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Funds test for US-South Korea alliance

However, no matter how difficult the cost-sharing negotiations are, both the US and South Korea will seek a quick solution as time runs out. Moreover, both countries cannot afford to break the alliance. If Seoul cannot satisfy the monetary demand, it may be forced to do something else, like expanding its alliance with Washington beyond the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/25 21:48:40

Chinese firms contribute to Kenyan society

The CSR activities have endeared Chinese companies to the public who are beginning to consider them as friends and view these initiatives as symbols of the true friendship between China and Kenya.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/24 19:53:40

Drifting allies may finally abandon US

By abusing its dominant position in the alliance system to pressure its allies, the US will only further fuel its allies' fear of abandonment and their desire for strategic dependence, thus facilitating the gradual decoupling of allies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/24 18:53:39

Buyback is for the share market, not hearts!

Money cannot buy true love. But can money help people rescue a relationship which is about to break down? Unfortunately, no! In a materialistic world, feelings are yet to completely give way to the power of pelf.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/22 16:13:40

US request for fivefold increase in military costs for South Korea is blackmail

After the US-South Korea talks on US military cost-sharing in South Korea broke down on Tuesday, South Korean media reported on Thursday that the Trump administration is considering withdrawing a brigade of US troops from the country to put pressure on Seoul.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/22 13:43:51

Inherent US hostility against North Korea makes it hard to resolve issues

Even if Trump has already adjusted his North Korea policy, even if the US-South Korea large-scale military exercise has been postponed indefinitely, the so-called goodwill can hardly change the cruel reality – Washington's hostile policy against Pyongyang is likely to remain, and the future of the Korean Peninsula will stay strained for a long time. It is hoped that such tension will not spin out of control.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 21:18:41

Nixon and a changing NY Chinese food scene

Then we tried the notorious Chinese spirit, baijiu, chatted about how tomatoes were first brought to China and how a certain Chinese dish is similar to a Portuguese one. There might be something more important to talk about. But no one bothered. Intoxicated, my eyes caught a line in the menu: “This month, as we renew and recreate that menu, if only to ask the same question: 'can Peking duck end a war?'” What war? I must be drunk.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:58:41

Compromises by stakeholders necessary for resolving Korean Peninsula crisis

That being said, to tackle the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, both sides have to make more compromises to achieve mutual trust.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:53:41

With new president, Sri Lanka ties look bright

Cooperation with China mirrors Sri Lanka's wish to use its geographical advantage and to turn itself into a transport hub in the North Indian Ocean. However, Colombo's ambition has made other major regional powers uneasy. They have the right to be concerned. But Sri Lanka also has the right to make policies that are in line with its own interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/21 19:38:40

Do Chinese-American relations have to be improved?

I believe that while discussing the change in US strategy for China, the Chinese academic community should also seriously discuss what China's strategy for the US should be like in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 23:03:40

Impeachment a tool in US political infighting

Donald Trump's presidency is on a bumpy ride.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 22:16:25

Why Hong Kong middle class fails to see the sinister designs of radical protesters

The future of Hong Kong is in the hands of the middle-class, more of whom should make choices wisely and fulfill their obligations to society.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 22:08:40

US steps up interventionism with Hong Kong bill

China must play the role of safeguarding national stakes and multilateral development interests under globalization, resolutely striking back at acts of US interventionism and promoting a new international economic and political order that is fair and equitable.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 20:23:41

More to US-Iran row than nuclear deal

Hence, the Iranian nuclear tensions may possibly continue escalating with fiercer discords between Washington and Tehran, leaving the crisis with a gloomy future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 21:53:40

Close China-US military ties key to regional and world peace

Military relations play a role of stabilizer, as close China-US military relations are crucial to maintaining benign bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 21:48:40

As China and US try to iron out military differences, challenges remain

The US will not provide firm support to the island of Taiwan, nor will it be able to prevent China's reunification.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 20:43:39

Latin American people will be wary of external interference despite Morales' resignation

The chaos in Bolivia will create hurdles for existing cooperation projects with China. But their ties will not be affected in the long run.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 19:13:39

Witnessing progress through wheels of time

The Chinese need to observe the world more carefully, remain humble and take lessons from those once powerful major countries and emerging economies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 19:08:04