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With a relatively modest nuclear arsenal, China should stay away from INF treaty

What does the breakdown of the INF treaty mean for Russia-US ties and the world? The US is seeking a new arms control treaty that also includes China, why will China not join an internationalized INF-style treaty?
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 20:38:04

Taiwan currying favor with US would only anger the Chinese mainland

In comparison to China's white papers on national defense issued in 2013 and 2015, the latest one devotes more text to show the mainland's position toward the island of Taiwan, using harsher language.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 20:23:39

Tale of Cities: Similarity breeds contempt

Maybe it's just one of the downsides of modern society - it is basically market oriented and leans toward efficiency so that replication is inevitable. Still, I cannot help wonder what a toll the sameness of cities will take on our souls. Maybe I'll have to wait until sameness 3.0 is here to find the answer.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 20:23:31

Red Scare hype won't derail China's continued rise

US media also plays an important role. The media should not completely follow the political trend. If the US media can be more reasonable and objective in reporting, then Americans will have more reliable information. This also helps shape a more positive public opinion in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:28:40

Competition won't even spare civilization

The world is entering a new era of competition among civilizations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:23:40

US hysteria and pervasive Red Scare

Washington must focus narrowly and prudently on national interest, not on hegemony, global crusades, and unnecessary military adventures. Washington has made a mess of relations with China and must now rethink a way forward.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/31 22:18:40

US tries to undermine its own creation

When countries like China and other emerging nations started to innovate and compete internationally while taking a more active role in global governance, the US began to question the WTO's institutional framework that it created with Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/30 19:33:40

UK has every right to be worried over Johnson-Trump friendship

The similarities between Johnson and Trump are not enough for both countries to build a stronger relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 22:21:37

Murder case reveals US legal flaws

Although there have been wrathful comments in public, we cannot completely deny the advantages of the US judicial system because of individual cases. However, seen from the reactions to the Zhang case in Chinese mainland online public opinion, the disenchanted will not blindly follow the powerful discourse of the US rule of law.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/29 18:18:40

Detractors drive US bitterness against China

Beijing has clearly recognized this change. But confrontation is never a sensible solution. To avoid the two big powers eventually falling out, more talks are needed now. Keeping debates open can inject more resilience into policymaking. However, it's worrying that Washington now has been shrouded in a new red scare.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/28 19:03:40

With Johnson at helm, will China-UK ties turn?

The new UK leadership needs to demonstrate its dedication and commitment to strengthening the UK-China partnership sooner rather than later. It is also expected that the Chinese side will see a more reliable UK, which behaves in the spirit of pragmatism. It is only this way that bilateral relations could become more beneficial and see the golden era once again.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/28 17:58:39

Live-stream eating leaves a bad taste in mouth

If these streamers were banned from the platform, and if everybody refused to watch such weird live-streams, maybe Sun's death could have been avoided. If the audience can restrain their curiosity, and if live-streamers can care more about their health, maybe China's live-streaming industry will be much healthier in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/26 17:53:40

Though Iran and US don't want war, battle lines remain

Noticeably, although neither side wants war while both are trying to strike a balance to maintain a status quo in the region, with escalating tensions, the Persian Gulf has been on the brink of danger.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:44:07

Australia needs sporting spirit in dealing with China

In obliging Australia and its other traditional allies, the US has its self-interest to mobilize them for its anti-China campaign, but Canberra and Washington do not have to be joined at the hip all the time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:38:40

Should Beijing intervene forcefully in Hong Kong?

Would you like Beijing to be forceful, such as ordering the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) to take to the streets to maintain order? Personally, I am against this idea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:28:41

Three fingers point back after experts upbraid China in letter to Trump

Over 100 China experts in the US recently wrote an open letter to US President Donald Trump, urging him to stay the course in dealing with China. Such a letter has only one effect: Let the readers know how far the US has deviated from the country's founding principle.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:23:40

Peace paramount in defense white paper

We need to be wary of attempts of certain Western forces to split China by utilizing the secessionists. We should be fully prepared. If needed, we would resort to force to address the Taiwan question, though we hope to realize peaceful reunification.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 21:18:40

US aggression will not only hit bilateral ties, but damage global stability

If the US policy on China heads back to the old anti-Communist rhetoric, it will not only be a great retreat of the times, but also a relapse of the nightmare that Washington's hegemonic interests re-dominate China-US ties and global politics.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 20:23:40