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Geopolitics behind US paring anti-terror steps

To support US President Donald Trump's reelection efforts and fulfill his pledge to end what he calls the US "endless wars," withdrawing troops from regions which matter little for US interests has become an inevitable choice.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 19:39:38

Livestreaming emerging as a glamorous career choice

Think twice before rashly quitting your education or work – that's what I told my friend. Now it seems she has calmed down, as she has figured out that personal interest is very much different from a real career. But the training class for livestreamers still makes her happy as her leisure time will be further enriched.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/27 19:53:41

Hedging strategy best protects Russia's national interests

One way or another, it's obvious that in a modern rapidly changing world, flexibility (without compromising core principles) is really important. Instead, keeping all eggs in one basket sooner or later can turn to be very costly.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 22:03:40

Why not to be pessimistic about China-US ties

So what a better way to spend the last few days of this difficult year than reading with music in the background? They make the world a peaceful place full of truth and beauty, at least for now.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 21:42:38

DPP's Hong Kong card will fail despite Taiwan and HK separatists' collusion

It is predictable that Hong Kong secessionist groups won't give up wooing "Taiwan secession" forces, which would vice versa continue taking advantage of the former. But when it comes to political power and substantial interests, the DPP's Hong Kong card will backfire.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 19:43:40

Nuclear risks in Marshall Islands expose US moral flaw

This is an old issue from history, but it had not been settled fairly until now, which reveals two distinctive features of US foreign relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 11:18:39

To keep hegemony, US trying to obstruct China's rights in Arctic

China is a near-Arctic country. It has been participating in the region's affairs with an inclusive, cooperative and win-win attitude. China's deepening cooperation with regional countries is not a threat to the Arctic region but rather a mutually beneficial combination of these countries' development need and China's strength in production capacity.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 21:33:40

US needs to decide its fundamental core interests: Mahbubani

Relations between China and the US have clearly gone downhill in the past few years. What are the root causes of deteriorating ties? Can the US overcome its stereotyped views about China's rise and its political system? Are the world's two biggest powers doomed to be enemies? Kishore Mahbubani shared his insights.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 19:35:35

US unlikely to change course in rift with China

China has enough composure and wisdom to drag the US forward. For a long time, bilateral relations are likely to be in a delicate state with US strategic aimlessness and China correcting its own mistakes. The international community has its own way of judging the one who turns its back on globalization and who embraces the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 17:28:40

Neocons shaping a new enemy image of China

The problem for the US is to find a means of cooperating in a situation in which it is no longer the "big guy on the block." In that respect, treating China as a potential collaborator on terrorism, on the economy, on peace-keeping, and on international financial reform, just might provide a way out of any self-imposed "Thucydides trap." But if we treat China as an enemy, it will have a hard time not becoming one.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 20:26:11

West fails to understand China's democracy

Since China's reform and opening-up began in the late 1970s, a great number of Chinese, especially the young, have been to the US for travel, study and work, which has opened up their horizons and helped them understand the US better. This has bridged the gap and laid a ground for cooperation in various fields.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 19:01:16

How China is ahead of UK in development

Through focused investment in world class infrastructure and development, China has been able to more decisively link together vast regions (despite size disadvantages) and establish the potential for sustained national growth. The difference is showing, and it's only likely to grow.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:23:39

Global resources key to Chinese firms

A total of 129 Chinese companies, including 10 from Taiwan, were ranked among Fortune magazine's list of the world's top 500 firms this year, surpassing the number of US companies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:12:12

China boosts Ethiopia's space program

It is a historic moment for a new member to join Africa's space club. During my stay in Ethiopia, I realized that Ethiopia is among a number of African countries with growing space ambitions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 17:58:39

Say no to Western media's double standards

The declaration of the fifth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), entitled "Shared Vision for a Secure and More Prosperous CICA Region," explored the possibility of establishing appropriate events for sectors including the media community to expand the scope of people-to-people contact, and the CICA Non-Governmental Forum is just such an event where media outlets from different CICA state members have a wonderful opportunity to share views with each other.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/21 9:06:13

The old can be blinded by false sheen of silver economy

Young people should also pay more attention to seniors' purchases. By spending more time accompanying them, we can better understand their physical and mental needs, preventing them from falling prey to false advertising claims and fraudulent sellers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/20 19:38:40

Modi govt risks social stability for political gain

Due to the disputes on Kashmir, ties between India and Pakistan as well as other complicated factors, the turmoil in India might continue or even exacerbate. However, since it relates to religious, ethnic, and territorial problems, how India's situation would develop can hardly be predicted.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/20 17:38:40

How CPEC hurdles can be overcome

In order to ensure the safety of Chinese workers in Pakistan and the construction of CPEC, the Pakistani government has set up a special security force, but this does not fundamentally change the current security threat faced by the CPEC and the Chinese in Pakistan. Confronting the challenges, both countries need to work together. Otherwise, not only will the construction of CPEC be unsustainable, but also the original achievements will be wiped out.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 20:58:40