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Maineland offers insights into studying in US

For hesitating parents in China, Maineland won't tell you whether your child will be able to survive the harshness of studying abroad. But it tells you, for the first time, how others survived it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:18:41

US hybrid war arrives to replace Cold War

Those who disagree with those rules and envisage a different kind of world order are also coming closer together. The One World of Pax Americana that has existed since the end of the Cold War is already history. US global dominance is still in place, but the peace – “pax” – has been shattered again. The new era is not a replay of the 20th century contest. It may be equally dangerous, but in its own way. Beijing and Moscow, while staying clear of creating an alliance, appear to assess the risks, identify credible objectives and build a strategy in coordination with each other and other like-minded nations. Major power rivalry is set to intensify.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:53:40

Latin American disunity hinders development

Disunity has hurt Latin America's international image, jeopardized the investment environment in the region, crippled the basis for party politics and wasted political, economic and diplomatic resources. It has even created obstacles for Latin America to develop ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:23:42

Scholars ponder demise of liberal international order

In Europe and the US, many scholars are attributing the demise of the “international liberal order,” driven by the West, to the “isolationist,” “antiglobalist” and “populist” policies of the new Trump administration. I believe this is incorrect. The process of restructuring of the international order is longer, deeper and structural, and it goes back to 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 13:48:39

Homosexuality debate shows progress in society

Sexual orientation shouldn't be used as a tool to catch eyeballs on social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 20:28:40

Syria strikes reveal growing Middle East rivalry

Iraq War dragged the nation and the region into big chaos and caused millions of deaths, Washington and London finally admitted that their intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was false. No one wants to see the same tragedy happen again in Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 20:13:40

Air strikes on Syria damage hopes for peace

Military means cannot solve any problem and will only hinder a solution to the Syrian issue. To end the war, we should go back to exploring political and diplomatic means and provide the UN with more powerful functions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:13:39

Does liberal international order have a future?

In this sense, the future international order will no longer be based on US leadership or Western values. The crisis of the liberal international order and weak global governance requires that non-Western states – including China – raise their voice and assert their authority, offering new ideas about how the global order should be organized or run.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:03:40

Trump's ill-advised fraternization of Taiwan

It is worth pointing out that the one-China policy is the political foundation of Sino-US relations. The moves by the Trump administration have challenged the three principles agreed by the two countries for the establishment of diplomatic relations (namely, the US must sever its diplomatic ties with Taiwan, abrogation of the mutual defense treaty between the US and Taiwan and the withdrawal of all US forces from Taiwan). They may even put China-US ties on the edge of a cliff. The Trump administration should think twice before acting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:40

Lessons shared for China-Africa relations

The Sino-Mauritius relationship is playing a unique role in China-Africa relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:39

Vulgar online streaming content should be forbidden

Content generating and sharing platforms should beef up efforts to regulate content. Content providers and broadcasters should abide by relevant laws and regulations to create a healthy online environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 5:03:40

US, Russia camps weave complex Syria chaos

The two camps dominated by the US and Russia are not impregnable fortresses, with the biggest variable undoubtedly coming from the capricious Trump administration. So far, we cannot see clear logic and content in US Middle East strategy. Therefore, in the coming period, the game in the Middle East may still be centered on the rivalry between the two major camps, and this will extend out an interwoven web entangling all kinds of forces and contradictions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 20:18:40

2018 Boao Forum sets general tone for China's economic approach

Beijing is looking toward the future continuing, improving and enhancing the policy of reform and opening-up. Xi's address in Hainan was structured around those pillars, sent vibrant messages to recipients and was complemented by specific measures as announced by his colleagues.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 20:03:40

White House reality show always entertains

There is still one more change that needs to be made: If movie stars are eligible to run for public office, why are politicians not eligible to compete for Oscars?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 19:58:40

Tough China policy reveals US nervousness

China should not always make overtures, but fight back when necessary. China's US policies may increasingly involve a fight-back. The Anglo-Saxons are pragmatic in nature. Only when they suffer losses can they learn a lesson.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 21:18:40

How should China respond to anti-Russia fervor?

To promote the relationship with the EU, China will enhance mutual trust and accommodate each other's concerns and seek more common interests. The world is in the midst of profound and complex changes. China should stay calm and continue to develop a new type of major power relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 21:08:40

China seeking greater openness benefits region

These four measures bring a great development opportunity for China and the world. Just like Xi said in his speech, China contributed its wisdom to world economic growth. In the meantime, China wants to build a world of openness, inclusiveness and balance, with enduring peace, universal security and common prosperity for all mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 21:48:39

Trump's dangerous mixing of trade, geopolitical rivalry

In reality, globalization is both a good thing and a bad thing. It is a good thing for some and it is a bad thing for others. But there are more winners than losers overall, even if losers must not be left aside. They need to be taken care of by proper public policies and social systems. So I think we should keep and protect the international system which has protected us from protectionism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 21:38:39