OP-ED >> Observer

Joint efforts of China, EU needed to fight unilateralism

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics, has noted that "Now we have a leaderless, multipolar world. While we may talk about the G7, G8 or G20, the more apt description is G-Zero. We will have to learn how to live, and thrive, in this new world." This is the part where Beijing and Brussels carefully deliberate how to enhance their cooperation, which is not simply aimed at easing the stress brought on by the US, but at maintaining and improving the current global order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 22:13:40

Reconciliation with Arab world in best interest of Israel

Israel can't obtain long-term security by living in confrontation with the surrounding region and relying on the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/16 21:28:40

Inclusive policy conducive to Malaysia's development

After Mahathir won the election, he said he had no problem with China's Belt and Road initiative, which was a positive sign. As a pragmatist, he must have known that cooperation could help promote Malaysia's economic transformation and assist the nation's infrastructure construction. It is to be hoped that Malaysia's new government can treat its collaboration with China with a fair-and-square view.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/15 22:08:40

Singapore's wisdom reflected in hosting Kim-Trump meet

Given its economic power and regional influence, Singapore is expected to play its role in facilitating the Belt and Road initiative and China's relations with ASEAN, such as crafting the South China Sea Code of Conduct. China needs to attach more importance to the coordinating role of Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 22:23:39

China forming acceptance of LGBT people on own pace

The move of Mango TV is not necessarily correct. Perhaps greater flexibility leading to a more open society will be more welcomed. But is it really necessary for Western media to impose their political correctness on China ?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 22:43:39

Ten years on, Wenchuan spirit revisited

Months after the Wenchuan earthquake, China successfully held the Olympic Games in Beijing. The disaster brought huge pain to China, but meanwhile pushed the country to weather difficulties and come out stronger.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 22:48:40

Social credit system China's answer to credit crisis

Judging China by Western standards is therefore biased. When it comes to the social credit system, countries everywhere are exploring. Why can't China use modern techniques to try out this system? Doesn't the US track traffic violators with surveillance cameras?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 22:03:43

China, Europe must defend global order together

How can we save the global order that Washington is abandoning? This is not only a matter of the Middle East or Europe, but the entire world. The world is getting messier because of the US. Major regional powers, including Beijing and Brussels, must consolidate their political will. It is time for them to deliberate how to jointly confront the US and defend the global order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 23:13:40

US, North Korea should create friendly backdrop for summit

As the US takes the strategic upper hand, naturally North Korea has worries. Washington needs to be more proactive if the two sides want to build trust. The US and North Korea, bracing for the summit, must go forward. Otherwise there will be more political risks for Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 22:38:39

China's soft power tested in promoting ties with Indonesia

Widodo's grand maritime vision, turning his country into a global maritime fulcrum, and the Beijing-led 21st century Maritime Silk Road profoundly fit each other.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 23:13:39

French president's ambition crippled by domestic woes

Too much involvement in others' business will do no good to France's long-term development. Why doesn't Macron focus more on his country's own internal issues?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 22:28:39

US loses if restrictions imposed on Chinese researchers

In the 21st century, the US can learn from China and give up its Cold War mentality, a prerequisite to its sustainable development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 23:18:40

Why wearing qipao to prom aroused heated debate

In fact, many problems in Sino-US ties are intertwined with cultural appropriation, especially on items of historical values. An analysis of cultural elements is of great significance at the time of tense Beijing-Washington relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 22:28:40

Law needed to protect reputation of heroes, martyrs

The country needs to draw a “red line” to prohibit any challenge to the country's national dignity and social stability. Expected to be adopted this week, the draft law will help citizens cultivate correct views on history and deter potential provocateurs from crossing the line. The law is enacted not only to regulate unruly behavior, but also to promote all of society to enhance historic education in the younger generation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:03:40

Canadian Senate needs better understanding of China's sovereignty

The scandal-ridden Senate had better ask its members to spend some time learning more about what's happening worldwide before they turn their votes into a laughing stock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 21:18:41

View China-Pakistan cooperation within SCO objectively

We hope India and other countries can view China-Pakistani cooperation with objectivity and make concerted efforts for common development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 22:43:40

Xi-Modi meeting to show diplomatic wisdom of China, India

We hope the high-level meeting set this week in Wuhan will enhance friendship and push forward the strategic trust of the two nations. The cooperation of two countries, home to about 40 percent of the global population, is highly significant for the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 21:38:39

Washington should look to its own human rights abuses

Is the US eligible to denounce others' human rights conditions? Apparently not. We hope Washington can abandon its Cold-War mentality and focus its attention on its domestic human rights issues before finger-pointing at others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 23:13:40