OPINION

Hard for Turkey to walk away from US


If extraordinary measures – Ankara is now forced to take – work, Turkish-American relations will possibly return to relative normalcy despite the existing disagreements.

Naysayers raise debt trap bogey to derail

A pointless debate before accepting FDI is premature and motivated. Such debates not only discourage investors but also lead the country into an “underdevelopment trap.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 20:33:39

Dialectical view of the social role of religion

To answer the question whether religion is good or bad, we need a dialectical view of religion's social role. Policies against extremism are not anti-religion. The development of religion needs modernization.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 20:23:39

Japan has to strike balance in ties with US over Indo-Pacific

The US-Japan alliance won't collapse for the time being. But if the Trump administration's trade protectionism persists, it will destabilize the alliance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 19:58:40

Extinction event

Polar bears are losing their home because of global warming
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 14:48:39

Kudlow should understand China's firm will

Chinese people really want to avoid a trade war. Considering the unreasonable US demands, a trade war is an act that aims to crush China's economic sovereignty, trying to force China to be a US economic vassal just like Japan accepted the Plaza Accord.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 23:13:39

Reorienting Europe in a changing world

The EU realizes it can reform itself taking the numerous and well-grounded criticism seriously, and at the same time rethinking its international role. Supporting multilateralism, as the EU always claims, obliges it to strengthen cooperation with China, which is offering an opportunity to the entire world through an open cooperative approach clearly summarized by the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 21:28:39

Did media hype up Kenyans' abuse claims?

Training and awareness also need to be used and intensified to curb future misunderstandings between locals and the Chinese workers at the workplace. A harmonious Africa-China cooperation stands to benefit both parties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 21:23:40

Sino-Malaysian relations look to a fresh start

There may be quite a few challenges ahead, but China and Malaysia are now standing on a new starting point for continuing their friendly and cooperative journey. For both nations, it is an opportunity to take their relationship to a new level. Mahathir's China visit is approaching. This is likely to become a preface to the new bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 20:38:39

China's tariff response shows restrained rationality US bully unable to comprehend

China does not want a trade war with the US, but it will fight to the end if Washington continues starting and resuming their tariff actions. If the US wants to return to the negotiating table, then a level of sincerity will need to reveal itself.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/4 5:47:52

Indo-Pacific strategy unpopular in ASEAN

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his visit to Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia with a plan to invest $113 million in the Indo-Pacific region. His goal is clearly to win Southeast Asia's support to US Indo-Pacific strategy. But what he will face is suspicion from regional countries and their polite yet cautious responses.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/3 23:13:41

Gagging nuisance calls

Nuisance calls have existed for years in China, but it's not too hard to stop them if authorities concerned shoulder their responsibility. Companies should desist from such practices if they don't want to lose people's trust.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/3 0:03:40

Knockoff deals cast shadow on discount platform

Unfortunately, China has seen the pressing need for intellectual property rights protection amid the trade war with the US. If the company doesn't immediately step up efforts to strictly monitor vendors on the platform and take necessary measures to rein in those dealing in spurious goods, it's quite uncertain how far the company will go.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/3 0:03:39

Reorienting Europe in a changing world

Krastev's article in FP magazine "3 Versions of Europe Are Collapsing at the Same Time" deserves attention. His analysis is part of a wide debate over European and Western fragility over the last 20 years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 23:39:04