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Unlike the US, China creates hope for world

Unilateralism and zero-sum-game mentality have no future. However the world may change, China will stay steadfastly with the international community to work for building a new type of international relations, a community with shared future for mankind and make greater contributions to the progress of humanity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 19:38:39

Tokyo's TPP invitation unattractive to London

In this sense, the UK will be more interested in signing bilateral FTAs with major economies in Asia like Japan. Despite Abe welcoming the UK into the TPP with open arms, London's attitude to joining the 11-member pact may not be optimistic.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 17:08:39

Women suffer under yoke of dual responsibility

“Why do women have to pretend to be something that they're not?” Mrs Maisel, the heroine of American TV series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel set in the 1950s, asked on stage as a stand-up comedian after she was cheated by her husband and resolved to become what she wants to be. It's still hard to answer the question today. Perhaps for a long time, women will still have to fight with work, family, tradition and public awareness. Changes are coming, but they are frustratingly slow.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 22:19:24

S.China Sea can be more risky than trade

Experience proves that sovereignty disputes can be shelved. If each side has a different understanding of freedom of navigation, they should resort to politics and law, not show of force. If the hard-won tranquility in the South China Sea is destroyed again, the region's stability and peace will be sacrificed. The biggest victim would be the countries in the region themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:43:41

'Seat-robbing' on trains chronicles clash of traditional and modern social values

As a global brand, China's bullet trains are bound to create another miracle. But Chinese people also hope to make our civilization stunning. It requires that every passenger should protect the rules to make our nation rise with the help of morality and law.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:43:40

What's common between Musk and Trump?

As long as such performances continue, Musk and Trump will need no psychiatrists. There are, after all, so many mentally ill people who gained the “genius” tag throughout history only because they won the game. Winning is what the world really seems to care about.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:38:40

Italy shuns doubt to reach out to China

It is not a case that during the last visits, Italy confirmed the intention to cooperate with China in third countries, such as those of the African continent. In this respect, an MoU signed during the last visit is already an important outcome. Moreover, at the end of the year another MoU will be signed to fully involve Italy in BRI so that it could become China's main partner in Europe. We need to adapt to our changing world in a constructive way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:03:39

Despite rivalry, much unites China and US

The short visit to the US makes me feel that the public in both countries did not expect that Washington's China policy would come to this, but they are unlikely to follow Washington's drumbeat. China-US relations are about bilateral interaction rather than a one-man show. Washington may be passionate about time-travel dramas, but today we all live in a world of coexistence. People on both sides of the Pacific are not interested in going back to the Cold War era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 22:13:40

Chinese students unfairly targeted in US

At least, the positive role of Chinese students in the relationship between the two countries cannot be ignored. They should not be made the victims of inflammatory political comments.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 18:53:41

Washington in a fix over India-Russia weapons trade as sanctions likely to backfire

Indian and Russian militaries regularly hold joint drills, which not only enhance their military cooperation, but boost strategic trust between the two countries. Putin and Modi said in a statement after their meeting that the two countries will continue carrying out joint military drills this year, which means their military cooperation won't be affected by US threats.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 20:03:39

Rifts on display during Pompeo's China visit

Continuous confrontation will impair mutual trust on regional and global affairs. A well-functioning Sino-US relationship is essential for both countries and the entire Northeast Asian region. Compromises are needed for the two to walk out of the current dilemma.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:58:39

Can EU's connectivity strategy work?

A connectivity strategy, which is aware of historical burdens and of future challenges, must be based not on a competitive approach between competing projects aiming at satisfying incompatible interests – but on the sincere research of a common ground, a common vision for a viable future, united in diversity. Europe and China are inevitably destined to sit together, with the states in-between, and work on a sort of Memorandum of Agreement. Instead of a conflicting connectivity strategy, we need, on both sides of the Eurasian landmass and everywhere in-between, a “Eurasian Charter” of fundamental rules of really sustainable development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/9 19:48:40

Trump administration's sudden volte-face on China policy is confusing

When the leader of a state accuses other countries at will, how can he justify his reputation to improve bilateral ties? Perhaps the Trump government needs to think about how to show respect to China before requesting China to respect the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 19:58:39

Turkey eyes China market amid strategic reorientation

Turkey has values beyond culture. I will recommend that they visit not only tourism sites, but also experience Turkish culture, lifestyle, entertainment and nature. I believe if you approach it from different angles, you will have more different experiences. Once you experience the true side of Turkey, you will visit more frequently.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 19:53:39

Can Russia bridge the East and West?

Russia will continue to be an independent and important pole in the world. Its past struggle with where to proceed may not recur, but the country will probably strengthen its cooperation with Asian nations and seek to improve its Western ties, as its idea of new Eurasianism shows. It has to play the role of a bridge.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 20:03:39

Can Pompeo trip turn vague commitment into actions?

In any case, whether during Pompeo's Asia trip or the likely Trump-Kim Summit in coming weeks, there is an urgency to find agreement on basic principles to negotiate the details of the vague commitments to peace and denuclearization. Otherwise, I fear a return to the tensions and war threats of 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 17:58:39

Vice President speech shows US can't learn from history

Pence's rant is more than just another election time speech. Given the political quagmire into which Trump has fallen, US observers must keep a close eye on Pence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 17:53:40

A war of perceptions and emotions

Parallel to the ongoing trade war, there is another war which deserves our urgent attention and requires immediate joint action before it reaches a point of no return. That is the escalating and growing war of perceptions and emotions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/5 11:31:01