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In Trump's America, widening divisions give vent to people's anger

All psychologists agree that a household where the parents constantly fight takes a toll on the mental health of the children. No one seems to have studied how a country in the same situation affects its residents. But I don't need a psychologist to tell me that.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 21:03:40

Xi's tour offers new impetus to China-Africa ties

The integration of African economies would in fact bolster China's confidence in Africa as an investment destination and an emerging market. But for African countries to benefit from their friendship with China, they need to reset their approach to issues.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 20:53:40

China can help in Afghan peace process: Karzai

In Western opinion, Afghanistan is a heartland of contention among major powers. That's exactly what Afghanistan does not want.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 17:43:39

China, EU can exemplify global governance

The EU and China can become the standard bearers of global governance by defending multilateralism, cooperation, and the world's interests. But, Brussels and Beijing should acknowledge that their partnership doesn't need to be a disadvantage to the US. A real equitable “win-win” situation comes from letting anyone be part of it. Let's prove to Washington that no one is a “foe” to no one.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 17:08:46

ASEAN challenged by Indo-Pacific strategy

From outside, some frustration has been voiced for ASEAN's inability to provide the driving force. It is in the driving seat, but not going anywhere fast enough. The external players have started to take matters in their own hands, with new ways to look at the region, such as the Indo-Pacific concept.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 11:03:39

Data security concerns overpower AI benefits

In times of AI, it is not AI that is stronger than human beings, but those individuals who master AI technology.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 18:23:40

Xi's visit to Africa set to harness more potential

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Africa, which will begin on July 19 and last through July 28, has been perceived as a significant opportunity to execute agreements with the continent that can bring about major transformation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 13:28:39

Will transatlantic relations survive Trump?

Even when Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is annoying and frustrating, Europe argues that it cannot burn bridges to the US and should instead reach out more to Washington and make greater efforts to consolidate the basis of US-Europe relations in preparation for the post-Trump era. In this respect, Europeans can only cross their fingers, hoping it is not wishful thinking that transatlantic relations will survive Trump and return to the good old days.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 19:03:40

What will future international order look like?

In the 21st century, we will see the emergence of a free partnership order, in which the world embraces more openness, multilateralism and freedom, and countries build partnerships based on equality, respect and mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 18:53:39

Trump's agenda behind revoking racial quotas

Americans shouldn't blindly support the withdrawal of affirmative action. It would be better to promote it in the interest of fair play to shield the interests of other ethnic groups.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:23:39

EU-China Summit to support open, rules-based system

This summit is an opportunity for the EU and China to prove our joint support for the WTO as the centre of the rules-based multilateral trading system, and turn words into actions by filling the gaps with new rules for a future global economy where the WTO can meet new challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 21:28:39

The absurdity of Navarro's Death by China

In keeping with Navarro's imagery of death by China, Trump may now be asking America to fall on its own sword.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 18:33:39

Much at stake for Trump in summit with Putin

The most expected question is: What will Trump and Putin talk about during the summit? After the NATO Summit, Trump said he will raise Moscow's interference in the 2016 US election with the Russian leader. Logically, Putin will deny it. It means they will publicly express their political stance over the case in front of media and temporarily put an end to the episode. However, one can't be sure if Trump and Putin's political show will be recognized by US society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 18:18:40

How to build stronger China-EU ties while braving Trump era headwinds

The current destabilization of the global economy due to Trump's trade war rhetoric means that the EU and China have a historic opportunity not just to steady the economic ship but to ready it for its voyage into waters that are both calmer and more rewarding.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 18:08:40

Post-90s generation shuns materialism in marriage

The post-90s generation will continue to amaze their seniors, with their unconventional attitude toward work and life, not only in the blind date market, but also on various occasions. Hopefully, they can establish their identity in society and shoulder responsibilities to become the backbone of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/13 0:03:40

No room in classrooms!

It is more important for the Chinese government to pour more money and resources into poverty-stricken areas. After all, students have their rights and education should not come at this cost.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/13 0:03:39

Developing nations show lax safety records

Regulations and fun are hard to balance – and the outcome rarely makes everyone happy. After the recent boat accident, Thai authorities said they would bring the Thai maritime safety standards to international levels, according to the Xinhua News Agency. But what really matters is this – deciding whether to go out in the ocean during a storm is not so much about regulations. It should be down to common sense.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 19:18:40

China ties can promote European integration

Europeans harbor political and economic concerns about China. They worry that 16+1 and BRI will undermine their increasingly fragile political unity and decision-making.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 19:08:40