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'Balance of power' a strategic trap for India

The strategy of the balance of power is generated from the diplomacy of Western countries. In today's globalized world, Asian countries are supposed to have better choices. This is a test for not only for India, but also China. Both need work together to walk out of this strategic trap.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/11 18:53:41

What US embassy's mooncake gift means

Indeed, amid fraught China-US relations, the coexistence of competition and cooperation will be normal in the future. Everyone has the responsibility to prevent risks from aggravating.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/9 20:28:39

Resurgent identity in ascendant India

We would like to regard Modi's decision on Kashmir as a trial, which will greatly impact global geopolitics. Neighboring countries of India will therefore keep an eye on what the future holds for Modi's decision and the socioeconomic consequences it brings.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/4 18:53:40

China's monetary sovereignty stands strong

For Chinese people, the US dollar's exorbitant privilege is a bullying act in the finance sector. Fortunately, China's yuan is rising unhindered, and the nation has dealt a blow to the US dollar's exorbitant privilege in defending monetary sovereignty. However, this is still a difficult path and China needs to walk in a more steady fashion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/2 21:03:40

Real portrayal of Chinese factory in Obama film

This should be the takeaway for whoever has goals similar to Cao's.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 22:03:40

Tracking development: Railway is the key

From this perspective, although China's experience is hard to use for reference, it can be an important inspiration. The Belt and Road Initiative that China is promoting also spreads important ideas of how to realize industrialization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/28 19:23:40

Clout eroded as US shirks intl duties

I think it's necessary to include something Liu once said that also applies here, “The world needs a new America. It needs an America that is free of prejudice and intolerance. It needs an America that understands respect, that matches words with deeds, that understands the principles of benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and faithfulness. The world would be lucky if the new America could become such a country.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/26 19:43:40

There lies truth, in one's perception

What's scary though is that the confusion between truth and falsehood is destined to worsen in the future. The information explosion on the internet has challenged the authority of traditional media and weakened the role traditional journalistic principles espousing checks and balances serve. The barrage of information and misinformation means that anyone who is able to manage a mouse can easily find plenty of ammunition to defend any opinion they may have.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:33:40

Can religious identity bring unity to India?

We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 20:03:40

China and world can learn from each other

All countries have encountered different problems. It will be in China's interest to figure a way out of domestic reform and governing difficulties by learning from one another. This is not necessarily easy but can yet be achieved.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 20:18:39

China powers the Indonesian dream

When participating in Indonesia's infrastructure construction, Chinese enterprises not only bring advanced technology and equipment, but also provide more opportunities to improve local people's livelihood.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:40:21

Defense white paper stresses China's peaceful intentions

China on Wednesday issued a white paper on national defense titled "China's National Defense in the New Era," the 10th white paper on national defense which the Chinese government has issued since 1998. What messages does the white paper convey? What is its significance in the context of tensions between China and the US? The Global Times talked to two Chinese experts on these issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 21:20:08

Why is a homemaker's role not recognized?

If what the viewers said was true, I am not surprised by the number of men in China who have uttered such words to their wives. There is plenty to suggest that a new trend in China is pushing women back into the kitchen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:23:39

US and the hierarchy of civilizations

If you invite Chinese people who have lived in the US for a long time to talk about their impression of Americans, they will dish out the same answer – Americans are proud.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 22:33:40

Sports could help mend China-US ties

If people of the two countries are wise enough to handle their interaction well in sports, they should be able to handle it well in general.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 15:58:40

Self-sufficiency helps Iran counter sanctions

Agriculture is only part of Iran's self-sufficiency system. Foreign tourists can also see Iran's own bank card payment system, popular usage of QR codes, and indigenous equipment at the gas stations. It is this self-sufficient system that offers Iran a strong ability to counter sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 18:48:40

Affirmative action in admissions splits US

If that's the case, then maybe a combination of race and socioeconomic status is the right formula. The bottom line is affirmative action, just like everything else, needs to be adjusted to keep pace with changes in society, especially given the 1.0 version that's solely based on race is so clearly obsolete.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 19:03:40

Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:58:40