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Domestic political concerns drive New Delhi's decision on RCEP

India and the US have been embroiled in trade disputes for months that have led to tit-for-tat tariffs. India also views the RCEP as a “China-led” trade alliance. It is possible that New Delhi uses its decision to quit the RCEP as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations with the US and approach Washington by putting the US above RCEP on trade deal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:18:41

Fear of Chinese products keeps India away from regional trade bloc

New Delhi backing out of the RCEP deal will not affect China-India economic relations. The trade volume between the two countries has been rising and the trend will likely continue. Beijing and New Delhi could find new areas for economic and trade cooperation. China and India are neighboring countries. Their long-term development isn't possible without the positive energy that stems from enhanced exchanges and collaboration between them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:03:40

Governance modernization supports China's continuous development

Different systems should be measured at different levels. In addition to the fundamental system as well as basic and crucial ones, some specific practices and rules of politics, law, economy, culture and diplomacy can also be used to measure the different divisions of a system.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 22:08:40

Embracing and benefiting from China the best choice for the world

Embracing, influencing, and benefiting from China may not be easy, but it is the most cost-effective choice for the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 20:28:40

Macron's China visit sends multiple messages

After all, what Macron wants is to be a leader in China-EU relations rather than being made a scapegoat for a bad relationship with the giant Asian country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 20:18:40

US apathy for EAS will unite Asian countries

In contrast, Trump's continuing unilateralism and the display of a Cold War mind-set will surely be cast aside by East Asian countries, promoting unity in this region. The US contempt for the East Asia Summit will promote the unity of Asian countries and make them work together for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 20:13:40

China not trying to destroy American system:Joseph Nye

China does not present an existential threat to the US like Hitler did or like Stalin did.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/4 17:58:39

Nationalism on rise in the US under 'America First'

Both US protectionism and its crackdown on China have severely damaged the normal development of relations between Beijing and Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 20:33:40

Unrest spreading across the world exposes crisis of neoliberal model

Dissatisfaction due to rising income inequality has been growing among Hongkongers until it took the form of a social movement like that in France, Chile and Spain.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 18:08:39

China's resolve to modernize governance

As socialism with Chinese characteristics enters a new era, how can we further deepen reforms in an all-round way?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/3 17:58:39

Youngsters shun marriage ceremony to avoid rituals

Chinese society is changing fast amid high economic growth. Some people follow and protect traditions; others break them. There is nothing right or wrong about whether a wedding ceremony is necessary as long as one's choice suits him/her. And most importantly, love matters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/1 18:18:40

No tongue wagging please, age can't prevent motherhood

May the 67-year-old mother and her husband live to see their gift from heaven grow into adulthood.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 21:38:40

Migrants death shows lack of understanding

All I want to say is that the world is more complicated than we often assume, and things can look totally different on the surface and beneath it. The only way to see it more clearly is to see it as it is rather than from the tainted glasses of pre-formed perceptions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 18:58:40

Human trafficking and modern-day slavery tarnish Britain's reputation

What is worse, amid the Brexit chaos, British people's hostility to immigrants has become increasingly evident. Their exclusion of illegal immigrants has also turned the Modern Slavery Act into nothing more than a piece of paper. Obviously, the British government still has plenty to do to combat modern slave trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 18:48:40

Regional security depends on China-US ties

Crisis can arise any time. Countries in the region need relevant discussions, not only about economic cooperation, but also about how to develop economic integration into security architecture. It is not about establishing a military alliance, but more about regular consultation. For instance, the working group set during the Six-Party Talks on peace and security on the Korean Peninsula can be the basis of such security architecture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/31 18:38:41

Trump's move on Kurds sparks concern on Taiwan island

In the future, the power gap between China and the US will continue to narrow, and their respective influence on the cross-Straits situation will undergo major changes. Voices calling the US unreliable will grow louder on the island.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 22:18:42

China, Japan must cement ties for future

I think the age defined by enemies or friends should be finished. We have to cooperate with everybody. Otherwise nothing is going to be achieved, because the world community is so interconnected.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 19:50:40

Washington's 'Marshall Plan' for 5G competition has no chance of success

Maintaining open market competition is the only way to promote technological innovation and industrial development, as well as safeguard consumer rights. In addition, with increasingly serious cybersecurity challenges, strengthened global cooperation is needed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 19:45:37