OPINION

Reforms dictate Russian president's move to change PM


In terms of partnership with China, Russia will maintain friendship and cooperation with its East Asian neighbor. Relations between the two great powers will not waver easily.

US naïve to think Iran won't fight back

What is happening to Iran is another version of the “America First” policy. But this is a globalized world. How can the US not be affected when the Middle East is in a bad condition? Will it be good for the US if a large-scale Iran war breaks out? If Washington does not want that, why create uncertainty? Is it responsible to take the bet?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 20:43:41

US exit from Africa may worsen situation

For the moment, the initiative seems to be the unilateral advice from Esper, which the US Congress and African governments are yet to respond to. More observation is needed to follow the case.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 19:03:41

Global efforts needed to restrict US adventurism

Judging by the world reaction to the killing of Soleimani, I believe that the current US administration's global actions should be condemned and constrained. Iranians need to make more efforts, so do the people of the world. In an attempt to maintain the US image and the true spirit of freedom and democracy, Americans should restrict the unbridled moves of their president.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:58:41

Eliminating Soleimani an attempt to contain Iran

What the US needs and should do right now is prevent the case from snowballing. Many voices believe the “assassination” would lead to expanded conflict and even a war, but this is not in line with US interests or strategies. Washington will not let itself be distracted from its strategic goal of focusing on the Indo-Pacific region and containing China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:58:40

Where will US-North Korea relations head in 2020?

Bearing all the possibilities in mind, it is too early to predict that US-North Korea relations are doomed this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 21:32:58

Iran issue should not be taken simply

China should offer sympathy to Iran as a way of balancing the regional situation. Other countries should provide condolences to Iran instead of provoking it to fulfill its vow of revenge.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 21:23:41

Bridging wealth gap tests Chinese, US competitiveness

Which country can stand the test of the trade war will to a large extent depend on which side can realize balanced and sustainable development. This is not only China's task and challenge, but also that of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 20:38:40

Gulf military drills not for muscle flexing

Dealing with threats from maritime terrorism and piracy and enhancing the security of international trade in the region are beneficial to all countries across the world. Unlike the US, China has never held war games targeting any other country. The international community needs to treat this exercise fairly, rather than interpreting it in a biased way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 18:17:50

Better Kenya ties seek China's leadership

Cooperation between China and African countries can boost joint development instead of one-way capital flow as seen during the empirical era. African countries should draw lessons from China's development and forge their own independent path.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 17:53:39

US stance vital to breaking peninsula logjam

In easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, China's role as a mediator is universally recognized. During critical times, China has always brought the US and North Korea back to talks. When Washington applied maximum pressure on Pyongyang, China always warned the US against such a move.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 16:42:02

Washington eyes short-term interest with assassination

It's fair to say the US Middle East policy is a failure. Washington today cares more about how to woo American voters to support the current government. It has little interest in working out a long-term solution to the Middle East problem, but is more willing to conduct short-term operations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 22:13:40

Cruising at 30

Welcome to the New Year 2020! For China's post-90s generation, the beginning of this new decade means they have entered a crucial period in their lives.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 16:18:40

Extracurricular activities shouldn't become a burden

In China, there is a debate on where the “starting line” is. Some argue it lies in parenting. Regarded as the first teachers of their children, parents' role is primary. In addition to striving to make sufficient money to pay for extracurricular activities, parents can make more effort to behave as role models for their offspring in nurturing a healthy life style, positive attitude toward academics and life, and proper values. These traits would be crucial to shaping their kids' future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 16:08:40