OPINION

PEN America imposes double standards of free expression in Hollywood


The US, which stresses political correctness more than ever, does not enjoy so-called freedom of speech as much as it claims. While Hollywood blockbusters have be shown in China, such as superhero movies like Captain America, The Avengers and Spider-Man, to name just a few, will US authorities give the green light to films featuring Chinese heroes? The answer is no. So where does their touted freedom of speech lie?

Can US clean its own mess instead of assailing China?

At this point, the least important question the US should ask is not what others are thinking of it, but how the country has come to where it is today. America must ask itself: does it still have a chance to be great again?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 20:08:41

Current US govt is a de facto tyrannical regime: Global Times editorial

The Trump administration is a de facto tyrannical regime. Officials opposed to the President were quickly replaced, including many core cabinet members. The interests and will of President Trump and his loyalists are the absolute focus of the US politics at present. If all of this is not a typical modern tyranny, what is it?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 19:09:18

US futile trying to wedge Chinese and CPC

US politicians think they can achieve their goal through attacking the CPC. They overestimate themselves. They try to alienate the people from the CPC like ants trying to shake a big tree. They underestimate the solidarity and cohesion of Chinese society.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 17:17:35

The last thing Trump should do is push China as his country falters

If we are indeed in a "strategic competition" with China, the only rational policy is to try to rebuild the US - and not try to tear down China. Because in spite of all the ink that has been spilt on this issue, China did not become an economic power by stealing American technology. They did it through the blood, sweat and tears of their billion plus population - and did this quite effectively under the leadership of the Communist Party of China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/26 16:38:53

Delusional US politicians see 'Chinese propaganda' everywhere

After the New York Times published an article by Dr Rao Yi, a US-trained molecular neurobiologist in China, who compared the fate of his relatives in the US to those in China during the COVID-19 pandemic, both the article and the newspaper came under attack.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 21:55:40

Australia unwisely boards US leaky boat to meddle in South China Sea

In a filing to the United Nations on Saturday, the Australian government said there was "no legal basis for China to draw straight baselines connecting the outermost points of maritime features or 'island groups' in the South China Sea." Australia's rejection of China's claim to key parts of the South China Sea comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement accusing China's South China Sea claims "completely unlawful" on July 13. The US statement failed to cause a ripple among South China Sea relevant claimants, so why has Australia jumped in and joined the US in provoking China at this time?
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 19:12:58

Chengdu consulate closure chance for US to observe Chinese public opinion

After China ordered the closure of the US consulate in Chengdu, Chinese social media erupted in cheers and applause. The US Chengdu consulate shot to fame in an instant. Some local residents even went to the consulate to join in some fun. Some media outlets broadcast live from the scene, which brought the place further into the limelight.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 11:59:43

Houston, We Have a Problem

When astronauts on Apollo 13 transmitted "Houston, we've had a problem here" to the NASA Mission Control Center in Houston, none of them would expect this line to become a popular movie quote and turn "Houston" into a synonym for emergencies.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/25 9:49:55

Say 'NO!' to PUA in the workplace

“PUA in the workplace” has come into public eye and sparked controversy lately in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 18:08:40

China's decision to close US consulate firm, justified: Global Times editorial

China on Friday announced to close and withdraw its consent for the establishment and operation of the US Consulate General in Chengdu as a reciprocal measure against the US demanding the closure of China's Consulate General in Houston. We believe in China that no one wants to see a free fall in China-US relations, but the latest reciprocal measure taken by China demonstrates that we won't indulge in the US provocations. China will not flinch in order to safeguard its bottom line.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 13:26:41

Pompeo's speech sounds vicious, but lacks significance: Global Times editorial

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in California on Thursday. He said the world is in the midst of a war between the "free world" and "new tyranny." The secretary of state has denied China comprehensively and completely from domestic to external affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/24 12:44:41

Why has the US abruptly turned against China?: Global Times editorial

The US ruling team's understanding of US interests as well as China is outdated. It is the 21st century, rather than China, that they are fighting against. They will inevitably run up against the wall.
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 22:28:42

Erasing ties

Four decades of diplomatic ties, now under risk. Photo: GT
Source: Global Times | 2020/7/23 20:56:03