OPINION

China-US relations seek inspiration from the past


The year 2019 is special for China-US ties. On January 1, 1979, China and the US established formal diplomatic ties.

China-US trade talks in final sprint

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the heads of the US delegation to the new round of high-level China-US economic and trade consultations in Beijing Friday after the latest round of China-US trade talks concluded in Beijing. President Xi said the two sides have made "important progress for the current stage" after the two-day talks and encouraged the two sides to try to reach a mutually beneficial agreement when they meet again next week in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/15 23:23:57

Forcing one to drink can't be a test of friendship

The Chinese drinking culture is set for a transformation. The long tradition seems to be on the wane, reflecting a change in an important aspect of China's material culture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 20:03:41

Ignore sleep at your peril

According to a recent report by Chutian Metropolis Daily, a woman surnamed Zhang, who has myopia (nearsightedness), suddenly suffered from retinal detachment after days of late night binge television watching.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 20:03:41

Debt trap

US national debt tops $22 trillion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 19:58:41

US must end anti-China 'political tsunami'

China and the US should protect their relations together. A sound relationship would benefit the US. If Washington is not aware of this, it will be hard to rebuild the two countries' friendly relations. We hope the US delegation and US elite will understand that bad relations hurt both sides, and China will never be the only victim.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 19:53:40

Europe needs economic cooperation, not blind suspicion

Globalization and cooperation are still key agendas of today's world and the driving forces for development. If Europe follows US footsteps and isolates China, it will miss opportunities for its own sake. It should preserve engagement with China and broaden its room for development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 19:43:40

Japan aims to expand political clout by creating global military footprint

We can see that Japan signing ACSAs with six countries is not just for defense and military purposes, it's part of an overall plan to influence economics, politics, military and culture, which is a long-term strategic mind-set of the Japanese government.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:23:40

Plain concern or bigotry? You decide

There is a whole generation of Chinese immigrants who grew up in the US many years ago who don't speak a word of Chinese because, in the aftermath of the Chinese Exclusion Act, their parents deliberately steered them away from the language. That has contributed to lifelong identity confusion among some of them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:18:40

As election looms, Thais yearn for stability

The Thai election can give confidence to other countries in the region. After all, with very few exceptions, the junta can return power to the people through elections.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 11:42:52

China calmly awaits result of negotiations

Some US elites wish that the US is the only winner. They expect the trade deal could stop China's rise. But we believe President Trump understands that the true meaning of trade is reciprocity. He should know that negotiation is not the final deal, and negotiators shouldn't always be tough. A trade war is not a real war, anyway.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 20:48:08

How bout them apples?

Apple sales dropped in China and India.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 20:13:40

Washington needs to understand competition on AI fairly

The US is going to extremes. Its actions and understanding of AI are not in line with AI's development rules or the times we live in.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 20:04:00

Turkey gropes between West and Islam

For more than 100 years, Turkey has never walked across this bridge to Europe. When facing a conflict between tradition and modernity, the West and Muslims, secularism and religion, it turned to Islam to realize the dream of a big country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 17:56:33