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Merkel’s burqa ban appropriate for religious equality

This principle is reached in European countries at the cost of blood and lives. It merits attention from other countries where multiple religions exist.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/8 0:13:41

Development model must stem from country’s reality

We hope developing countries can learn tactical experiences from China’s achievements, but they must make their long-term strategic plans based on their national conditions. China is willing to help those who can help themselves in the first place.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 23:53:39

South Korea should reflect on itself before finding fault with China

If South Korea insists on going its own way, it should be aware that China will not make compromises and sacrifices over its national interests just to show generosity.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 23:28:39

Italy’s referendum hints of European faith in globalization

China doesn’t want to see a moribund Europe, but hopes to march forward together with a Europe that remains open and rational.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 0:18:39

Democracy cannot evade its flaws with falling strength

Each political system has its own problems and flaws. Reform and keeping up with the times is the only way to keep the systems alive.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/1 23:53:39

Separatists must be barred from HK chief executive electoral process

We expect Beijing and Hong Kong authorities to be more decisive in re-establishing boundaries and reinstall the rule of law.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/30 23:43:39

Overseas support facility to safeguard China's growing interests

As a country which sticks to the principle of not interfering in other nations’ domestic affairs, Beijing’s security strategy is all about defense. Yet this does not run counter to protecting its interests
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/29 23:28:39

Quality, not speed should be prioritized in development

It is time for Chinese society to slow down a bit and make sure every step forward is solid and firm.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/28 23:13:39

Singapore’s hypocrisy exposed by seized military vehicles

A Singapore-bound cargo ship from Taiwan with armored military vehicles on board was inspected and detained by Hong Kong customs on Thursday last week. The Chinese foreign ministry responded Friday that the "Chinese government is firmly opposed to any forms of official interaction between Taiwan and countries that have diplomatic relations with us, military exchanges and cooperation included."
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/27 23:48:40

Policy paper illustrates enhanced China-LatAm ties

The updated China-Latin America ties show their recognition of China’s way of development and approval of reciprocal cooperation without political strings. It is hoped Washington can continue its input into the continent, which can benefit most from the positive competition between China and the US. The old way of threading a geopolitical mindset into global governance is obsolete, and the US should draw on wisdom from China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 23:28:40

Seoul-Tokyo intel sharing adds to NE Asia complexity

Some analysts predict that regional collaboration, such as the free trade agreement among Northeast Asian members will be hampered. But at this moment, Beijing must promote relevant negotiations harder than ever. Doing so will provide China with an opportunity to dissolve present negative factors, regain its initiative from the current difficulties and safeguard its strategic interests.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 0:03:40

Daimler exec’s racist rant shows lingering West centrism

Gaertner has been removed from his position, but a mentality as hostile as his is perhaps a long-term problem as China opens itself more to the world.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 23:53:40

Ethnic peace in Myanmar needs more effort from China

After that, Beijing can better show each party in Myanmar where their self-interest lies by providing assistance and help in boosting development in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 23:53:40

Fear of competition behind Singapore’s new port criticism

It takes time for the rest of the world to overcome the inertia of the profound China threat theory, and understand and agree on China’s advocacy. Seaports like Melaka Gateway, high-speed rail like the Jakarta-Bandung railway and many other projects China is engaged in will serve as vanguards to demonstrate its commitment to joint development.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 0:43:39

Trump-Abe meet can’t paper over cracks in alliance

After the Trump-Abe meeting in New York, Japan may publicize the results and show off to the world how firm the US-Japan alliance is. But the divergence over Asia-Pacific policies between the US and Japan, or even the different opinions between Abe and Trump, will never be papered over. The bigotry in the diplomacy of the Abe administration is to blame for Japan’s strategic passivity. Otherwise, a Japanese prime minister would not have felt panic over the leadership change in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 23:33:39

Sin of forced demolition must be rooted out

Disputes over demolition are beyond complicated. However, once government and developers can do their jobs with more specific rules, guidelines, restrictions and understandings toward people, the grass roots will find relocation policies more reasonable and acceptable.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/17 0:03:39

Rumor that Chinese stars backed Clinton bid unfounded

The latest gossip of Chinese celebrities being big donors to a US presidential candidate has shown how a rumor can easily run wild in cyber space, inflicting great damage on the credit of individuals and companies. More tough measures are needed to rein in online rumors. Alibaba has stated it will investigate the case thoroughly, and the government also needs to take action.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/15 23:03:39

Security key to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor success

Meanwhile, dissatisfaction has been fueled in Balochistan as it was alleged that the CPEC will not benefit the province and the fruits will actually go to the Punjab, Pakistan’s most populous province which the Baloch insurgents accuse of “looting” their resources. Among the complicated geopolitical landscape, both domestic and regional, the CPEC is an easy target. Pakistan and China should work closely to address the security threat.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 23:18:39