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London’s bargaining fades in Brexit talks

The divorce process should not just demonstrate respect for the UK's autonomy to choose its own development path but more importantly, showcase a pro-globalization attitude of openness and inclusiveness.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 21:53:39

Parsing the G20 summit: runners and riders

Since the US is still the world's largest single economy, constructive American input in discussions about the direction of the global economy remains vital.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 21:03:39

Sino-Russian ties ride ‘new normal’ of closer cooperation

These achievements are the bedrock of the China-Russia relationship and working as a brake to prevent a reversal in bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/4 11:58:39

Cooperation based on Belt and Road can overcome risk of war between China, US

President Trump has just expressed his willingness to participate in BRI, which can and will hopefully overcome the Thucydides Trap and extend peace between the US and China and indeed globally for another 50 years. In the process, both the US and China can and will become great again. With this in mind, it is hopeful that Professor Allison will revise his theory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 18:53:40

China, Russia need shared vision for Eurasia

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Moscow only six weeks after Vladimir Putin visited Beijing for the Belt and Road summit. This will be the two men's third get-together so far this year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 18:53:39

Can Sino-US ties overcome 'Thucydides Trap'? History offers insights

Whether China and the US can overcome “Thucydides Trap” and establish a new type of major power relationship is intensely debated by scholars. What insights can we find through history of China-US engagement?
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/3 11:13:39

Africa benefits from focus on concrete needs

China's mega projects to overhaul old and narrow railway lines in various African countries have been covered extensively with many expressing support for this Eastern nation to expand these operations across Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 21:48:39

G20 Summit tests global governance themes

What will perhaps matter more in Hamburg will be which power or powers will be able to set the agenda. It is here where China is gradually gaining ground.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 21:43:39

Despite foolish flyers, plane safety is not a matter of luck

Coins are symbols of wealth and luck. Throwing a coin into a wishing well traditionally is thought to bring you good fortune. But throwing coins into the well of a jet engine just before takeoff for good luck - that's another story.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 21:47:40

Trump’s legal victory won’t solve his problems caused by divided society

The court gave Trump a little recognition of his power, but it is not enough to bridge divided public opinion. The ruling will make Trump's opponents block him in other ways. Trump's difficult position will continue, which is determined by the political system and America's social contradictions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:48:39

‘One country, two systems’ evolves in HK

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return from British rule and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as well as the implementation of "one country, two systems" in the HKSAR. However, some in the Western world and Hong Kong have cast doubt on the success of the "one country, two systems" approach, and think the central government is tightening control over Hong Kong. The facts tell a different story.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:43:39

US infrastructure needs Belt and Road

Despite the bitter struggles Donald Trump stirs between his supporters and opponents about, well, just anything, there is at least one thing the US president harps on about that just about everyone living in the US would agree with - the infrastructure of this country is like that of a Third World nation. This feels even truer when you travel to big cities in Asia like Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore or Tokyo and then come back to New York, the biggest city in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:28:39

US foreign aid cut would worsen global woes

At this critical juncture when the global order is experiencing a fundamental transformation and adjustment, inward-looking and utilitarian tendencies of a leader are obviously not a good thing. China can play its part, but certainly cannot replace or fulfill the role of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 19:03:39

West needs new angle and logic to view China

The West needs a new angle, mentality and logic to view China's development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 18:13:39

Yoga not as safe as people once thought, says expert

Yoga is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia and worldwide, but new research released on Wednesday suggests that it is not as safe as previously believed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 15:37:14

Missing Chinese student raises question over FBI's efficiency

Nineteen days after Chinese student Zhang Yingying went missing from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), the FBI announced a breakthrough that the car related to her disappearance was found. The whereabouts of Zhang is still unknown.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 23:03:39

‘One country, two systems’ a complex success

Viewing "one country, two systems," an innovative political practice, from a one-way angle will underestimate its complexity and rich connotations. To gain more accurate answers for the system, comprehensive, developing and multi-dimensional perspectives are required.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 19:53:39

Readers chime in on Dalai Lama speaking at US commencement ceremony

Last week, US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked the Global Times to apologize and retract a commentary titled "US university fails to teach students correct history of Tibet." On Monday, the Global Times published an editorial, "Senator Feinstein's request for apology absurd," to counter her. How should we view UCSD's invitation of the Dalai Lama? Why did the incident concern the Chinese public? The Global Times has collected some online comments on this issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 19:48:39