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Beijing’s goodwill shown in India joining SCO

The international community now regards India as a major power. The country should be more mature in its diplomacy, avoid setting barriers for people-to-people and academic exchanges citing technical and procedural problems, and protect overall cooperation from conflicts with individual countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 19:03:39

Will Washington abandon world leadership under Trump?

Even if the US abandons its role as global leader, various legacy issues in the current world order still need to be addressed. However, even if it desires to continue with its leadership role, the world will not feel entirely reassured. The international community has already bid farewell to the era of unipolar dominance. Global governance needs collective leadership from all major countries and the wide participation of all people.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 23:53:39

Beijing ties key to May’s Brexit negotiation

If she manages to guarantee internal certainty and stability as she has promised, the Sino-British partnership will certainly benefit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:43:39

Europe giving up on ‘reforming’ Trump

However, it should be noted that economic globalization is circuitously but resolutely breaking down protectionism, and multi-polarization is pushing more emerging powers onto the world arena. The twists and turns within the EU-US relationship are merely a small part along the course of history.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:38:39

THAAD’s deployment delay may overshadow US-South Korea alliance

The twists and turns in THAAD’s deployment are rooted in South Korea’s political upheavals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 18:23:39

Scarcity of public-use facilities creates tensions

Recently, a video capturing an altercation between a group of young basketball players and square-dancing seniors went viral on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/9 0:26:14

Fears of Chinese infiltration of Australia overblown

On June 5, the Global Times (Chinese edition) published an article by myself on the phenomenon of "Sinophobic" fear-mongering in the Australian media and popular discourse in light of the Four Corners/Fairfax report on Chinese influence in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 22:03:39

US’ lack of integrity hurts cooperation

Several days ago, far from making "America great again," US President Donald Trump took the decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement, a truly global agreement based on more than 20 years of work and an enormous international effort. Trump's announcement risks damaging the US economy and reflects a lapse of integrity toward global governance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 21:28:39

RIMPAC develops Sino-US military ties

It has been confirmed by the US Navy that China has been invited to attend next year's Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC 2018), the world's largest biennial international maritime exercises. If China accepts the invitation it would mark the third consecutive time for People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships and personnel to participate in the naval drills.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 21:23:39

Tensions boil over between Doha and Riyadh

Major Arabian countries have announced the severing of diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing the country of backing extremist groups, including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 21:03:39

US domestic woes have global implications

The current US government appears to be in a state of chaos, suffering from both internal issues and failures in diplomacy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 20:53:39

Deliverance in death: suicide games on the rise

Since the end of 2015, Russia and other post-Soviet countries have seen a strange Internet phenomenon that has provoked a significant increase in suicides among teens by 60 percent according to the new Russian Children's Ombudsman. Why are teens killing themselves in the most spectacular and painful ways?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 19:33:39

Consolidating sovereignty over Hong Kong imperative for central government

Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, reminded Hong Kong of the urgency in comprehensively and accurately implementing the policy of "one country, two systems" and the Basic Law in Beijing late last month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 19:23:40

Terror attacks factor into British election

A van drove into pedestrians on the iconic London Bridge on Saturday night and attackers subsequently stabbed people in the nearby area.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 19:18:39

A long road ahead to eradicate sexism

The outmoded view that men are superior to women has been etched in Chinese people's mindsets for thousands of years and is still plaguing Chinese society. This indicates that the rules and societal norms take time to change. Nevertheless, as the number of Chinese females who gain financial independence and have more says in their life is on the rise, sexism will be eventually uprooted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 22:33:39

End of US-Germany honeymoon exposes new rifts in old alliance

Donald Trump's first trip to Europe as US president failed to mollify the mounting tensions between the US and Europe, especially Germany. After the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "We Europeans must take our destiny into our own hands." Meanwhile, Trump called the Germans "very bad" for their vast trade surplus with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 22:18:39

Trump underrates cost of quitting Paris deal

US President Donald Trump has announced that he is withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement. Samantha Power, former US ambassador to the UN under the Obama administration tweeted that this signals the end of the "American century." Trump's heavy blow to global climate governance reaffirms his serious commitment to his "America First" agenda.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 22:13:39

Practical measures to avoid conflict at sea

The Asia-Pacific region today is the main engine of the world economy and peace and development are still the major trends in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 23:13:39