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.

Waste import ban shows China striving for green growth

Great Britain, a major waste exporter, has been shipping about half a million tons of plastic to China every year. That ended this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:28:57

Free as a bird

New Year, new laws for California
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:28:39

Lasting Peninsula peace may start with Winter Olympics

Continued dialogue is needed, or this level of calmness that exists between the two nations right now will be nothing more than a passing phase.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:23:39

Addressing sexual harassment needs more than #metoo

Some Western media outlets are using China's sexual assault cases to insinuate that the Chinese system is to blame for the issue, as if the problems their countries are struggling to address are all about legal loophole.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:18:40

Kim Jong-un's New Year address sends key message

In any event, peace on the peninsula is invaluable. All relevant parties should seize every opportunity to make compromise and concessions to gradually push North Korea's nuclear issue toward a peaceful settlement. Once the opportunity is missed and tensions in the peninsula escalate, the result may be a disaster for all.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:43:39

Banning Putin rival may have long-term implication

Putin implicitly likened Navalny to former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and said such people would destabilize Russia. The question is whether it's a reasonable political norm that Russia should only be ruled by Putin. It remains uncertain whether stability in Russia will bring the long-expected development after Putin's inevitable election victory in March. Banning Navalny from upcoming elections may have significant influence in the long term for post-Soviet Russian politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:38:39

Australia-Japan defense pact and the new Cold War Order

A nuclear race is the inevitable outcome should India receive its NSG membership, and would undoubtedly jeopardize China's national priorities. If there has been any lesson learned post-World War II, then it is the realization that interdependence and cooperation were far better for the common interests of humanity than force and confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:13:39

Battle against ivory doesn't begin, end in China

Luckily, as more NGOs have started focusing on engaging Chinese in Africa, an increasing number of young Chinese have arrived in Africa and served as a bridge between Chinese and locals. The situation has begun to change. The ivory trade is a China-Africa problem and an international problem as well. The ivory ban in China is great, but it is not the end of our fight for elephants.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:03:39

Global responsibilities need to be shared by all nations

The end of US hegemony may eventually result in disorder, and this depends on whether the West can treat a multipolar world rightly and squarely face China's rising international status and growing leadership in global affairs. No country will be capable of independently leading the world. The international community should find an order where all states jointly bear responsibilities. This is an arduous process, in which China is very willing to invest efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 23:25:32

Nuclear button no solution to North Korea nuke crisis

Resolving the nuclear crisis peacefully is probably the most difficult international political goal in the world today. But vying for who has a bigger, more powerful nuclear button is definitely not a solution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 23:08:39

Cleaner air

Sales of smog masks and air filters have reportedly plummeted in China this winter in an apparent response to rising air quality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 23:03:39

South Korean-Japanese ties thrown into doubt as 'comfort women' deal under scrutiny

Given provocations from North Korea's launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles and eyeing of broader bilateral ties, South Korea is demanding more from Japan. Moon has made it clear that he will separate historical issues from security and economic cooperation issues. But the Moon government should take a step further by abolishing the 2015 agreement that disregarded public opinion and renegotiating with Japan so as to heal the historical wounds of “comfort women” and the South Korean people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 19:13:39

Unity of contrasts lends character to India

The unity of opposites is the most prominent feature of the country. Completely different things can co-exist harmoniously. It differs from China in the way that you can't believe you are in the same country when encountering such contrasts. In China, there is always a transition between two completely different things, while what India lacks is something in the middle.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:48:41