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Will NATO meet its financial obligations?

NATO gatherings - either summits or meetings - have attracted international attention in recent years, especially concerning its relations vis-à-vis Russia. The latest one in Brussels is no exception.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/30 19:18:39

Chinese society troubled by foreign worship mentality

Chinese society has not been nurtured properly, not by parents, not by school, not by media. That is the real explanation for all those examples.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/28 10:25:28

Trump’s rebalance to Middle East faces daunting challenges

America's rebalancing strategy in the Middle East will face numerous challenges in the same way as its "Asia-Pacific rebalance" strategy has.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/27 10:57:29

Lectures on ‘women’s virtues’ harm equality

What would you do if you were physically abused by your husband? “Call the police,” 99 percent of people would probably answer. However, a “renowned scholar” on women’s “virtues” lectured her female audience to be tolerant of violence as “those abused are more immune to diseases.” Shocking and absurd, isn’t it? These comments come from Ding Xuan, a “scholar” from China Women’s Development Foundation, who is frequently invited by pedantic “committees” to spread her sensational remarks to college students.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/27 0:27:45

Detroit bounces back as culture returns

And people are coming back. Our yoga teacher Lexi Bondar who lived in San Francisco for seven years has just moved to Detroit recently, joining in the growing crowd of artsy young people moving to this city. She said the affordability as well as the cozy and supportive atmosphere among artists and the community in Detroit were what lured her here.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 20:18:39

Trump faces a brewing partisan struggle

Since Donald Trump entered the White House in January, his government has been bogged down in turmoil over possible collusion between Russia and his campaign team. Over the past months, the Russia probe triggered by the resignation of then national security advisor Michael Flynn has been a refractory sore for Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 20:08:39

Commencement speech cultural minefield

A commencement speech at the University of Maryland (UMD) on Sunday has caused uproar among Chinese netizens after video of the speech was made public.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 23:03:39

Terrorists continue their asymmetric war

Manchester is the new victim of Islamic terrorism in Europe. Following recent attacks in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, London and other European cities, this British city now experiences the pain.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 22:33:40

Following One China policy can bolster KMT

Wu Den-yih was elected Kuomintang (KMT)'s chairman by securing 52.24 percent of the vote, beating the other five candidates on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 20:28:39

Talk centering on women’s virtues evokes heated discussions

Recently at Jiujiang University in East China's Jiangxi Province, a lecture on "How to be a model woman in the new era" provoked heated discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:28:39

Off-limits: exploiting patriotism unacceptable

Xu Dabao, a Chinese Internet celebrity, has recently stirred up controversy by wearing a dress featuring the Chinese national flag at the Cannes Film Festival in Paris.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:13:39

Do foreigners have lower moral standard in China?

Recently, a foreign football player who played in China's super league made a gesture that often contains discriminative and racist implications in a Western and historical context. It quickly caused strong controversy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:03:40

Reciprocity can help advance B&R in Europe

Emmanuel Macron has taken office as France's new president and observers are trying to figure out what he has in mind. How will he craft his China policy? Will he pull France and Europe away from the populist tendencies?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 18:53:40

Pragmatic Trump distances US from Taiwan

As in other aspects, the government of US President Donald Trump has marked a major shift in its position regarding Taiwan. From Trump taking a phone call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen and questioning the "One China" policy to later refusing to meet Tsai when she made transit stops in the US or have another phone call with her and promising to stick to the "One China" policy, Trump's stance toward Taiwan has changed fundamentally.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 22:43:39

Properly handling the five major issues in Beijing-Washington military relations

Economic and trade ties have always been the bedrock of China-US relations. Despite friction over the exchange rate, intellectual property rights and market access, complementary Sino-US economic relations remain unchanged. In the political field, common interests between the two countries far outweigh disagreements over significant issues like safeguarding regional and global stability and security. But building the bilateral ties on security issues isn't optimistic.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 21:43:39

Beijing hukou, most vital in job hunting?

With graduation season approaching, many college graduates still hesitate about their next move. For many, a job providing a Beijing hukou, which offers a residence permit and a number of social benefits in Beijing, is a very good choice.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 23:36:36

Abacus Bank vindicated in new documentary

Thunderous applause broke out when the Sung daughters - Vera, Jill and Chanterelle - walked on stage of the IFC movie theatre in downtown Manhattan last week after a preview of a documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. The film, made by Steve James and released on Friday, focuses on the ordeal of the Sung family.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:13:39

WannaCry attack wreaks international havoc on global network

WannaCry, the dangerous ransomware leveraging the EternalBlue cyber weapon previously released by the hacker collective Shadow Brokers, continues creating havoc on the global network. EternalBlue is regarded by many as a key cyber weapon in the National Security Agency's arsenal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:03:39