OPINION

US-promoted military escort alliance in Gulf another attempt to stymie Iran


If the Strait of Hormuz becomes chaotic, so will the Gulf region and no country can emerge unscathed. Gulf countries should be wary of this: Blindly following the US will be disastrous for them.

US-Europe relations struggle as unilateralist diplomacy thwarts progress

Although Europe and the US still believe that the benefits of their alliance outweigh the drawbacks, the common threat that once untied them no longer exists, and their shared benefits and values have since changed. If Europe and the US fail to accommodate one another, their relationship could diminish further.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 21:45:57

Stability of Gulf countries comes from within

Forces dominating the Middle East are changing. While US pressure has worsened regional tensions, it has also steeled the Gulf countries and other traditional powers, and offered them more opportunities to change the situation in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 21:18:40

Trump's racist rant tagged to election

With change of the demographic structure, other ethnic groups will inevitably play a more important role in the political arena. Trump's fulminations on racial issues are unlikely to change the trend. After all, the US is no longer a country that prioritizes political correctness. It's not known where Trump will lead the US, but he is quite unlikely to "Make America Great Again."
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:58:40

Guests of China need to deserve what they get

The vast majority of foreign friends take the privileges as the Chinese way of saying "thank you" for their contributions to this country. We should be neither xenophobic nor xenocentric. As a rising power that is looking at opening up wider, fair and equal treatment of foreigners is a lesson we ought to learn.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:51:26

Parties' rift shows US political system is on the decline

Some say it is because US society is divided. This is nothing more than a far-fetched excuse, because the country could have bridged the gap in society through bipartisanship by choosing optimal policies. Instead, the two major US parties are using the social rifts to promote their own party's philosophy, or worse, for personal interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 20:43:20

China's sanctions to show teeth to US firms

The US attaches more importance to China's recently announced sanctions on US firms selling arms to the island of Taiwan than before, because China is growing stronger. We are more capable of safeguarding our national interests and launching precise counterattacks on entities that harm China's interests and national security.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 22:40:58

Libra against dolar

US House Democrats are considering a bill to ban Facebook's digital currency libra from the finance industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 22:08:40

China, Russia and US define world order

In terms of global strategic architecture, China, Russia, and the US are crucial to the world. How can Beijing and Moscow deepen cooperation? How will the 2020 US presidential elections affect Russia-US ties?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:53:40

Patience and endurance best for China amid trade war

The Trump administration will eventually fail if it insists on making the trade war a tool of US politics. This may be effective in the short term, but in the long run, it does not work in a divided US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:45:23

Desperate Taiwan leader clutches at US straw amid a struggling economy

Instead of "stopover diplomacy" in the US, policymakers in Taiwan should concentrate on resolving the island's economic issues and improving living standards.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:26:24

Canada should know it's facing a new China

Canada is still too reliant on its old alliance relationships. When it encounters a problem, rather than try to deal directly with China, it wants to push its old allies to deal with it. That's a sign that Canada has not changed its diplomatic approach to China's newfound importance in the world today.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 21:22:39

Stronger China-Europe ties needed amid global uncertainty

China and Europe are under pressure and face increased risk created by US unilateralism and trade protectionism. Washington has used tariffs as competitive leverage against Beijing and there have been structural changes in China-US bilateral relations. China has since realized the trade conflict with the US could become a long-term issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 18:48:40

US remains oblivious to China's trade war attrition stamina

The US has yet to experience anything positive from the trade war, and Washington's self-proclaimed early victory is an attempt at lying to oneself and a nation.  The pack of lies generated by the US is destined to be exposed. Truth and facts will continue to bother politicians in Washington more than anyone else.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/16 4:14:52