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US-promoted military escort alliance in Gulf another attempt to stymie Iran

If the Strait of Hormuz becomes chaotic, so will the Gulf region and no country can emerge unscathed. Gulf countries should be wary of this: Blindly following the US will be disastrous for them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 20:03:42

US-Europe relations struggle as unilateralist diplomacy thwarts progress

Although Europe and the US still believe that the benefits of their alliance outweigh the drawbacks, the common threat that once untied them no longer exists, and their shared benefits and values have since changed. If Europe and the US fail to accommodate one another, their relationship could diminish further.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 21:45:57

Trump's racist rant tagged to election

With change of the demographic structure, other ethnic groups will inevitably play a more important role in the political arena. Trump's fulminations on racial issues are unlikely to change the trend. After all, the US is no longer a country that prioritizes political correctness. It's not known where Trump will lead the US, but he is quite unlikely to "Make America Great Again."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:58:40

Guests of China need to deserve what they get

The vast majority of foreign friends take the privileges as the Chinese way of saying "thank you" for their contributions to this country. We should be neither xenophobic nor xenocentric. As a rising power that is looking at opening up wider, fair and equal treatment of foreigners is a lesson we ought to learn.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:51:26

China, Russia and US define world order

In terms of global strategic architecture, China, Russia, and the US are crucial to the world. How can Beijing and Moscow deepen cooperation? How will the 2020 US presidential elections affect Russia-US ties?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:53:40

Desperate Taiwan leader clutches at US straw amid a struggling economy

Instead of "stopover diplomacy" in the US, policymakers in Taiwan should concentrate on resolving the island's economic issues and improving living standards.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:26:24

Canada should know it's facing a new China

Canada is still too reliant on its old alliance relationships. When it encounters a problem, rather than try to deal directly with China, it wants to push its old allies to deal with it. That's a sign that Canada has not changed its diplomatic approach to China's newfound importance in the world today.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:22:39

Stronger China-Europe ties needed amid global uncertainty

China and Europe are under pressure and face increased risk created by US unilateralism and trade protectionism. Washington has used tariffs as competitive leverage against Beijing and there have been structural changes in China-US bilateral relations. China has since realized the trade conflict with the US could become a long-term issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 18:48:40

Australian unease over China's outreach in South Pacific betrays envy

China does not oppose Australia's leading role and believes an innovative equilibrium of regional and international relations can be of practical significance. The BRI can serve as a channel to strengthen this region's connectivity and partnership, including that of Australia, with China's growing economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:55:44

US has to realize reality of a new world

Relations among China, Russia and the US have caught attention of the world because the three global powers can have a profound impact on the international landscape. How can Beijing and Moscow maintain close relations? Where will Russia-US relations head amid dramatic changes in the global political dynamics?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:58:41

Amid US hubris, Europe should raise its guard

From now on, new EU leaders and a new British prime minister will face an even more arduous task of handling relations with the US, because stable transatlantic relations are crucial for both Europe and the US. But conflicts between them cannot be solved easily. Volatility and uncertainty will permanently loom over Europe-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:53:42

The 'Asian Age' and role of China and India

Chinese and Indian plans to develop connectivity and regional infrastructure should be better coordinated to minimize operational and governance costs. Neighbors will then see that these two countries can cooperate, as well as compete. This will be a valuable and new experience for all concerned.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:28:15

Von der Leyen at European Commission helm may augur well for China-EU ties

EU policies are largely decided by the European Council, with Franco-German consensus as the key drive behind European policies. While Von der Leyen is entitled to her own views toward China, any major policy adjustment toward China will be decided by EU member states.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:25:34

'Rivalry partners' theory founders on scrutiny

"Rivalry partners" would mislead others into thinking that China and the US were still partners. Yet the truth is, the two have entered a new phase of strategic competition mainly consisting of soft confrontation, the latest characteristic of their relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:18:41

Time to drop social media personas and get back to reality

These people have one thing in common: Their life seems to be surprisingly exquisite on social media. But in reality? Not so much.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/12 18:08:40

Youth may stir but not rock US politics

Regardless of how political ecology in the US changes, young people's discontent and demands need to be responded to by policymakers. As a new force in the US left wing, young Americans will continue to influence US politics in their own way.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 17:24:17

If Von der Leyen heads European Commission, she may have to shed German cloak

If Von der Leyen takes office, Germany's influence may get a fillip but other countries will start to push back at Berlin.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 17:21:40

US campaign portends tense ties with China

There is currently no common ground on China policy in the US. Americans hold diverse views on China. Even among Democratic candidates, there are those who adopt a tough stance and those who are moderate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 17:13:42