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Trump’s strike aggravates anti-terror drive

Under such circumstances, although the US took the high moral ground, its sudden strike against the Syrian government is irrational.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:18:40

Seabees’ departure reflects dwindling US aid

The US embassy in Cambodia announced earlier this month that a US Navy aid unit was told to leave the country because the Royal Government of Cambodia made a decision to postpone its program indefinitely.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:33:39

Cooperation with Russia is essential in a multipolar world order

The ties between the West - the US and the EU - and Russia is one of the most important relationships in world affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:23:39

Thawing China-Norway ties bear significance

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg paid an official visit to China from Friday to Tuesday, which is the first of its kind by a Norwegian prime minister in a decade.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/11 21:18:39

Housing craze musn’t obstruct SEZ growth

People are hoping that the future Xiongan New Area can be as modern, energetic and dynamic as Pudong and Shenzhen. However, the bubble of real estate prices made us worry whether this goal can be achieved smoothly. Meanwhile, Beijing is also burdened with multiple "urban ills" such as traffic congestion, air pollution and population explosion. The Xiongan New Area is designated to curb these ills and move certain non-capital functions away from Beijing to transform the region into a new growth pole.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:38:39

Sino-US relations ushered into a new era

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump had their first meeting at the latter's Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday and Friday. China's Foreign Ministry describes it as a "deep-going, friendly, long-time" session, which is also deemed by both sides as positive and fruitful. To the rest of the world, it serves as a paragon.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:33:39

Syria missile blast demonstrates persistence of US hegemony

The US blasted a government-controlled airbase in Syria with a barrage of cruise missiles on Friday. The Pentagon said 59 cruise missiles struck the Syrian Shayrat airfield. The military strike was launched for two purposes: to reset the US-Russia cooperation on anti-terrorism and to reshape the balance of power in the Middle East. It can be said that the wrangling for power has officially begun between Russia and the US during US President Donald Trump's term in office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:23:39

Belt & Road spurs Africa’s economic growth

The China-proposed One Belt and One Road initiative has increasingly been regarded as a name card of China's diplomacy and welcomed by the international community since it was first put forward in 2013. More than 100 countries and international organizations are involved in the initiative and over 70 nations along the route have signed cooperative deals with China. Africa, with abundant resources, huge market potential and strong desire for infrastructural construction, has played an active role in the Belt and Road initiative, and has grasped historic development opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:13:39

Erratic US foreign policy incites global chaos

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump held two rounds of talks over a variety of issues on Thursday and Friday. Prior to Xi's visit, hawkish voices toward China were heard in Washington in an attempt to impose pressure on Beijing and gain diplomatic advantages.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/9 21:08:39

Funerals shouldn’t be a burden for the living

Funeral was originally designed to express people's respect and grief to the departed. However, it has gradually derailed from its original purpose of mourning to a way for cemetery brokers to accumulate wealth. This is great disrespect to the deceased. Our loved departed friends and relatives want our wholehearted and sincere veneration more than paper houses, fancy graves or extravagant funerals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/7 5:03:41

Mar-a-Lago summit: What can be achieved?

The first face-to-face meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping will take place in Mar-a-Lago, Florida on April 6 and 7.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/4/6 23:54:25

Managing divergencies key to Beijing-Washington cooperation

The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump has attracted widespread attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 21:28:39

Mar-a-Lago summit a new start for Sino-US ties

Thursday and Friday will witness the first meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump tweeted on March 30 that the meeting with Xi "will be very difficult." In fact, China-US relations have always been "difficult" in the past 40 years. However, both Xi and Trump are willing to work through difficulties, no matter in terms of domestic reforms or foreign policies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 21:18:39

What to expect from Lam’s leadership?

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, former Hong Kong chief secretary, was elected as Hong Kong's fifth chief executive on March 26 and became the first female leader of the city. With 777 votes from the 1,194-member Election Committee, Lam's landslide victory manifests enormous support from the public and a return to rational values among the affluent members of society. It also helps her to unite a divided society, speed up the growth of a sluggish economy and improve people's livelihood after taking office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/6 21:13:39

Media development spurs social progress

In Guanxian county, eastern China’s Shandong province, an incident has been thrust into the spotlight. After 23-year-old Yu Huan and his mother, Su Yinxia, endured hours of repeated assault by 11 debt collectors, Yu took out a fruit knife, stabbed and injured four of the attackers, one of whom died later in hospital. This event has attracted widespread attention and fierce public discussion. This could be a landmark case in China’s public debate over controversial issues.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 21:48:39

Protests herald political obstacles for Putin ahead of election

Thousands participated in demonstrations in Moscow on March 26 in protest against President Vladimir Putin and demanding Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to step down. The rally in Moscow is the largest since 2012. In fact, the clout of domestic opposition forces in Russia has been decreasing in recent years, and the Kremlin has tightened its control over exterior forces attempting to intervene in Russia’s domestic affairs, and therefore, the demonstration on such a scale is unexpected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 21:18:39

Stable Sino-US ties can aid Trump presidency

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday and Friday. Given that the White House's policy toward the Asia-Pacific region has not yet taken shape, Sino-US relations are confronting a myriad of uncertainties. Therefore, the upcoming meeting will be of great strategic significance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/5 21:03:39

Trump’s actions a blow to American tourism

Ultimately, Trump’s attitudes toward foreign visitors will only harm the US, being the act of a nation that has seemingly become terrified of shadows. Terrorism does exist, but US intelligence and security agencies have proven themselves equal to the challenge of protecting the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 20:48:39