OPINION

Sweden vote shows EU social rift growing


After various elections throughout Europe in 2017, the populist trend is rising. It not only won populist parties higher ratings and seats, but also brought the European continent under the shadow of populism.

India, China should work together to make it Asia's century

There is growing perception in the world that India is abandoning its traditional non-alignment policy and leaning toward the US. This has dampened the spirit of Panchsheel (the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence). Such an impression is neither good for India nor for the rest of the world. India should help in trying to solve global conflicts rather than becoming party to them. The 2+2 meeting between the Indian defense and foreign ministers and their American counterparts in early September did very little to dispel the perception that the Indian tilt toward the US is continuing. India should realize that as an important country in the world, it should not become subservient to the US in regional and world affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/22 10:29:09

Volatile political culture a challenge to Philippines' Duterte

Assassinations and coups have been frequent in Philippine politics in the past few decades. Now the country is going through a situation that reflects instability with several local officials assassinated and a coup attempt crushed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Philippine president recently made remarks on television about his anti-narcotics operations and anti-corruption campaigns as well as rumors about the coup.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/21 11:20:15

US hysterical in blocking sci-tech exchanges

The US is anxious about its temporary gains and losses. One minute it wants Sino-US exchanges, but the next it worries China is taking advantage. Its relevant policies are bound to change all the time. Its latest decision is like the trade war. Washington's purpose is to drag Beijing down, but it will mostly hurt itself.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 22:38:40

China, EU can join hands on infrastructure plans

Through joint cooperation via various platforms such as China's BRI and the EU's connectivity strategy, the two can instill stability in the global order and achieve their development goals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 22:33:47

Third time lucky

Abe scores big win in LDP leadership vote for a 3rd term
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 21:53:40

Pyongyang joint declaration:one stride forward in denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Moon and Kim continued to make history. If Kim follows through by turning his will into commitments in his second meeting with Trump that may take place soon, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and normalization of US-North Korean relations will officially take off.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 21:49:18

Why today's parents can't take it easy

I sincerely hope the widespread and contagious anxiety about elementary education can be reined in so that parents and children don't have to be always immersed in intense competition. When I have a school-age kid, I wish I won't be flooded by such anxiety.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:48:40

Sweden vote shows EU social rift growing

After various elections throughout Europe in 2017, the populist trend is rising. It not only won populist parties higher ratings and seats, but also brought the European continent under the shadow of populism.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:48:40

South Korea visit plan shows Kim ready to admit development gap

In the past decades, the central question on the Korean Peninsula issue has been whether North Korea is inclined to reforms. But now the focus would be more on how the US and President Trump could grasp this historic opportunity to make change happen earlier and smoother by skillfully navigating US domestic politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:43:40

Pyongyang joint declaration a landmark in inter-Korean ties

If the US is not satisfied with the progress of North Korea's denuclearization, it is likely to obstruct South Korea's plans and measures.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 19:38:40

China must open up despite external risks

The road to solidarity will reflect the times and China still needs to accumulate experiences. But as long as all of China's policies aim at serving the people, the country's solidarity won't go wrong.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 23:33:40

China-Vatican rapprochement good for Catholics

Those who are making an issue of China's religious freedom to create obstacles for the improvement of China-Vatican ties do not care about the development of the Catholic Church. It's believed the Holy See will not be affected by them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 23:28:42

Peninsula picture

The third inter-Korean summit has promising results.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 23:28:41