OPINION

US should desist from roiling South China Sea


Washington has taken a more active stance toward Southeast Asia, trying to restore and consolidate security relationships with regional countries and allies. But Trump's hard-line policy on the South China Sea has been counterproductive for regional stability.

Want to touch-up? Hire a makeup room

After taxi sharing and bike sharing, it's time for makeup sharing. Believe it, we are not making it up! Sharing makeup rooms have cropped up in shopping malls in major Chinese cities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 18:58:40

China-US trade negotiations on track

China and the US couldn't resolve all the disputes. But the consensus between the two countries' leaders has provided the political and strategic momentum to overcome differences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 18:37:15

Venezuela row: political solution only way out

Oil-rich countries usually develop their economies and ensure supplies depend on tremendous amounts of oil rents. US sanctions on Venezuelan oil may lead to a more turbulent situation in Venezuela and exacerbate the risk of political change.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 16:43:40

What makes my techie husband addicted to a Huawei smartphone

As an insider in the tech sector, my husband believes that Huawei's success does not come out of nothing and is proud of the emerging domestic technologies. When I told him about my analysis of his fondness for Huawei, he agreed saying, “I just choose what is right for me.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 14:53:40

When speaking a foreign language can hurt you in US

As a country built on immigrants, the US is known for freedom and multiple cultures. Considering the current tension between China and the US, it might be a hidden trigger for this dispute. Seriously speaking, it was just two students talking loudly in Chinese on an American campus. It was never an issue in the past. Since it unnecessarily escalated into a political and racial debate, it somehow indicates the growth of division and mistrust in American society.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 12:08:39

Time for China-India relations to abandon Western paradigm

Right now, the US is pushing the exclusive Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, comprising of the US, Japan, Australia and India. China and India should take the lead and make joint efforts to promote an open, inclusive, democratic and equal regional security framework that neither excludes the US nor Russia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/1 11:53:40

Battle of the birds

The US does not want to be involved in disputes between Japan and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 21:33:40

Foxconn's fall from big apple to crabapple

Foxconn's degradation from a big apple to a crabapple is politically embarrassing. This is a lesson. The US would be wiser to draw the lesson and respect the laws of economics.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 21:18:40

Will US tech cold war against China's 5G split world?

Worries are rising that the US campaign will lead to a split of the high-tech world, which may have a far-reaching impact on international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 20:43:40

Trump inadvertently reinvigorates democracy

US voters' interest in their democratic system has been diminishing for a long time. The voter turnout levels are often embarrassing. But in the midterm elections last year, a strong rebound saw the turnout increase to 50 percent, the highest since 1914. That trend will almost certainly continue in 2020. Ironically, oppression is the best stress test for democracy. And after the test being offered by Trump, US democracy is set to pass with flying colors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 17:03:40

Brexit

Brexit negotiations continue between the UK and EU.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 16:03:40

What ECRL can teach Chinese firms

Although the suspension of ECRL and Myitsone hydropower dam did not severely impact China's relations with Malaysia and Myanmar, we need to learn lessons and analyze the problems of “go-out policy” and overseas investment in Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 15:08:40

Can Franco-German axis save European integration?

But if Germany, which has been promoting a culture of peace, wants to keep up with France, which has been showcasing its influence through military intervention in other countries, Merkel's will and a single treaty are far from enough. Not to mention the US has already started driving a wedge in Europe's common diplomacy and security through close military cooperation with nations such as Poland.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/31 14:58:40