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China-built railways to drive Pan-African trade

China has recently expressed an interest in building new railway lines for Zambia and Tanzania. Though skepticism persists in regard to the feasibility of connecting West Africa to East Africa, this might not be such a pipe dream after all. It is simply a matter of time before such connectivity becomes a reality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 20:48:39

Russophobia obstacle for Russia-West rapport

The existence of Russophobia means US-Russia ties are unlikely to escape an on-again, off-again relationship despite a temporary ease.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:33:39

Political reality trumps House of Cards

And then, for a bonus question, which I am sure no one can answer correctly other than the president himself: What does “covfefe” mean?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:08:39

Law needs to intervene over Apple’s alleged monopoly

There is no need to incorporate nationalism into the matter. A company is suspected of using monopolistic practices to maximize profits, the market supervision department and the law should intervene. At a time when the rule of law is comprehensively advancing, Chinese society should become more accustomed to resorting to law when public interests have been violated.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 22:48:40

British vote heralds ‘golden China-UK time’

The long-waited, truly fruitful Golden China-UK Time is yet to come.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:28:40

Western politics can’t create consensus

On all accounts, the political division of Western society has presented severe challenges to the existing system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:28:39

Pakistan deaths show new risks for China

How to react to terrorism groups when asked for ransom is an issue worth attention as well. The US once claimed that it would never pay ransom to kidnappers as this may encourage more kidnappings. Whether Washington’s way of handling the issue could be adopted as a universal practice is still hard to say. After all, each country has its respective national condition. Wisdom and time are needed for the Chinese government to find a solution to balance the need to go global and the need to lower the security risks for its citizens.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 18:53:39

US, not China, has the key to solving the North Korean nuke issue

Ever since the beginning of April, the world has been wondering, whether, or to be more precise, when North Korea will conduct its pretty-much anticipated sixth nuclear test.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/6/13 13:17:46

Women-only carriages, respectful or discriminatory?

Given that female passengers, as well as elderly and child passengers, need special protection for the sake of their own safety, maybe a “Special Care” carriage is an acceptable solution?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 20:13:39

Will Qatar diplomatic crisis affect B&R?

A diplomatic crisis has erupted as major Arabian countries represented by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have all severed ties with Qatar, which is considered by China a crucial partner in promoting the Belt and Road initiative. How will the crisis affect China’s initiatives in the Middle East? What kind of measures are expected to be taken to minimize potential negative influences? Global Times reporter Ma Linna interviewed two scholars on this issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 20:03:39

Direct Action Everywhere demonstration has no impact on world's diet

The advocacy group Direct Action Everywhere is yet another example of the dangers that can arise when fanaticism overwhelms common sense.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:13:39

Beijing’s goodwill shown in India joining SCO

The international community now regards India as a major power. The country should be more mature in its diplomacy, avoid setting barriers for people-to-people and academic exchanges citing technical and procedural problems, and protect overall cooperation from conflicts with individual countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:03:39

Will Washington abandon world leadership under Trump?

Even if the US abandons its role as global leader, various legacy issues in the current world order still need to be addressed. However, even if it desires to continue with its leadership role, the world will not feel entirely reassured. The international community has already bid farewell to the era of unipolar dominance. Global governance needs collective leadership from all major countries and the wide participation of all people.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 23:53:39

Beijing ties key to May’s Brexit negotiation

If she manages to guarantee internal certainty and stability as she has promised, the Sino-British partnership will certainly benefit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:43:39

Europe giving up on ‘reforming’ Trump

However, it should be noted that economic globalization is circuitously but resolutely breaking down protectionism, and multi-polarization is pushing more emerging powers onto the world arena. The twists and turns within the EU-US relationship are merely a small part along the course of history.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:38:39

THAAD’s deployment delay may overshadow US-South Korea alliance

The twists and turns in THAAD’s deployment are rooted in South Korea’s political upheavals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:23:39

Scarcity of public-use facilities creates tensions

Recently, a video capturing an altercation between a group of young basketball players and square-dancing seniors went viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/9 0:26:14

Fears of Chinese infiltration of Australia overblown

On June 5, the Global Times (Chinese edition) published an article by myself on the phenomenon of "Sinophobic" fear-mongering in the Australian media and popular discourse in light of the Four Corners/Fairfax report on Chinese influence in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 22:03:39