OPINION

Unstable strategy haunts Canada's China policy


Earlier this month at the 2018 Fortune Global Forum held in Toronto, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada would continue to increase the trading relationship with China in thoughtful ways. How can the two countries deepen trade ties? How to comment on the current bilateral relations?

Chinese approach: more communication, fewer conflicts

When crafting foreign policies, most countries will prioritize domestic politics. The uniqueness of China's system requires China to focus on the stability of domestic politics. Chinese must ensure national security while at the same time keep social vitality and engage in smooth foreign cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 22:43:40

Abe faces tight rope walk in repairing China ties

China and Japan are the two most important nations in East Asia and good bilateral relations are significant for regional peace and prosperity. This golden chance of improving Sino-Japanese relations should not be missed. At the same time, it is also important to keep a low profile and proceed cautiously instead of hyping up the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 21:28:40

How the right and far-right polarized Brazilian society

The latest elections have shown that in the coming years, regardless of who wins the election for president, the debate over which model of social, economic and political organization Brazilians citizens want, will be between conservatives and progressives. The world has changed. The future requires good politics and perseverance for a world with a fairer economic order that is without hatred and political intolerance in Brazil.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 21:23:41

Can right-wing parties fix Brazil's social problems?

In terms of geopolitics and foreign relations, Bolsonaro came up with radical plans during his election campaign, which differ greatly from South-South cooperation preferred and promoted by the Worker's Party. It remains to be seen whether Bolsonaro will implement his diplomatic ideas.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 21:23:40

Tibetans revel in nature and development

For the Tibetan people, having passed from absolute slavery to a relative and guaranteed state of freedom-democracy, which calls for a sense of shared responsibility, does not seem to be a trivial matter.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 20:53:40

Can China-Japan relations break US straitjacket?

Japan should have a clear idea of how to deal with US influence in developing its relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 22:18:41

Xinjiang's soft landing to peace, stability deserves respect

China needs to strengthen communication with the world over Xinjiang governance, but the purpose is not to persuade Western political and opinion elites who hold a hostile attitude toward China. They don't plan to understand Xinjiang. They more hope to see a turbulent Xinjiang. They are only interested in finding a new perspective to mount an offensive against China and add a fresh angle to their outdated rhetoric.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 22:03:41

Auto slump

China's vehicle sales take a tumble again in September
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 21:33:39

SCO meeting charts course for development

The meeting best explains the Shanghai Spirit, and will further promote the practical cooperation by the SCO.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 20:53:39

China's progress does not come at the expense of other countries

As the midterm elections are approaching, the “China threat theory” has become an election strategy. Pence's speech was obviously unfair and meant to woo public support. As late Chinese leader Mao Zedong said in an article refuting Acheson's “Friendship” or Aggression?: “Seeking to justify aggression, Dean Acheson harps on 'friendship' and throws in lots of 'principles'”.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 20:48:40

Pence's remarks on China represent minority US opinions

Pence's derogatory remarks about China represent only the radical ideas of some US politicians rather than the rational voices of establishment Americans and the public. But still this needs attention from China. In addition to refuting his words, China needs to show Pence is wrong in this regard through its own development and contribution to the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 20:48:39

When will Asian 'silent minority' be heard?

A larger Asian presence is believed to be making a deeper dent in American culture and society. This might require years of strenuous effort so that the “silent minority” can make its voices heard and respected. Before that day comes, more brave fighters like Thomas Sung and straightforward critics as Constance Wu should rise to speak up and take actions on behalf of themselves and their community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 20:38:39

China's restraint can prevent Cold War

Despite deteriorating China-US relations, China's adherence to reform and opening-up hasn't changed, nor its determination to resolve external conflicts in a reasonable way. China still believes that a peaceful bilateral relationship makes both sides winners while a confrontation makes both losers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 22:08:39