OPINION

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.

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

Difference in bilingual apology shows insincerity of Heathrow duty free shop

When it comes to customer care, honesty is no doubt the best policy. A duty free shop in London apparently didn't get the memo.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:04:55

Government of Tonga Response to the article by “The Australian”, outlining The Australian Government's Criticism of China's Aid to The Kingdom of Tonga

The Government of Tonga is exceedingly grateful and very appreciative of all aid funds conceded either by loan or grant to Tonga by the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 11:48:39

Australia must move beyond Cold War thinking

Australians' future prosperity and security depends on rejecting simple Cold War thinking, and they need to start on the large but necessary task of building a knowing but constructive trust-based relationship with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 11:43:39

Crackers not welcome

Firecrackers are banned in China during the Spring Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 23:18:40

Unauthorized military intervention in Malé must be stopped

If India one-sidedly sends troops to the Maldives, China will take action to stop New Delhi.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 23:18:39

Dual suspension on Korean Peninsula takes effect at Olympics

Washington's bellicose threats are globally unpopular. The more this approach engenders opposition, the greater the political risks for the US. Washington should consider other options than confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 23:13:40

Europe needn't fear China's footprint in Africa

Because of their imaginary competition with China, Westerners and Europe in particular, felt dispossessed of their historical backyard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 20:03:39

After 60 years of estrangement, China and Vatican should work to restore ties

China should actively engage with the Vatican, seeking common ground while shelving differences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:58:39

Sino-US ties on brink over Taiwan Travel Act

Washington needs to keep in mind that if the bill eventually becomes law, the consequences for Sino-US ties, Asia-Pacific region and world peace will be hard to imagine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:53:39

Olympics: US fails to reach out to North Korea

To avoid the horrible scenario, Pyongyang and Washington should face up to the reality and return to pragmatic and flexible policies.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:48:39

Olympic magic

The Olympic Games bridges North and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 22:58:40