OPINION

No end in sight for Taiwan's 'diplomatic crises'


China's influence is rising and the one-China principle has become an international norm. Whatever strategy the Tsai authority adopts to boost its position in the global arena will only turn out to be a fruitless endeavor.

China's rise: Diamond doesn't know its worth

More efforts are needed to be made by Chinese intellectuals. Many of the experiences gained from China's successful practices are beyond the explanation of Western theories.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 23:13:40

India-Russia ties rest on strategic calculations

Consolidating and developing ties with Russia implies India's strategic intention to contain China's rise. It would pile more geopolitical pressure on China and increase the instability in China's periphery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/16 21:43:39

HK needs stronger common interests

Hong Kong has broad space for profit distribution and cultural diversity, as long as the city is politically stable. To treasure Hong Kong's rule of law is to treasure Hong Kong's future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 23:38:39

Falling from the tree

Apple stock declined as analysts at Goldman Sachs became more pessimistic following Apple's recent product announcements.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 23:33:40

Reciprocal cultural competition benefits China, US

Some US politicians should abandon their Cold War mentality and stop hyping ideological confrontation between Beijing and Washington. They better promote sound and reciprocal China-US competition in culture and other areas so as to benefit both countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 23:28:40

US hawks' 'China threat' paranoia knows no bounds

The US must introspect on its relative decline in a multipolar world. Washington urgently needs a new China policy that is constructive.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 15:18:39

China can play more active role in mediating Japan-South Korea spat

China can be an important mediator between Japan and South Korea. Up until now, the US played the role, but it is time for China to play that role, because cooperation among China, Japan, South Korea is extremely important for peace and stability, as well as the common prosperity in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 18:58:39

Bolton exit won't dent US diplomacy

Bolton has left and few would miss him. The Trump government is going to welcome a fourth national security advisor. Will he or she bring any change to US diplomacy? The answer is probably no.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/15 18:53:39

China needs to remain steady to counter US conservatism

Bill Gertz, editor of US conservative political journalism website The Washington Free Beacon and columnist for The Washington Times, recently published his new book Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/14 11:00:15

China's new measure extends positive interaction with US

China announced on Friday that it will exempt some US agricultural products, including soybeans and pork, from additional tariffs on US goods. The move came after the US announced a postponement to additional tariffs on Chinese goods effective on October 1. The two countries are preparing for the 13th round of China-US high-level trade consultations in early October. Before that, exchange of goodwill between the two sides can help create good vibes for making progress in the consultations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/13 21:36:11

US hard-liners' trade war stance destined to backfire

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip recently wrote a piece titled "Has America's China backlash gone too far?" The piece, posted on the WSJ website, quoted Stephen Hadley, former US national security advisor that said, "The attitude among the American foreign-policy elite has changed dramatically over the last three or four years to a very much hardened attitude towards China."
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/13 9:51:25

Goodwill reciprocity needed to end trade war

US President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning Beijing time to "move the increased Tariffs on 250 Billion Dollars worth of goods (25% to 30%), from October 1st to October 15th."
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/12 12:36:06

Anti-mask law imperative for Hong Kong

In movies, masked people cloaked in black are almost always bandits who kill and plunder. Such image is also typical of a member of the Islamic State. However, in the riots that started after the anti-extradition bill protests morphed into a so-called "pro-democracy movement" during the last three months, the belligerent protesters acted violently under the garb of masks and black clothes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/12 10:51:58