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Will transatlantic relations survive Trump?

Even when Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is annoying and frustrating, Europe argues that it cannot burn bridges to the US and should instead reach out more to Washington and make greater efforts to consolidate the basis of US-Europe relations in preparation for the post-Trump era. In this respect, Europeans can only cross their fingers, hoping it is not wishful thinking that transatlantic relations will survive Trump and return to the good old days.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 19:03:40

What will future international order look like?

In the 21st century, we will see the emergence of a free partnership order, in which the world embraces more openness, multilateralism and freedom, and countries build partnerships based on equality, respect and mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 18:53:39

Trump's agenda behind revoking racial quotas

Americans shouldn't blindly support the withdrawal of affirmative action. It would be better to promote it in the interest of fair play to shield the interests of other ethnic groups.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:23:39

EU-China Summit to support open, rules-based system

This summit is an opportunity for the EU and China to prove our joint support for the WTO as the centre of the rules-based multilateral trading system, and turn words into actions by filling the gaps with new rules for a future global economy where the WTO can meet new challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 21:28:39

The absurdity of Navarro's Death by China

In keeping with Navarro's imagery of death by China, Trump may now be asking America to fall on its own sword.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 18:33:39

Much at stake for Trump in summit with Putin

The most expected question is: What will Trump and Putin talk about during the summit? After the NATO Summit, Trump said he will raise Moscow's interference in the 2016 US election with the Russian leader. Logically, Putin will deny it. It means they will publicly express their political stance over the case in front of media and temporarily put an end to the episode. However, one can't be sure if Trump and Putin's political show will be recognized by US society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 18:18:40

How to build stronger China-EU ties while braving Trump era headwinds

The current destabilization of the global economy due to Trump's trade war rhetoric means that the EU and China have a historic opportunity not just to steady the economic ship but to ready it for its voyage into waters that are both calmer and more rewarding.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 18:08:40

Post-90s generation shuns materialism in marriage

The post-90s generation will continue to amaze their seniors, with their unconventional attitude toward work and life, not only in the blind date market, but also on various occasions. Hopefully, they can establish their identity in society and shoulder responsibilities to become the backbone of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/13 0:03:40

No room in classrooms!

It is more important for the Chinese government to pour more money and resources into poverty-stricken areas. After all, students have their rights and education should not come at this cost.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/13 0:03:39

Developing nations show lax safety records

Regulations and fun are hard to balance – and the outcome rarely makes everyone happy. After the recent boat accident, Thai authorities said they would bring the Thai maritime safety standards to international levels, according to the Xinhua News Agency. But what really matters is this – deciding whether to go out in the ocean during a storm is not so much about regulations. It should be down to common sense.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 19:18:40

China ties can promote European integration

Europeans harbor political and economic concerns about China. They worry that 16+1 and BRI will undermine their increasingly fragile political unity and decision-making.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 19:08:40

New chapter opens in Sino-Arab friendship

Sino-Arab friendship has endured the test of history. Guided by the Belt and Road initiative, the ancient silk road will once again usher in glory, and Sino-Arab relations will start a new chapter.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:43:40

Is Trump really hurting transatlantic ties?

In my understanding, transatlantic relations will not see better days just because a post-Trump administration will emerge. There are concrete problems built up over decades and if we can blast Trump over his economic measures, we should support him for his attempts at détente. It is for this reason that I suggest a closer and objective look at the Helsinki summit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:33:40

Is it fair to treat foreigners more kindly?

There is no need to treasure one over the other. So what is next? Should we become one-sided in the name of patriotism or should we exercise some reason in agreeing that we should try to treat all people with the same degree of positivity while reducing VIP treatment?
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 20:18:39

Brussels showing needless skepticism over China-CEEC cooperation

The year 2018 also marks the 15th anniversary of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership. The 16+1 cooperation can help China and Europe deepen ties and protect the global economic order based on rules.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 18:08:40

China, EU to instill stability in global order

The EU's suspicion of China's rise has hindered the improvement of bilateral relations. In today's uncertain world, China and the EU have great potential for cooperation. But the key is whether the bloc can let go of its suspicions and work hand in hand with China in a frank and pragmatic way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 18:08:39

Environmental governance in a new era

China will play a part in ensuring global ecological security. It takes a village to build an ecological civilization which is vital to sustain any nation's development in the Anthropocene. As the Katowice Climate Change Conference approaches, the world gets an important opportunity to rethink the way to fulfill promises of eco-environmental governance and make our planet a better place to live on.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 18:03:39

Trump-Putin meet may unravel key issues

Overall, there is reason for optimism that Trump will be able to reach agreement with Putin on key issues. The world needs peace and development, not major power confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/8 18:48:39