OPINION

PLA drills in Taiwan Straits send clear warning


Taiwan independence forces' attempt to cozy up to the US and their secessionist activities will only result in strong opposition from the mainland. The Tsai administration should recognize the 1992 Consensus and negotiate with the mainland. US endeavors to play the Taiwan card will only complicate China-US relations and the situation across the Taiwan Straits.

China tariffs offer US a dose of its own medicine

China has always emphasized the importance of Sino-US relations. But lately, we have witnessed at least a few American hard-liners applying even greater pressure on China. It is worth observing the various challenges such posturing will provide for China-US bilateral ties.   China is not expecting added damage to US relations, but China does have the confidence and courage to confront any and all future difficulties and challenges should they emerge.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/4/2 8:26:37

Coffee cancer?

Starbucks Corp and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 23:08:39

Governments worldwide explore internet management

The good news is the world is on the same page over this: when security is at risk, regulative steps from the government are needed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 23:03:40

Peace on Korean Peninsula requires lasting efforts

The vulnerable détente on the peninsula needs to be carefully maintained. All parties should stand ready for negotiations that may last long. They should work to meet each other halfway for the sake of peace and stability on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 23:03:39

Including India in CPEC good for region

It might be difficult for India and Pakistan to think about a change in their nationalistic perspectives on Kashmir. To begin, they can devise a modus operandi that cooperation on the corridor will not affect their stance. Or at least India can join or be invited to participate where alleged sovereignty is not infringed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 20:03:39

US holding gun to EU's head in trade negotiations harms trans-Atlantic relations

The Trump administration's intention to secure domestic jobs and protect less competitive industries through trade protectionist means is likely to incur a trade war and countermeasures from affected countries, consequently harming competitive US industries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 19:53:39

West's unwise diplomatic war on Russia

Russia-West relations are unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future, as both sides tend to interpret their ties with each other from an ideological perspective. Although the “pre-war state” is unlikely at the current stage, such a tense relationship does no good to Russia and Western countries. A diplomatic war will only bring more losses than gains.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 19:48:40

Africa free trade area to offer opportunities

Given proper attention, the African Continental Free Trade Area would certainly compete favorably with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Area that was signed in January 1992 amalgamating Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 19:38:39

Washington suffers from IP-theft paranoia

Market itself is power. The US possesses unique and advanced technologies, and often refuses to make concessions in forming joint ventures in China, as is the case with Intel and Boeing. For companies trying to sell products with less advanced technologies, they have to accept certain terms from Chinese authorities to stay competitive in the Chinese market. This is how a market economy works and there is no room for the Trump administration to forcefully change the rules.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/30 22:48:41

Tier 2 trinkets

Many Chinese tier-2 cities have rolled out a slate of favorable policies to attract university graduates.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 23:13:42

Snubbing China, Canada cozies up to US

We despise the way Canada vacillates between China and the US, and won't readily let this go. Beijing should take punitive measures against Ottawa's actions that undermine the interests of Chinese business, sending a warning to others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 23:11:55

Malala expected to continue bringing change to Pakistan

Malala must be cautious not to be manipulated by the West again in her striving for freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 22:28:41

Cherry blossom antics by unruly tourists spoil the party

Defacing cherry trees is a form of personal gratification that spoils the beauty everyone deserves to enjoy. The cherry blossom season could be more enchanting if only tourists behaved themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 22:07:07