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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

Arms sale to Taiwan to result in soured ties

Since the end of the Cold War, no US government has benefited much from playing the Taiwan card. The Trump administration should learn lessons and try to avoid risking big losses for the sake of small gains.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 19:18:41

Beijing-Vatican agreement good news for 6 million Chinese Catholics

It is through the lens of this kind that they keep accusing China of its management of Tibet and Xinjiang affairs. Yet it would be ridiculous if one judges others without standing in their position. As the proverb goes, you can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 19:18:41

Volatile political culture in Philippines tests Duterte

Duterte amended the constitution and led a more widely influential federal reform in 2018 after his successful anti-terrorist crackdown in South Marawi. This has become a point of contention between him and the opposition. Although the coup was defeated, the future crises facing Duterte can hardly be completely resolved.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 19:13:40

In seeking connectivity, Europe should look for 'common way' with Asia

By proposing the strategy connecting Europe and Asia, the EU may want to show its enthusiasm in Asia. But as long as its initiative is constructive and in line with the principle of achieving shared growth through discussion and collaboration, China and Europe can deepen their cooperation on the current EU-China Connectivity Platform and ASEM and join hands on achieving connectivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 20:33:41

How Trumpism will damage global order

Trump is turning the world against the US whose interests will eventually suffer. The international community cannot sit idle, as it is an increasingly urgent task to safeguard the global order centered on the UN and to defend multilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 20:33:40

Maldives will prioritize own interest, not India's

Western countries believe that no major nation wants to cooperate with a small country such as the Maldives without any strategic goals. China believes Indian Ocean is important, but Beijing doesn't even have a complete Indian Ocean strategy. However, when Beijing built support facility in Djibouti, the move attracted widespread attention from Western countries, which speculated that China is trying to expand its influence. These episodes, including the Maldivian presidential election, have reminded Beijing that it may face increasing risk in its further overseas investment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 20:23:40

Trump inspires many a 'stormy' book

But I have now started to be sympathetic to those in the Trump orbit who haven't been fired yet. Everyone may have a book in them, and it could be even better written because they have more time to plot. But when others have already revealed what the president's private part looks like, how do you trump that to go further? Sorry about the pun. Stormy Daniels may be a category killer for the thriving genre of Trump-horror in the publishing industry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 17:48:40

China promotes shared future in the Pacific

Under a free trade framework with China, Australia is continuing its development and economic success, with a GDP growth of 3.4 percent. China regards all humanity as a community with a common future, which Australia and the Pacific island nations are welcome to share.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 20:53:40

With UN speech, US president does further damage to image

Whether it is an EU-Japan trade pact, Japan moving forward with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership after the US dropped out, the EU setting its own tech rules, or new Sino-Russian economic and military cooperation, these are signs of the world moving on without the US. If these trends continue, the US will forfeit its global leadership role in this polycentric world, which will become less stable in the absence of US economic and strategic balancing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 20:48:39

China-Japan-SK FTA key to 'Asia for Asians'

Strategic changes often come from transcendence, and transcendence requires courage, more wisdom and keen insight. If the three countries can seize the opportunities and promote negotiations, Asia will find a way out of the post-war labyrinth and achieve the goal of “Asia for Asians.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 20:23:39

Overseas students help cultural tolerance

One common thing I learned from the experiences of living in these two countries is that the best way to understand culture and society is people-to-people exchange.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 20:48:39

Beijing's involvement in Myanmar peace does not amount to interference

Obviously, this is the biggest challenge for the dream of peace proposed in the Panglong Peace Conference, and to overcome this challenge, the Myanmar government, military and ethnic armed groups need more political wisdom and patience.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 20:38:39

China, India should cooperate in Maldives

Beijing has come up with a constructive “two-plus-one” mechanism – China and India plus another South Asian country – as a demonstration of sincerity. The mechanism can not only enhance mutual trust between China and India, but prevent other South Asian countries from being caught in between. This aims to harmonize relations between countries and serves the interest of all relevant parties, and is worth a careful consideration by New Delhi. Perhaps the two powers can have a try in the Maldives first.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 20:13:39