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Zeman brings prestige, experience and concerns to Czech presidency

Zeman will continue to maintain friendly ties with Russia and China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/4 22:33:39

Trump sends worrisome signals on North Korea

The fear is that a North Korean provocation - an ICBM test or worse, an atmospheric nuclear test - will tempt Trump to try and "teach Kim a lesson." And there are few who would bet such a confrontation would not catastrophically escalate. Trump is not immune to the Law of Unintended Consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/4 22:28:39

Fade out: Chinese films ignored at Oscars

Movie studios may be attacked for allegedly bending to Chinese censorship and carrying out Beijing's propaganda as the Chinese market and funding becomes more important. Maybe they do. But is it so different from what Hollywood has done on behalf of the US in the past?
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:38:39

Suspicion over China's Polar Silk Road rooted in misunderstanding

China needs to expand Arctic activities, has rights to participate in Arctic affairs and is capable of promoting exploitation of resources in the region. What's more, international society needs China's wisdom and power to deal with the threats and challenges in the region. Hence, China's participation will bring new drive and opportunity to the area, not resistance or threat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:23:40

China visit may help May weather Brexit storm

Sino-British cooperation has solid foundation, which is embedded in the respective economic structures. However, with Brexit and the change in the global economic landscape, new risks emerge in economic relations between China and Britain. May's visit is full of opportunities and risks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:18:40

US can't sway Vietnam to act against China

The US will not give up trying to incite a "color revolution" in Vietnam by using the excuse of democracy and human rights. Vietnam has kept a clear mind on this and will not become a vassal of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 19:08:39

Sydney University vice chancellor lashes government over 'Sinophobic blatherings'

The row over claims of Chinese students' spying in Australia has deepened, with Sydney University vice-chancellor Michael Spence accusing the Turnbull government of "Sinophobic blatherings" and warning it is damaging one of Australia's fastest growing industries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/1 16:13:40

In key speech, Trump fixes rival tag on China

US President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address Tuesday, conjuring up a vision for a "new American moment" in a lengthy speech that covered infrastructure, tax cuts, immigration reform, trade and foreign policy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 21:43:40

Effect of improvement in Sino-Japanese relations to go beyond region

Cooperation on the Belt and Road initiative can be a driving force for improving China-Japan relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 21:38:39

China, US influencing each other's policies

Both China and the US should be more careful about the effect that formulation of domestic policy can have on each other.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 21:33:40

Time for US to show goodwill in China ties

China and the US should embrace more positive interactions and reinforce strategic trust, rather than emphasizing strategic competition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/31 19:28:39

Can Singapore stabilize China-ASEAN ties?

Singapore hosted the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting Retreat in mid-January. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the celebrations after the meeting, highlighting the determination of the current chair of ASEAN to promote the unity of this Southeast Asian bloc.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:53:39

GOP must contain splits over Trump

During former US president Barack Obama's term, conflicts between the GOP and the Democratic Party were noticeable, while splits within the parties were minor issues. But now, partisan fights, splits and polarization within the two mainstream US parties, especially the ruling party for now, are equally alarming. Democrats are no longer the only major challenge for the GOP. How to confront the challenges Trump brings is also crucial.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/30 20:48:39

Hong Kong should deal firmly with university unrest

Tough love is also love. Hong Kong's schools should be determined to sanitize their ambience and not turn the campus into asylum for pro-independence forces.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 21:38:41

May's visit aims to cement post-Brexit ties

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit China this week. The trip of the Conservative leader is crucial because the building of a "Global Britain," a vision laid out by May, has entered a new stage and socialism with Chinese characteristics has crossed the threshold into a new era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/29 21:28:39

China says share as US tries to shear

The theme of the World Economic Forum annual meeting 2018 - "creating a shared future in a fractured world" - shared Chinese President Xi Jinping's vision of "building a community with shared future for mankind" that he put forward in last year's meeting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 19:53:39

Sino-US conflicts should be resolved smartly

China and the US should focus on how to win with wisdom and implement dialogue and cooperation mechanisms that can eliminate confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/28 18:28:40

Disturbing animations must be seriously addressed

As China lacks a rating system for films and cartoon series, parents have to be responsible for what their children watch on TV and the internet.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/26 5:03:41