OPINION

Trade war contradicts American spirit: philosopher


Why does philosophy matter in understanding the world? How can Chinese philosophy and Chinese wisdom contribute to solving current problems?

Washington's investment in Indo-Pacific won't cripple Belt and Road

Chinese people are not surprised by the problems surfacing in the Belt and Road. The initiative is cooperative as well as explorative for the future. In the context of globalization, the initiative is bound to be carried forward regardless of some countries' selfish tricks and sarcastic remarks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:18:40

EU-US trade truce can't hide deep divergence

In a nutshell, though the joint statement of the EU and the US is comforting to many in the West in the sense of averting an imminent trade collision between the two, it is certainly not the end of the story. Trump's unpredictability cannot be underestimated and the foundation of the transatlantic partnership has already been eroded.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:13:40

Like button: Taste wastes in vulgar terrain

The topic of “like button” leaves much room for debate and opinion. Is equality an effective measure to determine things of value? Is the opinion of the masses always right? Is what people like the same as what people need? If not, we better rethink about it and set limitations on the “like button.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 18:53:39

Surge in skepticism

US 4.1 percent GDP growth isn't enough to make stock market happy
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 21:18:39

Mutual respect bears fruit in China-Cambodia relations

Such a policy has yielded positive developments in China-Cambodia relations. Western countries should mull over the reasons instead of being jealous.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 20:53:39

US, allies distort China in South Pacific

A zero-sum approach is definitely unwarranted. In 2012, China, New Zealand and Cook Island agreed to cooperate on a NZ$60 million project to upgrade the water supply network in Rarotonga, Cook Islands' main island. More similar projects can be carried out, but only if some countries stop viewing China's global influence from a cold war perspective.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 19:18:39

Cooperation with China benefits UK strategically

China and the UK are supposed to be strategic partners committed to making the world a better place. They should join hands to safeguard the basic rules of international relations and promote world peace and prosperity in the 21st century. With huge potential, Sino-UK cooperation will drive the economic and societal development of the two countries and have bright prospects.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 18:53:39

With Imran at helm, new Pakistan govt will cement ties with Beijing

The new government should not only focus on national development but also improve ties with countries in the region as well as international powers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 18:48:40

Aging populations need more migrant labor

At future World Cups, we expect heated matches with a higher mix of ethnicities among teams and spectators.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 17:58:40

How China opened up over four decades

And now, in a period during which Trump is challenging the very notions of free trade and globalization, China is guaranteeing their continuity. Speaking in Johannesburg, Xi talked about a choice “between opening-up and a close-door policy.” He then called upon BRICS “to build an open economy” and achieve mutual benefits, shared prosperity and sustainable development. Clearly, he would hardly be confident to urge others to do it, if his own country did not set the right paradigm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 15:43:39

Sino-African cooperation

Chinese loans will not result in a debt trap for Africa as the funds have been used for vital infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 22:48:40

Marines in AIT not leverage for Taiwan

The new AIT complex is larger and will play a more important role in a tough China strategy by the US. But there is still a difference between offending openly and not doing so.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 22:43:41

Kissinger's Cold War strategy unsuitable today

But despite all the twists and turns in recent years, the world is bound to see a multi-polar landscape and continued globalization, with higher interdependence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 22:43:40