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Phase one deal serves as roadmap for China-US ties

If China and the US move forward along such value direction, there is realistic hope that the relationship will not be misguided to a more serious loss of control.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 22:03:42

Volatile US politics feeds global instability

US presidential election in 2020 is a referendum on the performance of Trump's four-year presidency. Americans will make the judgment by their votes. In November, the election result will tell the world which path the US will take and what it means for world peace and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 17:53:41

How Europe faces global challenges in 2020

In light of these strengths and weaknesses of the EU, one can expect it to further engage in capacity building and forms of cooperative international conflict resolution in 2020. EU success will be an incremental story rather than a showtime event.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 16:33:40

Eastern mind-set foretells global future

Human beings are still on the way to realizing the prosperity of resources. It is thus too early to fully reach the prosperity of thoughts. The rise of oriental mind-set is only the first step on the way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 19:43:41

Djibouti: A window to observe China in Africa

Djibouti is a tiny country in the Horn of Africa, but vast enough to hold bases of the US, France, European countries, Japan and China. So does the African continent. Sincere and practical cooperation is highly appreciated in Djibouti, but confrontation doesn't fit here.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 18:48:41

How growing China can act as a booster dose for Europe's sluggish economy

For Europe, the theme of 2020 is going to be trade. What remains mysterious is whether Europe will allow a lack of trade to harm its economic interests or whether an embrace of a dynamic rules-based system of global free trade will help elevate Europe from the brink of recession.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 16:33:40

Xi's visit set to bolster ties with Myanmar

Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming state visit to Myanmar on Friday and Saturday will mark his first foreign visit of this year. It is also the first visit to Myanmar by a Chinese president in 19 years. What's its significance? Where are China-Myanmar bilateral ties heading?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 21:53:40

Striking a balance in parent-teacher relationship

When my kid starts his school life, I hope I could be a mother who can stick to principles, support and cooperate with the school on an equal footing. I will show the greatest respect to teachers, and I expect them to do so too.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/10 18:48:40

Rigid art venue rules need to evolve with times

Different art forms bring in audiences with different behavior codes. How this meshes with the rigid one-size-fits-all rules of the traditional theaters is a drama worth watching.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:48:41

China can work with Russia, EU to save Iran nuclear deal

Now that the agreement is being severely challenged again, China could actively do something more, such as to work jointly with countries with similar stances – Russia and European Union member states – to bring Iran and the US back under the framework of the nuclear deal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:28:42

Trade war helps Chinese to be more confident

Looking ahead, the China-US trade war is not over, and the future negotiations will get harder and harder. But the Chinese have become calmer. We can't predict what's going to happen, but we're more confident that none of them can defeat the country.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:23:41

Has the US lost direction in Middle East?

The US, at least during Trump's presidency, will hardly turn the tables on the Middle East chessboard.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 21:18:40

US gains limited from changed China policy

Although the US has benefited from its China policy recalibration, its gains are limited. How far will the US move to restructure its relations with China go? It hinges on the changes in US domestic politics as well as China's will and art in wrangling with the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:18:41

FM's visit reaffirms Africa development ties

Against the background of the complicated and constantly evolving international situation, Wang's latest visit will promote collaboration. It will also demonstrate to the international community that China's stance and moves in supporting Africa's development and progress will neither waver nor change.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 17:23:40

Raging bushfires expose multiple governance woes of Australia

The hottest months in Australia are January and February, which means the worst time is only starting. In his recent statement, Chinese Ambassador to Australia Cheng Jingye paid tribute to those who have been suffering heavy losses in the disaster. We share his conviction that ultimately the terrible bushfires will be reined in with the heroism and dedication of the Australian people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 22:03:41

Piling pressure on Iran doesn't benefit US in anyway

The situation in the Middle East is sensitive, fragile, complicated and constantly changing. A slight move in one part may affect the entire region. Against this backdrop, even if all parties are reluctant to start a war, tensions and turbulence in the region are at a risk of snowballing any time.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 19:18:40

With Soleimani's killing, US ups stakes in Middle East

In this conflict between Iran and the US, Israel probably provided assistance. However in the meantime, it should guard against potential attacks from Syria and Lebanon and not underestimate Iran's influence in the Middle East.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 19:13:40

How should China shape ties with US?

China should have an insight into the trend of international politics and keep up with it. In particular, the country should make the best use of the circumstances to lead the direction in China-US ties and gain the initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/7 18:43:40