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Trump’s diplomatic plight shows weakness

Trump’s inherently inadequate team turns out to fall short of the tasks at hand.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 19:28:39

Powerful army assures the Chinese dream

Nowadays, China is faced with a complex security situation in its periphery, so it is in need of an invincible people’s army.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:48:39

Australia needs to staunch anti-China views

Given the unstable state of US politics, there’s an added urgency for Australia to engage in serious discussion of its China policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/31 18:43:39

Chinese should be taught in African schools

One of the toughest challenges the Chinese face as they push for investment in African countries has been the cultural barrier, especially coping with language challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:32:53

China’s military growth moderate and matches its economic strength

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The history of the PLA demonstrates its increasing capacities and firm determination to safeguard China's national security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:23:39

Russia, US face long-term confrontation

US-Russian relations haven't improved remarkably after US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met during the G20 Hamburg Summit held earlier in July. This month has witnessed a diplomatic row between the two countries, expulsions of diplomats on both sides and a sanctions bill against Russia. The confrontation between Washington and Moscow has risen to a new level.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/30 20:18:39

Time to review tough car-hailing policy

This Friday marked the first anniversary of China legalizing online car-hailing services nationwide. Despite the hubbub, which is still going on in the rest of the world, the Chinese government became the first country in the world that adopted such an assertive and forward-looking policy, a token of its openness to and embrace of new technologies and business models.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 23:59:06

Ill-mannered foreign stars set bad examples for youth

Chinese fans were recently disappointed to find out that Grammy-winning Canadian singer Justin Bieber is officially banned from performing in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 20:28:40

Racial bias hard-wired, but can be overcome

But charged waters of racial tension aside, it is true that we often have too much bias and too many misjudgments when we consider different racial groups than our own.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 20:28:39

Trump must reject Russia sanctions bill

Anti-Russia hysteria in Washington reached the next level with new sanctions legislation in Congress. The legislation sharpens tensions with Russia, upsets cooperation with the European Union (EU), and undermines presidential authority over foreign policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/27 20:13:39

China has many lessons for Africa

I will first and foremost make it categorically clear that I am astonished about China's economic growth and transformation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 19:58:39

The best form of government is the one that serves its people

Most Westerners - and non-Westerners intoxicated by Western political values - are firmly convinced that liberal democracy is the finest governance system for all nations, peoples and cultures, at all times. Such a conviction has taken on the characteristics of religious dogma: Democracy's superiority cannot be questioned, and its challengers are foolish or benighted heretics.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 19:38:39

How will Trump adjust Asia-Pacific policy?

It has been more than half a year since US President Donald Trump took office, but his diplomatic strategies are yet to take shape.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/26 18:53:39

Insults to Chinese shouldn’t be condoned

Ahead of Chelsea's pre-season win over Arsenal in Saturday's London derby at the Bird's Nest in Beijing, Chelsea footballer Robert Kenedy posted a video with foul language directed against Chinese people on his Instagram account.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 20:23:39

Economic talks key to avoid Sino-US trade war

The first China-US Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) concluded in Washington recently. Many Western commentators noted that it produced no major breakthroughs. It's overly optimistic, if it's not naïve, to expect Beijing and Washington could address their economic and trade differences in one sitting.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/25 20:18:39

Equality for woman stuck in bottleneck

With the implementation of reform and opening-up, China has made progress in many aspects. However, gender inequality is still a bottleneck which makes it difficult for Chinese women to reach their full potential. It is hoped that more efforts can be made for early realization of this goal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 21:13:39

Time for a second lesson for forgetful India

China is embarking on a historic mission to be a peaceful, prosperous and powerful nation as it has been in history. It can't afford to be constantly distracted by border skirmishes with India.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 21:08:39

Solutions for Europe’s crisis of confidence

Europe has bucked up and returned to the spotlight. French President Emmanuel Macron not only succeeded in defeating his country's far-right forces and carried the banner for mainstream politics under fire from a strong populist movement, but has also stood his ground against both America and Russia, demonstrating an élan for great-power politics.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 21:03:39