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National security law to solve long-term woes in HK

The central government's push to introduce new national security laws in Hong Kong shows its strong determination to solve the long-term woes in the special administrative region. The legislation shows that the central government has shouldered the responsibility to maintain Hong Kong's order and safeguard China's national security after the months-long violent protests almost put the city at the edge of a cliff.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/23 19:43:49

China needs flexible approach as relations with US come to a crossroads

As China-US tensions heighten alongside the coronavirus pandemic, a report to US Congress released by the White House on Wednesday lays out the Trump administration's approach for China. The report, titled "United States Strategic Approach to The People's Republic of China", claims that previous hopes for a "fundamental economic and political opening" in China have failed and calls for the continuation of a whole-of-government approach toward China. How to interpret US strategic intentions behind the report? How should China cope with competitive or even hostile relations with the US? The Global Times talked with two experts to gain their opinions.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/23 21:25:34

Washington escalates Taiwan card out of anxiety

In recent days, the US has been playing its cards on the Taiwan question, constantly pushing the bottom line of its Taiwan policy and China-US relations. There are three levels of breakthroughs in the Taiwan-related actions of the US. The first is to continue to break through the "unofficial relations" between the US and the island of Taiwan since 1979. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly congratulated Tsai Ing-wen on her second term, calling her "President". The move was no less provocative than Trump's phone call with her in late 2016.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/23 17:52:24

6.6% defense budget increase to secure China's interests; spending more efficient than US

The US is also increasing its defense budget, but it has not helped the country rein in the COVID-19 epidemic. War, instead of protecting the safety of American people, is the main goal of the US military. While in China, the Chinese military aims at protecting Chinese people and safeguarding their lives.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 15:07:54

Peaceful vs malign propaganda campaigns

Since it is impossible to deny the current tensions amongst the major powers in Europe and between the US and China, key questions must be addressed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 22:28:41

Weirdos' multitiered online marketing love scams

It is actually harmless to chat with strangers online – and sometimes people may find true love through this way as well – but we really need to remain vigilant when that prince or princess charming makes other requests.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/22 22:23:40

Space Operations Squadron embodies Japan's military ambitions

In space, the two countries can collect information on any other country with fewer barriers and share such information with each other. This coordination could be perceived as a threat to the national security of other countries across the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 22:09:20

China-Pakistan: A journey of friendship (1950-2020)

Pakistan and China have enjoyed close and friendly relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations on 21 May 1951. Over the years, the relationship has blossomed into an "All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership", with the CPEC at its core. Pakistan considers China as one of its closest friends and partners and China considers Pakistan as its "Iron Brother".
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/21 11:55:52

Post-pandemic world trend: further globalization, better governance

It is necessary to boost global governance in order to cope with the pandemic effectively. The novel coronavirus poses a common threat to human society as a whole. It demands that all countries, including China and the US, make use of their comparative advantages and cooperate effectively and pragmatically.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 22:25:24

US Space Force devt risks new arms race in outer space

China will not want to join an arms race in space initiated by the US. But if China's national security is at serious risk because of this, China will certainly take measures to ensure its security is not harmed.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 22:04:50

African leadership shares China's health vision

We will be defeated if we get divided. It is no wonder that the WHO noted that the world needs to unleash the full power of science, to deliver innovations that are scalable, usable, and benefit everyone, everywhere - all at the same time during this extraordinary era.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 20:36:09

Tsai's words don't match her deeds

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen gave her "inaugural speech" to start her second term on Wednesday. How to interpret Tsai's intentions regarding cross-Straits ties? How will cross-Straits relations evolve under Tsai's second term? The Global Times invited the opinion of two experts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/20 15:27:11

Neither de-sinicization nor de-Americanization possible after pandemic

The status of the US as an ideological role model has been significantly weakened. However, in the field of security, it remains the pillar for many countries in the world. This does not conflict with China's rise to global economic leadership.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 22:29:33

Two sessions amid COVID-19 to boost public confidence

China has sailed through the stormy waters, dodged the rocks without a hitch, and gotten ready to prepare for its normal political life. Meanwhile, some countries are still reeling under the storm clouds of the pandemic due to political parties vying for power - some of which are even in danger of sinking because of their political mistakes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 22:21:33

Two sessions opportunity for China to gather national strength

The two sessions embody people's democracy, and it will turn political ideas into law. The opening of the upcoming two sessions and the CPC's leadership during the COVID-19 fight are inseparable, and so are China's institutional advantages in the political field and in the rule of law. This comprehensively demonstrates the advantage of the Chinese system.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 21:43:46

Trump races to rule the bottom with fool's fantasies

COVID-19 has been a game changer. For the first time in generations, a vast swath of the American public has come to believe that China has done something that has palpably and profoundly harmed the American people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/19 18:39:29

Pompeo pretends to be unaware of US journalists' disruptive role in HK

In Western media reports on Hong Kong's protests, especially from the US, we can see that the Americans have their own set of ideological logic that they advocate worldwide. Under their rhetoric, China has no democracy and Hong Kong people take to the street because they do not have universal suffrage. But the Americans never reflect on their own democratic flaws.
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 22:14:31

China and EU should rally together on virus: former Slovenia president

The year 2020 is regarded as a critical year for China-EU relations. How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect Europe's overall position on China? How can China and the EU work together to help the world overcome the challenge?
Source: Global Times | 2020/5/18 21:21:53