Category «OPINION»

India needs to change neighborhood policy

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Photo: Xinhua The emergence of China is challenging some of the existing norms of the international system. These norms found place in the system during and immediately after the Cold War. US political scientist Francis Fukuyama has been forced to modify his theory of “end of history.” South Asia is …

China, US should cooperate on climate change

Photo: VCG China’s State Council Information Office released an annual report titled “China’s Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change (2019)” on Wednesday. The report said China has basically reversed the situation of the country’s rapid growth of greenhouse gas emissions. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Tuesday released its Emissions Gap Report 2019, …

Foreign specter on Latin America militaries

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales Photo: IC Exactly one year ago, reputed Professor of international relations Shi Yinhong gave a lecture on China-US relations at Renmin University of China’s campus in Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province.  For some reason, the lecture was also being attended by several military personnel from all over the world who …

Australia ties too vital to be hurt by a fraudster

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT In October 1943, Max Harris, the editor of Angry Penguins, then Australia’s leading avant garde modernist literary magazine, received a package of poems supposedly written by a deceased poet, Ern Malley. But as it turned out, Malley was a fictitious figure and the poems were in fact forged by a couple of …

Hong Kong society needs to jointly resist US provocation

Photo: VCG US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. This amounts to typical US interference in China’s Hong Kong affairs. Being part of China, Hong Kong enjoys a high degree of autonomy under the country’s governance. Washington has no jurisdiction over Hong Kong, but the legislation tries …

More countries are beginning to see US double standards

Photo: IC To refute US fears that Huawei would send sensitive data records to the Chinese government, German Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier said on Sunday that “Germany still did not impose any boycott” on the US despite the US National Security Agency’s surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2013.  Then, …

Hong Kong needs to introspect its future

Photo: IC With the pan-democracy camp capturing more than half of the 452 seats in the 2019 Hong Kong District Council elections, the city has come to a political turning point. It was an election held amid constant violence in the city. The result could be somewhat distorted, but the outcome can be seen as …

US should heed Kissinger’s warning on ties

Henry Kissinger Photo: VCG Henry Kissinger, former assistant for national security affairs and US secretary of state, spoke at the annual Gala Dinner of the National Committee on US-China Relations on November 14 in New York City, warning a permanent conflict between Beijing and Washington would end in “a catastrophic outcome,” which “will be worse …