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Trump’s Charlottesville reaction driving European allies further away

What is even more discouraging for the future of transatlantic relations is that the US president does not seem to take international reactions into account, employing the same indifferent approach he is using domestically.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 20:13:39

Will Bannon’s exit cure White House woes?

US President Donald Trump finally decided to dismiss Stephen Bannon, the White House chief strategist and one of his inner circle members, the climax of recent personnel changes in West Wing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 20:03:39

China’s growing health aid to Africa encouraged

China's engagement with Africa is no longer limited to economic cooperation. The eastern nation is increasingly diversifying its support and partnerships in the southern continent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 20:13:39

The ‘American century’ has come to its end

These have become overlaid crises, creating economic hardship and political turmoil that provide fertile ground for the rise of populism. With the deepening of geopolitical competition between major powers, the post-American era does not guarantee peace and requires continued hard work by all sides.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/20 20:08:40

Parents shouldn’t force unfulfilled dreams on children

Chinese parents sacrifice a lot for their children under the banner of selfless love, while the hidden requirement is that the children obey their words and follow their will. Children are independent individuals rather than parents' tools to fulfill their unfulfilled dreams.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 23:35:04

Race relations enter tragic time warp in US

Then I realized the fear that overwhelmed me during the movie was not necessary. I was frightened by the possibility that this country was retreating back to the 1960s when people of color were treated like animals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 20:13:39

Politicizing trade will hurt Sino-US relationship

US President Donald Trump has given US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer a year to look into whether to launch an investigation into China's trade law, policies and practices. The US plans to apply the Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, which empowers the president to take trade measures against Chinese products such as lifting tariffs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/17 20:03:39

Students should go to Africa with open mind

Since such trips can be so expensive, you don't want to end up experiencing no more than the feeling that Africa is poor. If you write in your college application essay that Africa is poor and its culture is backward, I wouldn't want to read it if I were an admissions officer.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 19:53:39

China’s 21st century ‘great power’ strategy relies on cooperation

The world is in an era of transition. Unlike the end of the Cold War era, which was characterized by drastic political shifts, today's world is witnessing gradual changes in the balance of economic power and strategy. The transition appears to be accelerating, and, to a large extent, will be determined by the strategic paths countries choose.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 19:48:39

Trump not root cause of American chaos

Trump's presidency is neither a panacea nor a root cause for the problems. "Make America great again" is likely to be a remote dream.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 19:43:39

False claims to freedom: chaos in Charlottesville

In this sense, the white-nationalist rallies at Charlottesville simply abused the freedom of speech or assembly, which is intended for furthering a democratic society, not undermining the values it should uphold.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:33:39

US trade policy deviates from WTO rules

The WTO's basic principles consist of openness, transparency, inclusiveness and non-discrimination. As a major founder and leader of the multilateral trade system and rules, the US has to follow them in making trade policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 20:23:39

Proper city planning crucial for healthier citizens

China's progress over the past 40 years has led to one of the most rapid urbanization processes ever. Today some 55 percent of the Chinese population lives in cities, and it is projected that this will reach 70 percent in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:38:39

Beijing, Washington partners, within limits

The current China-US relationship is more like a partnership with limits. The two nations have many interests that have converged and manageable conflicts, and can cooperate on concrete global issues such as fighting terrorism and nuclear proliferation, but there will not be an alliance under the construct of international law.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/14 20:33:39

Why the latest round of sanctions matters

In the nuclear age, where the number of wars between countries has seen a sharp decrease for some time now, economic and political sanctions have become the tool of choice for states and international bodies to signal discontent with another state's behavior.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 20:18:39

Timetable needed for unification of Taiwan

Under the One China principle, the mainland could be patient with Taiwan, but if the DPP government accelerates its provocative activities, the mainland will for sure speed up its efforts to realize the complete unification of China and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 20:08:39

Making great strides toward cashless society

In fact, there are a variety of other payment methods available. Given the competition for the vast market, more forms of payment will come up in the future and become more customer-friendly so that everyone can find what suits them most. That would make a diverse and equitable society that we hope for.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 23:33:28

In US, unalike people have stopped talking

But if the breeding of genetically related individuals often leads to genetic disorders in the offspring, the breeding of similar views can only lead to extremes and, therefore, a dim future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 22:18:39