OPINION

Can US melting pot continue to assimilate?


The rift between conservatives and liberals is becoming wider. The main difference is over the US' status as a melting pot which Republicans think is no longer functional. But there is not much disagreement over the values represented by the melting pot.

Good reason for China's rising popularity in South Pacific

Australia and New Zealand are China's largest partners in the South Pacific region. There is no reason for China and the two countries to get into a duel in the region. Instead, the South Pacific should become a platform where new types of international relations are forged and tested.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/17 6:08:14

Xinjiang's stability more important than pleasing the West

Reuters reported on Thursday that a group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, including those from Canada, Australia and some EU member states, wrote a joint letter seeking a meeting with the top official of China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region over vocational training centers, which they called “re-education camps.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/16 23:03:41

Separate ways

The US and Europe are drifting apart.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 23:00:52

Quad offers no substitute for BRI in Indo-Pacific

Our suggestion is, instead of being the loudest in the room, why doesn't the Quad complete a mega-infrastructure program of its own that differs from the BRI they repeatedly denounce?
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:58:15

Cooperation chorus needed in South Pacific

It's not a bad thing if the South Pacific becomes a place where China, Australia and the US seek ways to reduce their strategic doubts about one another. Most importantly, China reaches out to the South Pacific with kindness in pursuit of common interests. Facts speaker louder than speculation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:38:41

Letting rage control your behavior is outrageous

A few rude “giant babies” shouldn't ruin the image of an entire nation. It is wrong when those who speak up and offer help are laughed at. It is even more chilling when people become warriors behind their keyboards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:08:41

Gullible's Travels

People better choose places to travel to which they understand and appreciate. There is no need to jump onto the travel bandwagon.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 21:18:40

Mental illness, a hidden cost of immigration

These are stories that rarely come to the public domain – neither the patients nor their family members want to talk much about their suffering. But when we weigh the gains and losses from immigration we need to consider mental health as an issue. Many people see immigration as a gateway to a better life. Even those who are cognizant of the tough challenges they may face in a foreign country never think they could become mentally sick. The high cost of immigration is obscured in a hush-hush culture just like this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:58:42

China meets an unequal detractor in US

The Chinese public has the enthusiasm and creativity in executing public diplomacy. They can, and will, find their own way of fighting against foreign provocation. Chinese government shouldn't always be the target and Western countries should also be confronted with China's strong non-governmental voices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:53:40

Moscow's development needs make East Asia a vital ingredient of Russian diplomacy

It can be seen that Putin's presence at the EAS is not impulsive. Putin's choice to attend the EAS instead of the APEC Summit indicates that Russia will attach more significance to East Asia in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:48:41

Time to see China, South Pacific nations join hands

Some people may sneer from afar at the increasingly improving relations between China and the South Pacific countries. In fact, such phobia and paranoia are absolutely pointless. China never rejects any country that can collaborate in its efforts toward a shared future for the region and for the world. Our words match our deeds. We are transparent and open in the broad daylight, just like the radiant South Pacific sun.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:48:40

Daunting passage

European Union is likely to control foreign investment in Europe as European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom indicated.  
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:05:14

Advance South China Sea COC talks through building regional trust

It is worth noting that, due to the US' continuous utterance and meddling, the COC talks may be a twisted and complicated process. But it is also a process during which China and ASEAN can build up trust. The COC negotiations indicate that regional countries can solve their own problems, albeit in the face of external interferences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:05:12