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Iran nuclear deal faces uncertain future

Nonetheless, since China is also having disputes with the US over its own affairs including the trade war and the Taiwan question, Beijing may only have limited influence on the Iran issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 17:38:40

Taiwan Act weakens China-US mutual trust

If there are further moves between the US and the island of Taiwan, we can increase the pressure on Taiwan, including limiting its participation in international organizations, or taking some military measures, such as military exercises and warships cruising around the island. In all, we need to send a deterrent signal to Taiwan and warn it against playing with fire.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 16:58:39

Will Australian election turn tide for China?

Due to Australia's unstable political environment and the government's ineffective response to socio-economic challenges in recent years, doubts have been cast on the effectiveness of the democratic system. Hence, some conservatives hold that China's political system has posed a certain threat to Australia. It is also a reflection of Australia's lack of confidence in its own system.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 19:03:40

China-US rivalry not a clash of civilizations

Consequently, Skinner's “clash of civilizations” should be interpreted as conflict between two completely different perspectives on the world, social beliefs and different lifestyles. In this context, China-US competition does not comply with characteristics of clash of civilizations. Despite different ideologies, there is no irreconcilable contradiction on civilizations between the two.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 19:03:40

Energy dominance and financial hegemony make US misuse sanctions

International energy and the financial market are supposed to be international public goods. The US, as the most powerful country in the world, should provide the largest number of those. However, the US has used them as a weapon against other countries for selfish gain. In the long run, it will inevitably lose public trust.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 18:58:39

Digital privacy rights come before convenience

Finally, policies and regulations introduced and implemented by government sectors are the bottom line for the protection of privacy rights in the big data era.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 18:53:40

Sino-US trade talks need to move on with pragmatism

In face of such a big country like China, the US should not have an unrealistic illusion that once the trade war intensifies, it will have more bargaining chips at the negotiation table. China's confidence and core concerns will by no means be weakened by tariff hikes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/12 7:00:50

China will not yield to extreme pressure of any kind

The 11th round of China-US trade talks were held on May 9 and 10 with extreme difficulty and sensitivity. The two sides have made substantial progress on several issues including enhancing intellectual property protection, broadening market access, improving the bilateral trade balance, but no agreement on China's core concerns has been reached.
Source: People's Daily | 2019/5/11 14:19:28

China not to compromise on matters of principle, economy resilient: vice premier

Vice Premier Liu He said Chinese and US trade negotiators have agreed to meet again in Beijing in the future, and called on both sides to remain calm and not escalate trade tensions, after the 11th bilateral trade negotiations concluded in Washington on Friday local time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/11 13:48:34

Suspicious cases mar trust in crowdfunding web sites

As for me, I would sometimes donate money for people who need help. Not much, though – 20 yuan, 50 yuan or 100 yuan every time – but I believe it is always better than nothing. After all, crowdfunding can be the last hope for many people who are really in a difficult situation. But still, the more standardized the platforms, the more helpful it will be for people seeking hope. They've already suffered much, and they deserve a fairer internet fundraising environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 20:48:40

Affirmative action in admissions splits US

If that's the case, then maybe a combination of race and socioeconomic status is the right formula. The bottom line is affirmative action, just like everything else, needs to be adjusted to keep pace with changes in society, especially given the 1.0 version that's solely based on race is so clearly obsolete.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 19:03:40

American boxing vs Chinese tai chi: Strength of tradition will win

In other words, China uses its unique advantages in its system to counterbalance against the trade war and other difficulties. The more intense the situation, the more powerful and effective China's system may become. By sticking to its fundamental system, China can cope with shifting events in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:58:40

Why US intends to renegotiate INF treaty

China is well aware that sub-item arms control may contribute to improving world security, and global overall balance will provide a foundation for arms control. It is hoped that the US can sincerely cooperate for common security rather than being only keen on weakening the other side through negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:53:40

Dialogue of civilizations can iron out cultural creases

It will be tough if the US attempts to lead the West to a civilizational battle with China. The damage caused by the “America First” theory has yet to heal. Describing US competition with China as the clash of civilization may once again create contradictions and panic. Dialogue of civilizations is needed rather than a cold war.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:48:39

Credit awareness will help social credibility

Such a comprehensive system would help prevent financial risks from turning into social and even political risks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 18:43:40

China's role in the Arctic being misrepresented

China has built up cooperation with most countries in the Arctic. For example, China has built beneficial economic connection with most Arctic countries under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and the Polar Silk Road vision. These are effective ways to lead the Arctic region's development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 18:38:41

China and Russia should cooperate in the Arctic

In general, China and Russia share the same interests in international Arctic cooperation and Moscow is increasingly happy to see China increase its investment in Arctic resources development and waterway utilization. Working hand in hand, China and Russia can surely explore more space for international cooperation in the Arctic.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 18:38:40

Japan's Heisei era is not the lost 30 years

In short, in the Heisei era, Japan achieved peace and prosperity for its people, upgraded its industries and expanded its economic might abroad. However, it has not been successful in avoiding natural and man-made disasters or maintaining necessary population growth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 18:28:41