OP-ED >> Observer

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

Beijing offers clues for Modi’s new anti-corruption moves

More time is needed to see whether Modi’s new policy will turn into a huge blow against corruption in India. The hard truth is that the corrupt and fraudulent won’t just conduct shady deals by using cash, but with gold, real estate and overseas assets. Corruption can be bred in a variety of ways. Blocking the circulation of large currency bills is without question far from enough.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/13 23:23:39

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