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Can Rahul Gandhi lead a comeback of Congress?

Gujarat, Modi's home state, is widely considered as a stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Will the Congress defeat the BJP in the Gujarat assembly election? The result, which will be announced on Monday, may be an indication of what could happen in India's general elections in 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 23:08:40

Google's return indicates openness of Chinese market

Google reverses its decision seven years on. But when in China, it must follow China's rules.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 23:18:39

EU funding for Cambodia's election betrays democracy

As a country with painful memories of turmoil and wars, the last thing Cambodia wants is chaotic revolution. It welcomes collaboration and aid from all countries, but such support should come with no strings attached.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 22:43:40

India values geopolitical calculation over regional growth

Beijing's efforts to dispel New Delhi's strategic suspicions have been in vain. The development of peripheral countries will sooner or later make India realize that it's wrong to hype the China threat. Beijing will patiently wait for New Delhi to understand the essence of the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 22:13:40

Gaokao merit stands out as Harvard admission questioned

In years to come, when Chinese universities enjoy equal popularity with Harvard, Yale and UC Berkeley, Beijing and Washington will genuinely be well-matched in strength.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 22:48:40

China needs to be wary of security risks along Belt, Road

China's knowledge of the security situation in certain countries along the route of the Belt and Road initiative is far from perfect as well. Chinese think tanks should spend more efforts conducting research and recommend measures and countermeasures for Chinese firms to safeguard the interests of Chinese projects and nationals overseas.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 22:43:39

Consultation with public necessary to reduce controversies

More efforts are needed to take public opinion into full consideration. Most officials are upright and results are the core motivation for them in pushing forward on arduous tasks. Communication should be valued in the process. It may bring more costs but it will put the government in an active position. More importantly, it's the core of socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics and the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 23:32:41

Morality class runs counter to women's empowerment

Being submissive and obedient won't bring women happiness and runs counter to the country's development. China has to continue promoting gender equality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 22:43:39

Belt, Road good opportunity for India to boost economy

It will be more likely for India to reach major power status if the Modi government can answer domestic voices, actively participate in the Belt and Road initiative and strengthen the country's infrastructure and regional connectivity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 22:53:39

Is a new kind of McCarthyism emerging in Australia?

What's urgent and essential for Australia now is not to suspect China, but to prevent McCarthyism from thriving.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 23:43:40

Child abuse case tests boundaries of official credibility

Defusing public events is a systematic project in which the enhancement of government credibility is the fundamental solution.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 22:33:39

Pope should avoid complicating Rohingya crisis on visit

At this moment, it would be highly desirable if the world refrains from getting more involved in the Rohingya crisis, and thus the pope must delicately exercise restraint in the rest of his visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 23:38:39

New Delhi reads too much into Nepal's historic polls

While India claims it has become a responsible regional power, it should first consider the reality of Nepal and divert its intensive attention to helping Nepal's development rather than competing with China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/27 22:53:40

Military drill in Djibouti will not change China's defensive strategy

For Africans, China has already built its image of neutrality and as a guardian of peace and stability in recent years, and it will continue to maintain this image. In fulfilling its responsibilities, China deserves more support and less suspicion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/26 23:03:39

Nature of Rohingya crisis not up to Washington to define

Rohingya Muslims need a solution, not a definition.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/23 22:53:39

China's Rohingya solution shows diplomatic prowess

Some Western institutions hold a complicated attitude toward China's endeavor in settling international disputes and promoting regional peace and development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/22 21:33:39

Basketball can be a positive tool in Sino-US interactions

Basketball is huge in the US and one of the most popular sports in the world. Americans who play abroad must realize they represent the image of their country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 23:23:39

Heavier penalties needed to eliminate food safety scandals

No crime related to food security can go unpunished.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 23:43:39