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Why Westerners think China's rise defies expectations

It is a good thing that the West has started trying to understand China's rise, not with Western standards but through Chinese lenses. Thus they will find China's rise co-current and not defying anyone's expectations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 23:13:40

Common interests guide China-Maldives relationship

China has always viewed the Maldives as an equal partner. It has never interfered into Maldivian internal affairs or attached any political conditions when offering assistance and investment. It is hoped that the Maldives government and public value such a partner as China and keep bilateral relations on the right track.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 23:13:40

Why having a pet dog is a complex issue in China

If Chinese families all raise dogs, simply cleaning up all the dog poop would be a heavy social burden, not to mention the risk of infectious disease or rabies. Raising dogs is a big issue that influences cities' environments and millions of residents' health.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 23:08:06

Quad offers no substitute for BRI in Indo-Pacific

Our suggestion is, instead of being the loudest in the room, why doesn't the Quad complete a mega-infrastructure program of its own that differs from the BRI they repeatedly denounce?
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:58:15

Advance South China Sea COC talks through building regional trust

It is worth noting that, due to the US' continuous utterance and meddling, the COC talks may be a twisted and complicated process. But it is also a process during which China and ASEAN can build up trust. The COC negotiations indicate that regional countries can solve their own problems, albeit in the face of external interferences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 22:05:12

Regulating internet a common challenge for countries

Western media always use China's internet regulation to accuse Beijing of suppressing freedom of speech, as if they were the judges. This is not only unproductive, but will result in harm to their own cyberspace security as they lack cooperation with China in internet regulation. It's hard to predict the future development of social media, but conditions don't seem optimistic for the West.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 21:53:39

Can fractured Western alliance learn from World War I?

A supposedly somber event for commemorating a human tragedy 100 years ago sadly missed the central point of how to best avoid it in the future. Instead, it became a hollow photo-op to showcase unity of the West to the world. Unfortunately, a fractured transatlantic alliance bodes badly for future global stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 23:03:39

Why China's human rights exploration deserves more attention

Terrorism is now a serious threat all over the world, but it seems that the West has failed to find an effective way to deal with it. As religious extremism is harming human rights progress of the whole of the world's society, China's positive exploration deserves more attention. The consultations on human rights between China and the West will gradually become their channel of exchanges in experience.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 22:33:40

E-sports win demonstrates China embracing globalization

China opened to the world and Chinese teenagers can play the game at home and learn how to improve their skills from high-level foreign players. The combination of Chinese and South Korean players contributed to iG's victory. This perfectly explains the importance of reform and opening-up to China's rise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 22:48:40

Europe should explore with China how to regulate religion

Europe is overwhelmed by Muslims and potential extremists among them. Amid growing violence, the rapid emergence of right-wing movements hostile to immigrants and widening social divergences, will large-scale religious conflicts stage a comeback? Or will Europe be Islamized? Instead of judging China condescendingly, Europe might need to sit down and discuss with China how to figure out their common challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 22:33:41

Beijing, Washington avoid sharp confrontation on Iran

The deterioration of the Iranian situation has just begun. We hope that Washington will restrain its rash acts. These sanctions against Iran face many challenges as they lack legal basis and hurt too many countries. Washington will suffer if it underestimates the challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 17:33:39

UN review an opportunity to introduce China's human rights progress

When Western people and media consider themselves judges of human rights, they might as well listen to China's voices, look at the reality of developing countries and think about their own human rights situation first.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 21:48:39

US divide may deepen further after midterm elections

As Americans' belief and social identity are becoming divided, they are experiencing more fear and insecurities. These domestic issues will also exert an impact on China-US relations. Chinese people don't want to see a unilateral US that always bullies and pressures other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 22:33:39

Trump offers wrong prescription to address US woes

Contrary to what he intended, Trump is turning the US into an isolated, short-sighted and paranoid country that keeps drifting away from “great.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/1 21:03:41

Why Washington politicians need to read Cha's Wuxia novels

Would Washington dare play this elaborate game of chicken with Beijing if the US politicians had to face Chinese people of such legendary fortitude?
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 21:28:40

Cornell echoes Washington's strategy against China

The situation of boycotting China is temporarily getting tense in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/30 22:13:42

Rising white supremacism tears apart US society

By shouting “America First,” Trump is talking in a well-known political code: He actually means “white people first.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/29 22:48:41

China, Pakistan set to advance CPEC despite naysayers

Pakistan is the only country with which China has built an all-weather strategic cooperative partnership and the two are widely known as “iron brothers.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 23:03:39