OPINION

China-LAC relations ride rising trade wave


For too long, Latin America has depended on the ups and downs of the commodity cycle. While, especially in South America, raw materials and natural resources will continue to be a critical part of its export basket, what is crucial now is to increase the investment rate, to improve productivity and to add more value to its exports. In this, it can partner with China.

Meddling in South China Sea deepens Australia's strategic plight

During the tenures of former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, Australia saw the South China Sea issue as a dispute between China and related Southeast Asian countries, and adopted a relatively neutral and balanced policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/31 10:00:18

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the sharpest of them all?

Western politicians, scholars and journalists increasingly warn against China's use of so-called "sharp power" to pierce, penetrate or perforate the political and information environments of targeted democratic societies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/30 10:37:46

Trump's accusation based on shaky evidence

Some Westerners and South Koreans launched an offensive against China. On the one hand, they refused to implement dialogue as required by the resolutions. On the other, they imposed unilateral sanctions beyond the UN Security Council resolutions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/29 17:40:01

More talent needed to promote China-Japan mutual trust

Shinyichirou Shiranishi, chairman of the Executive Council of the Japan-China Society, passed away in October. He had always been a strong advocate of China-Japan cultural exchange despite strained bilateral ties in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/29 10:25:31

China stable as US shakes world in 2017

The US abruptly changed some of the rules of the game in the international community, yet the tools in Washington's hands are limited. The crisis on the Korean Peninsula revealed that Washington's capabilities don't match its volition.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 23:13:39

US is dividing, but it's not all Twitter's fault

A responsible US government should regulate online information with the advancement of internet technologies. Such management may be at odds with free speech and affect the values of US society. It tests the wisdom of the US leadership about how to utilize social media as a tool of engagement with its people and in governing the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 22:18:40

Age jokes all fun until they reinforce ageism

Maybe China's harsh perspective on age helps prompt so many brutal jokes. But the jokes are not so innocent. They could help reinforce such perspectives. If applying age jokes to people who are not so old raise eyebrows in a country like the US where the Age Discrimination in Employment Act has been in place for half a century, it will be more dangerous in China, where such a law is not established.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 19:48:39

Why China's plan helps solve Rohingya crisis

Many hands make light work. China's suggestions are aimed at promoting Myanmar's stability and development through concerted efforts with the international community. Beijing calls for more support and investment in the region so as to bring stability through development. China will join hands with Myanmar and other countries willing to participate in the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor to build a community of shared future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 19:40:48

Tentative progress at China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue

US President Donald Trump's administration always accuses Pakistan of being the shield for Afghan militants and has the intention of sanctioning Islamabad. Under such complicated circumstances, the prime need for China's diplomacy is not expanding regional clout, but addressing urgent regional issues, hence the trilateral dialogue that well serves Chinese national interests.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:38:40

Trump's Jerusalem plan may trigger regional clashes

Although Trump's declaration on the Jerusalem issue has not caused a massive religious clash, it deserves vigilance. After all, religious conflicts and the clash of civilizations largely derive from the identity conflict triggered by such events. When discourse is constantly constructed by antagonistic sentiments, the possibility of a religious conflict may be growing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:33:40

Nickel and dime diplomacy

US to make cut to UN budge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 23:18:40

India haunted by containment delusion

India should stop treating those small countries around it as its mistresses and showing no tolerance when they interact with other major powers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 23:18:39

Why US strategy plan calls China a rival?

There is a popular saying that as long as China can manage its own affairs, it does not need to be afraid of the challenges coming from the US. But with globalization continuing to develop, China as the world's second-largest economy cannot close its doors to the world and only deal with its affairs. After waking up every morning, we must imagine what competition will emerge today, and which of it can be solved by cooperation and the one that should be faced bravely.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:58:39