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Biden presidency will not be a third Obama term administration: Graham Allison

A Biden administration will certainly not be “soft” on China, but instead “smart” in combating Chinese initiatives that it opposes, competing successfully, and at the same time cooperating to preserve a world we can live in.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 15:48:40

US can't deter 20 years of China-Africa cooperation

Washington's interest in Africa is mostly driven by a great power competition, which doesn't encourage confidence on the African side.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/19 18:53:41

Trump wrecked Western world order, Biden can't totally revive it

The US might go from a Cold War rhetoric to a “cold peace” approach that could leave room for a business-like relationship, allowing the two countries to sit down for negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/18 14:53:40

Aussies interests in China differ from US: Former envoy

If we had a more balanced public discussion in Australia, most people would be quite pragmatic, recognizing the legitimacy of China's rise and the benefits for Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/12 17:55:05

Taiwan question a matter for both sides of Straits: Missouri State University professor

The US has repeatedly played its cards on the Taiwan question. This has significantly irritated the Chinese mainland. Will Washington shift its Taiwan policy from strategic ambiguity into strategic clarity? Will military clashes break out between China and the US because of the Taiwan question?
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 20:27:16

Wagering against China's innovation a losing bet

The world is changing with the downward spiral of China-US relations. Wild questions are being thrown around. Should China be blamed for the COVID-19 pandemic? Is there an increasing trend of innovation within Chinese companies? How might this affect other major technological powers?
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/1 16:23:40

Technological arms race to decide China-US competition: Lowy report author

Both the US and China have to invest in their partnerships with other countries in order to grow their influence. And the superpower with the best networks in the region, whether economic, diplomatic, or defense-based, will come up on top.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/23 19:33:41

UN reform should reflect fairness, responsibility

The UN reform should also reflect fairness. It should be reached based on consensus, and reform plans should be supported by all member states.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 18:03:40

US needs to meet China halfway to restore respectful relations: US scholar

If the world's most important bilateral relationship is going to work, the US will have to meet China halfway. That means showing a level of courtesy, legitimacy, and respect that is due to a great power
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 0:31:07

West's accusation over China's win-win cooperation with African countries is unjust

The African Union on July 29 highly commended China for its continued support and assistance to Africa's capacity for disease control and prevention. In the eyes of African observers and people, what does cooperation with China look like? Does such collaboration actually lead to a "dept trap?"
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/4 13:36:14

Africa resists becoming a new cold war battleground

There are so many false and unsubstantiated accusations and lies on the part of the West regarding the recent introduction of the national security legislation for Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/31 20:13:40

Global Britain vision needs cohesive, credible Post-Brexit kick start

The UK has taken a back-and-forth attitude toward China. It has followed the US's campaign against China. Why has Britain changed its course in such a short time? What should be a wise choice for the UK when pressured by the US to pick sides?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/28 10:44:06

Africa, China build future road maps for pandemic prevention, BRI

The COVID-19 is posing challenges for public health and economics worldwide. At this time, however, cooperation between China and Africa has not been disrupted. Is there anything new in China-Africa collaboration to fight the pandemic this time? How is continued cooperation under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative going?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 16:12:26

China is a true all-weather friend to Africa

How is BRI's development in Zambia now? Why are US politicians constantly badmouthing Chinese investment in Africa? What are the differences between assistance from China and assistance from the US in the continent? Ngalande shared his views with the Global Times in a written interview.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/21 16:22:19

Is there a way forward for China-Australia relations?

The so-called “hawks” take a narrow view of China. They are more driven by fear of China than by confidence in our ability to realize the opportunities that China and Australia could achieve.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/3 23:53:46

UK to be isolated by following US foreign policy: George Galloway

Britain's days of "handling" affairs in Hong Kong are over. Our ignominious extortion of China to obtain it was illegitimate from the beginning.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/2 12:56:28

HK people must understand they've become a pawn: Mahbubani

It is difficult to anticipate the future course of the US-China geopolitical contest because the US has not worked out a comprehensive and thoughtful long-term strategy for managing China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/18 11:23:47

Nixon's China translator views 'decoupling' as foolish

"Sino-American relations are clearly the worst they have been" since former US president Richard Nixon reached out to top Chinese leaders in the early 1970s, said Charles W. Freeman Jr., a former senior US diplomat who has witnessed the establishment and development of China-US diplomatic relations. He believes there are limits on how far the so-called China-US decoupling can go. However, the current bilateral antagonism will take decades to repair.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/26 16:59:48