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Border areas crucial to China’s poverty-relief campaign

More wisdom is needed to establish related laws, regulations, supervision and education systems to diminish security risks in the border, stabilize border regions while fighting the war on poverty and clear the way for the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 0:08:40

India using Dalai Lama card risks worsening bilateral ties

Despite objections by China, India will host the Dalai Lama in a disputed region on the China-India border in the coming weeks.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 0:38:39

China must remain steadfast over its North Korea policy

China's decision to halt imports of North Korean coal is right and persuasive, but it would be naïve to rupture diplomatic ties with Pyongyang. Beijing remains steadfast in its compliance with UN sanctions, but it has no intention of giving up its friendly Pyongyang policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/3 0:58:39

China’s veto on Syria sanctions sends consistent message

China and Russia on Tuesday vetoed a UN resolution to impose sanctions against Syria over alleged chemical weapons attacks in the war-torn country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 1:48:39

Cash alone cannot salvage Chinese soccer

In recent years, in addition to Chinese soccer teams' disappointing performances, most reports on this sport are related to money.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 0:43:39

US political chaos reveals urgency to advance globalization

The chaos in the US under Donald Trump’s presidency may last for a while, but it could be an opportunity to gather global forces together to advance globalization.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 0:48:39

Hong Kong must break away from UK intervention

The UK government released the Six-monthly report on Hong Kong: July to December 2016 on Friday last week, noting that the period "saw a number of developments which caused concern in Hong Kong and internationally," influencing confidence in "one country, two systems."
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 1:13:39

India should have an open mind toward CPEC

Many observers consider the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an important opportunity, not only for the potential economic benefits it brings to China and Pakistan, but also because it allows greater cooperation among nations in the region. Yet, it has made neighboring India apprehensive.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:13:40

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