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Age-old perceptions of aging need to change

Only when the public no longer puts a label with the “O” word on people in their 40s and 50s, and only when these people themselves no longer think they have passed the pinnacle of their careers, can the energy of the labor force be completely released. And only then can the aging country maintain its vitality.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 17:48:41

BRI helps countries bring governance reform

BRI helps countries improve governance by advancing development. All specific projects, including durian production, road management, customs links, and cooperation in capital and technology, will bring about policy and governance changes inch by inch. It is only such steady governance reform based on development that can be the foundation of good governance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:43:41

Chinese food in US struggles for the right stew

“I hope our efforts can cultivate new leaders in the industry, bring Chinese food to a new level, and regain the right to define good Chinese food by ourselves,” Zhao told attendees at the party. Chiang is an investor in Junzi, and clearly, for good reason.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 20:03:41

Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:57:32

Does India mirror path China took decade ago?

But cheap labor itself is not a guarantee for accomplishing these goals. India needs to solve many problems before it is able to unleash its full potential.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:03:40

China and US have more things in common

But often high-tech products that offer convenience and equality on one level, offer inconvenience and inequality on another.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 15:47:03

Rebuilding Asian order and reconfiguring Asian history

As Asian countries seek their own development path, an increasing number of Asian scholars have recently realized that Asian history is not just part of Western-centered global history, but has its own development logic that cannot be explained by Western concepts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 14:08:39

Side effect a consenting partner of MeToo

Every movement, even when it is overwhelmingly for the good of society, has its negative side.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 17:03:39

Rural-urban divide troubles not only France

Although it could create significantly more jobs in China by boosting productivity, real income and spending levels, these new jobs would be in the service industry. That means a larger population of low and low-middle income groups with insecure jobs, and a decrease in the possibility of a better life for them and their children.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 16:23:39

Does anti-China sentiment in US repeat history?

The frigid relationship between China and the US has further aggravated the alienation of Chinese Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 17:33:40

Huawei's future growth lies in world market

We need to be self-reliant and expand cooperation with the world while opening our market wider.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:23:42

Banning Chinese students will hurt US colleges

Apprehensive about a major revenue source drying up, some colleges have started to prepare for the worst.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 19:03:41

High tolerance leads to fentanyl abuse in US

No country can be as stringent as China in preventing drug abuse and trafficking.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 18:13:40

Chinese companies acquire new identity abroad

The development of Chinese companies, like China's rise, is a process that they gradually integrate with international standards, dovetail into the globalization process and transform themselves into a member of the global community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 16:08:40

Can China's footprint in the Caribbean last?

The US has defined China as the main strategic rival. This will certainly put obstacles in the path of Chinese enterprises to enter the Caribbean.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 18:33:40

BYD's foray into Mexico just the beginning

BYD's electric autos can upgrade Mexico's car production capability. It focuses on technological advancement while meeting environmental protection guidelines. Such cooperation in electric vehicle manufacturing is beneficial to both China and Mexico. BYD's technologies not only meet stringent US standards, but even surpass its American counterparts. It will be easier for the company to gain more opportunities in Mexico and other developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 19:43:40

What's common between Musk and Trump?

As long as such performances continue, Musk and Trump will need no psychiatrists. There are, after all, so many mentally ill people who gained the “genius” tag throughout history only because they won the game. Winning is what the world really seems to care about.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:38:40

Despite rivalry, much unites China and US

The short visit to the US makes me feel that the public in both countries did not expect that Washington's China policy would come to this, but they are unlikely to follow Washington's drumbeat. China-US relations are about bilateral interaction rather than a one-man show. Washington may be passionate about time-travel dramas, but today we all live in a world of coexistence. People on both sides of the Pacific are not interested in going back to the Cold War era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 22:13:40