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Voice: By banning TikTok, US is protecting market monopoly

US President Donald Trump Friday told reporters that he will act as soon as Saturday to ban the Chinese social media app TikTok in the US, calling the action a "severance."
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/1 20:58:35

Pompeo is a good contributor to US deficit of credibility

If the US continues to arbitrarily throw its weight around and bully others, it will only isolate itself from the world. By then, Pompeo and other US politicians will find that they feel “surprised and dismayed” on many other issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/1 19:08:40

Lee Teng-hui will not be remembered fondly in Chinese history

People flocked to the internet to discuss Lee Teng-hui, former leader of the island of Taiwan, shortly after he died of illness on Thursday evening. Many have criticized him, while others have offered their support, praising his "contributions" to Taiwan democracy. These voices argue that Lee initiated one person, one vote "presidential" elections in Taiwan and was the first popularly elected "president." Western media have also spoken highly of his advocacy of "Taiwan sovereignty" and his encouragement for people in the island saying they are "Taiwanese" rather than Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/31 15:03:19

Zuckerberg mimics politicians' tune to fend off competition

Ironically, when Zuckerberg addressed Tsinghua University in Beijing five years ago, he praised “great Chinese companies” such as Alibaba and Xiaomi, and China's history as “a story of innovation.” But now, he accuses China of stealing technology from the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/30 22:44:48

US hegemonic ambition in S.China Sea cannot be concealed

With the US strengthening its crackdown on China, it will continue to make an issue of the South China Sea and instigate others to confront China over the issue. But its goal cannot be easily realized.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/29 22:47:59

Even if there is a new cold war, Washington can hardly win it

Some US hawks won't let go of their cold war playbook and are trying to direct a new play based on it. In the end, they will realize it is nothing more than an illusion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 21:18:40

Anti-separatism a challenge to governments worldwide

Western countries may take more time to think about showing more understanding and goodwill toward cooperation with China when it comes to dealing with radical religious forces and separatism, instead of making demonized distortions and arrogant accusations about China's approaches. After all, they are not about different ideologies, but a worldwide problem.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/27 22:18:40

Can US clean its own mess instead of assailing China?

At this point, the least important question the US should ask is not what others are thinking of it, but how the country has come to where it is today. America must ask itself: does it still have a chance to be great again?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 20:08:41

Delusional US politicians see 'Chinese propaganda' everywhere

After the New York Times published an article by Dr Rao Yi, a US-trained molecular neurobiologist in China, who compared the fate of his relatives in the US to those in China during the COVID-19 pandemic, both the article and the newspaper came under attack.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 21:55:40

US policymakers should shift to a cooperative mind-set with China

If US policymakers always adopt a competitive rather than cooperative mind-set toward China, China-US relations will only end up slipping to the edge of a cliff, which serves the interests of neither.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 19:18:40

US cannot get away from China's countermeasures against consulate closure

Will China retaliate against the US for abruptly ordering China to close its consulate in Houston? How will China strike back to such action? Reuters reported that China is considering shutting down the US consulate in Wuhan. It is very likely that the news agency is wrong this time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 12:27:16

India needs rational foreign policy to boost its economy

Although facing arduous tasks in boosting its economy, India has great economic potential. It's hoped that India could take a more rational foreign policy to serve its economic development. India's development will also be conducive to South Asia and broader region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 20:24:03

Fate of Qing Dynasty offers some lessons for UK

Does the mind-set of today's Great Britain resemble that of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), the last imperial dynasty of China?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 20:26:13

Huawei not a 'China First' case to be confused with 'America First'

The real puzzle facing Europe is not the fictional “China First,” but real “America First.”
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 20:08:40

US courts communist Vietnam but threatens ban on CPC members

The White House's recklessness and US politicians' unscrupulous remarks have repeatedly shown their pride and prejudice to the Chinese people and how proud they are about that ignorance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/19 19:05:16

China did not ban Google, but US tries to destroy Huawei

Whether more US companies will land on Chinese soil is a matter of law. But the US suppressing Chinese firms is a geopolitical issue.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/18 18:40:36

Why US democratic system can't prevent extreme China policy

Such a distorted atmosphere has deprived US voters of their right to choose – after all, the US democratic system should have provided voters with a choice as the country claims.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/16 22:33:40

Pompeo's 'free-world values' rhetoric on Huawei ban a big joke

What will the UK get from bending its knees to the US? Probably nothing more than verbal praise.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/15 22:58:40