Space science enters new era of aspiration – colonizing planets

It's been about a few weeks since the private US firm SpaceX launched the world's largest rocket. According to the company, its main goal behind such ventures is the colonization of planets on which humankind may find shelter in case of catastrophic events on Earth.

China, EU present most promising potential for a beneficial future

In this early 21st century, the US is on the decline (Donald Trump's "America first" approach is only the most obvious symptom), China is on the rise, and Europe is embarrassed - It tries to fly higher, but is held back by internal differences. The regions between these "Big Three" - to revive an old formula - are naturally affected by this shift of importance and influence: That is true for the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Eurasian landmass.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/19 10:19:39

Europe's anomalous response to China's influence

European experts should first look at EU failures before blaming China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 10:45:11

Westerners selectively deaf to China's peaceful voices

Westerners, who misjudge China, have been selectively deaf to its voices of peaceful rise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/17 11:03:11

How to involve men in the movement against gender inequality?

Recently, several high-profile and trendy feminist movements quickly spread across different countries on social media, along with eye-catching blowups of sexual harassment scandals of political and business elites. The #MeToo online campaign encouraged women and girls to stand up and let the rest of the world realize how serious and prevalent sexual harassment is in our everyday life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 10:20:00

Time for US to make right choice toward cooperation with China

As a responsible country, China has clarified that cooperation is the only way ahead for relations with the US. Hopefully Washington can choose cooperation after in-depth discussion and serious contemplation. As long as it makes the right choice, prospects for cooperation and world peace and development are bright.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/15 11:08:37

The EU and Asia - a match made in heaven or hell?

Since Chancellor Angela Merkel has been recently bogged down by negotiations on forming a new governing coalition for Germany, the scene has been left clear for another European leader to take center stage - and, no, I do not mean Theresa May. The British prime minister's grip on power is looking shaky as talks over Britain's exit from the EU have failed to progress satisfactorily under her stewardship.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/14 12:55:22

Williamson wags limp finger at China

China is facing a split Britain, with May and Williamson perhaps representing different diplomatic approaches to Beijing. This is typical Western diplomacy toward China. Beijing is aware and is adapting.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 22:33:41

Trump's infrastructure plan offers road to nowhere

Washington's ability to mobilize resources has never been more constrained than it is now. The prospects for Trump's infrastructure plan are gloomy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 22:33:40

Happy new year!

Welcome to the Year of the Dog!
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 21:38:39

How Chinese like to stereotype expatriates

If you are an expat and look different from Chinese, you frequently get compliments from locals on your Chinese language, even if you barely know how to order food.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:23:39

Hawkish US ambassador to Australia likely to roil ties with China

Australia should do some reflection on whether it wants to be a long-term obedient little companion of the US or pursue a more independent foreign policy of its own.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:18:39

No better time for Koreas to sit at talks table

While the dual suspension proceeds, South Korea and China should encourage Pyongyang and Washington to talk and engage with each other. They need to contribute to making the current conciliatory atmosphere last longer and help resolve the nuclear crisis peacefully and simultaneously promoting denuclearization and the establishment of a peaceful mechanism on the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:13:39

US' Taiwan Travel Act challenges Beijing's red line

Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. If Trump, or any US future president visits Taiwan, Beijing will treat it as severe provocation and adopt all possible countermeasures, including uniting Taiwan with military force.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:08:39