OP-ED >> Observer

Why Xinjiang governance is worthy of copying

Not a single terror attack, big or small, has occurred in Xinjiang for almost 22 consecutive months. Public security has notably improved, people are now feeling more secure and economic development is accelerating. Is this experience not useful for other provinces, including Ningxia, to learn?
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 22:48:42

US passport can't obstruct Chinese police investigation

The Western media always criticize China for lack of rule of law. But when China tries to hunt down corrupt officials and improve governance, these same media go to a great length to shelter them using the excuse of China's human rights situation. Their logic of human rights can hardly convince anybody.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 22:53:41

Can West understand China without understanding the Communist Party of China?

It has been 40 years of reform and opening-up. It is quite surprising to see the West so astonished over Ma being a Party member. The Western media should at least learn some history before judging the country's development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 23:03:40

West misses big picture viewing China via Orwellian lens

Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic to Westerners, but it is just a work of fiction to Chinese and they are fed up with Orwellian style preaching from Western elites. This kind of conversation will lead nowhere.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 22:03:39

Terror attack won't shake China-Pakistan cooperation

China is looking forward to Islamabad's further investigation into the case, to better protect Chinese people in the country while collaborating with Beijing more efficiently in cracking down on terrorists.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 21:03:39

Knowledge of China curtails Western restlessness

A WWIII of any significance would be disastrous for all and it is something that everyone should have a profound interest in avoiding. But China should keep alert of Western media's WWIII hype, which is simply a rehash of the “China threat theory.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 23:18:40

A challenge to maintain authority of law in internet era

Western accusations, formed out of either a lack of understanding of Chinese laws or deliberately neglecting China's own conditions, shouldn't influence judicial independence in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 22:28:40

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