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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

Hong Kong must enact Basic Law Article 23 to rein in secession

To protect Hong Kong from the poison of pro-independence forces, more efforts should be put into reviving national education. Hong Kong students should be taught more about China's history, culture and national condition as education is of vital importance to eradicate pro-independence forces at the root.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/2 23:28:39

Governments worldwide explore internet management

The good news is the world is on the same page over this: when security is at risk, regulative steps from the government are needed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/1 23:03:40

Malala expected to continue bringing change to Pakistan

Malala must be cautious not to be manipulated by the West again in her striving for freedom.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/29 22:28:41

Death penalty for corrupt ex-mayor establishes rule of law

Zhang was only a vice mayor, but was involved in gigantic bribery. This demonstrated the necessity and significance of the Party's anti-corruption efforts since the 18th National Party Congress. The Party's crackdown on corruption will be long lasting, arduous and complicated, but ceaseless.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/28 22:38:41

US needs to consider human rights proposal of China

Opposing China's proposal to the UN Human Rights Council, the United States was actually worried about status. Washington's role as the superior judge of human rights had been shaken. In fact it's already a case of the emperor's new clothes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/27 22:48:41

US needs to wake up to China's environmental protection

Only when China's ban sets off an alarm bell for developed countries and pushes them to handle their own rubbish will global pollution control genuinely improve.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/26 22:33:40

Gun control dilemma exposes US political system woes

We have gradually realized that the rampant gun violence in the US has its source in the country's capital group. Changes can be made in Washington, but have to be made in accordance with the interests of the country's capital groups. This is the root of the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/25 23:18:40

Barring entry of cult supporter totally reasonable

Hugh is attempting to find a seemingly righteous excuse for himself. Yet it is more than obvious that he is utilizing Australia's current political environment as his cover. He made his accusation when Canberra was ratcheting up its anti-China rhetoric, which stemmed from both its political strife and vigilance against China's emergence.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 23:57:17

Can the US bring some certainty to the world?

The US is the dominant player in the current world, and when the dominant player is incoherent in its policies, it will drag the world into confusion. As Washington's erratic behavior may not be short-term, global leaders will have to find a way, on the one hand, to get along with the US positively, and on the other, to form a mechanism to hedge against uncertainty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 10:53:40

Iranian port of Chabahar could be model for China-India collaboration

China's Belt and Road initiative aims to create a platform for multilateral cooperation. It's not targeted at any third party, and multiple winners are what China pursues. India can choose not to join China's Belt and Road initiative, but the two countries have many cooperative opportunities on third-party projects. It is to be hoped that Chabahar Port offers a model for Sino-Indian collaboration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 22:33:39

China's green contribution benefits the world economically

Striking a balance between economic growth and environmental protection is essential for China in the next phase of development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 22:53:39

How mourning Hawking turned into China-bashing story

The Western media cannot stop defaming China for its AI and facial recognition technology. In December, The New York Times introduced China's developments in these fields. After describing how the new software identifies conference-goers' gender, hair length, color and characterizes the clothes they were wearing, the article summarized that the tech “is meant to reinforce and be guided by the steady hand of the state.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 22:53:41

How Stephen Hawking inspired a generation of Chinese

China's reform and opening-up gave birth to the scientific and technological revolution in the country that made Hawking so popular with the Chinese people.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/14 22:48:40

Support for Oli conducive to China-Nepal cooperation

China is not fighting India for sphere of influence. Neither will Beijing block New Delhi's effort to establish equal relations with other nations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/13 23:08:40

US losing leadership with calculating mind-set

Tillerson accusing China in Africa showed Washington's lack of self-confidence. Washington cannot compete with Beijing's ties to the continent. Trump's fuss about tariffs unveiled a diffident mind-set. The government is well aware that US products no longer excel. Now the country is lending people the impression that it is dredging for as much money as possible. This will do no good for its big business.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 22:43:40

Quake reconstruction hindered by Japan's political system

Granted, what happened in Tohoku was not only an earthquake, but a compound disaster with a combination of earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear accidents. But more importantly, it was Japan's system that hindered its efficiency of recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 21:23:40