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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

No reason to keep putting up with scams

This is completely opposite to the mentality of a Westerner, who will almost always blame an external person or factor for their predicament.
Source: Global Times | 2015/10/15 23:23:02

TPP can spur China to make better rules

Even if there is some competition, it's not a tug of war where both sides flex their muscles. Instead, both sides will be measured as to who can do better in sustainable development.
Source: Global Times | 2015/10/14 23:13:02

Population drives China's hard urban limits

China's giant population helps explain many major policies from the one-child policy to the temporary traffic controls that allow only some cars on the street on certain days based on their plate numbers.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/24 18:23:01

Moving beyond past vital for Sino-US ties

What's on the mind of Americans is simply that China's rise will challenge the order that the US has built in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/23 18:33:01

Paranoia about Chinese bad for US science

This is certainly not the first time US prosecutors have had red faces after chasing down Chinese-American scientists who they suspected had been spying for China.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/17 19:28:01

Singaporeans choose strong govt with vote

Most multi-party countries haunted by economic recession have met troubles in governance.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/16 18:53:01

Tales of economic doom greatly exaggerated

China's timetable for its rise might be long, because the Chinese leadership has a clear understanding of the troubles and difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/9 19:38:01

Chinese culture can't be bound to one land

If the fantasies can cultivate a long-time interest in the culture and a desire for more learning, they may deserve more of a thumbs up than anything else.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/27 20:33:01

Adversity helps Asian economies grow

The emerging economies in Asia have undergone an unprecedented period of growth and have now entered into a period of deep adjustment.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/26 19:53:01

Flags represent US successes and failures

I'd like to see the Confederate flag taken down. But when it happens, I won't want it to be seen as a celebration of the collapse of the last relic of racism.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/3 0:33:01

Anti-Chinese attack shows Turkey's struggle

What has been happening in Turkey is an epitome of the Middle East that is experiencing radical changes. Giving tacit consent to the development of forces that support “Xinjiang independence” does not prove the power of Turkey. Rather, it shows its helplessness.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/8 22:08:11

AIIB loans will face political challenges

If the AIIB is to achieve or even surpass what the World Bank and the ADB have done, it must attach high importance to how to raise the labor level of the debt countries at the every beginning.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/1 21:08:01