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.

China, France enter new era with state visit

China and France have entered a new stage of bilateral ties. On the basis of dialogue on an equal footing, it is expected that the two countries are able to cultivate complementary cultures, realize peaceful development and produce mutual benefits and a win-win outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:13:39

Fresh impetus for China-Cambodia ties

Featuring pragmatic, high-quality and high-level cooperation, China-Cambodia relations will supply the most remarkable evidence that the two countries are forging a community with a shared future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:08:39

Taiwan Travel Act to jeopardize Taiwan's future

If the act were implemented in Taiwan, it would surely make the mainland more determined to settle the Taiwan question and the cross-Straits situation would enter a new phase.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 16:18:40

Data miners

Internet giants like Alipay, WeChat and Baidu are accused of tapping user data.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 23:13:39

West sees China's DNA database through skewed lens

It's high time that those prejudiced against China abandon their stereotyped mentality. Instead of pointing fingers at China, they should allocate more attention to privacy issues in their own countries instead.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 22:58:39

Inter-Korean talks deserve encouragement

The US and South Korea hope to force North Korea to make concessions, but not by themselves. This is not a good sign for the future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 22:58:39

China must exercise caution in lifting ban on import of Japanese food

With recent improvements in Sino-Japanese ties, the possibility of setting up a special working group cannot be ruled out. However, even if the group is established, Beijing may not completely lift import restrictions on Japanese food. On the one hand, the key to lifting the ban lies in whether food products from Japan can meet Chinese standards. On the other, Chinese people's doubts over the food in the affected areas also play a crucial role. Even if imported food from Japan's disaster-affected region passed Chinese tests, it is not very likely to appear on Chinese dining tables given the distrust of the Chinese public.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 19:51:02

Will Russia withdraw its troops from Syria?

By extensive intervention in the Syrian war, Moscow has reaped the most benefits at the lowest cost. Even US allies including Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iraq have started seeking cooperation with Russia. Russia's move in Syria demonstrated its diplomatic might as a major country and its potential to become a power exercising regional influence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 19:35:54

Dog killing: Activists go for the overkill

So what is wrong with love for animals? Amid the fight lies a key issue – the balance between love for animals and respect for human beings.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 19:28:40

Friendly chat

North Korea and South Korea will meet on Tuesday for talks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 23:18:39

Scandal shows hip-hop cannot thrive in China

No one can transplant a cactus to Siberia or move polar bears to the equator. In this case, the living environment matters. Without a native culture for hip-hop, the cultural form can scarcely blossom in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 23:13:40

West must learn to handle trash as China stops importing

Developed countries should take the lead, followed by the developing countries, in improving waste disposal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 23:13:40

Trends of Asia in 2018: Trump's whimsical retreat buffets continent

What happens when Trump discovers that there is no interest in bilateral trade deals with the US? He has no Plan B. US exporters will start to lose markets as the EU-Japan, EU-Canada, TPP-11 come into effect.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 20:23:39