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Singapore's wisdom reflected in hosting Kim-Trump meet

Given its economic power and regional influence, Singapore is expected to play its role in facilitating the Belt and Road initiative and China's relations with ASEAN, such as crafting the South China Sea Code of Conduct. China needs to attach more importance to the coordinating role of Singapore.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 22:23:39

China forming acceptance of LGBT people on own pace

The move of Mango TV is not necessarily correct. Perhaps greater flexibility leading to a more open society will be more welcomed. But is it really necessary for Western media to impose their political correctness on China ?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/13 22:43:39

Ten years on, Wenchuan spirit revisited

Months after the Wenchuan earthquake, China successfully held the Olympic Games in Beijing. The disaster brought huge pain to China, but meanwhile pushed the country to weather difficulties and come out stronger.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 22:48:40

Social credit system China's answer to credit crisis

Judging China by Western standards is therefore biased. When it comes to the social credit system, countries everywhere are exploring. Why can't China use modern techniques to try out this system? Doesn't the US track traffic violators with surveillance cameras?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/9 22:03:43

China, Europe must defend global order together

How can we save the global order that Washington is abandoning? This is not only a matter of the Middle East or Europe, but the entire world. The world is getting messier because of the US. Major regional powers, including Beijing and Brussels, must consolidate their political will. It is time for them to deliberate how to jointly confront the US and defend the global order.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/8 23:13:40

US, North Korea should create friendly backdrop for summit

As the US takes the strategic upper hand, naturally North Korea has worries. Washington needs to be more proactive if the two sides want to build trust. The US and North Korea, bracing for the summit, must go forward. Otherwise there will be more political risks for Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/7 22:38:39

China's soft power tested in promoting ties with Indonesia

Widodo's grand maritime vision, turning his country into a global maritime fulcrum, and the Beijing-led 21st century Maritime Silk Road profoundly fit each other.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 23:13:39

French president's ambition crippled by domestic woes

Too much involvement in others' business will do no good to France's long-term development. Why doesn't Macron focus more on his country's own internal issues?
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 22:28:39

US loses if restrictions imposed on Chinese researchers

In the 21st century, the US can learn from China and give up its Cold War mentality, a prerequisite to its sustainable development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/2 23:18:40

Why wearing qipao to prom aroused heated debate

In fact, many problems in Sino-US ties are intertwined with cultural appropriation, especially on items of historical values. An analysis of cultural elements is of great significance at the time of tense Beijing-Washington relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/1 22:28:40

Law needed to protect reputation of heroes, martyrs

The country needs to draw a “red line” to prohibit any challenge to the country's national dignity and social stability. Expected to be adopted this week, the draft law will help citizens cultivate correct views on history and deter potential provocateurs from crossing the line. The law is enacted not only to regulate unruly behavior, but also to promote all of society to enhance historic education in the younger generation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:03:40

Canadian Senate needs better understanding of China's sovereignty

The scandal-ridden Senate had better ask its members to spend some time learning more about what's happening worldwide before they turn their votes into a laughing stock.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 21:18:41

View China-Pakistan cooperation within SCO objectively

We hope India and other countries can view China-Pakistani cooperation with objectivity and make concerted efforts for common development.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/24 22:43:40

Xi-Modi meeting to show diplomatic wisdom of China, India

We hope the high-level meeting set this week in Wuhan will enhance friendship and push forward the strategic trust of the two nations. The cooperation of two countries, home to about 40 percent of the global population, is highly significant for the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/23 21:38:39

Washington should look to its own human rights abuses

Is the US eligible to denounce others' human rights conditions? Apparently not. We hope Washington can abandon its Cold-War mentality and focus its attention on its domestic human rights issues before finger-pointing at others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/22 23:13:40

If Taiwan becomes a chess player, it will be told 'game over'

Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen said last week that Taiwan is not just the pawn of the US, but can also be a chess player. She may have not figured out how reality works. If Taiwan becomes a chess player, it will be told “game over” by the mainland. Hopefully both Washington and Taiwan can understand the warning sent by the mainland's live-fire drills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/19 23:08:41

India should join hands with China for regional prosperity

As a major power in South Asia, India should join hands with China for common development, which will be of particular significance for South Asia's prosperity. As neighbors connected by the same rivers and mountains, China, Nepal and India are natural friends. As Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “Nepal stands as a natural beneficiary of cooperation and development by China and India. This is a logical desire that should be supported by both China and India.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/18 21:48:40

Washington chaos may lead to reckless foreign policy

No one is confident enough to guess what Trump will come up with next. Although the US president has restrictions on wielding his power, he also has enough political resources to do anything he wants. It's thereby likely that he will get very extreme and make unexpected steps, especially in international affairs, to secure his voter base. The world can never let down its guard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/17 22:23:39