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Interests meet in Central and Eastern Europe

While continuing to promote cooperation with Central and Eastern European countries, China adheres to established diplomatic policies, calmly observes changing European geopolitics, reviews and assesses situations, and meanwhile, cooperates rationally with other states while trying its best to safeguard national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:38:40

Rocky China-Australia relations likely to pass

Having said that, Australia is not anti-China. Australia has significant economic, trade, and diplomatic relations with China. Australia would not deepen its relationship with China if it were ideologically anti-China. In fact, Australia signed up to the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with China in 2014 and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, as good examples.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:23:41

US-Japan relations enter new era with old characteristics, but stability is key

Although Abe and Trump reached a consensus in accelerating the next round of talks, negotiations on more specific issues will not come up smelling like roses.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 20:08:40

Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:58:40

Moon Jae-in's visit to Central Asia holds multiple purposes for Seoul

Moon's visit was also a chance to learn from Kazakhstan's denuclearization efforts. Moon expected that Kazakhstan's denuclearization experience will be of great assistance in promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula. As a member of the former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan hosted a large portion of the Soviet nuclear arsenal and was the world's fourth-largest nuclear power. In 1991, the country decided to give up its nuclear arsenal and instead focus on developing its economy. So far, the economy has maintained steady and rapid development. In the future, the Kazakhstan model is very likely to be discussed in the denuclearization process of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 20:01:05

Fair view on China scarce in US political arena

It is normal that they have different views in certain areas. But the US' views on China may become increasingly biased if the country distorts and demonizes China's development. We hope a few people's statements will not drift China and the US further apart.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 19:53:40

How to make tourism enjoyable in China

Meanwhile, the media and tourism service providers should focus on some less popular scenic spots. Authorities should keep up with the times in terms of development ideas and management measures and should not create anxiety by simply pursuing such concepts as 5A, five stars or national-level tourist resorts in pursuit of more revenue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 18:23:40

Core of May Fourth Movement still relevant

Some people tend to think that the ideals of the May Fourth Movement are abstract notions that go beyond nations and countries or try to separate these ideals from the prosperity and development of China, which is groundless. Those who disregard the significance of patriotism either lack the deep understanding of the core of the May Fourth spirit or have ulterior motives.  
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 22:03:39

New Delhi likely to create strategy for Washington's Iran oil ban

India believes China will not accept the US policy, and that some EU countries will not necessarily accept it as well. Thus, India can get a free ride from these countries. India could reduce Iranian oil imports but would hold its line to maintain the geostrategic relationship with Iran and ensure certain oil imports in rupees. India will strive to maintain its relationship with Iran for political reasons or acquiesce and encourage Indian companies to import Iranian oil through private tankers owned by private companies to evade the US sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 21:48:40

New approaches needed to improve China-Australia relations

China and Australia need to find innovative and proactive ways to steer bilateral relations on the right course. The Australian government's recent initiative to create a new National Foundation for Australia China Relations aims at strengthening “one of Australia's most significant bilateral relationships.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/2 10:16:01

Kim-Putin meeting is more than symbolic

On April 25, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin finally met for the first time in Vladivostok, Russia. What happened in this one-day meeting was significant but riddled with an amusing puzzle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/30 10:15:20

Suitors, take heart with this marriage app-lication

Thanks to the internet and advance of technology, young people have more ways to be social. Dating apps tend to save time and the leg work to find a spouse or make friends.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 22:48:40

Victory of political novices in West shows trinity of capital, intellectual and political elites

Although the public's idea of seeking innovation and reform is likely to push political novices from outside the circle into the political hub of Western countries, these beginners will find it difficult to fulfill their promises made during election campaigns under the unchanged capitalist system, and will unlikely go against the ruling elite groups for very long.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:18:40

Unrest threatens stability of Middle East

The Middle East is undergoing major changes. What does the future hold for the region? How will the power rivalries play out? Veniamin Popov (Popov), Director of the Center for the Partnership of Civilizations at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, former Russian ambassador to Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia, offered his insight during an interview with the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:13:40

BRF spotlights higher-quality opening-up

And there was also a subtle, renewed emphasis on further building up of people-to-people bonds in this summit. And that, ultimately, would perhaps be the ultimate achievement of the BRI, so that a community of shared destiny and peace and prosperity would come to fruition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 19:08:41

IPU exchange to facilitate understanding

The 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Doha in early April saw the participation of delegations from 160 countries, including China. How does China cooperate with world parliaments to promote common goals? How should we see China's influence through its role in the IPU? Global Times (GT) reporter Wang Wenwen interviewed Chen Guomin (Chen), member of the IPU Executive Committee and vice chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, about his experience of engaging with the IPU.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 21:18:41

Wide market access will benefit more countries

During the just concluded second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, President Xi Jinping pledged that the country will take a series of major reform and opening-up measures and make stronger institutional and structural moves to boost higher quality opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 21:13:41

Can we protect our rights in a decent manner?

For each one of us, the first step is to be brave. Ultimately, the real goal should be to argue for our rights in a decent manner.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/26 16:43:40