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Can economic bond bring China, Japan closer?

My Chinese and Japanese fellows all described the other country as neighbors that cannot be escaped, as a result of which the two can only cooperate. China ranks second in the world economy, sitting between the US and Japan. Politically, we can hardly separate the US and Japan. But economically, we should consider how to make the best of Sino-Japanese relations to serve China's development.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/27 19:48:02

Sticking together can work for minorities

The political system has decided that segregation, ironically, is the best way for minority people to fight for their rights.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/21 22:33:01

Faltering Brazil a lesson for Asia

Compared to Latin American countries, the Asian economy can drive global development and keep doing fine despite the global slowdown because Asia has a strong manufacturing sector.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/20 23:37:40

Student lottery strands young Chinese in US

Since April 5, many immigration lawyers in the Greater New York area have been receiving phone calls from panicked Chinese students. Hundreds of them all asked the same question: I fell into a trap. Now what should I do?
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/14 20:48:01

Economic figures don't portray real Japan

The plane arrived at Haneda Airport at noon.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/7 0:38:03

Injustice lights fire under Asian-Americans

As newcomers, Asians have a lot to learn about strategies, tactics or even tricks in American politics.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/7 20:38:01

Japan's deep unease skews views on China

The constant change of public opinion in Japan is not the only case around Asia. It is happening in other countries as Washington is rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific under the banner of human rights, democracy, and international law. This new dynamic warrants particular attention.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/13 22:13:01

US withdrawal unavoidable for peace in Asia

The US will have no reason to station its military forces in Japan and South Korea any more if a long-term peaceful architecture can be built in Northeast Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/31 2:22:01

Racial animosities can't cover injustice

But racial factors aside, those Chinese who expect their protests to change the course of Liang's case are destined to be disappointed.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/18 18:23:01

'Rebalance to Asia' requires updated response

The US has increased investment because US enterprises begin to realign their business in response to the rising cost of Chinese labor and they are encouraged by the strategic adjustment of the Obama administration to have more input in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/17 19:08:01

Softer criteria for college admission helpful

But if top colleges would like to give it a try by making these changes, then they deserve our support.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/4 19:33:14

Blockade shows Nepal's connectivity dilemma

India's blockade violates the principle of no interference in the internal affairs of another country.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/3 20:28:01

CPV leadership faces reform's challenges

Despite its similar political system to China's, Vietnam lags behind China in many fields, economic and political reforms in particular. If Vietnam can achieve its targets and prosper, it will provide a useful reference for China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/20 19:38:01

US role in S.China Sea needs to be squeezed

In most cases, it is more important to disintegrate the foundations of US assertiveness than engage in a face-to-face confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/27 19:28:01

Gun lobby's sophistries wear down US

What worries me is that the sophistries the gun rights side have adopted to make their case may be more harmful than they may first appear.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/15 0:12:29

Consumption can boost China's influence

Today's Asia requires not only the expansion or investment in the region, but needs the nation to transform into a major consumption power. As long as China can nail this, it will without doubt become the firm core of Asia's economy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/13 19:53:01

Bad manners are worst Chinese import

But for the Chinese who traveled a long way to a foreign country to look for something new, it is important to differentiate between confidence and over-confidence. The former can help us avoid getting lost in a foreign country but the latter may mean we don't learn from our host country, and we don't grow and evolve as people.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/7 22:38:01

Muslim reform needs external pressure

The New York Times reporter's words on so-called human rights after a trip to Xinjiang actually reflects his shallow understanding of Muslim secularization.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/6 18:58:01