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PLA drills in Taiwan Straits send clear warning

Taiwan independence forces' attempt to cozy up to the US and their secessionist activities will only result in strong opposition from the mainland. The Tsai administration should recognize the 1992 Consensus and negotiate with the mainland. US endeavors to play the Taiwan card will only complicate China-US relations and the situation across the Taiwan Straits.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 21:48:39

Challenges at crucial moment facing China's approach to global governance

Therefore, China needs to participate in cooperative leadership based on a new type of major-power relationship between China and the US with the coordination of global organizations, like the UN, G20 and BRICS. Guided by the principle of global governance, China will advocate for common values of the mankind, such as peace, development, fairness, justice, democracy and freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 21:18:39

Hong Kong's slow-motion national security suicide

Hong Kong's anti-Beijing subversives needn't worry, however. Despite recent calls by mainland officials to get tough on independence advocacy, Hong Kong leaders continue to pussyfoot around the matter. For Lam even to acknowledge that she and her officials have been working hard to create favorable conditions to discuss Article 23 is an act of great political courage, by Hong Kong standards. Naturally, “we do not have a timetable for enacting the legislation yet.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 21:13:39

Smaller cities chase graduates with tempting offers

Preferential policies and attractive incentives are just the first step. These cities should provide better support services and facilities. They should also foster industries, create appealing job prospects and improve the recruitment evaluation system if they want people of talent to stay.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/20 5:03:43

Trump's dallying with Trans-Pacific Partnership driven by electoral calculations

The US under Trump can never rejoin TPP if Trump clings to profits for his own country. In this sense, his declaration is nothing but a posture. It is expected that Trump will take this as a lesson and think twice before making major trade policies in the future, or he will again regret his impulsive decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:33:41

Scholars ponder demise of liberal world order

In Europe and the US, many scholars are attributing the demise of the international liberal order, driven by the West, to the isolationist, antiglobalist and populist policies of the new Trump administration. I believe this is incorrect. The process of restructuring of the international order is longer, deeper and structural, and it goes back to the 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:23:40

Maineland offers insights into studying in US

For hesitating parents in China, Maineland won't tell you whether your child will be able to survive the harshness of studying abroad. But it tells you, for the first time, how others survived it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 20:18:41

US hybrid war arrives to replace Cold War

Those who disagree with those rules and envisage a different kind of world order are also coming closer together. The One World of Pax Americana that has existed since the end of the Cold War is already history. US global dominance is still in place, but the peace – “pax” – has been shattered again. The new era is not a replay of the 20th century contest. It may be equally dangerous, but in its own way. Beijing and Moscow, while staying clear of creating an alliance, appear to assess the risks, identify credible objectives and build a strategy in coordination with each other and other like-minded nations. Major power rivalry is set to intensify.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:53:40

Latin American disunity hinders development

Disunity has hurt Latin America's international image, jeopardized the investment environment in the region, crippled the basis for party politics and wasted political, economic and diplomatic resources. It has even created obstacles for Latin America to develop ties with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 19:23:42

Scholars ponder demise of liberal international order

In Europe and the US, many scholars are attributing the demise of the “international liberal order,” driven by the West, to the “isolationist,” “antiglobalist” and “populist” policies of the new Trump administration. I believe this is incorrect. The process of restructuring of the international order is longer, deeper and structural, and it goes back to 1990s.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 13:48:39

Homosexuality debate shows progress in society

Sexual orientation shouldn't be used as a tool to catch eyeballs on social media platforms.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 20:28:40

Syria strikes reveal growing Middle East rivalry

Iraq War dragged the nation and the region into big chaos and caused millions of deaths, Washington and London finally admitted that their intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was false. No one wants to see the same tragedy happen again in Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 20:13:40

Air strikes on Syria damage hopes for peace

Military means cannot solve any problem and will only hinder a solution to the Syrian issue. To end the war, we should go back to exploring political and diplomatic means and provide the UN with more powerful functions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:13:39

Does liberal international order have a future?

In this sense, the future international order will no longer be based on US leadership or Western values. The crisis of the liberal international order and weak global governance requires that non-Western states – including China – raise their voice and assert their authority, offering new ideas about how the global order should be organized or run.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 21:03:40

Trump's ill-advised fraternization of Taiwan

It is worth pointing out that the one-China policy is the political foundation of Sino-US relations. The moves by the Trump administration have challenged the three principles agreed by the two countries for the establishment of diplomatic relations (namely, the US must sever its diplomatic ties with Taiwan, abrogation of the mutual defense treaty between the US and Taiwan and the withdrawal of all US forces from Taiwan). They may even put China-US ties on the edge of a cliff. The Trump administration should think twice before acting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:40

Lessons shared for China-Africa relations

The Sino-Mauritius relationship is playing a unique role in China-Africa relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 20:43:39

Vulgar online streaming content should be forbidden

Content generating and sharing platforms should beef up efforts to regulate content. Content providers and broadcasters should abide by relevant laws and regulations to create a healthy online environment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/13 5:03:40

US, Russia camps weave complex Syria chaos

The two camps dominated by the US and Russia are not impregnable fortresses, with the biggest variable undoubtedly coming from the capricious Trump administration. So far, we cannot see clear logic and content in US Middle East strategy. Therefore, in the coming period, the game in the Middle East may still be centered on the rivalry between the two major camps, and this will extend out an interwoven web entangling all kinds of forces and contradictions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 20:18:40