New Zealand should set an example to stand up against the so-called China threat narrative: NZ scholar

Global Times “New Zealand should set an example to other Western countries to maintain a non-aligned foreign policy,” said Dave Bromwich (Bromwich), former president of the New Zealand China Friendship Society (NZCFS). Bromwich has been long working to promote a sincere New Zealand-China relationship and promote mutual understanding and friendship between peoples of the two […]

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Delegates of many countries waiting for Chinese delegation shows general aspiration

Global Times As the general debate of the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly kick-started this week, relevant diplomatic activities have also been intensively conducted in New York. The General Assembly convenes annually but it has appeared to be particularly special this year. At such a historic juncture when geopolitical competition is […]

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President Xi’s trip to Central Asia has global significance: Global Times editorial

Global Times Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, emphasizing the need to follow the guidance of the Shanghai Spirit as we forge ahead. President Xi pointed out that under new conditions, the SCO, as an important constructive force in international and […]

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Turkey and the Gulf grow closer

Sinem Cengiz In international relations there is a well-known argument connecting defense and security needs with economic interests. Historically, under certain circumstances, states deepen their relations through both trade and defense diplomacy. In most cases, economic and defense trade makes a positive relationship more likely. Given the latest developments in Turkey-Gulf relations as part of […]

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‘Samarkand spirit’ can lift Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Shavkat Mirziyoyev Uzbekistan’s chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has fallen during a dynamic period that is fraught with various events and trends. The modern system of international cooperation, based on universal principles and norms, has begun to falter. One of the main reasons for this is a deep crisis of trust at the global […]

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Squeezing China will only cause West-led order and system to disintegrate

Ding Gang The conclusion of the US-China audit oversight cooperation agreement shows the original intent of Chinese companies to go global has not changed. While professionals on both sides view the agreement with cautious optimism, the agreement reveals a message worthy of attention by US policymakers. It is a strong rebuttal to the insistence of […]

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Azeri-Armenian relations take important step forward

Yasar Yakis Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev last week announced that control of the Lachin Corridor between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh had been transferred to the Azeri authorities. Because of its strategic importance, this corridor had been the first target of the Armenian forces during the First Nagorno-Karabakh of 1988-94. This news coincided with a trilateral meeting […]

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What the US brought to the Middle East and beyond?

Mehmoodul Hassan Khan As usual, the western media was very enthusiastic about the US president Joe Biden’s latest trip to the Middle East and rated it as “successful” and “fruitful” in terms of economic partnerships, security deals and political consultations on different regional as well as international issues. In this connection, the shades of brutal […]

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What can the private sector do to tackle water security challenges?

Aamer Sheikh Water is not only a critical component of our food system, but a fundamental human right. It is also an essential resource for the growth and prosperity of communities worldwide. For Saudi Arabia — the eighth most at-risk country in terms of water stress according to the Washington-based World Resources Institute’s 2019 Aqueduct […]

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As US lawmakers make more provocative visits, China’s determination to solve Taiwan question sooner rather than later also rises

Hu Xijin Several US lawmakers made a visit to the island of Taiwan via US military aircraft on Sunday. This is new provocation. On the same day, it’s revealed by the Taiwan side that China’s PLA sent 22 military aircraft and six warships for combat readiness security patrols in the Taiwan Straits and some of […]

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Retailers can conquer supply chain woes by harnessing the power of data

Karl Crowther Alongside the pandemic, 2022 continues to be marred by a significant and ongoing supply chain crisis. Disruption to shipping, increasing freight prices and shortages of everything from semiconductors to HGV drivers has led to empty shelves for consumers and rising costs for retailers. For the last two years, with shattered supply chains and […]

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Aboard the metaverse, business should not lose touch with reality

Anja Engen The metaverse, a $1 trillion annual revenue opportunity, has increasingly attracted businesses seeking to boost growth in virtual spaces. Despite not having an official definition, several businesses have already established their metaverse headquarters. As more companies start operating in these shared virtual environments, several of our daily activities will occur online. For example, […]

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The world must move past ‘spheres of influence’

Ding Gang Professor Da Wei, a professor at School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, recently published a paper called “Security Concerns are Reasonable, Spheres of Influence are Not (The Washington Quarterly Volume 45, 2022 – Issue 2).” The essay provides a Chinese perspective for those willing to understand China’s position on great power diplomacy, particularly […]

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South Korea should not blindly follow the US and the West in making its China policy

Zhan Debin Since taking office, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has been participating in multilateral mechanisms or events that more or less took China as the target. This includes strengthening trilateral cooperation among the US, South Korea and Japan, attending the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, and attending the NATO summit. Many […]

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Partisan divides impede US response to climate change

Kerry Boyd Anderson US President Joe Biden promised major progress toward addressing climate change, including significant cuts in US emissions. More than a year into his presidency, his climate agenda has hit obstacles in Congress and from the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, Americans increasingly are feeling the real-life impacts of climate change, including record high temperatures, […]

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