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Trade deal offers new vistas for Sino-US ties

We hope that Chinese and US policymakers will fulfill their responsibility to the citizens of both countries and the rest of the world by avoiding the trap of zero-sum thinking and working to nurture shared interests and mutual trust. This will provide a foundation for stability and prosperity as we open a new chapter for Sino-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 20:53:39

For US, what's better than peace with North Korea?

Amid a dramatic turn of events, US President Donald Trump wrote a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Thursday, canceling the June 12 Singapore summit, citing "the tremendous anger and open hostility" in Kim's recent statements. However, after receiving a mild reply from North Korea, Trump hinted at the possibility of meeting Kim as scheduled.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/25 17:33:05

North Korea could take initiative in joining international community

The situation on the Korean Peninsula seems to be at a dead end.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/25 13:22:42

Trump pours cold water on Washington-Pyongyang relations

As international community tried to hail North Korea's dismantlement of its nuclear test site, US President Donald Trump poured cold water on the situation by cancelling long-planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a letter addressed to him on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/25 10:21:25

School case shows netizens can police misuse of power

While the press is called the fourth estate, the internet can be the fifth to keep government in check. This is undeniably a part of societal development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/25 5:03:42

China should eye opportunities in South Asia

China needs to continue keeping good neighborly and friendly relations with South Asian countries. And when implementing the BRI it has to consider the complicated geopolitics in South Asia and explore more.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:23:40

Despite resounding victory, Maduro faces tough obstacles on way out of crisis

It's urgent for Maduro to take measures to bring the country out of the domestic and international crises. Economically, he should devote to revitalizing oil production, restructuring the economy and advancing anti-corruption measures. Politically, he needs to reach a compromise with opposition parties. Diplomatic efforts should be made to improve relations with other countries in the region, break the diplomatic isolation and resist Western interference. Only by taking action can Venezuela get out of the quagmire.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:18:40

As trade rift on hold, China, US eye new avenues

We should be alert to the emergence of a “new McCarthyism” in the US. Incited by some US politicians, everything related to China has been seemingly suspected and the danger of Chinese investment in the US exaggerated. This will only fuel bilateral trade conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:13:42

Is the royal wedding a delusional fairy tale?

It is important for black girls to have a role model. But it is also important to help them understand that there is no magic pill that can cure all the ailments of society overnight. And the real world is not a “happily ever after” fairy tale-kind-of-place – certainly not at the moment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 21:13:41

A way out in Sino-US standoff needed

We will not follow the American logic by raising the bogey of the Thucydides Trap. During the process of doing away with this logic China will go toward becoming a great power in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:38:39

Digital propaganda with stolen data drags US into political anxiety

Conventional and effective political analysis might be inaccurate if such propaganda works. Those who use the data for psychological profiling are unpredictable, because they will deliberately act against people's expectations when people's thoughts have been bared. People still need time to understand newly-born big data's influence on politics. They should be prepared to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:28:39

Lack of EU unity behind plunging US ties

Ironically, lack of unity within the EU is sometimes more painful than its differences with the US. No much optimism is therefore generated.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:23:41

Thought on shared future gets global acclaim

Being rooted in China's fertile soil of development, its voices and approaches, including the community-with-shared-future-for-mankind narrative, adds stability and perspective to world politics and international development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/23 19:23:40

India seeks major power status by pivot to NK

India aims at enhancing its major power status by intensifying ties with North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 21:18:39

Chinese philanthropy evolving in the right way

I have had some great and not-so-positive experiences with starting my own personal charity in countries I've traveled to. Often, I'm asked, “What are you doing? Why would you? What do you want out of it?” I hope that eventually, regardless of which country we are in, philanthropy is not seen as having hidden motives but simply a small act that we can all do as global citizens. China can lead the way in this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 20:48:39

India not just an onlooker in Korean affairs

Although both the US and North Korea have shown gestures of reconciliation, even if the administration of Donald Trump guarantees not to seek a regime change in Pyongyang, North Korea would still be uncertain about policies of the US president's successor. Since India often plays the role of an upholder of justice in international politics, it would become a harsh critic of the US if a future White House occupant adopted hostile policies toward North Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:53:39

Will US trade protectionism affect Washington-Tokyo alliance?

As the third largest economy in the world, Japan is a beneficiary of the multilateral trading system, thanks to which, it could quickly recover after World War II. Japan has the responsibility and obligation to safeguard the stability and development of the international multilateral trading system. From this respective, Tokyo and Beijing jointly saying “no” to trade protectionism is laudable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:48:40

Fears of second Cold War misplaced

In recent years, Washington's political ambience has been frustrating, only voicing the same harsh words about Sino-US ties without rational discussions. It is extremely dangerous when the strategic circle of a major power only advocates a tough stance on China without any different ideas. On the contrary, inside China, comments about the US are pluralistic and Chinese leaders consistently emphasize that cooperation is the right choice. Perhaps, the US should introspect and avoid getting mired into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:48:39