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Dual circulation model an engine to China's 14th Five-Year Plan

If these goals are achieved as scheduled, the Chinese social landscape will make a fundamental shift with significant progress in various fields. China will become a desirable modern socialist country, serving as an example of alternative system of governance to the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/20 0:07:54

China's eco-efforts bear healthy social fruits in new environmental era

China is changing every day, so new perspectives must regularly be updated when observing it.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 16:39:14

National interests drive Seoul, Washington apart

The US is exerting pressure on South Korea from all sides. It is not in South Korea's national interests to tie itself entirely to the US chariot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/19 0:07:42

Japan dumping nuclear contaminated water into ocean sparks global outrage

Japan's decision to dump 1 million tons of nuclear waste water into the ocean will damage people's health and harm its global image – the latter is detrimental to investment.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 21:13:40

History teaches US futility of China war

Peaceful existence and competition with China fits US interests. The Korean War has taught the US a lesson; Strategic misjudgment of China will make the US pay a heavy price.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 20:23:40

India to invite trouble playing Taiwan card

India playing the Taiwan card is impairing its own interests. Some Indian strategists, think tanks and media outlets are forcing China to take countermeasures. The Indian government has so far remained silent on the fire-playing by some Indians. If India's nationalists move forward by fanning the Taiwan flame, what awaits them will be insurgence and chaos in its northeast.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/18 9:42:42

Are US, island of Taiwan inching toward an explicit military alliance?

With the intensifying China-US tensions, the administration of US President Donald Trump has been frequently playing the Taiwan card to put pressure on China due to the need to cater to domestic forces and to contain China's rise. Meanwhile, the authorities of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party are fully leaning toward Washington and trying to lobby the US to adopt a "Taiwan independence" policy. A recent piece by Ted Galen Carpenter from the Cato Institute noted that "there are mounting signs that the US and Taiwan are forging an implicit military alliance directed against the People's Republic of China."
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/17 16:44:34

Canberra's McCarthyism reaches new heights in 'loyalty test' for Chinese Australians

Canberra is constantly suspicious of imaginary threats, ceaselessly pointing an accusatory finger at China and the Chinese community in Australia. This will ultimately “boomerang” to shoot Australia in its own foot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/16 19:23:40

Australia overestimates its influence to 'counter China' in Southeast Asia

If Australia's true aim is to “counter” China by increasing input into Southeast Asia, it has overestimated itself. Countries in the region know quite well which partner offers more in terms of development. Australia's influence in the region will fail to improve to anything more than it is now.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/16 17:08:40

CSIS poll on US allies has weak foundation

A latest survey of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) showed that US thought leaders are prepared to take considerable risk to defend US allies and partners against military threats from China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 20:58:40

Western focus on Myanmar election shifts to whether incumbent can hold on to power

After the election, the trajectory of China-Myanmar relations will not change much no matter what the election result is. China will always be a trusted partner of Myanmar and is set to play a constructive role in Myanmar's development and peace process.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 20:53:40

Australia needs Southeast Asia for market, not politics

Regardless of economics, trade or aid, competition among different powers is unavoidable. Positive competition will promote better cooperation modes and amplify the effect of aid. Vicious competition hinders regional development and prosperity. Southeast Asia should not become a place for games between powers which would make them into sacrificial pawns.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 20:23:40

US great power obsessions leading to duplicitous diplomacy

Seeking to expand and coordinate the Five Eyes alliance in order for them to unanimously speak out on China-related issues, Washington is moving fast to encircle China as part of its obsession with the geopolitical game of great powers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 15:48:40

K-pop Korean War kerfuffle creates unnecessary shrill internet notes

Besides netizens in both countries, the most radical voices are coming from opinion institutes and a few political figures in South Korea. I believe they have played a destructive role in the normal and friendly cooperation between China and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/15 15:28:41

Suga's first diplomatic trip to Southeast Asia masks larger agenda

In the context of the current epidemic and economic conditions, Japan cannot easily replace China's position in ASEAN. Nor can it achieve expected results only through Suga's visit to Southeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 18:58:40

EU, China should bond over COVAX efforts despite US rancor

Predictably, China's participation in COVAX is unlikely to fundamentally reverse negative perceptions of China in Europe. After all, certain European politicians and media outlets will not stop criticizing China and casting prejudicial commentary. However, the differences between China and the EU should not affect joint efforts to fight COVID-19. As will be written in the history books, the COVID-19 pandemic is the worst global disease in a century. No country is immune to it. Right now, China and the EU should shelve their differences and strive to eliminate interference from third parties, especially the US. They should deepen cooperation to eradicate this plague, and firmly uphold the historical trend of economic globalization and multilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 18:18:40

Can China, US coexist in Indo-Pacific region?

It is a fact that China and the US already coexist in the Indo-Pacific region. But those so-called strategy elites in the US constantly make pessimistic projection like what Glaser had asserted.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/14 13:28:40

US weapons won't fill military gap between Taiwan and mainland

Whatever the US sells to Taiwan, the balance of military strength between the island's military and the PLA will not change — Chinese mainland will always retain the upper hand.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/13 23:08:41