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'Text suicide' case shows China, US share online regulation interests

Online speech has extraordinary consequences – sometimes death, and those who post it must be held liable. Some Americans always denounce China over its regulations on online speech, and it seems spreading rumors irresponsibly is allowed in the US. However, the US is now seeing trouble in this regard. If the country continues to turn a blind eye to malicious online speech and similar “texting” suicide cases, more people could be taken advantage of by terrorists, radical religious groups and other anti-social extremists. Regulating online speech benefits social stability, and China and the US have common interests in this regard.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/18 23:33:39

Is family feud indicating a broader dispute in Singapore?

Lee Hsien Loong has been granted a chance on the stage of history, but is being rooted against by his siblings. His winning edge lies only in his governance achievements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 23:08:39

Chaos in Washington not good news for China

In the long-term, the current chaos in US politics will bring more uncertainties to the world. For China, the US will be a harder nut to crack.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 22:43:39

Will Rodman's Pyongyang trip make an impact this time?

The US and North Korea will see closer ties if Washington wants peace, not just denuclearization, and Pyongyang wants security, instead of nuclear weapons. After all, nuclear weapons are tools for security. If the two countries can communicate seriously on the purpose of the nuclear activities, breakthroughs may be achieved. Whether Rodman's “basketball diplomacy” can leave a mark in history will probably depends on his luck. We wish him good luck.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/13 23:43:39

Clash of civilizations intensifying in the US

Apart from the US, with the rise of terrorist attacks, the link between terrorism and religion has intensified frictions between different religions in other countries. How to properly deal with religious conflicts will be a problem the world will have to face.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/12 23:43:39

China-Central Asia cooperation not at cost of Russia

The West should abandon its Cold War mentality, and view Beijing's policies from the perspective of development. It has been decades since the Cold War was over. Cooperation, rather than confrontation, is the theme of the 21st century.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/11 21:38:39

China can contribute to ease Mideast tensions

The diplomatic spat between Gulf nations and Qatar continues to unfold. As eight nations announced they were severing diplomatic relations with Qatar over its alleged support for terrorist groups, how this diplomatic standoff matters to China has raised concern.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/8 23:28:39

Protecting workers' rights no excuse for illegal investigation

The Western media has been hyping up the detention of three activists that were apparently investigating working conditions in Chinese factories that make products for a number of foreign brands.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/7 23:28:39

Geopolitical bias blinds India to benefits of cooperation with China

China denied accusations that its military helicopters had violated India's airspace on Monday. Reports from India claimed that the Chinese aircraft had been seen hovering over the "Barahoti sector" of the China-India boundary. China's foreign ministry responded to the reports, saying they were "regular border patrols" on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/6 23:13:39

Fair treatment requested over Chinese detained in Zambia

Zambia is urged to release 31 Chinese nationals detained earlier for alleged illegal mining activities in the country's copper belt Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/5 23:58:39

West must stop its double standards on terror attacks

A terrorist attack hit London Saturday night less than two weeks after the Manchester bombing. The attack began when a van struck pedestrians on London Bridge; then the suspects left the vehicle and stabbed innocent people in nearby Borough Market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/4 23:28:39

Afghan security needs urgent attention in wake of blast

A suicide blast ripped through the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan Wednesday, causing at least 90 deaths and hundreds of injuries, according to media reports. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the explosion as an "inhuman and cowardly attack" against innocent civilians. The Taliban denied involvement and there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack so far.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 23:28:39

Time to lift EU's outdated arms embargo on China

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang embarked on his trip to Europe Tuesday. Since 1975, the Sino-EU relationship has been elevated from a cooperative partnership to a comprehensive partnership and now to a comprehensive strategic partnership.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 23:33:40

New railway lays foundation for Kenya's industrialization

It is one of the most momentous events in the history of transportation in Kenya. The 480-kilometer China-funded railway linking Kenya's largest port city of Mombasa to its capital Nairobi, slated to be launched on Wednesday, is expected to bring a wide spectrum of benefits to the East African country.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/31 0:33:39

Kidnapping highlights risks along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

A Chinese man and his wife who teach Chinese at a local language center were abducted from Quetta's Jinnah Town, in Baluchistan Province in southwestern Pakistan Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 22:38:39

Myanmar's national reconciliation takes a step forward

The second meeting of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference was finally held in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday after being postponed several times, with seven northern Myanmese ethnic armed groups invited. With China's coordination, Myanmar's peace process has taken a significant step forward.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 0:03:39

AI offers China chance to boost industrial competitiveness

The mission of humanity now falls on the shoulders of 19-year-old Chinese grandmaster Ke Jie, the world's top player of Go. From Tuesday, he will battle Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program DeepMind's AlphaGo in a three-match contest in a waterfront town in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 22:38:39

Online rumors undermine credibility of US social media

US social media platforms are descending into a hotbed of rumor, a sad truth that has to be admitted. China's real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi claimed recently that he will file a lawsuit against rumormongers for slander spread on US social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 23:58:41