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Let it be man's best friend!

The government should restrict the number, size and species of dogs to be adopted and make harder rules to manage dog owners' behavior.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/1 0:03:42

How #MeToo campaign has made men wary

Correcting bad behavior is important. But when the movement for correction is creating a sterile environment, dullness is the result. Human interaction, which earlier took place in a natural and spontaneous way, is now being dictated as if it were from an equipment manual.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:43:41

Drilling row brings Sino-Russian ties in glare

The South China Sea drilling issue may not have impacted ties, but the two countries should take it as a warning and keep controversial moves under check. Small incidents might have bigger repercussions, and the two countries need to protect the hard-earned trust.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:38:39

Is Australia's friendly gesture toward China just a subterfuge?

Whether China and Australia can maintain long-term and healthy bilateral relations depends on Canberra's sincerity, lest disputes break out now and then. Worse still, seeking temporary rapprochement to cope with domestic political and economic crises will only undermine the stability of bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:08:39

South Korea no longer an obedient US ally

By identifying an intermediary between the two adversaries, South Korea seems to be on the track of gradually transforming from a junior ally to a proactive partner of the US. The result is uncertain, but it is worth exploring for South Korea and for the sake of regional security.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 20:03:40

New security framework looms in East Asia

China is indispensable to lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. How to shelve bilateral disputes and coordinate with countries in the region for future arrangements is more important to China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:47

Wealth key to grasping Trump-era politics

It is interesting to observe Trump overturning traditional game rules. But judging from his wealth background and his network of wealthy friends, I don't think he will be able to topple either globalization or “financilization.” Compared with his predecessors, like presidents Roosevelt and Reagan who saved the US from a capitalist crisis, Trump is more a destroyer than a builder.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:46

New cyberspace rules risk isolating Europe

Cyberspace is facing paradoxes of freedom versus order and security versus development and any policymaking must be carefully weighed. It will take time to know if the GDPR will transform the EU into a formidable player or an isolated island of data.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:45

Free trade, protectionism and new opening-up

However, it is necessary to establish an open cultural and political playfield, recognizing and respecting all Chinese systems' diversity, without judging them through our lens, our historical experience and our ideological prejudices, as is often the case.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 20:23:40

High hopes on Qingdao summit as SCO emphasizes regional security cooperation

The SCO security cooperation is of great significance not only to member states, but also to peace and stability in the whole of Eurasia. The group cannot terminate conflicts among members, but it can help avoid resolution of issues by force. Regional security cooperation will be an important pillar of SCO's future development and will instill more vitality into the group.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 20:03:40

US policy of reshaping countries flawed

Despite a strong resolve to reshape other countries, the US method hasn't worked effectively and more often it brings conflicts instead of lasting stability and peace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:58:39

Europe and Asia – together for a more secure world

Too many players seek confrontation to achieve their short-term goals, instead of building sustainable solutions through mediation. Against this background, those who believe in a multilateral global order have an interest and a duty to join forces. Europe and Asia, together, can be the engine of a more cooperative approach to world politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 19:43:40

Waffling on summit dents US image

US stocks dived as Trump cancelled the meeting, forcing him to calm down the markets. If Trump brings more uncertainty to international issues, he will jeopardize the US' credibility in the global community and lose faith among his people, which will be disastrous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 21:18:41

Trump inflicts pain on European allies

Europe and the US are highly interdependent economies. Unprecedented uncertainties brought about by the rise of emerging countries also make the continent dither. Moreover, the establishment in the US still respects Europe. So, for some time in the future, Europe and the Trump-led US will be like an estranged couple. For Europe, this might be the “labor pain” before a new global landscape is given birth to. The pain is strong, but they have no choice but to bear it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 21:18:40

Pentagon's decision to cancel China's RIMPAC invitation stirs trouble

Such shortsighted and perfunctory act only highlights the Trump administration's anxieties about China and creates more obstacles for the development of Sino-US relations. However, it will not hold back the irreversible trend of regional countries cooperating and peacefully addressing disputes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 21:13:39

How to prevent another world war

Modern technology probably can recreate the visual and emotional understanding of consequences and casualties of wars and conflicts. The intention of this article is not to promote modern technology in conflict resolution, but to stimulate imagination and creativity for providing an alternative thinking to treasure and preserve our precious peacetime.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 20:53:40

India-Vietnam naval exercises a futile attempt to flex muscle

India should actively participate in Asia's economic development and promote peace in the region to be a responsible power when advancing its Act East policy. It shouldn't always take China as an enemy. Rather the two should respect and learn from each other. A relationship of mutual respect is beneficial to long-term stability of both China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 21:08:39

China, Russia seek new momentum in ties

In his speech at SPIEF, Wang underscored the value of Sino-Russian relations and responded to challenges in the external environment. China and Russia should pay more attention to long-term cooperation so as to boost modernization, which is now the most important issue in Sino-Russian ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 20:58:39