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Why Shambaugh is wrong again on China’s future

None of the fast developing nations over the past decades, including the 13 nations which joined the club of high-income economies mentioned by Shambaugh, achieved what they have today because they strictly followed the prescriptions provided by Western nations. Their success stems from the development path based on their own national conditions. Many countries get stuck in the middle-income trap because they couldn't find a suitable development path and have to copy the so-called democratic system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 23:38:39

Lotte should move out of China over THAAD land deal

South Korea is becoming tougher. Besides THAAD, it also fired shots at Chinese fishermen. But there's a payback for every action.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 23:23:39

Strategy coordination between US, China good for region

Asian countries will be assured and regional development guaranteed when the world's top two powers can properly coordinate their strategies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 23:53:39

Deng’s legacies continue to inspire China across the years

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. As can be seen from the Internet, many Chinese remember the day and are spontaneously commemorating Deng, one of the greatest men of the last century.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 0:03:39

Trump trademark win shows importance of IP to China

The Chinese government has awarded US President Donald Trump the rights to his own name, in the form of a 10-year trademark for construction services. The media sees it as Trump's triumph in his decade-long battle in China's courts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/17 0:43:40

Humanitarian aid needed to solve N.Korea nuclear crisis

The death of Kim Jong-nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother, following Pyongyang's latest ballistic missile test has escalated tensions over North Korea's nuclear program. Yet when Western mainstream media place the two incidents under scrutiny and call on Beijing to tighten the screws on Pyongyang, they seldom mention one thing - under intense pressure, will it guarantee the basic needs of ordinary North Koreans?
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/15 23:58:40

New Delhi will suffer losses if it plays Taiwan card

India wants benefits from the development of trade with Taiwan and Taiwanese investment. But it should be wary of Tsai's political intentions and avoid being used to confront the mainland. The best way for India to develop is by participating in the Belt and Road Initiative and attract more investments from the mainland.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 23:48:40

Rising racism in the US parallels Trump’s ascendency

Some recent incidents in the US may raise fears of rising racism. The student newspaper of Columbia University reported that door tags of students who have non-Western - specifically East Asian names in several residential halls had been ripped off, epitomizing the growing climate of racism and social division in US universities and across the country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/14 0:10:04

Indonesia needs to keep religious influence out of election

There has been worry that rising right-wing Islamic political activism may cloud Jakarta ahead of heated gubernatorial elections. Over the past few months, demonstrations have been continually staged by Muslim protesters against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian candidate running for re-election as Jakarta's governor, for his alleged insults against the Koran. On Saturday, tens of thousands of Indonesians held mass prayers at a national mosque, urging voters to reject Basuki in Wednesday's vote.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/12 23:48:39

One Belt, One Road can bring China and Russia closer

The Sputnik News Agency on Thursday quoted Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely participate in the One Belt and One Road summit in Beijing this May. If Putin attends the gathering, it will be of great significance to both Sino-Russian ties and the One Belt and One Road Initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 23:18:39

Consensus needed to back India’s request

A bid by the US to get the UN to include Masood Azhar, the chief of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, as a terrorist has been vetoed by China, according to Indian media, which accused China of pursuing double standards on terror.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/9 16:08:39

Vatican invitation a response to China’s progress

The invitation of Huang Jiefu, a former Chinese vice minister of health and current head of the National Human Organ Donation and Transplant Committee, to a Vatican conference on organ trafficking has sparked controversy. In view of the sensitivity of China-Vatican ties and stereotype Western impressions on China's organ transplantation, Vatican's invitation was interpreted as an olive branch extended by the Holy See to improve ties with Beijing but some human rights activists criticized it as "giving a propaganda boost to China" and an "air of legitimacy" to its transplantation program.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/7 23:43:39

France cannot restore greatness by closing its doors

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday officially launched her bid to become the country's next president. Inspired by US President Donald Trump, she blasted globalization while vowing to put "France First" in her election manifesto.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/7 0:18:39

US campuses need to teach true history of Tibet

The University of California San Diego (UCSD) announced Thursday that the 14th Dalai Lama has been invited to address graduating students at commencement in June and speak at a second event on campus that will be open to the public. The announcement has triggered strong opposition from students from the Chinese mainland at the university.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/5 23:33:39

Helping stray soldier will help Sino-Indian understanding

Whether a Chinese soldier who has been trapped in India for over half a century can return home has garnered extensive attention.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/3 0:08:39

Endurance needed in fight against Japan’s rightist forces

It’s irrational to boycott everything from Japan, but in the APA case, a boycott is useful.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/24 23:13:39

Territorial, historical issues drag down Northeast Asia

As a region that used to be dominated by development and cooperation, it is now shrouded in divergences and antagonism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/23 23:08:39

Nationalism gives rise to ultra-rightist mood in Europe

Once nationalism goes to extremes, it will turn into a hotbed for far-right forces to thrive.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/22 23:48:39