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Chinese society learning to accept LGBT community

China's social media may draw lessons from this case. While managing in accordance with the law, they'd better supply a forum for discussing these kinds of social issues that expand the boundaries of society's knowledge and awareness. We're confident that China will be more open in this regard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/16 23:33:39

Chinese values influence global film industry

Given China's economic and political role on the world arena, the expansion of its influence in global film production and other cultural industries is an irreversible trend, just as Forbes Magazine noted, “we will reach a time when not only box office receipts but also the films spawning them will prove China rules the box office once and for all.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/15 22:23:39

Sino-Philippine cooperation defies Western naysayers

China's assistance to the Philippines is concrete and pragmatic, and improved Beijing-Manila relations are an inevitable outcome. Sino-Philippine cooperation will promote common development in the region and is a good beginning for the establishment of a new regional order for sustainable peace.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/12 21:43:42

Trump must act prudently to avoid serious consequences in Syria

Although Russia's comprehensive strength has been weakened, it is seeing its strongest capacity in the Middle East. If the US refuses to respect Russia, a nuclear power, it may face terrible consequences. We hope the Trump administration thinks twice before deciding to attack Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/11 19:48:39

Policing online content not at odds with speech freedom

As a pioneer in internet regulation, China earlier ordered that all businesses operating within the country need to properly register with the authorities and those hosting unregistered VPN apps will face penalties. The US and other Western countries can draw from this experience and learn from China in this regard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/10 23:18:40

A sexual harassment case reexamined 20 years later

While the Chinese government has been unswervingly advancing the rule of law, the public's gradually developing habit of combating misconduct in accordance with the law is also encouraging. Although construction of China's rule of law still has a long way to go, #MeToo-like cases have undeniably highlighted the country's judicial progress in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/9 22:23:39

Asia needs to be wary of militarism revival in Japan

China's peaceful rise is an irreversible trend. Japan should adjust its mentality and view China's development as more of an opportunity than a threat so as to share in the development dividends of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/8 23:23:40

Spring of peace on peninsula needs care, goodwill

When a thaw appears, disturbances can follow. It is time to test whether relevant parties are sincere about their desire to resolve their issues. The current thaw on the peninsula must be cherished so as to bring warmth to once-seemingly permafrosted relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 22:48:39

Hong Kong must enact Basic Law Article 23 to rein in secession

To protect Hong Kong from the poison of pro-independence forces, more efforts should be put into reviving national education. Hong Kong students should be taught more about China's history, culture and national condition as education is of vital importance to eradicate pro-independence forces at the root.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 23:28:39

Governments worldwide explore internet management

The good news is the world is on the same page over this: when security is at risk, regulative steps from the government are needed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 23:03:40

Malala expected to continue bringing change to Pakistan

Malala must be cautious not to be manipulated by the West again in her striving for freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 22:28:41

Death penalty for corrupt ex-mayor establishes rule of law

Zhang was only a vice mayor, but was involved in gigantic bribery. This demonstrated the necessity and significance of the Party's anti-corruption efforts since the 18th National Party Congress. The Party's crackdown on corruption will be long lasting, arduous and complicated, but ceaseless.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 22:38:41

US needs to consider human rights proposal of China

Opposing China's proposal to the UN Human Rights Council, the United States was actually worried about status. Washington's role as the superior judge of human rights had been shaken. In fact it's already a case of the emperor's new clothes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 22:48:41

US needs to wake up to China's environmental protection

Only when China's ban sets off an alarm bell for developed countries and pushes them to handle their own rubbish will global pollution control genuinely improve.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 22:33:40

Gun control dilemma exposes US political system woes

We have gradually realized that the rampant gun violence in the US has its source in the country's capital group. Changes can be made in Washington, but have to be made in accordance with the interests of the country's capital groups. This is the root of the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 23:18:40

Barring entry of cult supporter totally reasonable

Hugh is attempting to find a seemingly righteous excuse for himself. Yet it is more than obvious that he is utilizing Australia's current political environment as his cover. He made his accusation when Canberra was ratcheting up its anti-China rhetoric, which stemmed from both its political strife and vigilance against China's emergence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 23:57:17

Can the US bring some certainty to the world?

The US is the dominant player in the current world, and when the dominant player is incoherent in its policies, it will drag the world into confusion. As Washington's erratic behavior may not be short-term, global leaders will have to find a way, on the one hand, to get along with the US positively, and on the other, to form a mechanism to hedge against uncertainty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 10:53:40

Iranian port of Chabahar could be model for China-India collaboration

China's Belt and Road initiative aims to create a platform for multilateral cooperation. It's not targeted at any third party, and multiple winners are what China pursues. India can choose not to join China's Belt and Road initiative, but the two countries have many cooperative opportunities on third-party projects. It is to be hoped that Chabahar Port offers a model for Sino-Indian collaboration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 22:33:39