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US loses if restrictions imposed on Chinese researchers

In the 21st century, the US can learn from China and give up its Cold War mentality, a prerequisite to its sustainable development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 23:18:40

Why wearing qipao to prom aroused heated debate

In fact, many problems in Sino-US ties are intertwined with cultural appropriation, especially on items of historical values. An analysis of cultural elements is of great significance at the time of tense Beijing-Washington relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 22:28:40

Law needed to protect reputation of heroes, martyrs

The country needs to draw a “red line” to prohibit any challenge to the country's national dignity and social stability. Expected to be adopted this week, the draft law will help citizens cultivate correct views on history and deter potential provocateurs from crossing the line. The law is enacted not only to regulate unruly behavior, but also to promote all of society to enhance historic education in the younger generation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:03:40

Canadian Senate needs better understanding of China's sovereignty

The scandal-ridden Senate had better ask its members to spend some time learning more about what's happening worldwide before they turn their votes into a laughing stock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 21:18:41

View China-Pakistan cooperation within SCO objectively

We hope India and other countries can view China-Pakistani cooperation with objectivity and make concerted efforts for common development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 22:43:40

Xi-Modi meeting to show diplomatic wisdom of China, India

We hope the high-level meeting set this week in Wuhan will enhance friendship and push forward the strategic trust of the two nations. The cooperation of two countries, home to about 40 percent of the global population, is highly significant for the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 21:38:39

Washington should look to its own human rights abuses

Is the US eligible to denounce others' human rights conditions? Apparently not. We hope Washington can abandon its Cold-War mentality and focus its attention on its domestic human rights issues before finger-pointing at others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 23:13:40

If Taiwan becomes a chess player, it will be told 'game over'

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen said last week that Taiwan is not just the pawn of the US, but can also be a chess player. She may have not figured out how reality works. If Taiwan becomes a chess player, it will be told “game over” by the mainland. Hopefully both Washington and Taiwan can understand the warning sent by the mainland's live-fire drills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 23:08:41

India should join hands with China for regional prosperity

As a major power in South Asia, India should join hands with China for common development, which will be of particular significance for South Asia's prosperity. As neighbors connected by the same rivers and mountains, China, Nepal and India are natural friends. As Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “Nepal stands as a natural beneficiary of cooperation and development by China and India. This is a logical desire that should be supported by both China and India.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:48:40

Washington chaos may lead to reckless foreign policy

No one is confident enough to guess what Trump will come up with next. Although the US president has restrictions on wielding his power, he also has enough political resources to do anything he wants. It's thereby likely that he will get very extreme and make unexpected steps, especially in international affairs, to secure his voter base. The world can never let down its guard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 22:23:39

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