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.

Security cooperation can boost China, India ties

Mutual agreements between China and India far outweigh the differences. The future of China-India relations will mainly depend on a just and shared order and weakening geopolitical competition. People are looking forward to joint actions to build the Asian security community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 18:58:40

Is Mongolia's current political instability systemic or a governance issue?

Mongolia is an important neighbor of China to the north and an essential party to the construction of China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor. Mongolian economy has just shown signs of recovery. Political stability in Mongolia is not only beneficial to the country and its people but also conductive to the promotion of regional stability and sub-regional cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 16:58:40

Have Western media given up duty of objective reporting?

It is unfortunate to see Time magazine, which enjoys an influential readership among US intellectuals, degenerating into one of the media that focuses more on selling eye-catching, groundless stories rather than proven facts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 22:43:39

Trade war truce sends significant signal

Because of electoral political pressure, Washington needs to hype its win in the trade war. China doesn't have to compete for public opinion with the US. China instead thinks of the actual benefits and of promoting reform and opening-up.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 21:33:40

Laws to protect pets will benefit economy

I agree that pet owners should be responsible, but I also believe that they should have some support too. An animal welfare law that includes protection for pets and owners, regulates breeders and institute standards for dog breeding facilities will be welcomed by the millions of pet owners and animal activists in China. And my dogs would like a nice park to run around in.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:58:39

Human rights issue hypocritically used by organizations in West to smear China

The deteriorating human rights situation in the US discredits the country's role as a champion of rights. The refusal of the US government to sign many conventions and resolutions on human rights in the UN also points at Washington's double standards on the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:33:40

China-US trade truce set to benefit world

If China can reform its own development model based on its own plan under the pressure of a trade spat, it will be the biggest winner and the whole world will also benefit from it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:33:39

China-South Korea ties poised to shake off past gloom

I felt the effect of improving relations on one hand, but have some worries on the other. It seems that the public mood in both countries has not been able to come out of the shadow of THAAD deployment. It is important for the two sides to reinvigorate bilateral relations. The two countries have massive common interests in maintaining regional security, stability and prosperity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 16:48:39

China-US educational partnership has bright future, say academic

On December 2, Committee of 100 Leadership Scholarship Program Awards Ceremony was held, during which Chinese and American experts participated in a panel discussion on US-China educational exchange. Experts said that remarkable progress has been made after the reform and opening-up of China and the bilateral educational exchange will develop further.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 16:43:39

Gun control tests effectiveness of country's governance

A modern country has to explore a governance model that best suits itself. Gun control is just one example. Government must take proactive measures to sort out entangled interests and advance governance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 21:53:41

Alone in the crowd

Leaders of the Group of 20 agreed Saturday to fix the world trading system after difficult, all-night talks in the Argentine capital, but only 19 of them agreed to support the Paris accord on fighting climate change with the United States the lone holdout.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 20:18:39

BRI is changing economic, political dynamics

Five years on, European countries still hold mixed views on the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI) toward which there has been no unified EU policy. How to go behind the understanding of European countries on the initiative? What can be done to dispel suspicions?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:03:40

China's progress can be benchmark for West

The significance of the success of Chinese model lies not only in that it can offer incentives to other developing countries, helping them with economic development, but it can also drive the West to take the Chinese experience as a benchmark, introspect and reform. No country should view its own development path as the only viable one, much less impose it on others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 18:13:39