OPINION

Will new CDU leader inherit Merkel's legacy?


If Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds Merkel as chancellor in 2021, her administration is likely to face huge political constraints from within her party, like what Merkel faced in the early days of her rule. That would make it hard for Kramp-Karrenbauer to break new diplomatic ground in foreign relations, including ties between China and Germany.

Keep faith in Korean Peninsula peace process despite slow progress

The US may have to think about changing the way in which it looks at the problem and deals with North Korea. Otherwise, an expedient move for short-term benefits won't be of much help for the peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 11:53:39

Why Crazy Rich Asians failed to impress Chinese audiences

What are Asians like to Americans? Two movies, Crazy Rich Asians, and Shang-Chi, offer some clues. In American eyes, they are either crazily making money or seeking revenge against Westerners for the past hu-miliations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 23:05:23

Liberty, equality, fragility

The Yellow Vests protests have swept through France.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 22:23:41

Opening-up in sync with solving trade row

Chinese people should have sufficient confidence. China, as an increasingly open market, has an irresistible attraction to the entire world including the US. The more Beijing opens itself up, the more confidence it has to negotiate with the outside world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 21:48:40

Lessons of Brazil not applicable to China

If you want to learn about China's future, you must know how Chinese people learn, work and live. Any analysis of China's future should not be divorced from this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 20:03:40

Yellow vest protests a litmus test for Macron

How to end the yellow vest protests is a big test for the Macron administration, especially with Christmas only a few weeks away. In the latest development, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the fuel tax hike would be suspended to quell the unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 18:38:42

China-US trade cease-fire augurs well though uncertainty lingers

The atmosphere and the result of the meeting between Xi and Trump during the G20 summit have exceeded expectations. Beijing will handle whatever happens next with strong strategic focus and will continue performing well in things that are supposed to be done.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:13:40

Japan, South Korea in spat, but Washington doesn't mediate

Linking historical issues with diplomatic pressure is nothing but a wishful thinking of Japan. Japan needs to be sincere to solve historical issues with its neighbors.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:08:40

Blind anger won't help France out of economic woes

Today's France is more known as a country resistant to change. Street protests cannot bring the French people what they want. France has a glorious past built upon the hard work and spirit of sacrifice of predecessors. But the young generation is seemingly forgetting these virtues.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 22:03:42

China-US trade deal needs mutual actions

It will be a win-win situation if a deal is realized. But if not, more fights and talks will continue alternately for a longer while. Chinese society should maintain a calm attitude.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 21:03:40

Hacker hospitality

Marriott's data breach problems are worsening.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:53:40

Rein in overtourism to protect beauty, ecology

This world is big and stunning enough to accommodate all types of travelers. May we travel green, responsibly and show respect to everything that is involved in this ecosystem called travel.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:08:40

West-Russia row worsens instability in Ukraine

The international community must have a clear picture of the situation in Ukraine and must support measures to defuse tensions. Only a diplomatic and political process can resolve the complexities of the perilous state of Ukraine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:03:39