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Is China-US confrontation on the horizon?

As the world’s two most influential powers, the future relations between China and the US have garnered worldwide attention. Recently, the Russia Today talked with Wang Wen, dean of the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, over the development of the bilateral relationship and whether it’s possible to avoid confrontation. The following is an excerpt from the interview.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/20 19:53:39

Young empty-nesters lack enthusiasm for life and fear responsibility

Our enthusiasm for life really depends on our attitude. What really troubles the so-called young empty-nesters is they find it hard to develop romantic relationships due to limited social life. They spend most of their time at work with colleagues but find it hard to start a relationship with them for one reason or another.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:33:39

Belt and Road en route to connect the world

Twenty-eight heads of state and government have confirmed they would attend the Belt and Road summit scheduled to be held in Beijing in mid-May, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday. In addition, officials and experts of all industries and business from 110 countries and delegates from 61 international organizations will also be present.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:28:39

No foreseeable progress in US-Russia ties

There are good reasons for both Russia and the US to try to keep the relationship from overheating. The former Cold War adversaries find themselves in a more capricious situation right now than at any time since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. In Syria, their armed forces risk aggressive collision. Thus, the top priority for the Kremlin and the White House should be to reduce that very real risk, fraught with dire consequences of escalation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/19 21:18:39

HK ready to bid farewell to Western imperium

Carrie Lam, the top civil servant with a reputation for tough-mindedness and executive efficacy, will take political command in Hong Kong on July 1. We seem to be set for some interesting times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 20:03:39

Will Trump’s shift in China policy lower trade war risk?

The Xi-Trump meeting has dramatically changed Trump's view on the Sino-US ties. The US president has realized that both countries are eager to cooperate with each other and the Sino-US trade ties are mutually beneficial. Trump is gradually abandoning his old mindset toward the currency issue. Trump's shift on his trade policy toward Beijing shows that he is a resolute leader who is willing to learn and adapt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:53:39

Certainty in Sino-US ties ensures stable global economy

A trade war between the world's first and second largest economies will only cause damages to both sides, and simultaneously, make other countries that have been drawn into the global industrial chain suffer.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/18 19:43:39

Romanticizing white men is outdated

I firmly believe that the generalization of the relationship between white men and Chinese people is not helpful in improving the understanding between the two groups. On the contrary, it serves to divide them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 20:08:39

Asians must stand against Western vulgarity

A Vietnamese-American doctor, David Dao, was brutalized by United Airlines on April 9. He lost two front teeth and suffered from a concussion after being beaten and dragged off the plane like an animal by airport security. But many people fail to recognize the degree to which Western culture, or Western "soft power," played a role in the beating.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 19:48:39

Chinese model more suitable for Africa: envoy

China and Rwanda have been engaged in close economic and trade partnership for more than two decades. While China is capable of boosting Rwanda’s investment and trade, Rwanda plays a vital role in China’s One Belt and One Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/17 17:53:39

China-Africa relations redefine foreign aid

There is nothing new about communications and exchanges between China and Africa. What have been making news recently are the changes in geopolitics as a result of China's entry into Africa and its ensuing partnership with the continent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:48:39

US’ focus unchanged after Syria attack

On April 7, the US military struck a Syrian airbase in response to chemical weapons attack in Idlib, Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:43:39

Can Tillerson’s Russia visit instigate a rapprochement in Washington-Moscow ties?

Russian-US relations are at the crossroads again. This time, the two nations must choose whether to worsen their ties or to find some common ground and start making some improvements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 19:33:39

Ending gender discrimination starts at birth

Boy or girl? At nearly five months pregnant, my husband and I have become more and more curious over the gender of our baby. We have been trying to guess what we are having based on all the old wives' tales and also discussed whether we should find out our baby's gender ahead of childbirth.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/14 5:03:41

Can immigrants assimilate to Japan’s culture?

Before I took a plane to go to Japan for a vacation, I thought I could easily pass myself off as a local if I kept my mouth shut. I speak no Japanese. But there aren't many facial characteristics that can differentiate East Asians from different countries. And in New York, I am often mistaken for a Japanese or Korean.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:38:40

Tawang’s history affirms China’s sovereignty

Arranged by India, the 14th Dalai Lama visited Tawang in South Tibet of China, called "Arunachal Pradesh" in India, from April 4 to 13. He had been to the region six times in the past. During his visits, Dalai repeatedly referred to the area in China as "Arunachal Pradesh." When will the Buddhist monk stop selling out China's territory for his personal gains?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/13 19:08:39

Youth support enables Navalny’s political rise

Russia will hold presidential elections in March, 2018. The elections will have a great impact on the evolving political pattern in Russia. In the next six years, will the political order established by President Vladimir Putin in the past 20 years continue, or will a new political structure be established? Domestic political forces have kept a watchful eye on the upcoming elections. On March 26, massive anti-government protests took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities, which can be seen as a prelude to the election campaigns.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:33:39

Bannon’s dismissal from NSC expected to give boost to Sino-US ties

US President Donald Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon was removed from his seat on the White House National Security Council earlier this month. As one of Trump's most trustful strategists, Bannon was appointed to the NSC in January, and thus, his dismissal in April is unexpected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:23:40