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.

Midterm elections bare US rural-urban split

The argument that US politics has increasingly turned into a struggle between urban and rural voters has been going on for several years, and the division between the Republicans and Democrats is, in the eyes of people I talked to in Philadelphia, wide. NBC News ran an article before the elections with the headline: Americans are divided over everything except division.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:28:41

US anti-Pakistan rhetoric no help in Afghan peace

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry, while protesting Trump's statement with a top US diplomat, has already warned that anti-Pakistan rhetoric from Washington could negatively affect the Afghan peace process.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:13:40

West misses big picture viewing China via Orwellian lens

Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic to Westerners, but it is just a work of fiction to Chinese and they are fed up with Orwellian style preaching from Western elites. This kind of conversation will lead nowhere.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 22:03:39

Deal or no deal

The EU Has Approved Theresa May's Brexit Deal. Now What?
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 21:13:41

Ukraine loses most in Russia-EU row

Ukraine is bound to be the middle ground between the West and Russia. Completely leaning toward the West is not necessarily a shared wish of the US and Europe. Having its bread buttered with both Russia and the West is probably the best way to maximize its interests.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 20:58:39

Internal issues distract from Palestine row

Now, more and more people have realized that new thinking is needed to resolve regional conflagrations. New ideas could be generated in the process of promoting the new development agenda, which will help resolve the old conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 20:33:40

Challenges linger in China-India border talks

China and India's different understanding of the order between trust and misgivings demonstrates their strategic divergence, which will keep lingering.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:48:40

Women's woes and mirage of men's wealth

I congratulate the women who, through their own competence, weathered hardships to rise to the top in their fields. I commend the men who oppose the social bias faced by women and fight for them. I laugh at girls who use their youth to enter into high-profile marriages to gain status and then promote this as success, and I vomit at boys who mirror the views expressed by Yu in his infamous speech.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 17:53:40

Strategic immaturity annihilates DPP's rule

Radical thinking and paranoia that permeates the green camp have misguided the DPP. The party needs to reflect on this failure and make an about-face on its stance in the cross-Straits ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 22:28:40

Back on track

Apple has now been passed by Microsoft as the most valuable US company.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 21:13:39

Terror attack won't shake China-Pakistan cooperation

China is looking forward to Islamabad's further investigation into the case, to better protect Chinese people in the country while collaborating with Beijing more efficiently in cracking down on terrorists.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 21:03:39

Lessons from Dolce & Gabbana crisis

The D&G crisis has been precipitated by the lack of understanding of Chinese culture, ignorance of Chinese people's feelings and pride, and influence of social media. If you want to do business in China, these are 10 things you need to keep in mind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 20:18:40

What government and public can do to mitigate loss from wildfires in California

While mourning the deaths and devastation that the people of California have suffered, it is time to ensure that future fire seasons are unable to harm the people of the state.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:43:40