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Wide space for China-Costa Rica cooperation

Costa Rica is one of the countries that unilaterally have set up ambitious goals in fighting climate change. We aim to be carbon neutral by 2021 through a rigorous program.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/31 22:43:01

Chinese mediation can set Ukraine right

Instead of picking a side, China knows that mediation is the best job China can do to make sure the situation won't escalate to something uncontrollable.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/25 18:33:01

Russian Ambassador: Russia not the only victim of sanctions

Editor's Note: Global Times reporter Chang Meng interviewed Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov to discuss the current situation in Ukraine as Crimea prepares to go to the polls on Sunday in a vote that may dramatically influence the future of the region.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/13 23:38:03

Post-2014 Afghanistan ready for transition

Comparing the situation a decade ago and now, I have to consider that Afghanistan has moved on.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/17 19:38:02

Scale offers daunting challenges to China's aspiring reformers

The interaction of the political system and the economy has been very successful in generating GDP growth for several decades, but now it needs to change.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/3 18:13:01

Territorial issues stick in throat, but Tokyo and Beijing can't give up eating

As tensions between China and Japan simmer, will there be possibilities of military clashes, or will the relationship get better in 2014?
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/17 18:58:01

Politics biggest challenge for China's rise

China has long harbored dreams of national rejuvenation. But have these been achieved? What geopolitical and domestic challenges does the country face?
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/10 18:38:01

Can Sino-US ties quell regional disputes?

Is the economic interdependence between the US and China already strong enough to withstand potential regional frictions amid the US “pivot” to Asia? Will different regional mechanisms, boosted by Washington or Beijing, ultimately integrate with each other?
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/27 19:08:01

Greece ready to assume tough mantle of EU leadership

Greece will push, during its presidency, toward more European integration, and a new legitimization among the peoples of Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/20 22:28:01

Middle East respects China's mediation

Political solutions may take a longer time to solve problems, but countries suffer much fewer losses.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/14 0:53:01

One-party system has space for change

In my opinion, economic and social development can be taken much further within China's one-party system, as explained above.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/6 21:53:01

Aging population sets hard limits for China's early pensioners

Recent changes in the family planning policy to allow more couples to have a second child are being coupled with efforts to raise China's retirement age, currently just 55 for women and 60 for men.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/30 22:53:01

China must take lead in sustainability issues

What choices should China make? Will China be able to lead the world in finding new methods of sustainable development?
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/23 18:43:01

Chinese reforms must focus on the public

China has maintained momentum for further reforms. However, the country is now also confronted with a variety of challenges. How can China smoothly deepen its reforms? Can China avoid the middle income trap?
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/16 19:58:01

Chinese diplomacy should move past focus on regional disputes

Along with the establishment of its State Security Committee, I hope China will respond to territorial disputes and other thorny diplomatic issues in a more systematic way.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/9 20:38:01

Youth Games faces changes in future

We are very pleased to receive the bid launched by Beijing and Zhangjiakou, because it offers a new approach to the Winter Olympic Games – offering winter sports to a capital like Beijing and to the people all over China. It is a very interesting approach.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/2 19:08:01

Singaporean pragmatism offers lessons

Whether a country operates by democracy or one-party rule, in his view, it requires “guardians” – the most talented, groomed individuals in society – to succeed.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/18 23:43:02

Open markets necessary, but not easy

Financial reform is one of the top items on China’s development agenda, with cautious moves toward opening up exchange rates and allowing more flexibility for markets. Should China be cautious of too much openness? Is the global financial future bleak?
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/16 23:13:01