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Sino-US dialogue raises hopes for smoother ties

The Mar-a-Lago meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump earlier this year could be said to have set a new tone and expectations for closer and better relations between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 19:03:39

Dialogue key to a bright future for HK

I remember the efforts, leniency and patience displayed by Beijing and of course the city of Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:53:39

EU misreads Greece’s support on China’s human rights

All in all, selective criticism does not facilitate cooperation with China, especially taking into account that the new president of the US, Donald Trump, has so far decided to sideline references to human rights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 10:53:39

China helping lift Africans out of poverty

Some countries frequently advocate "freedom" and "democracy," but China has been embarking on the path of poverty relief step by step. Apart from the accomplishments, the experience and knowledge in this area also constitute a huge source of soft power in China-Africa cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:23:40

Trade, exchanges can unlock BRICS potential

The road ahead is long and winding for the BRICS grouping and there are as many expectations and demands as there are cynics. The BRICS foreign ministers however should firmly assert their grip on the levers of this grouping to negotiate a stronger and brighter future of the group.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:18:40

Chinese companies in US face legal peril

Short sellers filed complaints against many Chinese companies for the discrepancies in their financial statements and dragged their stock prices down. Many companies were forced to delist and retreat back to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:58:39

Will Europe turn to China in era of Trump?

Even if Beijing might not gain a new ally in the EU, China will gain confidence in its chosen path internally and internationally. It will take time for Europe and the US to again begin doing the same.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:53:40

Striking a balance between great civilizations

Whereas classical Confucianism harmony was based on hierarchical relations, we, in the 21st century, need a floating balance between symmetrical and hierarchical relations, combining the best of the two philosophical traditions set by Clausewitz and Confucius.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 17:43:40

High hopes ahead of new Sino-US dialogue

In the past few months, Sino-US relations have achieved unexpected stability.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/21 11:13:39

Russia-China rivalry in Central Asia overblown

Whether it is BRICS, SCO, the Eurasian Economic Union or talks about the Belt and Road initiatives, Russia and China have clear incentives and goals to meet for further collaboration to ensure that the challenges in the region can be addressed and dealt with while maintaining economic growth through holistic engagements. This sustainability can only be achieved if all can continue to participate in open dialogue, maintain a “multi-vector approach” to such matters and strike a balance both domestically and regionally in their respective decision-making processes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 22:43:39

Decoding US policy on arms sales to Taiwan

The one-China policy is the political foundation of Sino-US relations. The US selling weapons to Taiwan will only cause damage and instability on the bilateral relations. It is hoped that the US will not use Taiwan as a bargaining chip and make efforts toward a better relationship with China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 20:53:39

Is the US becoming a banana republic?

No one should underestimate US resilience. But for the moment, the widespread perception of Trump’s behavior is leading many to discount the US, more in sorrow than in anger.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/20 20:53:39

English names spark middle-class anxiety

Indeed, anxiety isn’t all negative. But don’t go to extremes, like rushing to get an English name for your children simply to impress others.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 21:38:39

Sino-US think tank dialogue helps chart a smooth path for bilateral relations

The initial achievements of the 100-Day Plan have bolstered Sino-US business ties. American beef will return to the Chinese market after 14 years. Chinese entrepreneurs now hope to import more US high technologies. So far as we know, the US is also conducting relevant research in this regard and a trade war between China and the US is not likely to happen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 21:08:39

Russian communist party set for generational change

In the first half of 2017, media reports on Russian politics in the West and elsewhere focused heavily on rallies all over the country on March 26 and June 12 that were called by the anti-corruption activist and barred presidential candidate Alexei Navalny.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 21:18:39

Helmut Kohl’s legacy will long be remembered

The current chancellor respects the work of her predecessor, praising it during past public appearances. But the main difference in the work of the two leaders is that Germany has now become the world power Kohl had not anticipated. His prediction might have been wrong but his contribution has been huge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 20:53:39

China-built railways to drive Pan-African trade

China has recently expressed an interest in building new railway lines for Zambia and Tanzania. Though skepticism persists in regard to the feasibility of connecting West Africa to East Africa, this might not be such a pipe dream after all. It is simply a matter of time before such connectivity becomes a reality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 20:48:39

Russophobia obstacle for Russia-West rapport

The existence of Russophobia means US-Russia ties are unlikely to escape an on-again, off-again relationship despite a temporary ease.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:33:39