united and develop Xinjiang into a better place.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/7 14:44:14

Why China's mobile coverage is superior to that of the US

China has most effectively implemented universal service, which is a feature of the development of human rights in the country. More than 800 million Chinese farmers have enjoyed high-quality and low-priced telecommunications services. This is a miracle in the history of human communications.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/6 17:18:40

Despite differences, Europe should realize there is strength in unity with China

With the blooming economic cooperation between the two sides, forces in favor of strengthening cooperation with China will become the majority and objective and rational views in the country will rise.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 23:33:40

Chinese American politicians in US going Republican

“If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation,” warned Joe Biden, former vice president, who is running to be the Democratic presidential candidate against Trump next November. In the Asian community, that fundamental change seems to be happening frighteningly quickly.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 23:28:40

'One country, two systems' principle helps Macao soar

The support from the Chinese central government is indispensible for the success of “one country, two systems” principle. Macao is included in multiple key national strategies of China, especially in the field of economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 23:18:40

After 20 years, Macao chronicles another Chinese success story

The incoming Chief Executive of Macao SAR, Ho Iat-seng, has said that this Portuguese speaking world policy will be a very important part of the city's mission and identity. This is special and unique and will have global repercussions for decades to come – enriching the next three decades of this SAR. As they say in Portuguese, Feliz Aniversário!
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 23:13:41

With ties fraying across the Atlantic, will Europe realize futility of toeing the US line?

To make decisions that suit its own interests regardless of diktats from Washington is what many European countries have opted for in the case of Huawei and 5G, because the volatility of the Trump administration is a harbinger of a changing world, in which only self-help is best for the long run.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 23:18:40

US should not test China's patience on HK

Trump obviously wished not to push China too hard by showing that his attitude toward Hong Kong is not totally consistent with that of the Congress. But if the US ignores China's warning, continues interfering, and even slaps sanctions on China citing the legislation, the Chinese government will certainly step up its countermeasures. China-US relations are then bound to be affected.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 23:13:40

China's political system predates the West's

While the problem remains — whether the West would like to drop their sense of superiority and understand China's history with sincerity?
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 22:28:40

Young US adults' concerns may affect presidential election

Due to the higher turnout among 18 to 29-year-olds and 30 to 44-year-olds, the percentage of voters under the age of 45 rose to 35.4 in 2018, up from just 30.3 percent in 2014, according to the Brookings Institution. Young people have gradually become the main voters in US presidential elections. Therefore, for any candidate, to listen to what young people want will be increasingly important.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 22:18:40

CGTN Think Tank launched to provide dialogue platform for global researchers

As the world is experiencing profound changes, how to better understand China and the world is a daunting challenge. Zheng Bijian, chairman of the China Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, who is also one of China's leading thinkers, said that China will broaden shared interests with more countries, particularly developing countries to form community with shared interests, on which to build a community with a shared future for mankind. An existing example is the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 22:08:40

South Korea unlikely to let US deploy missile

It's possible Kim would take adventurous steps after the year-end limit, bringing new uncertainties to the Korean Peninsula issue. It's particularly important for China and South Korea to conduct strategic communications at this juncture to try to keep North Korea willing to talk to the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 23:23:40

Clever use of media can promote Bloomberg

In the Trump era, building on decades of media deregulation and centuries of political disenfranchisement, Bloomberg's candidacy showcases how social media and traditional media work together in the interests of their owners.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 23:13:40

Fairness in Meng's case can help bring China-Canada ties back on track

The Chinese government has shown sincerity and goodwill in terms of Meng's case, and Chinese people are looking forward to Canada's wise decisions. China and Canada are interdependent in trade, and the two countries should jointly promote globalization to realize win-win cooperation that is in line with their common interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 23:08:40

China warns US with sanctions on NGOs

The article was compiled by Global Times reporter Li Qingqing based on an interview with Zhang Tengjun, assistant research fellow at the China Institute of International Studies. liqingqing@globaltimes.com.cn
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/3 22:53:42