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Tensions boil over between Doha and Riyadh

Major Arabian countries have announced the severing of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing the country of backing extremist groups, including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 21:03:39

US domestic woes have global implications

The current US government appears to be in a state of chaos, suffering from both internal issues and failures in diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 20:53:39

Deliverance in death: suicide games on the rise

Since the end of 2015, Russia and other post-Soviet countries have seen a strange Internet phenomenon that has provoked a significant increase in suicides among teens by 60 percent according to the new Russian Children's Ombudsman. Why are teens killing themselves in the most spectacular and painful ways?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 19:33:39

Consolidating sovereignty over Hong Kong imperative for central government

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, reminded Hong Kong of the urgency in comprehensively and accurately implementing the policy of "one country, two systems" and the Basic Law in Beijing late last month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 19:23:40

Terror attacks factor into British election

A van drove into pedestrians on the iconic London Bridge on Saturday night and attackers subsequently stabbed people in the nearby area.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 19:18:39

A long road ahead to eradicate sexism

The outmoded view that men are superior to women has been etched in Chinese people's mindsets for thousands of years and is still plaguing Chinese society. This indicates that the rules and societal norms take time to change. Nevertheless, as the number of Chinese females who gain financial independence and have more says in their life is on the rise, sexism will be eventually uprooted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 22:33:39

End of US-Germany honeymoon exposes new rifts in old alliance

Donald Trump's first trip to Europe as US president failed to mollify the mounting tensions between the US and Europe, especially Germany. After the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "We Europeans must take our destiny into our own hands." Meanwhile, Trump called the Germans "very bad" for their vast trade surplus with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 22:18:39

Trump underrates cost of quitting Paris deal

US President Donald Trump has announced that he is withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement. Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the UN under the Obama administration tweeted that this signals the end of the "American century." Trump's heavy blow to global climate governance reaffirms his serious commitment to his "America First" agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 22:13:39

Practical measures to avoid conflict at sea

The Asia-Pacific region today is the main engine of the world economy and peace and development are still the major trends in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 23:13:39

Sino-African legislative cooperation deepens in nature and depth

It's now a foregone conclusion that China's relations with Africa are not only long-term, but both parties are keen on making the existing cooperation even more comprehensive.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 21:38:39

Moon’s weak conviction on THAAD issue faces new challenges

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered an investigation into the secret arrival of four undisclosed launchers for the controversial US THAAD anti-missile system after the Defense Ministry failed to inform him about it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 21:23:39

Is a cultural revolution looming in the US?

One man bloodily assaults people at a political rally and flees. The cause is a differing of political opinions. Following his arrest, the attacker pleads not guilty. For many this scenario might not be unusual in less developed parts of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 19:07:28

Twenty years late, decolonization is coming to Hong Kong

Two decades after Hong Kong's formal return to China, decolonization of the territory seems set to start in earnest. Top Chinese leaders, hitherto remarkably hands-off, appear to have decided that enough is enough - that Hong Kong cannot be allowed to continue drifting in a direction that would jeopardize the nation's interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/2 15:33:45

Zero tolerance for sports celebrities’ misbehaviors

When talking about Kong Linghui, most table tennis fans are impressed by his grand slam of titles - the world championships, World Cup, Olympics and how he led the Chinese national women's team to victory globally.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/2 5:03:40

Ethnic health issues can’t involve nationalism

There are many debates regarding the differences between Chinese and Westerners, some of great importance and some trivial. Can Chinese people drink ice cold water or cold milk like Westerners do or is it a Chinese myth that drinking cold beverages can hurt your health? In the minds of many Chinese these are significant issues - after all what's more important than what we put in our mouths?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 22:03:39

HK digital convenience lags behind mainland

In the past, Hong Kong was the most developed part of China, but today it lags far behind the mainland in terms of technological innovation and convenience. During the first few days I stayed in Hong Kong, I had a hard time adapting to its old-fashioned lifestyle.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 23:28:39

Post-Brexit, Europeans may choose to band together

Instead of fixating on differences, they should focus on finding common background by doing less more efficiently.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/29 11:22:33

China-EU Summit aims to raise global growth

In recent years, it's become something of a cliché to say that we are living at a turning point in human history and that action on many fronts is desperately needed in order to avoid disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/30 19:28:39