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Will Putin deliver the Russian miracle?

The power transition six years later will probably take place in an unusual way, like Putin taking over Russia from Yeltsin. This will help the next president get rid of the influence of the Putin administration. Putin is confronted with several arduous tasks in his fourth term. All eyes are on him to deliver the Russian miracle he promised.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 21:58:39

London-Moscow row stymies bilateral ties

Nationalist sentiments in Russia have seen an upsurge because of the Ukraine crisis and Crimea's annexation to Russia in particular. Many analysts reckon that as Western countries continue “bullying” Russia, the country's strong national spirit has united Russian society in support of Putin. Putin re-elected as Russian president with over 76 percent of vote on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 21:18:39

Taiwan Travel Act threatens to throw cross-Straits relations into quagmire

Over the last year, the Trump administration has realized how vulnerable and vital the Taiwan question is for Sino-US ties. It should know there is no space to play tricks on the question. China and the US both need to contribute to maintaining the stable relationship and whether the Trump administration implements the Act will be a touchstone of bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 21:13:39

Reforms reflect trust in political system

In this sense, this institutional reform fully demonstrates our confidence in the political system. Socialism with Chinese characteristics must be an organic operational system which is determined by our missions and the current situation. The change, therefore, is a knowhow reform, which is aimed at lowering institutional costs and promoting productivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 20:53:39

China helps boost Ethiopia turnaround

As most African countries gambled between holding on to their traditional development partners – the West – or embracing China, Ethiopia enthusiastically welcomed Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:48:39

State Council strives for better governance with institutional reshuffle

There are numerous ways ahead to transform government functions, but institutional reform is the most direct. However, institutional restructuring should accord with the actual demand of the times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:43:40

Pompeo ready to implement Trumpism

The new US secretary of state will make this bilateral relationship more difficult, but this does not mean confrontation between the two will escalate. After all, both competition and cooperation will feature in future China-US relations, and the relationship will not drastically change simply due to the alteration of secretary of state.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:43:40

Insulting war victims must be sternly punished

A nation's future will be dim if its younger generation forgets the past. We must remember history and make it a lesson for people to cherish the hard-won peace and pursue a better life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 23:31:45

Noodles raise a stink, instantly!

Though there is no ban, the railways are mindful of the strong smell that lingers within the tightly packed compartments once a passenger opens the pack. The food is delicious and convenient. However, if passengers object to the smell, one should consider paying heed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 23:31:44

Robust institutions key for China's success

The CPC has been impressive at how it has met and adapted to the expectations of citizens. In this sense, it has worked in a similar fashion to a political party in a competitive political system, maybe even better at times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:23:40

China's political system should be fairly viewed

On the whole, the 2018 two sessions are a milestone event not only because they outlined specific parameters of the Chinese political system, but also because they revealed why the governance in the country is delivering. Disagreements by the West do not hide this reality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:18:42

Chinese students, scholars contributors to US and China

Education-based cross-border migration is an integral part of people-to- people exchanges that have proven to play a positive role in promoting human and economic development across the globe. The free movement of global talent constitutes a strand of globalization with the benefits outweighing the harms.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/3/15 18:56:17

Washington's economic nationalism will bring chaos to international order

The US will suffer due to its unscrupulous attempt to pursue economic interests at the expense of other countries, a lose-lose situation for Washington and other major economies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 21:13:40

China and Russia should cooperate to gain from each other's strengths

In recent years, China's “four great new inventions” in modern times – dockless shared bicycles, high-speed rail, Alipay and E-commerce – have been a hot topic around the world and Russia should learn from China's experience, like high-speed railway. Russian railway is not good enough and needs improvement. We can work together with China on railway projects.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 20:53:40

Germany's skepticism of China unfounded

Whenever Chinese enterprises, especially those in the hi-tech sector, invest in Germany, the latter becomes suspicious. They have too many worries. They think the investment is intended to “steal their technologies” or that the Chinese government is playing a role of “backseat driver.” That's why it has established an EU-wide foreign investment review system with France and Italy. The system mainly targets China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 20:43:40

US-China ties wobble as trade war escalates

Trump's goal of reciprocity in trade and investment is reasonable. The issue is how to best achieve it. Trade conflict is more likely to grow and spin out of control with Trump's unilateral tactics. A better approach would be to finish negotiations on a pending US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:38:40

China's presence in Africa did not marginalize Washington's interest

It is, therefore, wrong to say that China marginalized the US in Africa. The US' reduced engagement only became more noticeable as Chinese presence increased. China and the US' interests in the region are not mutually exclusive. They can work together in improving lives on the continent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:28:40

Constitution change strengthens rule of law

Another major significance of the constitutional amendment is that huge progress has been made in improving the leadership system of the Party and the State. A consistent stipulation about the term of China's Party, State and the military head is beneficial for the stability of the country's core leadership.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 21:13:39