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Media should provide checks and balances

It may take a longer time to rebuild media credibility than destroy it. But the process has to begin now, at least because climate change and humans' own recklessness are all but certain to cause more natural disasters in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 16:53:40

Why isn't the BRI a strategy of China?

A challenge to the US and the West is that if they keep viewing and defining China with traditional strategic concepts, continue to pile pressure and even contain it at the cost of decoupling with the country, will they eventually create a China that confronts them?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 17:38:40

Will India miss chance offered by Myanmar?

Apparently, as Myanmar develops, China and India will have more opportunities of cooperation in the country. But if New Delhi weighs too much the strategic balance, it may lose more chance to participate in Myanmar's growth, and thus cannot share the fruits of common development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 19:23:40

Eastern mind-set foretells global future

Human beings are still on the way to realizing the prosperity of resources. It is thus too early to fully reach the prosperity of thoughts. The rise of oriental mind-set is only the first step on the way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 19:43:41

Rigid art venue rules need to evolve with times

Different art forms bring in audiences with different behavior codes. How this meshes with the rigid one-size-fits-all rules of the traditional theaters is a drama worth watching.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:48:41

Old mind-set distorts West's view of BRI

Therefore, all these stereotypes will only lead to a bias that as long as a country gets any closer to China, it will definitely be alienated from the West. Unless they break out of the old framework and try to understand the BRI from the standpoint of developing countries, Western countries will feel more troubled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:33:40

Global efforts needed to restrict US adventurism

Judging by the world reaction to the killing of Soleimani, I believe that the current US administration's global actions should be condemned and constrained. Iranians need to make more efforts, so do the people of the world. In an attempt to maintain the US image and the true spirit of freedom and democracy, Americans should restrict the unbridled moves of their president.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:58:41

Patient outrage in China needs treatment

Creating a more robust legal and complaints system may be the lesson that should be learned from the Beijing tragedy. But the lesson not only applies to healthcare.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 17:30:24

Small cities offer better insight into China

I appreciate the international students who accompanied me. It is hoped that more of such opportunities to research small Chinese cities will be created for them by more universities. Chinese citizens should also look around in these small cities and learn more about the country, so that they can understand its difficulty of development and greatness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 20:57:55

Why not to be pessimistic about China-US ties

So what a better way to spend the last few days of this difficult year than reading with music in the background? They make the world a peaceful place full of truth and beauty, at least for now.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 21:42:38

BRI embodies a different modernity norm

With the promotion of the BRI, China brings the project as well as modernity to more developing countries. Although the initiative borrows certain valuable experiences from the West, most of it still comes from Chinese civilization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 19:56:10

Global resources key to Chinese firms

A total of 129 Chinese companies, including 10 from Taiwan, were ranked among Fortune magazine's list of the world's top 500 firms this year, surpassing the number of US companies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 18:12:12

Race casts shadow on entertaining show

While I was watching Capri's stunts, my churning mind was calming down. I decided to not alert my niece about the unfairness of society. She will certainly have to face it in the future. But I am also certain that she is growing up in a whole new world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 18:13:40

How will Europe respond to China's rise?

Asia is no less challenged by globalization than Europe. The development of Asia is a process of constantly breaking the rules and orders designed by colonists. Meanwhile, it also faces the challenge of how to establish new rule and orders. Breaking and establishing the rules are inseparably interconnected while the shaping of new rules means Asia is making more and more contributions to global peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/18 20:13:41

How China can gain from trade headwinds

China and the US signed a phase one agreement related to the trade war on Friday. It has been widely discussed who the winner is. According to the results of my research, I believe that China has not lost, nor has the US won.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 19:03:39

Besides water, Tibet can give India green lessons

Geographical environment and transition of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is significant to South Asia, East Asia, and even our planet as well as for humanity's survival. Chinese people are aware of what responsibility they shoulder.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 20:58:40

Russia, China need strategic reassurance

China cannot guide Russia, nor does it need to. To China, Russia has many aspects to learn from, but Russia should also open its arms to its neighbor more widely.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 21:23:40

Buddha's birthplace hints at Asian century

While I was heading toward the airport and villages, fields, and trees passed by, I kept thinking: Does it mean China and India will shake hands at the birthplace of Buddhism if the two ancient civilizations are linked via Nepal?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/27 18:33:42