OPINION

Governance woes behind US trade war


If Trump can make more efforts at boosting the real economy instead of waging a trade war, he may get closer to “Make America Great Again.”

China and sustainable modernization

China's modernization has come to an essential stage. Although further innovations are important, sustainability turns out to be crucial.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:23:39

Era of smart internet to replace social media

In China, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent changed the internet once dominated by the three web portals, namely Sina, Sohu and NetEase. A new change is still around the corner, and that is why the internet wave is fascinating.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 16:33:39

Why Myanmar is concerned about Chinese investment

As a country in transition to democracy and with a developing economy, Myanmar must by all means avoid not becoming entangled in any geostrategic rivalry. What the NLD government should pursue is a right and proper political management.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 12:28:39

High-level visits expected to advance China-Malaysia ties

People sometimes have to agree to disagree. We should still be confident that the two countries are able to properly manage differences and advance ties. It is hoped that the recent high-level visits between the two countries will facilitate this process.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 21:33:40

Half-baked plan

Polls show half of Britons want new Brexit referendum.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 21:18:39

Is Australia warming up to Belt and Road?

Australia is still skeptical about ratcheting up its relationship with China, a rising Asian powerhouse. Furthermore, an active initiator of the Indo-Pacific strategy, Canberra has an overt intention to contain Beijing's influence given its alliance with Washington. It's also been interfering in the South China Sea issue, being at odds with the Chinese government in terms of solutions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:58:40

Modi's reform drive faces litmus test in general elections next year

Is Modi good for India? The state elections in 2017 have shown the people's judgment, and the general elections in 2019 will give the final verdict.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:53:39

Washington's investment in Indo-Pacific won't cripple Belt and Road

Chinese people are not surprised by the problems surfacing in the Belt and Road. The initiative is cooperative as well as explorative for the future. In the context of globalization, the initiative is bound to be carried forward regardless of some countries' selfish tricks and sarcastic remarks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:18:40

EU-US trade truce can't hide deep divergence

In a nutshell, though the joint statement of the EU and the US is comforting to many in the West in the sense of averting an imminent trade collision between the two, it is certainly not the end of the story. Trump's unpredictability cannot be underestimated and the foundation of the transatlantic partnership has already been eroded.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:13:40

Like button: Taste wastes in vulgar terrain

The topic of “like button” leaves much room for debate and opinion. Is equality an effective measure to determine things of value? Is the opinion of the masses always right? Is what people like the same as what people need? If not, we better rethink about it and set limitations on the “like button.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 18:53:39

Surge in skepticism

US 4.1 percent GDP growth isn't enough to make stock market happy
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 21:18:39

Mutual respect bears fruit in China-Cambodia relations

Such a policy has yielded positive developments in China-Cambodia relations. Western countries should mull over the reasons instead of being jealous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 20:53:39

US, allies distort China in South Pacific

A zero-sum approach is definitely unwarranted. In 2012, China, New Zealand and Cook Island agreed to cooperate on a NZ$60 million project to upgrade the water supply network in Rarotonga, Cook Islands' main island. More similar projects can be carried out, but only if some countries stop viewing China's global influence from a cold war perspective.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 19:18:39