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Asian allies fear being cast aside by US president-elect

The geopolitical risks in Asia are not as serious as they appear to be. Some countries have overestimated the threats facing them and chosen to hide behind the US. They have dwarfed themselves strategically.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/10 23:43:40

Hong Kong must not be misled by Western media

For a long time, Hong Kong may be a special stage for an ideological tug of war between China and the West. The prejudiced forces in the West now try to use their ideology to influence Hong Kong and harm relations between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. This is a serious problem, and Hong Kong must confront it.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/9 22:38:39

India overestimates its South China Sea leverage

India and China should put more efforts into resolving problems like the imbalance of their trade ties. India won’t benefit much by balancing China through Japan. It will only lead to more mistrust between New Delhi and Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/8 22:58:39

New film industry law to rule out undignified participants

The authorities are expected to brief the public about the provisions of the law so it can be fully implemented after taking effect.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/7 23:13:40

Ethnic harmony crucial for Indonesia’s development

Radical Islam is casting its influences across the globe. With a large population, Indonesia faces the challenge of developing its economy, in which harmony among different ethnicities is a must. It is especially important for Indonesia as the largest Muslim country in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/7 0:38:39

Disqualifying separatist Hong Kong legislators-elect is a must

After employing a racial slur and separatist comments while being sworn into office, two Hong Kong legislators-elect, Sixtus Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching, created a scene again in the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/3 23:53:39

Premier’s visit to enhance economic, security links of SCO

A free trade zone that includes previous SCO members and India and Pakistan as new members will be of great value to the region, which will in turn coordinate anti-terror efforts and uphold regional security.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/2 22:38:39

Progress of China’s aviation sector highlighted at Airshow

However, whether China can achieve the sustainable development of aviation technology depends not only on government-backed investment, but also to what extent the aviation industry can be opened to private enterprises to inject fresh momentum into the sector.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/2 0:03:40

Beijing-Manila thaw helps Filipino fishermen return to Huangyan

As world media later reported, many Chinese coast guard vessels are still in the waters. Everyone knows what their existence means.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/31 22:28:39

Joint development common goal of China, ASEAN

After Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visits to China, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak will embark on his third visit to China on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/30 23:48:39

Duterte charts own course, not Tokyo’s, on S.China Sea

China is not going to form an alliance with the Philippines. Beijing does not expect Manila to confront the US. But Washington and Tokyo are encouraging the Philippines to maintain its conflicts with Beijing. Duterte has already seen through their calculations.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/27 22:13:40

Tibetans have natural rights to clean energy

In a shift of attitude, the World Bank has started giving more aid to hydropower projects as it is more environmentally friendly. Hydropower development in Tibet sticks to two principles: it must prioritize ecosystems and meanwhile, local residents must have more access to clean energy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/26 23:13:39

Middle class worry triggered by tax adjustment rumor

The most urgent task for the country is to make the rich earnestly fulfill their obligation to pay taxes. Middle-income earners in many cities lack the confidence to increase their income in the years to come. Those who are under pressure of buying or moving in mega-cities feel it’s even harder to make a living. The Chinese government should fully understand their situation, eliminate their unnecessary concerns and try to strive for their support of the new policies.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 23:28:39

China’s anti-terror endeavor requires active intl efforts

Kyrgyzstan recently arrested 14 border police officers for suspected trafficking of illegal arms, according to media reports. It is also noted that the criminals who attacked the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on August 30 sourced their weapons from these people.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 0:03:40

Transparency needed in Jia’s death sentence controversy

It has been a week since the Supreme People's Court approved Jia Jinglong's death sentence. The controversial case triggered public uproar after lawyers and scholars voiced suspicions about the execution order.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/24 0:13:40

Laid off workers need good care as govt cuts overcapacity

Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced a major redundancy plan targeting the coal and steel sectors, which are notably floundering amid overcapacity woes. This is part of China's mega project to revitalize its downward economy by stripping off negative assets and redistributing State funds and social wealth into promising industries.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/21 0:23:39

Defiant Hong Kong legislators must be barred

During a repeat of a swearing-in ceremony for five new legislators to Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday, pro-establishment lawmakers staged a walkout, depriving the council of the quorum needed to validate the oaths.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/20 0:43:39

Organ harvesting rumors follow need to demonize China

China has still more to do to improve the transplant system and many challenges can be expected. In this process, what China needs most is international support rather than doubts and accusations.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/18 23:43:39