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US-Taiwan version of Belt and Road an empty political hype

The US and Taiwan's act will not have any substantial impact on the BRI, because their plan is not a substantial economic plan at all. But it aims to improve the so-called US-Taiwan official relations. This is the crux of the problem.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/28 19:38:40

Commentary: China's poverty alleviation, a success but not full stop

China has removed all remaining impoverished counties from the poverty list, marking a new starting point on the road to modernization as the country gears up to ensure the hard-won feat stands the test of time and people.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 14:02:56

Australia should make independent, sensible choices on China ties

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday published an article saying his country "desires an open, transparent and mutually beneficial relationship with China."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/11/27 13:02:43

Will Biden sweep away Trump's 'America First' policy?

Those insinuations are not at all internationalist per se. They carry a strong dose of nationalism. In this case, how can Biden convince allies abroad and liberal internationalists at home that his foreign policy will really jettison Trump's legacy? Or will this merely be a sugar coating for further heavy-handed American interventionism in other countries' domestic affairs?
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/27 12:23:40

US is fanning Cold War-like competition on the moon

Fundamentally, the US should abandon its hegemonic mentality. Otherwise, such unilateralism in space affairs will cause harm to its image, and the US' future promotion of cooperation in space will draw more suspicions and questions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 22:03:40

Pompeo hits Obama-era strategy for own political gains

Though Trump lost the election, he received over 72 million votes. This signals he still has a large following in the US. From this, there has been much discussion on how much resistance the Biden administration will now face. When making and implementing new foreign policies, Biden is not expected to see many obstacles, as US presidents tend to have much power in foreign policy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 21:48:41

'Trumpism without Trump' to continue influencing US foreign policy

The Biden administration might not directly usher in a new “Biden era” soon, but will instead have to manage a messy continuation of the "post-Trump era." "Trumpism without Trump" will continue to exert an important influence on US foreign policy.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 17:23:40

RCEP, CPTPP and the Asian Century

We are thus witnessing the return, in full regalia, of the Asia Pacific to the center of world affairs. If China were to join the TPP11, and we could look at the possibility of a merger between the RCEP and the TPP11, that would be a real game-changer. It would certainly move us further along to what Kishore Mahbubani has referred to as the Asian Century.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/26 16:48:40

New Delhi jittery about Biden administration's strategy

For a long time after the Cold War, India had no place at all in US foreign policy. For the US, India's major role today is to rival China. It will be of no importance to the US whatsoever if this role diminishes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 22:37:15

How much can Biden erase Trumpism in US diplomacy?

When making policies, Biden has to carefully consider hard-line Republicans' opinions. He is likely to make some compromises with them, especially on the China agenda. Therefore, it will be difficult for Biden to significantly improve relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 22:13:40

Biden's Taiwan policy unlikely to be one of 'strategic clarity'

Judging from its policy orientation, Biden's team does not approve of the Trump administration's approach of frequently irritating China with high profile stunts that use Taiwan as a strategic chess piece.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/25 16:18:40

System advantage helps China defeat extreme poverty

After 2020, China will continue to take poverty alleviation as one of its priorities and introduce new poverty standards that keep pace with the times and set higher goals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 21:19:03

Can enfeebled Washington still dominate Asia's configuration?

America may find it more and more difficult to take charge of Asia. Looking ahead, Asia is more likely to enter a multi-polar era rather than a bipolar system of confrontation between China and the US — let alone a unipolar system in which China replaces America.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 17:13:41

Biden transition faces rocky road while China marches on

Trump reportedly is ready to begin the formal transition process. This indicates that the US will commence to “correct” its policies of the past four years. The US tends to achieve a kind of balance by dramatic swing and confrontations. By contrast, continuity is the greatest strength of the Chinese political system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/24 16:18:40

Trump govt's final crazy moves over Taiwan will meet consequences

The US cannot expect that it can escape unscathed after creating contradictions in the Taiwan Straits. DPP authorities should not expect that they will not pay any price after colluding with the Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 22:16:07

US quits Open Skies Treaty in final days of crashing presidency

The US' withdrawal from a series of arms control treaties has had a very negative impact on the global arms control system and global security.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 22:09:17

World should heed China's cures to global woes

For those who misunderstand China, it may be helpful for them to listen to China's advice about the post-epidemic era.
Source: Global Times | 2020/11/23 18:58:40

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