OPINION

France grapples with violence as Macron's reforms under threat of being derailed


Macron says he is more interested in doing the right thing instead of going by polls that show a dramatic fall in his popularity. The suspension of the fuel tax does not signal a retreat but shows protesters will not be easy to deal with.

Let Chinese not be livid at cultural gaffes

Chinese value gentleness, friendliness and modesty. They need to understand that there are many foreigners who also master the use of chopsticks, and their culture is equally important to us. We need to respect their culture in China as a good start.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 19:33:42

Forcing procedural correctness can be harmful

Procedural correctness is important. But simply forcing it on people can do more harm than good. When the right procedure leads to the wrong result, as often happens, it can only deepen distrust of procedure as well as those who have been pushing for its use.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:27:51

Europe's bruises need more than Pompeo's sweet wooing

If Washington truly walks on a path Pompeo described, its journey is destined to be an exhausting one and will end up badly. The path will have to be given up sooner or later, and Europe is surely not listening to and following the US this time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 17:08:41

With executive's arrest, US wants to stifle Huawei

The Chinese government should seriously go behind the US tendency to abuse legal procedures to suppress China's high-tech enterprises. It should increase interaction with the US and exert pressure when necessary. China has been exercising restraint, but the US cannot act recklessly. US President Donald Trump should rein in the hostile activities of some Americans who may imperil Sino-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 16:23:40

Keep faith in Korean Peninsula peace process despite slow progress

The US may have to think about changing the way in which it looks at the problem and deals with North Korea. Otherwise, an expedient move for short-term benefits won't be of much help for the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 11:53:39

Why Crazy Rich Asians failed to impress Chinese audiences

What are Asians like to Americans? Two movies, Crazy Rich Asians, and Shang-Chi, offer some clues. In American eyes, they are either crazily making money or seeking revenge against Westerners for the past hu-miliations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 23:05:23

Liberty, equality, fragility

The Yellow Vests protests have swept through France.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 22:23:41

Opening-up in sync with solving trade row

Chinese people should have sufficient confidence. China, as an increasingly open market, has an irresistible attraction to the entire world including the US. The more Beijing opens itself up, the more confidence it has to negotiate with the outside world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 21:48:40

Lessons of Brazil not applicable to China

If you want to learn about China's future, you must know how Chinese people learn, work and live. Any analysis of China's future should not be divorced from this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 20:03:40

Yellow vest protests a litmus test for Macron

How to end the yellow vest protests is a big test for the Macron administration, especially with Christmas only a few weeks away. In the latest development, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the fuel tax hike would be suspended to quell the unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 18:38:42

China-US trade cease-fire augurs well though uncertainty lingers

The atmosphere and the result of the meeting between Xi and Trump during the G20 summit have exceeded expectations. Beijing will handle whatever happens next with strong strategic focus and will continue performing well in things that are supposed to be done.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:13:40

Japan, South Korea in spat, but Washington doesn't mediate

Linking historical issues with diplomatic pressure is nothing but a wishful thinking of Japan. Japan needs to be sincere to solve historical issues with its neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:08:40

Blind anger won't help France out of economic woes

Today's France is more known as a country resistant to change. Street protests cannot bring the French people what they want. France has a glorious past built upon the hard work and spirit of sacrifice of predecessors. But the young generation is seemingly forgetting these virtues.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 22:03:42