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Online rumors undermine credibility of US social media

US social media platforms are descending into a hotbed of rumor, a sad truth that has to be admitted. China's real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi claimed recently that he will file a lawsuit against rumormongers for slander spread on US social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 23:58:41

Chinese baizuo gibe a rebuttal to West’s moral superiority

A Chinese-created term is catching attention on American social networks. Baizuo, or literally the "white left," has triggered heated discussions about how it should be interpreted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 0:13:40

Washington rapacious in pursuing military dominance

The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson released a white paper called The Future Navy on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/19 0:13:39

New trends prompt Tokyo’s subtle change in China tack

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party who came to Beijing to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 0:03:39

Belt and Road initiative combines principles with reality

A joint communiqué was issued by the Leaders Roundtable of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on Monday. While China's proposals have received extensive support, a few EU member states refused to endorse part of another trade statement that China suggested, citing a lack of commitment to transparency and environmental sustainability as reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 0:13:40

Ransomware a wake-up call to strengthen cyber security

Since Friday, tens of thousands of computers worldwide were crippled by a mammoth ransomware attack called "WannaCry." It is believed that the victims identified so far could be just the tip of the iceberg, as the malicious code is transmuting rapidly around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 0:31:57

Belt and Road can complement America First

Sunday saw the start of the first-ever Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Washington sent a delegation led by White House adviser Matthew Pottinger to the summit, a sharp contrast from its previous attitude to Beijing's infrastructure-building proposals.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 0:08:39

Pelosi, Dalai Lama stage show before their political exit

The US is changing, and the world is changing. The Americans cannot solve new problems with their outdated approaches. Meanwhile, we can get a sense of why US politics is trapped in the ceaseless wrangling of the two parties.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 23:13:40

New missile signals China’s resolve to counter THAAD

There has been no lack of discussions over countermeasures against THAAD among the Chinese public, including the use of economic leverage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 22:23:39

Will Moon move to repair relationship with China?

It is hoped Moon can take the initiative to repair the battered bilateral relationship between Beijing and Seoul. If the opportunity is missed, the future ties will face more challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/9 23:03:39

China seeks integration, US seeks military expansion

But Washington has been playing a declining role amid the region’s rapid growth over the past years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/8 23:48:39

Regional connectivity projects can support India’s ambitions

Instead of being overly concerned about China’s rise, New Delhi should consider to take an early role in Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/7 23:28:39

Child-rearing puzzles expectant parents in China

A friend of mine who is roughly eight months pregnant told me that she has already started saving money for her child’s future tutorial classes. “Can you believe it?” she asked, “I was told that if I have not sent my child to classes for Math Olympiad training before fourth grade, he could never be a candidate for the competition and his chances to go to a distinguished secondary school and top university will be slim.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/6 0:18:39

NYT fails to interpret relationship of China, US leaders

The US media has never been a fan of Trump and has always had a prejudice against Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 23:23:39

Economic concern prompts ASEAN to tilt toward China

ASEAN relies on China for its economy and the US for security, and attempted to strike a balance between the two. However, as Beijing keeps providing development dividends to the region, such a balance can hardly be maintained.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 22:58:40

B&R can be new platform for Sino-US cooperation

More significantly, amid all the divergences and conflicts between Beijing and Washington, the two can get along well with each other through such collaboration, find their positions in the global arena in the current era and elevate their mutual trust to the next level.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/2 23:33:39

Manila, Seoul offer Asia contrasting lesson in diplomacy

Duterte regards China as an important partner in the Philippine economy and security and has benefited from this stance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/1 22:18:39

Domestic jet development backed by political system

Taking all that into consideration, how to further boost the manufacturing industry has become a crucial task which China is now facing. Achieving the goal requires not only the policies, but more importantly, political leadership to guide and guarantee development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 23:38:41