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Pompeo's new cold war declaration hardly appealing to US allies

The most urgent goal of the Trump administration is to reverse its current unfavorable position in the reelection campaign due to the mishandling of the pandemic response.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 20:59:53

US futile trying to wedge Chinese and CPC

US politicians think they can achieve their goal through attacking the CPC. They overestimate themselves. They try to alienate the people from the CPC like ants trying to shake a big tree. They underestimate the solidarity and cohesion of Chinese society.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 17:17:35

The last thing Trump should do is push China as his country falters

If we are indeed in a "strategic competition" with China, the only rational policy is to try to rebuild the US - and not try to tear down China. Because in spite of all the ink that has been spilt on this issue, China did not become an economic power by stealing American technology. They did it through the blood, sweat and tears of their billion plus population - and did this quite effectively under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 16:38:53

Australia unwisely boards US leaky boat to meddle in South China Sea

In a filing to the United Nations on Saturday, the Australian government said there was "no legal basis for China to draw straight baselines connecting the outermost points of maritime features or 'island groups' in the South China Sea." Australia's rejection of China's claim to key parts of the South China Sea comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement accusing China's South China Sea claims "completely unlawful" on July 13. The US statement failed to cause a ripple among South China Sea relevant claimants, so why has Australia jumped in and joined the US in provoking China at this time?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 19:12:58

Chengdu consulate closure chance for US to observe Chinese public opinion

After China ordered the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu, Chinese social media erupted in cheers and applause. The US Chengdu consulate shot to fame in an instant. Some local residents even went to the consulate to join in some fun. Some media outlets broadcast live from the scene, which brought the place further into the limelight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 11:59:43

Houston, We Have a Problem

When astronauts on Apollo 13 transmitted "Houston, we've had a problem here" to the NASA Mission Control Center in Houston, none of them would expect this line to become a popular movie quote and turn "Houston" into a synonym for emergencies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 9:49:55

Will non-aligned India break oath under US' lure?

By keeping a proper distance from the US, India aims to make the world's largest two economies willing to cozy up to it. This is India's ideal goal. Therefore fundamentally speaking, India is still striving to strike a balance among major powers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 19:22:53

Why does UK follow crazy US policy while EU stays sane?

Will London and Brussels go separate ways in their China policies after Brexit? Signs have been emerging since the UK began closely following US' footsteps. By contrast, certain EU members are maintaining cooperative attitudes toward Huawei as well as China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 18:26:04

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

Washington should reposition itself and learn to live in peace with others

Forty years of relatively stable ties between China and the US is proof that the two countries can put aside their differences in political systems and achieve mutual benefits.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 14:38:40

Europe unwilling to take sides between China and the US

China needn't worry too much about US wooing Europe. Cooperation still dominates China-Europe relations, and the two sides are partners in regards to global governance and promotion of multilateralism. Policymakers in Europe will try to retain favorable relations with the US, but they will not sacrifice their friendly relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 21:13:40

US escalates cold war by demanding China close Houston consulate

The US has abruptly asked China to close its Consulate General in Houston within 72 hours. From high-tech, media to the diplomatic fields, is the US leading bilateral relations to an all-out new cold war? What is the intention behind such a drastic US move?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 17:36:55

Washington squeezes transatlantic partnership to contain Beijing

The ties between the US and its European allies are indeed undergoing a huge transformation. In the domains of politics, security, and economics, the two sides tend to be self-reliant. However, the US will still rely on its national power and make use of these three above-mentioned measures to ensure its European allies stay on its side.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 15:38:14

US targets TikTok's global soft power

The US is not targeting TikTok for what it can do. Rather, the app is being targeted for what it represents: a China that cannot be demonized nor used as a scare tactic, nor be seen as a menacing threat to the West.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 14:16:47

The West must shed its arrogance in the battle against COVID-19

With no country being immune to the COVID-19, it is apparent that the unity of world leaders should become a priority to win this monumental battle. No nation is bigger or smaller in this outbreak. Drawing from other countries' experiences will be of no harm in this arduous task.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/22 12:19:35

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

Esper escalates military tensions against China with war of words

We don't need to compare the exact number of carriers the US and China have now. Instead, we are talking about asymmetric warfare in which we can use a wide range of anti-aircraft carrier weapons. These include DF-21D and DF-26, both of which are regarded as “aircraft carrier killer” missiles.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 19:58:53

China confident 'de-dollarization' is fast underway amid tense times

In recent years, many G20 members, such as China, France, Germany, and Russia, have reduced their utilization of the US dollars in trade deals.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/20 19:31:41