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China, developing countries eye economic opportunities amid US protectionism

There has been a lot of discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump, but less attention has been paid to the official delegation ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 23:33:42

China, India can help boost South Asian development with benign competition

The so-called dragon-elephant contention is perhaps a blow against strategic mutual trust between Beijing and New Delhi, but may be conducive to development in South Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 0:03:40

South Korea would hurt own economy by trying to lessen market ties with China

It is understandable that South Korea doesn’t want to rely on the Chinese market for economic growth, but with the economical interdependency between Beijing and Seoul that will be difficult ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/28 23:33:39

India’s protectionist stance toward China hinders its rail network revamp efforts

India’s effort to revamp its rail network, the fourth-largest in the world, is apparently suffering from supply-side malaise, as its state-owned railway company purportedly eyes private supplies to make up ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/27 22:08:39

China needs more open, transparent rail tender system to dispel quality concerns

China’s rail boom is facing scrutiny over a subway cable scandal which recently brought to light shady tender deals and questionable quality authentication mechanisms. While there remains no evidence that ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/26 22:33:39

China needs to develop domestic operating systems to compete with overseas firms

In contrast, in the US, security threats often serve as an excuse to bar Chinese tech giants, notably Huawei, from accessing its market. Worth noting is that security woes not ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 22:43:40

CPEC super critical power plant highlights China’s green development goals

Actions speak louder than words and this energy project will help clear suspicions over the real intentions behind China’s strategic push. Especially India, which tends to believe CPEC would undermine ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 0:18:39

China’s overseas investment regulations will prevent risks from harming economy

China’s first regulation on overseas investment is likely to be introduced this year, in which the government will identify outbound investment behaviors that it will encourage and ban, the Economic ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 0:08:39

Chinese firms should plan for sanction risks amid US talk against North Korea

China has fully complied with UN resolutions and is committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but this does not mean China, North Korea’s biggest trade partner, should suspend ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 23:53:39

New Delhi could benefit by adopting open attitude to Belt and Road initiative

If New Delhi is unable to persuade other nations to abandon the OBOR, one practical approach is to get involved in the initiative in a bid to promote the development ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 0:23:39

China needs to enforce consumer protection laws to raise global views of domestic goods

With the country looking to move beyond the label of the world’s factory and taking a proactive role in reshaping the global trade landscape – in its latest effort, China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 22:48:39

Google Scholar’s mainland return could open doors for Chinese firms going out

If Google is truly able to run into the field from the sidelines by first moving in with Google Scholar, it will decidedly improve the discoverability of academic journals, outfitting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 0:28:40

SCO entry will boost India, Pakistan growth, help speed up regional integration

The hostility between India and Pakistan is unlikely to be dispelled in a short time, but the SCO is likely to provide a fresh platform for the two nations to ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 0:23:40

Northern Sea Route offers opportunity for stronger Sino-Russian relationship

Due to global warming, it will become viable to deliver goods from Europe to the Pacific throughout the Arctic as ice floes melt. There is reason to believe that China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 0:28:39

Enhancing economic cooperation with China would benefit Sino-US relations

It will be a tough test for Trump’s political wisdom to see how the president can follow through on his “America first” pledge while avoiding setbacks in Sino-US relations. To ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 0:43:39

Increasing Chinese investment in India can help enhance mutual political trust

It is a lack of trust between China and India that sparks such speculations. Expanding BRICS’ circle of friends will inevitably bring benefits to all members of the BRICS club, ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 0:08:39

ZTE case highlights need to remain calm in handling international legal crises

Chinese telecom equipment giant ZTE Corp attracted widespread attention Tuesday evening when it agreed to pay a penalty of $892 million in a US sanctions case. It’s appropriate for ZTE ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 0:43:39

South Africa should step up efforts to attract investment to deal with populism

One solution is to give top priority to spurring economic growth and increasing job opportunities. Ethiopia’s experience is perhaps of some value to South Africa in this regard.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 0:23:39