OP-ED >> Observer

China's 'tributary system' an ignorant catchphrase

US Defense Secretary James Mattis is visiting China from Tuesday to Thursday amid Sino-US tensions over trade and the South China Sea, which indicates smooth communication between bilateral militaries. But early signs indicate that this visit will be unable to change his long-held harsh views and bias of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 23:17:58

Australia's paranoia over China smacks of racism

Australia's paranoia over China can be attributed to its entrenched practice of racial discrimination.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 22:03:42

Chinese firms need caution when wading into Southeast Asia's nationalism

It'll take time for Southeast Asian people's doubts and vigilance about China to die away. Even now, some politicians incite nationalism against China to win votes, which hampers Southeast Asia's development and stops these countries from understanding the unselfish rise of China. . Both Southeast Asia and China have to leave history behind and embrace the present.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 22:13:42

A long winding way for peace on Korean Peninsula

Resolving the Korean Peninsula issue is like trekking through a long tunnel. A faint pinpoint of light has emerged, yet there is still a long way to go.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/24 22:48:40

Hyping 'China threat' unwise election strategy for BJP

In 2015, the "China threat" theory also reportedly appeared on BJP's training material. Perhaps the party failed to update the content, aimed at raising the defense budget, or purely wanted to prepare for the coming elections. Whatever the reason, the hype is inappropriate against the backdrop of thawing ties between Beijing and New Delhi. The BJP should be careful not to lose sight of the forest for the trees.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 22:38:40

Robust China-N.Korea ties instill positive energy to region

In short, development of China-North Korea relations has shown robust momentum and a bright future. It's hoped that the outside world will positively respond to the two countries' bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 22:03:41

Rising nationalism in US biggest threat to the world

US President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policy of separating children from their parents on the US-Mexico border has drawn the ire of a chorus of organizations, institutions and high-profile individuals. However, the US president doubled down on Monday claiming “the US will not be a migrant camp, and it will not be a refugee holding facility.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 22:08:40

Chinese model enriches global governance philosophy

Now it's the time for the West to seriously reflect upon its own problems and reconsider its values. What it needs to do is to improve and move forward, rather than be obsessed with past success. If it continues to defend its internal decay by fabricating external threats, liberal democracy and institutions will face a bigger crisis.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 22:48:40

China's gain from Singapore summit benefits Northeast Asia

Perhaps Washington elites need some self-examination over their Cold War mindset, their routine of treating China as an enemy and their habit of overly calculating gains and losses. If the nuclear crisis on the peninsula is to be resolved, it will be a win for all.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 21:28:40

Under SCO, India and Pakistan find common ground

The forthcoming joint military training of India and Pakistan deserves encouragement. It is hoped the two can establish mutual trust to serve as a foundation for future cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 21:43:40

Nationalism instigated to challenge political system in Vietnam

At any rate, what's behind the protests is up to Vietnamese leadership to decide, though they should be allowed to do so without outside provocation. I believe that the mainstream society of Vietnam will take notice of similar “proxy conflict” experiences around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 22:23:40

Action needed to prevent religion's intervention in politics

Austria's approach mirrors Europe's vigilance and reminds all secular states to articulate their stance against religions' intervention in politics. Real actions should be made by the world, including China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:33:40

North Korea takes a giant leap

Kim will become the first North Korean leader to have an equal dialogue with a US president. Trump is likely to be the first US president to get North Korea's pledge of denuclearization. These are major breakthroughs for both countries. Kim and Trump will be praised for cherishing the opportunity and turning the meeting into a historic new beginning. It is hoped that such positive description belong to the Kim-Trump summit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 17:48:40

Blaming China won't heal G7 internal woes

Western democracies should figure out their own problems first, instead of talking about competing with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:18:41

Washington mustn't interfere in operation of private companies

It is hoped that the US government will stop interfering in the affairs of US airlines in terms of modifying their reference to Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 22:18:40

Chinese college exam mirrors future competition with US

Educational investment in rural and remote areas should be a long-term endeavor upon which the authorities insist. Global competition will be fiercer in the future and we have to prepare better for it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 23:18:39

Banning religious garments in public boosts social cohesion

Local or nationwide bans on hijabs, niqabs and burqas have been implemented in countries from Africa to Asia. That's what secular countries are supposed to do. And more countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany are likely to follow suit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:33:40

Foul-mouthed insult reflects debased US media culture

There have been degrading standards in the US media and among media persons. The prevalence of slurs and foul language is a further stain on the media industry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 23:03:40