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With Abe at helm, Sino-Japanese relations likely to develop consistently

Meanwhile, the Abe administration needs China's help to protect the multilateral free trade system, to stand against US trade protectionism and to develop infrastructure in a third country. All this will deepen cooperation. That being said, Sino-Japanese relations will develop stably in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 20:03:39

India, China should work together to make it Asia's century

There is growing perception in the world that India is abandoning its traditional non-alignment policy and leaning toward the US. This has dampened the spirit of Panchsheel (the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence). Such an impression is neither good for India nor for the rest of the world. India should help in trying to solve global conflicts rather than becoming party to them. The 2+2 meeting between the Indian defense and foreign ministers and their American counterparts in early September did very little to dispel the perception that the Indian tilt toward the US is continuing. India should realize that as an important country in the world, it should not become subservient to the US in regional and world affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/22 10:29:09

Volatile political culture a challenge to Philippines' Duterte

Assassinations and coups have been frequent in Philippine politics in the past few decades. Now the country is going through a situation that reflects instability with several local officials assassinated and a coup attempt crushed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippine president recently made remarks on television about his anti-narcotics operations and anti-corruption campaigns as well as rumors about the coup.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/21 11:20:15

Pyongyang joint declaration:one stride forward in denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Moon and Kim continued to make history. If Kim follows through by turning his will into commitments in his second meeting with Trump that may take place soon, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and normalization of US-North Korean relations will officially take off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 21:49:18

Sweden vote shows EU social rift growing

After various elections throughout Europe in 2017, the populist trend is rising. It not only won populist parties higher ratings and seats, but also brought the European continent under the shadow of populism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:48:40

Why today's parents can't take it easy

I sincerely hope the widespread and contagious anxiety about elementary education can be reined in so that parents and children don't have to be always immersed in intense competition. When I have a school-age kid, I wish I won't be flooded by such anxiety.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:48:40

US in one-sided Cold War with China, Russia

The world has been undergoing dramatic changes as the US has soured its relations with both China and Russia, and wielded trade war stick against not only China, but US allies. Is a second Cold War imminent? How should China and Russia react to the changes?
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 21:08:40

Catalonia issue wallows in uncertainty

Not only does the Spanish government doesn't have the answer, but also the Catalan administration doesn't know how to get out of this imbroglio.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 19:08:40

Africa must prove critics of China's aid wrong

As a country that had once been in the same development quagmire as Africa, it is difficult to see how a cooperation of this nature would produce nothing but positive development outcomes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 19:43:40

China-US trade war not yet at climax

America was never greater than when it led the post-WWII period.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/18 19:28:40

No country gains in US' reckless trade war

Seeking to separate rather than build new synergies between the world's two largest economies is unlikely to benefit world economic growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 19:13:40

Chinese research needs more funds, less haste

We will have a promising future if we can continuously increase our investment as well as create a friendlier environment for scientific and technological development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/17 19:13:40

China's ties with Venezuela at a key juncture

For Venezuelans, the huge debt acquired with China is worrisome, especially in this moment of crisis facing the Venezuelan nation. We hope that the cooperation between both countries will be strengthened and generate good results.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:43:39

Comparing SCO to NATO inappropriate

The Russia-China partnership is playing a positive role in the entire world. Ties between the two countries have lasted for 400 years. No other nations have had such a long history of relations. Leaders from the two sides also enjoy high-level mutual trust.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 19:28:39

No kidding with children's pictures on social media

It is probably unreasonable to ask parents to stop posting their children's photos altogether, because social media has become a way of life and it does have its own joys and benefits. But the first step could be to ask the permission of children before posting. Parents' love and care should be shown in real life rather than in the virtual world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/14 0:03:40

Amid Venezuela's economic woes, Maduro visits China to seek cooperation

Chinese enterprises will follow the principle of win-win cooperation and help Venezuela come out of the economic morass through pragmatic cooperation toward economic prosperity and social stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 18:43:41

Freedom of speech becomes a casualty in US

Back to Chinatown, after a few protests, the city finally hosted meetings with community members. It remains to be seen how much difference these meetings can make in changing announced decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 18:38:40

China-Russia cooperation contributes to world stability

To a great extent, world stability and security will depend on how Russia and China build and develop their relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/13 18:33:41