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Will centrifugal forces lead to collapse of G7?

What if one day Trump feels that the G7 is useless and only serves as a platform for others to criticize the US? Will he let the US withdraw from the G7, too?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 18:58:40

What has happened to Italian politics?

To conclude, it is necessary to be conscious that a majority of the Italian people has not experienced improvement in its living conditions during the previous governments. It is a long agony, which significantly explains the election results. This is what the dying parties (PD and Forza Italia) have yet not understood.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:13:40

Why IMF aid usually brings pain to recipient countries

With more emerging markets joining in, it is time IMF maximized institutional effectiveness, strengthened accountability for lending decisions and limited interference into sovereign economic affairs. Such reforms, while revitalizing the IMF in global economic governance, would help bring more societal stability and economic growth in the third world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:08:41

Trump trying to make up for internal failures

However, Trump may not be able to fulfill his wishes in trade or diplomacy, because he is upsetting the delicate balance and causing damage to the international order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:08:40

B&R will help develop Himalayan region

When the Himalayas are no longer a thick and strong wall, what will once the most underdeveloped region look like?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Japan strives for relevance on North Korean nuclear issue

It's foreseeable that Abe will reiterate Japan's importance in this strategy when meeting Trump and convey his willingness to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Chinese projects in Malaysia may stay intact

In the future, the Malaysian government will certainly welcome investment by foreign-funded enterprises that abide by the local laws, but will differ from practices in the past decades in terms of bidding and contract talks. Most importantly, all parties should believe in the principle that business is business, and win-win cooperation is the key to the issue. Malaysia will definitely let investors enjoy the dividends of its reform and development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:48:39

Is EU listening to its voters' message?

This is not a fight between populists and the Germany-led EU. It is a fight for the survival of Europe. If Berlin shows no compromise in negotiations with Rome and leads the Italian government to a humiliating defeat and collapse, the next election to be soon provoked could lead to even higher euroscepticism in the Mediterranean country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:33:39

Sino-US trade dispute: Japan understands how China feels

The trade talks brought both threats and opportunities to Japan. Some were blocked, others utilized and the rest were allowed to pass. China is expected to develop more through this opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:23:39

Uncertainty lingers in US' Indo-Pacific move

In general, the Indo-Pacific strategy is not exactly a strategy. Although it has become more than a concept, it is no more than a vision that lacks operating details. More importantly, the strategy is not completely under the control of the US, for it will be influenced by the international situation. Compared with Barack Obama's rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific strategy, there is more uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:18:39

China's fear of declining population unwarranted

Population may neither be a burden nor a resource. The society does not need to be over-anxious about the birth rate. The invisible hand will also play a role in regulating the population.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:33:40

Incentives needed to motivate women to have more children

In addition to special legislation to protect women from discrimination, we should pay attention to husbands' family responsibilities. Paternity leave should be ensured to promote greater involvement in the housework and child care. A flexible maternity leave transfer system can be implemented to allow women to turn over part of their leave to their husbands, and encourage them to take maternity leave.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:33:39

B&R has rich potential in Latin America

It is the natural extension of the BRI to reach Latin America.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 20:53:39

China should be alert amid US provocations

Where is Washington's China strategy heading? Will New Delhi side with the US in US Indo-Pacific strategy? Global Times reporter Liu Jianxi talked with two Chinese experts at the Shangri-La Dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 20:48:39

Upcoming SCO summit has special meaning as India, Pakistan step in

The 2018 SCO summit will also ratify a five-year outline for the implementation of the Treaty on Long-term Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation. Member states might discuss measures to deepen cooperation and reach a consensus on important international and regional issues to enable the SCO to better play a role in safeguarding regional security, promoting common development and prosperity, and making international order a fairer and more reasonable one.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 20:28:39

China must keep watchful eye on US-EU trade row

When the EU is committed to maintaining an open and rules-based trade system, Beijing and Brussels must take the lead in playing a guiding role. Their trade cooperation will create new jobs and opportunities for enterprises of all sizes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 20:18:39

Japan pulls away from US amid Russia pivot

The improvement of Japan-Russia relations can come about gradually. It remains to be seen whether the deadlock can be resolved within the tenures of Abe and Putin.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 19:48:39

Vigilance over online funding needed to increase trust

How the money is spent should also be reported to avoid misuse or misunderstandings. After all, online funding platforms have offered needy people more access to help and need to be protected.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/1 0:03:42