OP-ED >> Observer

Nationalism instigated to challenge political system in Vietnam

At any rate, what's behind the protests is up to Vietnamese leadership to decide, though they should be allowed to do so without outside provocation. I believe that the mainstream society of Vietnam will take notice of similar “proxy conflict” experiences around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/12 22:23:40

Action needed to prevent religion's intervention in politics

Austria's approach mirrors Europe's vigilance and reminds all secular states to articulate their stance against religions' intervention in politics. Real actions should be made by the world, including China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/11 22:33:40

North Korea takes a giant leap

Kim will become the first North Korean leader to have an equal dialogue with a US president. Trump is likely to be the first US president to get North Korea's pledge of denuclearization. These are major breakthroughs for both countries. Kim and Trump will be praised for cherishing the opportunity and turning the meeting into a historic new beginning. It is hoped that such positive description belong to the Kim-Trump summit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/10 17:48:40

Blaming China won't heal G7 internal woes

Western democracies should figure out their own problems first, instead of talking about competing with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 23:18:41

Washington mustn't interfere in operation of private companies

It is hoped that the US government will stop interfering in the affairs of US airlines in terms of modifying their reference to Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/6 22:18:40

Chinese college exam mirrors future competition with US

Educational investment in rural and remote areas should be a long-term endeavor upon which the authorities insist. Global competition will be fiercer in the future and we have to prepare better for it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/5 23:18:39

Banning religious garments in public boosts social cohesion

Local or nationwide bans on hijabs, niqabs and burqas have been implemented in countries from Africa to Asia. That's what secular countries are supposed to do. And more countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany are likely to follow suit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 23:33:40

Foul-mouthed insult reflects debased US media culture

There have been degrading standards in the US media and among media persons. The prevalence of slurs and foul language is a further stain on the media industry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/3 23:03:40

Freedom of navigation inflicts less pressure on China

China won't allow any external powers to build hostile barriers against China in the region. We have enough strength and a firm resolution to fight back until they abandon such motives.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 23:28:40

Italy's chaos reflects crippled Western political systems

Breathtaking sceneries, cultural heritage and unique cuisines…These are what would first come to mind when thinking of Italy. But now, the country is thrust into the media spotlight for its political chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 23:18:40

Italy's chaos reflects crippled Western political systems

Breathtaking sceneries, cultural heritage and unique cuisines…These are what would first come to mind when thinking of Italy. But now, the country is thrust into the media spotlight for its political chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 23:03:40

Dealing with cyber terrorist content needs iron fist policy

One effective way is to intensify surveillance, better police what is available online, severely crack down on content that promotes terrorism and strengthen anti-online terrorism legislation. This is what China is doing now.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/29 22:48:39

Australia must take sexual assault on campus seriously

International education is Australia's third-largest export industry and pressure from Chinese students may prompt the Australian government to take action.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/28 22:53:39

As Taiwan loses allies, we must be wary of desperate moves

A detailed plan should be made to deal with independence forces step by step and not give them a break. The mainland should also prepare for reunifying Taiwan by force while making continuous efforts to seek a peaceful reunification. Beijing will never allow any separatists to split Taiwan from the country. The Tsai authorities had better return to the correct track of abiding by the 1992 consensus, not misjudge the situation and not push things into a worst-case scenario.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 22:33:41

Debate as Trump fails to block Twitter followers

Countries in different developmental stages will encounter different problems on the issue of online freedom. This is not a matter of political system. The US should learn to accept the political differences in other countries and focus more on its domestic problems.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 23:38:40

Twitter triumph

Trump isn't allowed to block his critics on Twitter, judge rules
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 23:13:40

China's demographics merit policy adjustment

China's understanding of population has been changing and a growing population is now being considered more of an asset than a burden.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 22:28:40

School shooting shakes foundation of US social stability

With the death tolls from mass shootings creeping higher and higher in recent years, some international students will be deterred from studying in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/21 22:23:39