OPINION

US immigration policy just a political tool


Under the pressure of the upcoming presidential elections, the room is squeezed for both parties to concede and the protracted war on immigration policies will be the new normal in US domestic politics.

Deployment of missiles in Asia will do little to augment US power

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said on Saturday that he wants to deploy ground-based intermediate-range conventional missiles in Asia, just one day after his country formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. How will the decision influence Asia's security landscape? What are the challenges the US faces in this regard?
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 19:28:40

HK's law-abiding majority won't remain silent

Hong Kong has unique characteristics and responsibilities. There is little chance that ordinary people will tolerate the mayhem much longer. When the rioters are held accountable by law-abiding citizens, it will become a real movement that deserves the support of all decent people.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 18:28:40

Asia must be wary of US missile plan

It is believed that China and Russia will strengthen strategic coordination and join hands to resist the US plan. It is hoped that Japan and South Korea will not turn themselves to cannon-fodder in the aggressive US Asian policy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 21:32:26

Gun culture

A mass shooting on Saturday killed at least 20 people and injured 26 others in El Paso, Texas, US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 20:28:39

Mass shootings echo rising white nationalism in US

A society is abnormal if it is full of hate crimes. How can a country be great again if lonely haters are everywhere?
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 20:12:30

US economist urges cooperation for stable global development

Against the backdrop of US flip-flop during trade war consultations with China and intensifying Beijing-Washington rivalry, where China-US relations are heading and how they will affect the world have aroused concerns from scholars from both sides, including Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 19:05:57

Japan needs to balance alliance with a prickly US amid China's rise

Japan is regarded as a maritime country whose strategic security depends on the US. Sometimes Japan's policy is oriented by continental strategy; sometimes it is oriented by maritime strategy; and sometimes the country emphasizes both aspects.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 18:45:31

Niggles don't bruise China-ASEAN ties

In the future, China and ASEAN should take economic cooperation as the strategic focal point. They should enhance the quality of joint projects so as to let ordinary people in ASEAN know better about China's development while trying to eliminate their negative image of China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 18:43:40

Clickbait rankings cloud the internet

Every platform needs to stick to a hard-core indicator, real data, and transparent evaluation for each ranking. Digital data should not be the sole pursuit of internet platforms. Digital data can show something but people need to change their attitude toward it by acknowledging its importance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 18:26:21

Hong Kong won't succumb to radical protesters

The radicals are nothing but cowards trapped by utopian illusions. Only can relentless law enforcement wake them up so they will realize that Hong Kong has never abandoned the rule of law or the force to defend it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 7:57:45

US failure to keep its word hinders trade talks

Washington suddenly announced that it will impose a 10 percent tariff on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese exports to the US. This news has shocked the world and is another example of Washington publicly flip-flopping and breaking promises.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/4 3:53:10

Tariffs won't help US sell 1kg more soybeans

US stocks plummeted after the new tariffs were announced. Investors know that the White House is bringing major uncertainties to the US economy once again. US anxieties are now obvious. Should the new tariffs take effect, by no means will they bring China and the US closer to a trade deal. Instead, it will only move the two further away from a deal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/2 20:48:40

Video games are not necessarily bad for children

There was a period when I didn't have too much work to do and gaming took up almost all my spare time. I could sit in front of a computer from around 8 am to midnight just playing video games – afterwards I realized it was a reaction to my upbringing. Fortunately, it wasn't too long before I fell back into my routine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/2 14:08:40