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.

A 'make or break' G20 summit in Buenos Aires

Yes, much is at stake in the meeting between presidents Trump and Xi. But let us not overlook the fact that the problem we are facing today goes way beyond the United States and China. This problem is rooted in the very way we have conceived globalization. What we are seeing today is the backlash, and the G20 is as good a group as any to step back and push things in a different direction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 16:43:40

US passport can't obstruct Chinese police investigation

The Western media always criticize China for lack of rule of law. But when China tries to hunt down corrupt officials and improve governance, these same media go to a great length to shelter them using the excuse of China's human rights situation. Their logic of human rights can hardly convince anybody.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 22:53:41

China, US need to seek greatest common interest

We expect that the meeting of the heads of the world's two largest economies will point to right directions that lead to finding their greatest common interest. In that case, no matter how many twists and turns, the China-US relationship will never lose its overall positive direction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 22:53:40

General Malaise

Donald Trump warns GM about auto company's plans to cut jobs in North America
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 21:23:40

Xi's visit to Spain packs enormous potential as Belt and Road prospects look bright

BRI offers great opportunities, but there is also the need of designing a strategy for effective participation of Spanish companies. This week, Sanchez and Xi have the chance to work hand in hand for global governance and integration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:22:40

Trade war is about reshaping industrial chain

The Belt and Road initiative is more of a logistics chain and needs to develop into an industrial chain. Chinese manufacturing needs to go abroad and realize global distribution. Meanwhile, Beijing needs to provide better tax incentives and other sops to create conditions for remaking the industrial chain through our manufacturing industry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:22:39

US won't desist from playing Taiwan card

While KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu was voted to be mayor of Kaohsiung because of his campaign of restoring the city's past glory, Taiwan authorities should think carefully about how to market products made on the island and attract mainlanders so as to bring benefits to the people of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:13:40

Be wary of geopolitical rift kindled in East Asia

If disputes such as the Ukrainian crisis appear in East Asia, it will become easier for Western powers to upset the apple cart. Therefore, political vigilance is needed by all countries in East Asia and the region to prevent mistakes which are difficult to reverse.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:08:40

Martian moment

NASA's InSight lands on Mars
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 17:53:40

Bias stops West seeing real Xinjiang

Please respect the achievement of China's development and the will of 1.4 billion Chinese people, and stop stigmatizing China's governance.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 23:08:40

Can West understand China without understanding the Communist Party of China?

It has been 40 years of reform and opening-up. It is quite surprising to see the West so astonished over Ma being a Party member. The Western media should at least learn some history before judging the country's development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 23:03:40

Brexit deal shows rationality ruled emotion

The negotiations on future UK-EU relations will be tougher. But if the vote passes, the Brexit process can at least be launched without being obstructed. It is not only the responsibility of the British elite to bring stability and certainty to Britons, but also an obligation to the market and regional and international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:38:42

France demonstrations show public discontent with decrease in purchasing power

Although it is tough, France can still be reformed. It's just that reform measures can't be pushed, but have to be implemented cautiously and steadily. Perhaps, Macron cannot refrain from learning to practice “crossing the river by feeling the stones.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:33:41