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US exit from Africa may worsen situation

For the moment, the initiative seems to be the unilateral advice from Esper, which the US Congress and African governments are yet to respond to. More observation is needed to follow the case.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 19:03:41

Global efforts needed to restrict US adventurism

Judging by the world reaction to the killing of Soleimani, I believe that the current US administration's global actions should be condemned and constrained. Iranians need to make more efforts, so do the people of the world. In an attempt to maintain the US image and the true spirit of freedom and democracy, Americans should restrict the unbridled moves of their president.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:58:41

Eliminating Soleimani an attempt to contain Iran

What the US needs and should do right now is prevent the case from snowballing. Many voices believe the “assassination” would lead to expanded conflict and even a war, but this is not in line with US interests or strategies. Washington will not let itself be distracted from its strategic goal of focusing on the Indo-Pacific region and containing China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:58:40

Where will US-North Korea relations head in 2020?

Bearing all the possibilities in mind, it is too early to predict that US-North Korea relations are doomed this year.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 21:32:58

Gulf military drills not for muscle flexing

Dealing with threats from maritime terrorism and piracy and enhancing the security of international trade in the region are beneficial to all countries across the world. Unlike the US, China has never held war games targeting any other country. The international community needs to treat this exercise fairly, rather than interpreting it in a biased way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 18:17:50

Better Kenya ties seek China's leadership

Cooperation between China and African countries can boost joint development instead of one-way capital flow as seen during the empirical era. African countries should draw lessons from China's development and forge their own independent path.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 17:53:39

Extracurricular activities shouldn't become a burden

In China, there is a debate on where the “starting line” is. Some argue it lies in parenting. Regarded as the first teachers of their children, parents' role is primary. In addition to striving to make sufficient money to pay for extracurricular activities, parents can make more effort to behave as role models for their offspring in nurturing a healthy life style, positive attitude toward academics and life, and proper values. These traits would be crucial to shaping their kids' future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/3 16:08:40

How populism can undermine global order

2019 was a year that reflected many illnesses of democracy. Populism is a shared threat to the whole world, destroying all the virtues and orders in life. But it can still be dealt with when all countries start to cooperate in an orderly way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 20:48:40

China-Russia unity can resist US pressure

As the strategy of containment by the West toward Russia and China will persist in 2020, it will require more coordination and joint work between Russia and China so our cooperation will be indispensable not only for our countries, but for international stability on the whole that goes beyond bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 20:23:42

Patient outrage in China needs treatment

Creating a more robust legal and complaints system may be the lesson that should be learned from the Beijing tragedy. But the lesson not only applies to healthcare.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 17:30:24

Belt and Road Initiative a vision of cooperation for Turkey: vice consul

We hope that in the 21st century the Mediterranean Sea, as the sea "between the lands", will create the means to connect the countries around it and will keep being a symbol of creativity, of the search for the meaning of life and for wisdom.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 22:00:44

China, US decoupling not a certainty in 2020

Many years from now, when people recall 2020 perhaps they will find that as people from both countries were striving for their own countries' development, they were getting close, rather than drifting apart.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 19:33:40

China, world tied through development

Over the past 70 years, China made breakthroughs in development with successful poverty alleviation. What is the decisive factor for those achievements? China aims to build a moderately prosperous society in all aspects in 2020 with comprehensive poverty alleviation. What will that mean to the world?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 18:48:06

US 'long-arm jurisdiction' on gas project driven by insecurity

The US move reflects its bid to adopt an all-round "long-arm jurisdiction" on all countries across the world, including its allies, over politics, economy, diplomacy and security, neglecting the basic norms of international relations such as respect for sovereignty and regard for each other's choices.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 18:38:09

Will US Space Force take hegemony to cosmos?

The international community can try to create pressure on the US to discourage it from setting up a space force. However, it may not be an ideal step. Even though the world sets up relevant international laws or mechanisms, the US can choose to turn a blind eye to them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/31 10:03:45

Eggvolution: No time for sexism in aging society

I think I've vented long enough about what it means to be single, the notion of family and giving fertility back to the people. I sincerely hope that policies can catch up with reality and be fair. There is no room for sexism and it needs to learn to evolve as well. It must not undermine all the current changes and efforts in boosting population for a nation that is aging.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 20:58:26

Small cities offer better insight into China

I appreciate the international students who accompanied me. It is hoped that more of such opportunities to research small Chinese cities will be created for them by more universities. Chinese citizens should also look around in these small cities and learn more about the country, so that they can understand its difficulty of development and greatness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 20:57:55

US Nord Stream 2 curbs won't weaken EU

The US has less moral authority and national power than it previously held. If Washington continues to abuse its sanctions, the entire world, including its allies, will become more averse to this superpower and will enhance its strategic independence and strengthen mutual interconnections among one another.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 19:39:39