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Big ambitions in Ukraine as new administration’s reforms stutter forward

Ukraine’s new government will face its biggest test in July since assuming power in April, as it is set to deliver its first work report to the public.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/5 23:48:01

US rhetoric over South China Sea serves only to advance its own agenda

The so-called South China Sea arbitration, which is expected to produce a verdict on July 12, is yet another global deformity.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/3 23:13:00

Unified Asian policy can steady world’s volatile energy supply markets

Asian countries should strive for a more reasonable and efficient energy pricing system.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/30 21:38:01

Trump’s Brexit rhetoric shores up base but likely to drive away others

US presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s support for Brexit will help him with his base but could hurt him in efforts to gain backing from independent voters, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/29 21:33:01

Can Brexit go so far as to threaten end to globalization? Probably not.

As a major setback to European integration and globalization, Brexit is also feared to boost a surge in nationalism and protectionism in a number of countries
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/28 23:33:00

Candidates battle for political agenda after Orlando attack

Clinton holds a slim lead over Trump in polls, but each time there is a major terrorist attack, Trump gains a few points.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/26 19:53:00

Murder case raises tensions over continued US presence in Okinawa

There’s a mentality among some military service people in Okinawa that they can do what they like, firstly, and that they can act with impunity off base, as long as they can make it back to base without being arrested as the bases offer them something similar to diplomatic immunity, as local authorities’ access to bases to investigate crimes committed is greatly restricted.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/23 23:23:01

Trump’s tough talk on terror little help in ever tougher presidential race

While it remains unknown whether Mateen, who was killed by police during the attack, ever had any direct contact with IS, there is evidence that the killer was influenced by online Islamist propaganda, as well as by what may have been internalized self-hatred as a result of his own homosexuality.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/23 22:38:00

Domestic supercomputer prowess wins competitive global plaudits

Looking ahead, although China may not retain the top spot in supercomputing, its progress will help bolster a number of new economic growth channels.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/22 23:38:00

Okinawans protest bases after murder linked to former marine

Another loophole that exists in the agreement is that unless an offender is arrested outside of a US base by Japanese police or investigators, the US authorities are allowed to retain custody of that individual.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/21 21:23:01

Senate blocks gun control measures again

The US Senate on Monday blocked four gun-control measures as the country reeled from one of the deadliest shootings in US history.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/21 21:18:01

Orlando shooting reveals system’s vulnerability in tracking terror suspects

Colin P. Clarke, an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation, said the US needs to dedicate more resources to countering violent extremism and countering the narrative of groups like IS. Clarke added that the US advertising industry could play a role.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/20 22:48:00

European ‘referendum fever’ may harm democracy in the region

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the upcoming referendum can solve Britain’s “EU problem.” However, the referendum in fact strengthens opposition and exacerbates social division.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/20 0:13:01

Washington PR campaign against Beijing on South China Sea is ill-intentioned

A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe. Time will reveal China’s goodwill and endeavors to promote the peaceful development of the Asia-Pacific region. Meanwhile, some countries’ ulterior motives will also be brought to light in time.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/20 0:13:01

Shooting tragedy rips open old American wounds and divisions

Facing such frequent shootings, Americans may have to accept the idea that mass shootings are “the new normal” in the country, since years of gun-control debate has not generated any pragmatic result so far.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/15 22:13:00

US politics remains divided as elites-outsiders fight goes to convention

Who will eventually occupy the Oval Office may hinge on whether the rival party is more divided. But the fight between the elites and the outsiders offers no solution to the anger and frustration in US society.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/14 23:13:01

Germany should intervene in EU protectionist biases against Chinese trade

Exaggerating China’s steel overcapacity issue and trade frictions or differences will mar Sino-German and Sino-European relations.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/13 23:33:01

Termination of rail project stinks of protectionism, hurts interests of US and China

It is obvious that XpressWest’s double-dealing maneuver, which maintained talks and promised to spare no efforts to defend CRI’s interests on the one hand, while suddenly called off cooperation on the other, has violated legal terms agreed on by both sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/6/12 23:23:01