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Lancang River dams prove more beneficial than critical Western voices expected

Despite the persistent concerns expressed about China’s exploitation of the Lancang River in the upper reaches of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, China’s dams have proved to have no ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 22:08:39

Concerns that CPEC will result in colonialism in Pakistan by China are not new and still wrong

People often use warnings from history, but those warnings can sometimes be misplaced. The allegation that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – a flagship project under the Belt and ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 22:28:39

US should keep its own house in order instead of criticizing China on environment

Before withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, US President Donald Trump and his advisory team should have studied it more carefully, so that they could at least have ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 21:53:39

Slower pace of outbound investment could be beneficial for Chinese companies

While China’s outward foreign direct investment (FDI) has entered a stage of rapid growth, an easing in the investment pace could be beneficial for Chinese companies in terms of the ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 23:48:39

SCO meeting set to be guided by new imperatives

After the momentous success of the May 14-15 Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, the focus of global attention now shifts to the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 21:28:39

Global oil prices unlikely to see big impact from diplomatic tension in Middle East

Global oil prices jumped over sudden tensions in the Middle East on Monday, but the diplomatic issue is unlikely to shake the market fundamentals of supply and demand.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 21:23:39

China could offer shortcut for India as it pursues large-scale rail network upgrade

“If you want to get rich, build roads first.” This old Chinese saying is a typical description of the role of China’s roads and railways in facilitating its economic development. ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 20:18:39

India gets nasty surprise from first-quarter growth amid doubts over earlier data

It seems that India has suffered a setback in the “elephant versus dragon” race, with an unexpected slowdown in its economy helping China regain the title of fastest-growing major economy ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 22:18:39

Former Malaysian PM’s regret over national carmaker’s deal with Geely is misplaced

Some believe last week’s announcement that Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding will buy a 49.9 percent stake in Malaysia’s national carmaker Proton will finally revive the long-struggling marque, by boosting ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 23:03:39

India should not block Chinese firms from catering to demand for electric cars

India’s ambition to promote the use of electric vehicles will probably lead to another wave of investment, after the country became a top investment destination for Chinese smartphone vendors.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/30 22:08:39

Chinese firms should prepare to deal with fallout from mounting crisis in Brazil

Brazil’s political crisis is escalating, affecting the country’s economic and social stability, and Chinese companies and investors should be prepared to guard against potential risks in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 23:13:39

India’s desire to block Chinese power firms will only hurt its own people’s interests

India’s reported move to block Chinese companies in the power sector seems to be new evidence of the country’s overly suspicious attitude toward China, but this could backfire given that ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 23:33:39

China-US trade plan yields early benefits, but far harder negotiations still to come

While the latest progress on the 100-day action plan for trade talks between China and the US was the announcement that the two markets would open up to each other ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 21:53:39

Japanese efforts to entice US back to embattled TPP trade pact appear to have failed

In the absence of the US, Japan – currently the largest economy among the 11 member countries left in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact – has been leading the way ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 23:18:28

Flammable ice breakthrough offers huge potential, but plan for extraction needed

China has recently succeeded in mining flammable ice from underneath the South China Sea, a breakthrough that could revolutionize the global energy landscape. But the key issue is that China ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 21:38:39

Chinese property developers should not be too eager to move into Indian market

India may not be a promised land for Chinese property developers seeking new frontiers beyond their homeland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:13:40

Pragmatic attitude from Philippines can help resolve issues over South China Sea

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said recently that the country would be willing to explore the natural resources of the South China Sea with China and Vietnam. This is a pragmatic ...
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 22:48:39

China's regulatory crackdown vital for health of financial market despite investor concern

Chinese policymakers should stick to the ongoing crackdown against excessive financial leverage, even though tightening regulatory scrutiny may cause a downturn in the market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 22:18:39