OPINION

Bold Saudi Arabian reform may risk provoking regional instability


While the domestic political situation and regional chaos have pushed the crown prince in the limelight, reforms also brought Saudi to a crossroads.

US unwise to re-list North Korea as terror sponsor

Neither Washington nor North Korea wants war, but both are playing a game of chicken.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 23:13:39

E-biting bricks and mortar

Alibaba's deal to buy a big slice of China's largest hypermart chain enables it to take on Walmart in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 22:53:40

Geography is not destiny: rise of Indo-Pacific

China has become the “odd man out” in this conceptual mapping of the Indo-Pacific.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 21:38:39

No coalition speaks uncertainty for Germany

The combination of both left and right wing parties in a coalition government embodies a sense of responsibility by German political parties to set aside their differences and collaborate for the greater good.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 21:28:40

Pushing for a better future for Zimbabweans amid tough challenges

The factional fight within Zanu-PF is highly likely to have caused the military maneuver in Zimbabwe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 21:23:40

Football matches are no place for politics

The football field typifies a place for the gathering of different groups and supporters, making maintaining order and peace in grandstands inherently difficult to control.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 21:23:39

Beijing-Pyongyang ties crucial to peninsula

Upholding the bottom line of the bilateral relationship leaves a chance of hope for the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 23:43:40

Heavier penalties needed to eliminate food safety scandals

No crime related to food security can go unpunished.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 23:43:39

This bike needs three

FDP pulls out of coalition talks
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 23:43:39

Beijing, Washington can develop, prosper together

It is true that differences exist – as the ancient Chinese phrase says “harmonious but different,” seeking common ground is certainly the right direction for China-US relations, which is also the value of Trump’s China visit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 19:28:39

Is Trump’s Asia tour start of US self-containment?

While many questions regarding the specifics of Trump’s Asia policy remain unanswered, it is critical that the US reject policies that seek to “contain” China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 19:18:40

Aging population throws up challenges

Building a harmonious generation-to-generation relationship is instrumental in handling the aging population.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 18:58:40

Pre-midlife cry-sis: Chinese in their 30s despair over life

The anxiety that many people in their 30s suffer is normal as they are in a transitional phase. But they need to make an objective self-evaluation and should stop being too harsh on themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 18:58:39