OPINION

Chile, China scale new heights in relations


The II China-Latin America Ministerial Forum will take place January 19-22 in Santiago. It should provide a renewed impetus not just to the excellent relations between Chile and China, but also to those between China and the region as a whole.

New project scrambles to fully propel educational reform

Despite improvements to boost China’s higher education sector, it will take time and effort to promote educational reform and address the gaping divide in higher education.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:29:29

Sam knows best

Uncle Sam sees everything about China as a threat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:23:39

Time for peaceful US-China coexistence

While many ordinary Americans have realized the fundamental changes that globalization has brought to the world, the US elites should take a broader view and lead their country forward. They need to buy a new compass and try to see the world in three dimensions, not simply shadow every move China makes and declare it a threat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:18:39

US should not determine India’s status in Asia

India would be more mature and confident if it could view high-level exchanges with the US without regard for any perceived need to contain China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 23:13:40

Abe manufactures crisis to defeat unprepared opponents in snap election

The Party of Hope, however, is highly probable to replace the DPP as the largest party out of power. If so, Abe will have enough time to realize his long-held goal of a constitutional amendment and Koike will become a competent leadership candidate in post-Abe era after four years in the House of Representatives. Therefore, this election will shape the future trajectory of Japan’s politics as well as reshuffle political forces.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 22:08:39

India-US defense cooperation: much cry and little wool

With obstacles ahead, India-US defense cooperation will be no different from the past: much cry and little wool.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 21:48:39

Independence won’t be easy for Kurds

It is difficult for Kurds to realize their goals of building up their own country, considering the complexities of the Middle East. The independence referendum’s influence on the geopolitical situation in the Middle East will be partial and limited.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 21:33:39

Rituals provide safety in uncertain world

In a peaceful environment, political correctness can go too far without reins. When that happens, I am sure my rebellious self will reawaken, and I’ll forgo my birthday party for sure. But now, it is not only necessary but also critical to follow the rituals. The reason is simple: I would rather be mentally suffocated by political correctness than be physically suffocated by people full of hatred.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/28 21:28:39

Tweet-tastic day

Trump is thrilled by Twitter's lengthened 140-character limit.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 23:33:39

Washington needs to convince Pyongyang denuclearization is a better option

Instead of coercing Pyongyang to surrender, Washington should try to attract the country away from pursuing nuclear weapons by providing it with more security benefits and convince Pyongyang that nuclear ambitions will bring it more harm than good.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 23:28:40

Stable Sino-US ties buttress of world order

Since Trump took power, Sino-US relations have seen rising predictability and the two countries have been more capable in managing problems. What we want most is that the tendency can be strengthened and cemented with the two US secretaries’ China trip and Trump’s state visit to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 23:28:39

History offers hints for Beijing, New Delhi to handle bilateral ties

China and India need to appropriately handle their domestic and foreign affairs and work to exercise restraint right now. They should understand that coordination and competition will coexist for a long time. That is to say, no plan is at hand to fix problems facing the two states once and for all.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:28:39

China, India should compete for openness

China-India competition is therefore not really about which side can cultivate the most global CEOs, but which country can create the most open economic system to attract the most global talent.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:23:39