OPINION

Will new CDU leader inherit Merkel's legacy?


If Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Merkel as chancellor in 2021, her administration is likely to face huge political constraints from within her party, like what Merkel faced in the early days of her rule. That would make it hard for Kramp-Karrenbauer to break new diplomatic ground in foreign relations, including ties between China and Germany.

A challenge to maintain authority of law in internet era

Western accusations, formed out of either a lack of understanding of Chinese laws or deliberately neglecting China's own conditions, shouldn't influence judicial independence in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 22:28:40

Denuclearization deadlock

Denuclearization negotiation went into a stalemate
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 22:23:40

Are only housekeepers to blame for lack of hygiene at five-star hotels?

Strengthening supervision or dismissing a few cleaners is not going to solve the issue for good. The cleaners deserve fair payment under a healthy payroll system and they deserve appreciation and respect from both the hotel and guests. Instead of spending money on fancy projects, hotel managers should make more efforts to improve staff skills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 18:13:42

US-EU rift will affect international order

As the leading force of the Western international order, the evolution and development of US-EU relations will not only affect the two sides, but have an overall structural impact on the international system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 17:38:41

Taiwan's Olympic name bid doomed to fail

It is not too late for those name-changing campaigners to drop the case immediately, to save their own face and to keep others from unnecessary headaches and troubles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 17:08:40

Seoul spreads wings by co-opting Southeast Asia

In such an international milieu, the Moon administration has emphasized diplomatic, trade and export multilateralism on many occasions, and emerging markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Central America will become the core of South Korean trade.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 15:33:40

Why Westerners think China's rise defies expectations

It is a good thing that the West has started trying to understand China's rise, not with Western standards but through Chinese lenses. Thus they will find China's rise co-current and not defying anyone's expectations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 23:13:40

High-tech export controls will bring the US no good

Beijing needs to remain calm while Washington is impulsive. It has become a trend in the US to expand technological export restrictions against China, but it's uncertain to what extent Washington will enforce the restrictions. China shouldn't be swayed from the course of opening-up because of Washington's restrictions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 23:08:40

Bundle blunder

Canada Post labour dispute causes 30-day backlog as 600 tractor-trailers sit unloaded.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 22:38:41

Let man's best friend not get a bad name

Dog owners should understand that they are to obey the law if they really love their pets. If not, they are irresponsible to others, themselves as well as the animal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:43:40

Resolving mutual concerns to lift Sino-US ties

Some in the US need to treat China's intention fairly. China should adhere to sustainable development whether the US imposes pressure or not.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:38:39

Be wary of Quad threat to ASEAN unity

The key to ASEAN's achievement today lies largely in maintaining organizational unity without drawing a line between ideology and political system. Thus the Indo-Pacific Strategy proposed by the US in this way will not only split the Indo-Pacific region, but also create a rift among ASEAN countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 17:33:42

Lonely burden

British prime minister is seeing a wave of quitting in her cabinet due to Brexit negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 23:18:39