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.

Upset Uncle Sam

Turkey received purchased Russian S-400 air defence systems.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 20:58:43

Much potential remains for China's economy

China has enormous economic potential. There is still much room to reshape ordinary people's life, which is the core of the potential. That makes China one of the most promising major economies. Much remains to be done in unleashing its full potential.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 20:43:06

Australian unease over China's outreach in South Pacific betrays envy

China does not oppose Australia's leading role and believes an innovative equilibrium of regional and international relations can be of practical significance. The BRI can serve as a channel to strengthen this region's connectivity and partnership, including that of Australia, with China's growing economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:55:44

Some in US deserve 'racist disgrace' more than others

Some Western countries don't even know Xinjiang. Their criticism against China is only based on subjective judgments and biased reports. If China is indeed as horrible as they claim, how can the country earn the support of many Muslim countries?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 19:52:31

US has to realize reality of a new world

Relations among China, Russia and the US have caught attention of the world because the three global powers can have a profound impact on the international landscape. How can Beijing and Moscow maintain close relations? Where will Russia-US relations head amid dramatic changes in the global political dynamics?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:58:41

Amid US hubris, Europe should raise its guard

From now on, new EU leaders and a new British prime minister will face an even more arduous task of handling relations with the US, because stable transatlantic relations are crucial for both Europe and the US. But conflicts between them cannot be solved easily. Volatility and uncertainty will permanently loom over Europe-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:53:42

Why US is an onlooker in S.Korea-Japan row

Undulations in Japan-South Korea relations after the Cold War are not new. But this time the US seems to have no interest in playing peacenik between its two important allies in Northeast Asia. Some believe this can lead to long-term antagonism between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/15 18:40:50

Rationality should be anchor for China-US ties

China-US ties are haunted by misunderstandings. An accurate mutual understanding is the basis to reduce strategic mistrust between Beijing and Washington. The Chinese are aware of the differences between China and the US. The differences in politics and ideology are not the real thread of contradictions between China and the US or the West.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 22:31:55

Blackout

New York hit by blackout.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:38:40

The 'Asian Age' and role of China and India

Chinese and Indian plans to develop connectivity and regional infrastructure should be better coordinated to minimize operational and governance costs. Neighbors will then see that these two countries can cooperate, as well as compete. This will be a valuable and new experience for all concerned.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:28:15

Von der Leyen at European Commission helm may augur well for China-EU ties

EU policies are largely decided by the European Council, with Franco-German consensus as the key drive behind European policies. While Von der Leyen is entitled to her own views toward China, any major policy adjustment toward China will be decided by EU member states.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:25:34

'Rivalry partners' theory founders on scrutiny

"Rivalry partners" would mislead others into thinking that China and the US were still partners. Yet the truth is, the two have entered a new phase of strategic competition mainly consisting of soft confrontation, the latest characteristic of their relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:18:41

Ploy against Xinjiang won't hit Kazakhstan ties

China and Kazakhstan have long had close economic and trade ties. Cooperation between the two countries has achieved bumper harvest since China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. June saw the first power transition in Kazakhstan since the country's independence. Will China-Kazakhstan relations maintain the development momentum after new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes over? Will China-Kazakhstan relations confront new challenges amid the China-US trade war?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 20:18:40