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China must stand firmly with Russia in fight against terrorism

No matter what the root causes of the terrorist attack are, China needs to stand firmly with the Russian government and people, offering support to Moscow’s anti-terrorism fight. Anti-terrorism should be one of the most significant issues which bind the two countries together.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 20:43:39

Xi’s Finland visit to promote free trade

This is Xi's first visit to Finland, and also his first visit to Northern Europe as Chinese president. The state visit to Finland comes after the improvement in relations between China and Norway at the end of last year, contributing to other Northern European countries improving their relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/4 20:38:39

University swimming tests can save lives

What does it take to graduate from university? Take a couple of classes, write some papers and pass the exams with decent scores? That’s all you need, right?
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/31 5:03:41

China is not alone in real estate frenzy

But it’s going to take a longer time to fight against a culture where everyone likes to follow the trends blindly. That is what makes so many Chinese consider themselves losers if they haven’t been able to buy an apartment, and makes men who don’t own an apartment worry that they will be bachelors forever. In New York, it may be rough but it isn’t going to stop anyone finding a mate.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 21:33:41

China-Europe cooperation indispensable as US’ decline accelerates

Uncertainty has become the hallmark of Donald Trump’s presidency. This brings about all sorts of dangers and risks because nothing is certain. This is true of both his economic and security policies – his stance against free trade does not mean that the US will benefit and his stance against Washington’s commitment elsewhere in the world does not necessarily bring more security to Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 21:28:41

Path to Brexit obscured by roadblocks

In view of the forthcoming difficult talks, the only area where London and Brussels seem to completely agree is that a hard and disorderly Brexit will benefit no one. Nonetheless, London will proceed to the negotiations table as a single nation-state with specific policies and priorities. For its part, the EU will have to bridge the different opinions from member states regarding Brexit while it might also encounter new internal crises.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 21:23:41

Summit expected to cement Sino-US ties

Following US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's Beijing trip, the upcoming China-US summit has become the topic of heated discussions for media and think tanks. An early meeting, anticipated by many, will play a significant role to consolidate and promote the Sino-US relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 22:08:41

Discussions can mend rifts over THAAD

Hopefully, the people from China and South Korea have developed enough understanding over the past 25 years that this row won't ruin their relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/29 21:18:39

Lam’s win expected to heal rifts, ameliorate HK-mainland relations

Lam’s election win is a reflection of her reputation in Hong Kong under the current political system. It also shows that Hong Kong is very concerned about the attitude of the central government. Lam mentioned in her victory speech that she would heal the rifts and wounds in Hong Kong. What she will do next to achieve the goal remains to be seen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 21:58:39

Bike-sharing deserves more attention

Bicycle-sharing program is a part of a credit economy. Users should pay more attention to integrity and accumulate consumer credit during the procedure of using, returning and managing the bikes. Whether cycling or parking, consumers should conform to users’ standards. While paying attention to their own behavior, customers are also encouraged to correct other’s misbehaviors.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 21:58:39

Can Trump overcome healthcare gaffe?

In the near future, it is expected that Trump’s budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year and his tax reform will also be challenged by the Congress. Trump’s administration will face more pressure on tax reform as it is more complicated than healthcare reform.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 19:28:39

Can Russia and China join efforts to counter THAAD?

The realistic option would be increased information sharing between Moscow and Beijing on THAAD and the US military presence in Northeast Asia, as well as joint exercises like the one held in May 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:18:39

Sino-US ties back on track after Tillerson visit

I can imagine that if Trump visits China, he will not face any massive demonstrations and the Chinese will not embarrass their visitor.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:13:39

Canberra can work to bridge Washington and Beijing

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Australia in April. Li stressed that China-Australia cooperation is not targeted at any third party. A stable Sino-US relationship suits the interests of regional countries including Australia. At a time when uncertainties are rising in the current international relations, Canberra should work on enhancing understanding between Beijing and Washington instead of acting rashly on issues such as the South China Sea disputes.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 19:03:39

Public resources require better care

Building a well-functioning society is often more challenging than economic success. It requires the governments to pay close attention to details as well as the awareness and active participation from the citizens. If every one of us can be more aware of public resources as well as our own behaviors, things will improve. And stealing public toilet paper will no longer be an issue to be discussed in the public arena.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 22:08:40

Can school district housing predicate children’s future success?

The goal of education is mostly to cultivate a free, enlightened mind. It is somewhat pathetic that middle-class parents are infatuated with ensuring that their children stay in the same social class as them or climb even higher and expect the next generation to follow their path.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 22:08:39

Will there be a China-Japan détente?

However, given the huge volume in trade between the two countries – approximately over $300 billion – and their common interests in environmental protection, economy and so forth, it is still possible for Abe to change his mind on his aggressive China policy and restore the détente.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:38:39

Challenges abound in future EU-US ties

Bilateral negotiations will be very hard though. The meeting between Trump and Merkel was useful as the two leaders had a one-on-one meeting. However, difficulties are ahead for both. When Trump said “wiretapping was at least something [he] had in common” with Merkel, journalists attending the press conference laughed. But this humorous phrase rather reflects the reality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 17:23:39