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An Asia-Pacific free trade deal may be goal in post-TPP era

The future of the RCEP requires all members to make concerted efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/6 12:23:39

European mainstream politicians fail to address real problems

It is a commonplace observation to suggest that the EU is suffering an existential crisis. The main question is what direction it will take in the future if it wants to regain the lost confidence of its citizens. For the time being, perspectives are grim and they become even darker because the new US President, Donald Trump, does not care about the EU. Speaking to Bild and The Times, Trump downplayed its significance, saying he would not care whether it remains united or not. Trump also predicted that more countries will follow the UK in leaving.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/2/1 10:57:47

Worries over economic ties loom large before Abe’s US visit

New US defense secretary James Mattis paid his first official oversea visit to South Korea and Japan from Thursday to Saturday. Both Seoul and Tokyo prepared high-level receptions. Talks between Mattis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mattis’s Japanese counterpart Tomomi Inada and other members of Japanese cabinet were held, which is unprecedented in Japan-US diplomatic history.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/5 23:48:40

Single women deserve more respect in China

Spring Festival was a torture for me, a sad truth that I have to admit. "When will you be married?" haunted me all the way through the eight-day holiday. Single at 25, I am urged to "catch" the right man as early as possible or be regarded as a "leftover" woman in most of my relatives' eyes, a term, I believe, is discriminative against females.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/3 5:03:40

Korean Peninsula tensions top the agenda of Mattis Asian tour

US Defense Secretary James Mattis embarked on his foreign trip to Japan and South Korea Wednesday. This is also the very first overseas tour of any high-level official in the government of US President Donald Trump. What’s the significance of this visit? What will be on the agenda? The Global Times talked with two experts on the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/3 0:18:39

South Korea enters 2017 with insurmountable pressure for change

Though slightly exaggerated, South Korea started 2017 with a diplomatic and security crisis comparable to the situation in which Xiang Yu, a military general in ancient China, and his forces had been besieged on all four sides during the Chu-Han contention more than 2,000 years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/2 20:13:39

Trump’s executive orders have lasting harm

On Lunar New Year's Day, I went hiking in upper state New York at one of the towns that pepper the Empire State north of New York City. That night, I posted a few pictures on my WeChat account, all leafless trees, standing in solitude from the rest of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/2 19:23:40

Western political decay makes China’s path stand out

Facing the risks and challenges both at home and abroad, particularly Tibet, Xinjiang, Taiwan and Hong Kong separatists and democratic activists, we must maintain our political composure, and stick to a comprehensive outlook of political development in discourse and theory construction.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/2/1 11:48:07

May to play ‘special relationship’ card to Brussels

Theresa May became the first foreign prime minister to meet US President Donald Trump. The meeting received more attention in the UK than in the US and this disproportionate media coverage is representative of the different bargaining positions of the two leaders. Although the so-called "special relationship" is strong, the current period sees the UK need the US more than the opposite.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/1/29 14:15:58

Journey of Chinese Internet celebrity shatters our distorted view of ‘becoming them’

Now many readers are starting to question whether the whole thing was a hoax. Consequently, the WeChat account was shut down by the authorities for its possible involvement in a scam.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/27 9:53:30

Misbehaving celebrities should be held accountable

Chinese stand-up comedian Zhou Libo made the headlines recently after news of his arrest went viral online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/26 18:51:08

Growing populism challenges EU leaders

Brexit and Trump’s victory have been considered as a shock to Western politics in 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 18:03:39

A ‘hard Brexit’ may lead to closer Sino-UK ties

If a UK free of EU restrictions can make itself attractive enough, for instance by following Switzerland’s example and granting China market economy status, then there is reason to believe that Chinese interest in Britain might intensify.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 23:43:39

Protectionism spells disaster for US economy

Whether we like it or not, the US economy is inextricably connected to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 18:18:39

America can’t be great again without China

The Trump administration lacks people with comprehensive knowledge of China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 18:18:39

TPP demise hints US leadership in Asia-Pacific losing legitimacy

The six ambassadors departed from their posts a short time ago. If Trump’s mentality and policies deviate from the times, they will also be eventually cast away.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 12:13:39

How does a declining US affect the world?

What is perhaps more interesting, however, is not to analyze the causes of the relevant decline of US power but to attempt to anticipate how the new world order will look like.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 17:03:39

Shen Yun show disguises Falun Gong propaganda as Chinese culture

In essence, the Shen Yun show serves as a propaganda device for the cult group. Behind the various singing and dancing performances are, in fact, worshipping “Master” Li Hongzhi and the doctrines of Falun Gong.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 15:18:39