OPINION

China-LAC relations ride rising trade wave


For too long, Latin America has depended on the ups and downs of the commodity cycle. While, especially in South America, raw materials and natural resources will continue to be a critical part of its export basket, what is crucial now is to increase the investment rate, to improve productivity and to add more value to its exports. In this, it can partner with China.

US divisions threaten leadership role

If Trump did refer to the two Latin American and African countries as "shithole countries," it is by no means diplomatically accepted. It is also politically incorrect. If the remarks were indeed uttered, the incident will definitely tarnish Trump's image and make the world believe that the US is increasingly irresponsible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/13 1:01:39

Crank call

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would “absolutely” be willing to talk on the phone to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 22:56:03

'Snowflake boy' raises awareness of educational inequality

More efforts should be invested to provide snowflake boys and girls with easier access to the educational resources on which they can rely to pursue better prospects. This is the basis for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 22:48:40

Japan blusters on about Diaoyu Islands

We hope Japan can show more composure. It needs to figure out what kind of relationship it wants to develop with China and in what way frictions between them should be handled. China has dealt with territorial disputes with other neighboring countries over larger territory, but none of them is blustering like Japan. If Japan thought things out, China-Japan ties might be improved in a steadier way.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 22:48:39

Ticket touts 'Spring' up, again!

The fun of the Spring Festival is often spoiled by the inability to find train tickets as demand goes through the roof.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 21:09:21

North-South détente, a new opportunity for peaceful settlement of crisis

The outcome of the inter-Korean talks should be regarded as the experimental version of the “suspension for suspension” proposal. The demand that North Korea suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint US-South Korea military drills is in the interest of all parties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:48:39

Does the world underestimate Kim Jong-un?

Whether the North Korean regime would remain stable was also once questioned as Kim was under 30 when he took power. But undoubtedly, he has established supreme authority in North Korea, observers noted. Meanwhile, he has cultivated a generation of young cadres to ensure a smooth leadership shift.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:43:39

The myth of the liberal international order

As Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi wittily replied when asked about Western civilization, “It would be a good idea.” The notion that international order exists or has ever existed seems highly questionable to me. The notion of a liberal international order is even more questionable because it is neither liberal, nor international, nor very orderly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:28:39

Big Apple cements 'sanctuary city' reputation

To those who are vulnerable in the intolerant atmosphere in the US, New York City may have provided the same kind of assurance as Johnson felt back then. If this city is determined to protect you, no one and nothing can intimidate you.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:23:39

Phoney war

The deal to sell Huawei's smartphones through AT&T was called off right before the partnership was set to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 23:33:40

Bellicose US public opinion may lead to war in peninsula

As the predominant player in the crisis, the US is critical to deciding whether there will be war or peace on the peninsula. The US should be careful what it wishes for. The more it talks about and prepares for war, the more likely it becomes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 23:23:41

Ball in South Korea's court as North plays nice, talks peace

Pyongyang has posed a big conundrum for Seoul. If Moon is weak with Pyongyang, he will be labeled an appeaser, but getting tough goes against his left-wing identity and Sunshine Policy. Is there a middle path?
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:23:39

Low-end manufacturing indispensable to India

India is a populous country and unlike smaller countries, India can probably establish a complete end-to-end manufacturing system. But if India does not reform and open up in coming years, sustainable development is simply impossible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:18:39