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