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Can UK's choice of PM surprise China?

The term China-UK golden era 2.0 has been used lately. It is believed that further strengthening of the golden era relationship is desired by both sides and Johnson will adopt a pragmatic attitude toward China. Compared with his predecessors, he is a tough diplomat, but he has never done anything to hurt relations with Beijing. In addition, as a realistic politician, any policy adjustment is possible on his watch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 20:13:40

UAE-China relations growing stronger

The horizon for both our countries is bright, and together, through continuing to strengthen our close relationship culturally, politically and economically we can ensure a stable, secure future for both our peoples and our respective regions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 18:58:40

China model not for other countries

Our achievements over the past 70 years have proven that China has chosen and insisted on a path that suits its own conditions. We should work toward making the country better and stronger by continuing with reform and opening-up. There is no need to compare China with Western countries or to promote the superiority of the China model. This won't help improve China's international image.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/23 21:18:40

Come what may, reunification of Taiwan with mainland is the goal

If Taiwan independence separatists behave openly and wantonly, then what is wrong with promoting reunification? Personal gains and losses are temporary. National reunification is the eternal lasting enterprise.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/23 21:08:40

US trying to fish in troubled Gulf waters

The Iran nuclear issue hasn't run into stalemate. It is not becoming more severe or going out of control. Different powers are striving to mediate although their efforts haven't come to fruition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/23 20:58:41

Anti-China hysteria behind dragging Google into controversy

The doctrine of McCarthyism in the US in the 1950s rested on making accusations of subversion or treason without sufficient proof. Then, the US strived to expose supposed Communist infiltration in diverse spheres of the US government. Currently, the US practice toward China has returned to such hysteria, which is nothing but unhealthy morbidity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 21:13:42

European Parliament should stop pointing accusing finger at China

The European Parliament should mind its own business and respond to the real concerns of Europeans.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 20:28:40

US freedom of religion card is a bullying tactic

Successful experiences that suit countries and societies should be cherished. Using religion as a political tool to slander another country is ideological bullying and has nothing to do with the fundamental principles of any so-called religious faith.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 20:23:40

China shows prudence in US trade row

The consensus reached by the two state leaders at the G20 Osaka summit set a new goal to end the trade war. The two have already exchanged goodwill, and negotiating teams have held two phone talks. Face-to-face talks are soon to happen. We hope such momentum will lead to a real outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/22 18:58:40

Mass street movements challenge democracy

Strongman politics satisfies voters' interests and is also unavoidable as social conflicts intensify. The society needs government to strengthen its role as a visible hand instead of letting the market – the invisible hand – to manipulate, especially in cracking down on business monopolies in the virtual world to stop the gap between the rich and poor from widening.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 19:43:40

Turkey's purchase of Russian missile defense system won't strain NATO ties

Turkey and other NATO members have blamed each other multiple times over refugees, human rights, and EU membership. They are seemingly in harmony but actually at variance. However, unlike the US, EU countries do not sell Turkey missile systems. In the military and security arena, the US is more concerned with this latest purchase than the EU. Meanwhile, the EU has other problems that outweigh Turkey's acquisition of Russian missile defense systems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 19:38:40

China bashers can't dictate US policy

We hope it is not the “miscellaneous troop” which is always making waves. The US needs politicians and academics with a broader strategic vision and greater insight and responsibility.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 19:18:40

No kidding: nanny's job is no child's play!

It is time to be less demanding of nannies. We should try to make them feel important about their work, trust their judgment and respect them as professionals. If they make mistakes, we should try to be understanding. Everyone makes mistakes after all.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/19 14:28:41

The perilous plight of illegal immigrants in US

When your case is denied, and you exhaust opportunities for appeal, you get a deportation order. Or you could get one simply by missing a court date, even if it's because the postman fed your appearance notice to a stray dog on the street. A deportation order, therefore, is often not a reference to right and wrong but a testament to the randomness of fate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 20:06:54

US-promoted military escort alliance in Gulf another attempt to stymie Iran

If the Strait of Hormuz becomes chaotic, so will the Gulf region and no country can emerge unscathed. Gulf countries should be wary of this: Blindly following the US will be disastrous for them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 20:03:42

US-Europe relations struggle as unilateralist diplomacy thwarts progress

Although Europe and the US still believe that the benefits of their alliance outweigh the drawbacks, the common threat that once untied them no longer exists, and their shared benefits and values have since changed. If Europe and the US fail to accommodate one another, their relationship could diminish further.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 21:45:57

Trump's racist rant tagged to election

With change of the demographic structure, other ethnic groups will inevitably play a more important role in the political arena. Trump's fulminations on racial issues are unlikely to change the trend. After all, the US is no longer a country that prioritizes political correctness. It's not known where Trump will lead the US, but he is quite unlikely to "Make America Great Again."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:58:40

Guests of China need to deserve what they get

The vast majority of foreign friends take the privileges as the Chinese way of saying "thank you" for their contributions to this country. We should be neither xenophobic nor xenocentric. As a rising power that is looking at opening up wider, fair and equal treatment of foreigners is a lesson we ought to learn.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:51:26