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Violence in soccer is hurting China's competitive potential

Large investments and policies have been put into soccer in China. The money should be used to improve players' skills as well as cultivate sportsmanship and make players more educated, particularly young players. China's soccer team cannot fight to be one of the world's elite. The antidote lies in players' insistence on sportsmanship and determination to improve.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:33:40

Australia to pay for 5G restrictions on Huawei

China's warning at the WTO shows that Beijing will not shut its eyes to violations of multilateral trade principles. China should shoulder the responsibility of maintaining international rules, as well as urge the WTO to oppose a technological trade war through legitimate WTO complaints. Thus, China needs to build its professional groups to fight such trade discrimination under the current rules and procedures. Australia is bound to pay the price for its unwise decisions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:23:40

Latin America needs development, not zero-sum US games

Latin American people know what is good for them. China's investment and projects will benefit the region, and no amount of Washington's coaxing will change the facts. The US should stop playing a zero-sum game and focus on Latin America's development, if Washington really regards the region as “its backyard.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:43:39

Lowering hukou rules significant to reform, opening-up

Established in 1958, the system of hukou has been a concern of society since China's reform and opening-up began and one of the most important social issues. This step is significant for deepening reforms and conducive for the country to develop in a fairer, more reasonable and balanced way.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 20:33:40

China is helping European integration

China proposed the BRI and provided the reciprocal 16+1 cooperation mechanism for the CEECs to catch up with Western Europe. Even China, a country outside the continent, is putting efforts into narrowing the gap inside Europe. Why can't some Europeans countries cast off their suspicious minds and help CEECs develop and promote European integration?
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 20:07:17

Developing talent key to China's innovation

High-end talent is the key for a country to take the lead in future competition in innovation, and vying for more talent could be a theme. China will not only cultivate its own world-class talent by means of international interactions, but also to allow more overseas personnel to take root in China. As the saying goes, talent is the most valuable resource in the 21st century.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/9 20:08:40

ASEAN will shun the US' geopolitical game against China

The US should understand it is a member of the cooperation community rather than a boss who gives orders.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/8 20:28:40

China's actions to sinicize religions rational and lawful

The vocational education and training centers in Xinjiang are part of China's efforts in religious sinicization. They help trainees get rid of extreme thoughts and learn to integrate into the country's development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/7 21:53:40

US in no position to criticize China's religious policy

Instead of criticizing China's domestic affairs, Washington should just mind its own business. All in all, the US shouldn't always play the missionary's role and force its faith on others.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/3 21:48:40

Quebec makes right move to separate church and state

China is not a religious country but there are about 200 million religious people in China – three times the population of France. Thanks to the efforts of Chinese authorities, the country was able to keep stable and rapid development on track, providing people, including religious people, improved living standards and a more harmonious living environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 21:48:40

The West cannot drive a wedge between China, Indonesia

China's continued stable development will inevitably benefit more neighboring countries. The deepening economic engagement between China and relevant countries and the reconstruction of the Asian order are irreversible.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 20:35:04

India's nationalistic media could disrupt China-India ties

For whatever reason, Indian media should not make such irresponsible and irrational remarks. Differences do exist between China and India. But major progress has also been made, thanks to years of efforts from the two governments. It is time for Indian media to control its nationalistic sentiment. Hyping the gap will only destroy the larger picture of China-India ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 20:18:39

Investment, not criticism, will heal Rohingya woes

According to the Myanmar Times, Rakhine Chief Minister U Nyi Pu said economic development was “the best solution for sustainable peace” in the state. Instead of pointing an accusing finger at Myanmar, Western countries should offer Myanmar what it needs to prevent poverty from continuing to fuel ethnic division and radical movements in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 22:24:38

US playing a dangerous zero-sum game with China

The world order is completely different from the Cold War era, but Washington continues to stick to its outdated state of mind. China is not afraid of US competition, nor has the country ever thought of defeating the US as a major enemy. But if the US insists on playing such a game, China has the ability to fight to the end.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 21:03:39

China, Western countries can partner in African development

Africa is no longer the colony of the West. African countries have the right to conduct economic cooperation with any country they want. The deepening China-Africa cooperation and growing Chinese presence attest to the success of the China model.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 21:28:41

Huawei funding foreign universities shouldn't be politicized

It is time to shift the debate on Huawei or the entire Chinese high-tech development from a geopolitical matter to a technical one, and a subject of common development. Huawei's donations to developing countries have had a positive impact and have also been welcomed by more national institutions. Washington will find out that it can go nowhere by isolating others' technologies out of ideological confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 22:03:40

Cooperating with China is key to European integration

China and the EU need to coordinate amid the complex global situation. A unified EU that takes independent policies is conducive for the coordination and promotion of global economic development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 21:08:40

Philippine foreign minister praises Chinese system

Both Duterte and Locsin's statements reflect the fact that Manila has realized simply copying and relying on the US system will never help. But more importantly, the Philippines should understand this: The best model is not the US system or the Chinese system, but the one that best fits its own national conditions. China's model is in line with its own social and historical conditions, leading to the country's rise. This is the most important lesson that the Philippines and other developing countries should draw from China's unique path of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:28:40