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Beijing, Manila explore joint development model for regional peace

Rules and principles established during this process can also create conditions for sustainable peace and spare the region external interference.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/18 21:43:41

Set rules straight for live-streaming platform

According to statistics of the China Internet Network Information Center, Chinese subscribers to live-streaming platforms reached 422 million as of 2017, growing 22.6 percent annually. The live-streaming industry made an overall revenue of 30.45 billion yuan ($4.4 billion) in 2017. There is a bigger chance than ever for an ordinary person to become widely known. But this sizable industry will only keep thriving if it complies with laws and rules and knows clearly where the boundary lies. To this end, both live-streamers and platforms have to stay conscious of what they can and cannot do.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 22:53:40

Chinese approach: more communication, fewer conflicts

When crafting foreign policies, most countries will prioritize domestic politics. The uniqueness of China's system requires China to focus on the stability of domestic politics. Chinese must ensure national security while at the same time keep social vitality and engage in smooth foreign cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 22:43:40

Can China-Japan relations break US straitjacket?

Japan should have a clear idea of how to deal with US influence in developing its relations with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 22:18:41

Don't turn South Asian countries into geopolitical tool

China does not see elections in South Asian countries as a win-or-lose game with India. But it does not want to see India, along with the US, view the region as their sphere of influence and woo regional countries to counter China. They may not be able to thwart China's rise in the region, but they can put regional peace and development at risk.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/14 21:48:39

Seoul's diplomatic independence key to peninsula peace

South Korea has been bold about engaging with the North recently and the US should be supportive of these efforts for the sake of regional peace. The gradual withdrawal of US troops can be coordinated with the denuclearization and reunification process of the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 21:43:40

India over-interpreting China-Pakistan drone deal

Combating terrorism is a priority for Pakistan, but it is also a big concern for India. While the Chinese drones help Pakistan rein in terrorism and improve its security situation in the future, they will also benefit India to some degree. Perhaps Indian people and media should see the bright side more and stop feeling they are always being targeted by others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 22:18:40

Western media refuses to understand China's law in Meng case

Meng is the highest-level official to be investigated since the Supervision Law took effect. We believe the fresh application of this new law will have a magnificent deterring effect upon other potentially corrupt officials.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 23:13:40

Nobel Peace Prize no help in addressing Myanmar woes

A Nobel Peace Prize with Western characteristics cannot solve the problems that Myanmar faces.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/8 21:58:40

Hong Kong has no less speech freedom without Mallet

Without Mallet, Hong Kong won't have any less freedom of speech. By contrast, Mallet's action damaged China's national security and undermined freedom of expression.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/7 21:38:39

Africa key to Chinese diplomacy in new era

The Belt and Road initiative (BRI) is a top-level planning of China's diplomacy in the new era. Chinese diplomacy is aiming at realizing the Chinese dream through the BRI. China's diplomatic style stresses on competent and energetic, and the country attaches more importance to neighboring countries and welcomes the other nations to take ride of China's economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/30 14:09:49

Time for US to soften sanctions on North Korea

A second summit between Kim and Donald Trump might be held in October. Hopefully collaboration among all sides will set the course for a new phase of global interaction between North Korea and the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/28 22:13:42

Quality, not quantity, of patents key to innovation

In impetuous times, people are more prone to making quick money in all possible ways. This can be a barrier to the innovation-driven development strategy that China is adopting. China must lessen the inappropriately high emphasis on patents, work out more targeted incentives and straighten out the approval process and so boost true innovation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 22:08:40

Reset anticipated for China-Australia relations

As Wang said, China and Australia are complementary economies and have more in common than differences. In today's fast-changing world where multilateralism and free trade are being challenged, China and Australia need to emphasize cooperation over conflict and join hands against those upending the international order. In this sense, a reset for the relationship is highly anticipated, even expected.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 22:03:42

China must oppose US protectionism, hegemony

The problems related to international trade cannot be addressed simply by hegemonic maneuvers. A wiser approach for the US would be to use the multilateral mechanisms of the international order to resolve its trade grievances with its partners. China has to shoulder greater responsibilities to hold fast to multilateralism and oppose protectionism in this protracted trade battle.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/25 21:08:39

Swedish right-wingers exploit refugee problem

Sweden used to be a perfect country in the minds of some Chinese. But in today's world, it's more than astonishing to hear such ugly words on SVT. What can Chinese tourists do in this context? Behave yourself, prepare for your trip and perhaps be more cautious in choosing your travel destination.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/24 22:23:39

China, EU can join hands on infrastructure plans

Through joint cooperation via various platforms such as China's BRI and the EU's connectivity strategy, the two can instill stability in the global order and achieve their development goals.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 22:33:47

China-Vatican rapprochement good for Catholics

Those who are making an issue of China's religious freedom to create obstacles for the improvement of China-Vatican ties do not care about the development of the Catholic Church. It's believed the Holy See will not be affected by them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/19 23:28:42