OPINION

US Space Force can't be taken lightly


The creation of the US Space Force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces has caused concerns around the world. US President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which approved $40 million for Space Force operations and maintenance. It is estimated that about $13 billion would be spent in the first five years since 2020 to establish the Space Force.

Time for some UN agencies to move out of US

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations (UN) and is bound to be an extraordinary year for the UN. The US reportedly denied Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a visa to attend the UN Security Council meeting on the theme of upholding the UN Charter held in New York on January 9, which has drawn flak from international media.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/27 13:23:16

Rationality and unity needed in fight against virus

Zhou Xianwang, the mayor of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, where the ongoing spread of coronavirus pneumonia began, said at a press conference on Sunday night that more than 5 million people have left the city because of the Spring Festival and the epidemic. The news came as quite a shock.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/27 12:05:17

China must drive cooperation on climate change in this new decade

As the new decade begins, burning signs of climate change make efforts to tackle the crisis more urgent than ever. Fires in Australia are still ablaze, continuing a series of climate-related disasters last year, including fires in the Amazon and California and record-breaking summer heat waves.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/26 16:50:28

US Space Force can't be taken lightly

The creation of the US Space Force as the sixth branch of the US armed forces has caused concerns around the world. US President Donald Trump signed into law in late 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which approved $40 million for Space Force operations and maintenance. It is estimated that about $13 billion would be spent in the first five years since 2020 to establish the Space Force.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/25 13:41:46

Europe distancing itself from the US while moving closer to Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Moscow on January 11 and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for nearly four hours. According to information revealed by German and Russian authorities, the atmosphere of the meeting was friendly, in contrast to the indifferent attitudes during the two leaders' contacts over the last five years.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/24 11:50:06

Salute to Wuhan citizens for their sacrifice

The city of Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province, has announced that outbound channels at Wuhan's train stations and airports would be closed starting from 10 am Thursday, and bus, subway and ferry services would also be shut down. The notice also requires that local residents should not leave Wuhan if there are no special reasons. This is a huge move from local authorities amid the escalating novel coronavirus epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/23 12:36:24

Smaller states bleed as giants fight on trade

Being a close strategic partner of the US is no guarantee of preferential treatment when America's perceived national economic interest is at stake: Australian scholar
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/23 12:07:36

Wuhan pneumonia a wake-up call for basic Chinese research

Time is needed for basic research. But times waits for no one. Any attempt to seek quick success and instant benefits must be avoided. However, it is time for China to increase investment, focus on talent training, team building and policy adjustments in this field.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 23:08:40

Davos reflects uncertainties, expectations

The 50 years of Davos reflects the process of China integrating into the world and how the country and the world have mutually shaped each other. China probably can and has brought more certainty than Trump to the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 23:02:08

US makes use of hybrid warfare technique to suit its interests in Mideast

The world has returned to the era of superpower competition. Middle East has always been the center of geopolitics, thus Washington chose to strike Iran in order to increase control and influence over the Middle East and suppress Russia and Iran's sphere of influence in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 20:20:06

China-US trade mechanism key to progress

While a new mechanism will surely benefit China and the US, it will also have a positive knock-on effect on global trade order and economic governance. China-US relations are one of the most important economic bilateral relations in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 20:14:28

US fishes interests by creating a mess in SCS

As US national strategy has changed from focusing on anti-terrorism to superpower competition, the core of US Indo-Pacific Strategy - which can be said to be tailored for China - is to deal with the Asian giant. Thus, the US has been leaning toward the Indo-Pacific region in both strategy making and military deployments.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 17:43:40

Why isn't the BRI a strategy of China?

A challenge to the US and the West is that if they keep viewing and defining China with traditional strategic concepts, continue to pile pressure and even contain it at the cost of decoupling with the country, will they eventually create a China that confronts them?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 17:38:40