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China stands for WTO as US shuns it

The WTO had plenty of problems. But it was the only system in place. A world without it functioning at least moderately effectively would be a far less predictable, and stable, one in terms of trade flows and business sentiment. For that reason, China is now speaking up forcefully for an entity it took 14 years to join, and which so many thought it would never be able to fully function in. We live in the era where China is the great defender of the values of world trade, and the US under Trump is fast becoming an antagonist and opponent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 20:38:39

Trump-Putin summit may find it difficult to unravel bilateral contradictions

Both Putin and Trump want to improve ties. If they can be pragmatic during the summit and do not set unrealistic goals, they will likely be able to control the downward spiral in relations. In particular, US midterm elections in November will be highly relevant to ties with Russia. A Republican victory can help Trump cement his position and gain some space in managing relations with Russia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 20:33:39

Can China-Australia ties override strains?

Canberra needs to have a correct understanding of the bilateral relationship, bearing in mind the long-term interests of both sides and take effective steps to prove it is sincere toward improving ties with Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/2 20:26:32

Key verdict widens rift in US Supreme Court

What the travel ban concerns is not just immigration or Trump's personal political achievement. Behind it is the showdown between liberals and conservatives that will shape the US political landscape in the coming decades. When Trump-led conservatives have already taken the upper hand, how should the liberals respond? The midterm election four months later will be the first major test to be taken.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 18:18:40

The Japanese apologize a lot, but how sincere are their apologies?

If bowing and apologizing in the media and before the public can simply nullify wrongdoings, then their actions are an unacceptable sham. I can't help but to feel puzzled: just how heartfelt are Japanese apologies?
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 18:18:40

In 17 years, China grows from newcomer to experienced player in WTO

During former president Hu Jintao's term in office, China got the opportunity to join the WTO while under President Xi Jinping's directives, the country has the chance to forge a greater role in the organization.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 17:38:39

Can Mattis' visit build Sino-US military trust?

Mattis' visit to China will help stabilize military ties between China and the US. Although Mattis said he would just "do a lot of listening," such "listening" will help enhance mutual understanding and reduce the risk of friction and confrontation between the two sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 17:33:39

Girl's dramatic suicide shows the vile side of society

Li's tragedy is proof that ignorance and indifference of ordinary people can make the innocent suffer while the culprits go unpunished.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:07:11

Trump's immigration trap destroying lives

Tens of thousands of families like You's are living in fear. They have nowhere to run or hide. They are trapped.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 18:33:40

Sino-US relations 2.0: A new normal?

But for the foreseeable future, the state of Sino-US relations appears somewhere between instability and a new Cold War – a volatile relationship lurching from one speed bump to the next awaiting a denouement.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 12:08:39

My first year as US Ambassador

The relationship between the US and China has had its ups and downs, and we will continue to confront challenges. But I am optimistic we will continue to work together for the good of both our peoples.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 23:23:40

Amid trade row, US losing international legitimacy

The Trump administration should find a balance between its new strategy, which can be partly reasonable, within the existing highly interconnected world. The US should understand that emerging countries cannot be treated like in the past.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:53:40

Belt and Road mirrors China's enterprising spirit behind reform and opening-up

The Belt and Road initiative can be seen as a transition of China's 40 years of opening-up into the overseas arena. What China needs to make sure is to communicate the methods and goals of the initiative as clearly as it has managed to get the world to understand the nation's rise over the last 40 years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:33:41

Transatlantic ties plummet as trade row worsens

Besides the EU, China, Japan, Canada and Mexico are also facing the threat of protectionism, and are seeking retaliatory steps against the US. Since most countries approve of the multilateral trading system, why doesn't the EU work together with them to say no to the US' protectionism?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:28:40

Will immigration policy blunder hurt Trump in mid-term election?

As a crisis-maker, Trump has repeatedly ignited domestic opposition, but none so far has seriously hurt him. He knows well that nothing is to be feared as long as he continues to cater to the supporting groups that secured him the 2016 election victory. The midterm election in November will be the watershed for Trump's remaining political life. It is foreseeable that before the vote, he will continue to issue controversial policies that his supporters favor, and the political struggle will continue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 14:48:39

West misunderstands China's role in African continent

Africa's development can only be shaped by Africans. Europe and the US can therefore involve African leaders in designing the kind of investments and relations that fit them. If they continue condemning China on its relations with Africa, the continent's ties with Beijing will only get stronger and thrive all the more.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:28:40

Absurd to suggest that US model should be copied

The so-called competition between Chinese and US models showed US strategic anxiety - Washington worries that it may lose its hegemonic position. But there has never been an everlasting empire in the world, the US is no exception. Instead of continuing its dream of keeping its hegemony in all the centuries to come, Washington should seriously consider adapting to the times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:28:40

Mattis' visit a chance to build Sino-US trust

It's widely believed by US strategists that the country's engagement policy with China has failed. There is still chance for China to shape US views with better communication.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 16:58:39