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Africa should pick areas for more China input

Chinese experts can help African experts chart a way forward based on the roadmap they followed to become a fast growing developed country and to overcome many of the challenges Africa faces. Because of a failure to do so, Africa might continue to follow the same beaten path as resources and technical support get diverted to areas that may not contribute to the growth of their economies in either significant or sustainable ways.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 20:38:39

Time for new thinking on the Middle East

The new developments are fostering a community of common destiny in the Middle East, compatible with China's Belt and Road initiative, in benefiting many countries with better infrastructure, while making the regional setup more open and inclusive. There would be at least major areas of cooperation between China and the region: infrastructure connectivity (by upgrading the existing 16+1 mechanism with Eastern and Central European countries), financial connectivity, joint collaboration to help the other nations (along with other extra-regional powers), and offer of services to resolve cross-border commercial disputes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 21:03:39

Weakening transatlantic ties provide new opportunity for Europe

We must not only cope with the pressure of the US trade war, but also deepen cooperation with Europe, especially Germany, and promote the implementation of the Belt and Road initiative in the continent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/20 20:53:40

Despite global mess, there is no Cold War II

China has stayed calm and stable in this warfare and assumed its role in bringing about tranquility in the world. For the rest of the world, China is an honest, law-abiding and responsible large country as well as a trustworthy partner. What will ultimately lead the world is integrity and sincerity, not fighter jets and guided missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 22:23:40

Taiwan TV series has a wrong take on history

Any attempt to glorify the Fascist aggression and colonizing history must be dealt with sternly. South Korea has always been firm on this and use of the Nazi salute is a criminal offence in European countries. Some people may have become too used to slavery and forgotten how to stand up. They must learn to.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 21:50:51

Why the White House moved mission to Jerusalem

Palestine and Israel define the ongoing conflict differently because of their opposing stands. Palestine regards it a national liberation movement, while Israel calls it terrorism. What is undeniable is the disparity in strength between the two parties, and the weaker party can't expect the stronger's sympathy. Consequently, they lost mutual trust and a peaceful future would need long-term arduous efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:28:41

By moving US' Israel embassy, Trump foments unrest

Is Trump creating greater stability or a larger powder keg? It remains to be seen.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 18:23:41

Does politics tinge sex assault accused response?

It may be true that the public are more intolerant of questionable utterances and behavior of liberals than conservatives.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 17:13:40

North Korea's decision to call off talks with South meant to fend off US pressure ahead of summit

North Korea's calling off high-level talks with Seoul shows that its dispute with the US has not come about in the short term, and it would be too optimistic to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through only one summit. North Korea's decision may bring some pressure on the US during the summit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 20:33:40

Is China still maintaining a low profile?

In order to better protect China's increasingly globalized interests and reduce suspicion and uneasiness among other countries, China needs to make its domestic and foreign policies more transparent and predictable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 19:48:40

None like Singapore to host US-North Korea summit

Singapore is the best option for the upcoming Kim-Trump summit in June.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 17:23:40

BRI: The project that will change our world

BRI will be a catalyst in ensuring that a shared future binds countries and civilizations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 21:53:40

Iran needs to find ways to weather sanctions storm

The coming few weeks may be important to observe Iran's diplomacy. President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif both said that whether Iran will restart enriching uranium depends on the other five parties' talks. Since the five countries promised to keep the deal, Iran will ask for specific measures, for example, comprehensively removing economic sanctions and increasing investment in the country. The other five parties shouldn't submit to US pressure. Iran's negotiations with the five countries will in turn trigger another round of games with the US. We will have to wait and see.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 21:38:40

US pullout from nuclear deal worsens stability in Mideast

The Iran nuclear deal remains even with the US jumping ship.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 21:28:41

Reconfiguring security order in Northeast Asia

The solution must be so transformative that it cannot be set back. In fact, the transformation of the Korean Peninsula should be assumed to be by its very nature an occasion that comes every 500 years when we must completely rethink the threats and opportunities of our age and make a definitive and inspired effort to come up with a new system of things.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 13:13:39

China beckons in remote island nation

China has grown to be a powerful and completely different country from what it was known to Chinese living overseas. In addition to traditional Chinese culture brought into Mauritius over the centuries, there is a lot about today's China that's worth being told about. The local coordinator of our delegation surnamed Shen, who has been in the island nation for two years, told me that he taught staff of the resort we lived in modern Chinese cuisine and some Chinese cultural performance. I hope that one day people in the archipelago nation will be able to learn more about both the traditional and modern outlook of China. So are those in Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 20:53:39

China, EU can curb fallout of US' Iran nuke deal move

China and the EU have played a significant role in reaching the Iran nuclear agreement and maintaining peace and stability in the Middle East. The two sides also share the goal of safeguarding multilateral international rules and systems. It's believed China and the EU can find a reasonable way of developing business ties with Tehran and preventing the Iran nuclear issue from spiraling out of control.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 20:48:39

China-US competition: marathon, not boxing

Reviewing the history of the establishment of China-US diplomatic ties in the past 40 years, we could conclude that bilateral relations are far more complicated than they were between US and the USSR. While US-USSR relations focus on competition and conflict, China and the US are highly interdependent. With both competition and cooperation, trade relations of the two countries are also too hard to be driven a wedge into.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 21:48:40