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Spanish politics a real 'Game of Thrones'

Prime minister Pedro Sánchez is not only a phoenix that rises from its ashes but also a political byproduct of the European convulsion. The global financial crisis in 2008 brought to Europe a new scenario. A growing social mobilization through the continent against the management of the crisis by governments and its effects on citizens.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 11:27:38

Con-artists train to steal hearts!

Women must be careful not to get caught up in the web of “spurious romance.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 0:03:40

Stars should stop 'acting smart,' start paying tax

China has planned to develop the cultural industry into a pillar of the national economy by 2020. It's imperative to regulate the distorted and scandal-ridden business. Strong action is needed to pull it back onto the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/8 0:03:39

Why Trump can get away with anything

Many politicians before Trump often disappointed supporters for taking the high moral ground. Trump gets a free ride for going in the opposite direction. For the rest, who are in the middle, Barr has shown what they may get by following in the president's footsteps.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 20:23:40

SCO to promote India-Pakistan amity

It is high time for South Asia to rise as a region and that is possible only when Islamabad and New Delhi start negotiating peace and join hands. It is desirable that in their first meeting as SCO member states, Pakistan and India will take steps toward amity; otherwise political issues between the two will keep delaying their progress and growth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 20:13:40

Will centrifugal forces lead to collapse of G7?

What if one day Trump feels that the G7 is useless and only serves as a platform for others to criticize the US? Will he let the US withdraw from the G7, too?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 18:58:40

What has happened to Italian politics?

To conclude, it is necessary to be conscious that a majority of the Italian people has not experienced improvement in its living conditions during the previous governments. It is a long agony, which significantly explains the election results. This is what the dying parties (PD and Forza Italia) have yet not understood.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:13:40

Why IMF aid usually brings pain to recipient countries

With more emerging markets joining in, it is time IMF maximized institutional effectiveness, strengthened accountability for lending decisions and limited interference into sovereign economic affairs. Such reforms, while revitalizing the IMF in global economic governance, would help bring more societal stability and economic growth in the third world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:08:41

Trump trying to make up for internal failures

However, Trump may not be able to fulfill his wishes in trade or diplomacy, because he is upsetting the delicate balance and causing damage to the international order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 20:08:40

B&R will help develop Himalayan region

When the Himalayas are no longer a thick and strong wall, what will once the most underdeveloped region look like?
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Japan strives for relevance on North Korean nuclear issue

It's foreseeable that Abe will reiterate Japan's importance in this strategy when meeting Trump and convey his willingness to pay the price.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 19:58:40

Chinese projects in Malaysia may stay intact

In the future, the Malaysian government will certainly welcome investment by foreign-funded enterprises that abide by the local laws, but will differ from practices in the past decades in terms of bidding and contract talks. Most importantly, all parties should believe in the principle that business is business, and win-win cooperation is the key to the issue. Malaysia will definitely let investors enjoy the dividends of its reform and development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:48:39

Is EU listening to its voters' message?

This is not a fight between populists and the Germany-led EU. It is a fight for the survival of Europe. If Berlin shows no compromise in negotiations with Rome and leads the Italian government to a humiliating defeat and collapse, the next election to be soon provoked could lead to even higher euroscepticism in the Mediterranean country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:33:39

Sino-US trade dispute: Japan understands how China feels

The trade talks brought both threats and opportunities to Japan. Some were blocked, others utilized and the rest were allowed to pass. China is expected to develop more through this opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:23:39

Uncertainty lingers in US' Indo-Pacific move

In general, the Indo-Pacific strategy is not exactly a strategy. Although it has become more than a concept, it is no more than a vision that lacks operating details. More importantly, the strategy is not completely under the control of the US, for it will be influenced by the international situation. Compared with Barack Obama's rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific strategy, there is more uncertainty in the Indo-Pacific strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 19:18:39

China's fear of declining population unwarranted

Population may neither be a burden nor a resource. The society does not need to be over-anxious about the birth rate. The invisible hand will also play a role in regulating the population.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:33:40

Incentives needed to motivate women to have more children

In addition to special legislation to protect women from discrimination, we should pay attention to husbands' family responsibilities. Paternity leave should be ensured to promote greater involvement in the housework and child care. A flexible maternity leave transfer system can be implemented to allow women to turn over part of their leave to their husbands, and encourage them to take maternity leave.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:33:39

B&R has rich potential in Latin America

It is the natural extension of the BRI to reach Latin America.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 20:53:39