OP-ED >> Viewpoint

Let man's best friend not get a bad name

Dog owners should understand that they are to obey the law if they really love their pets. If not, they are irresponsible to others, themselves as well as the animal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:43:40

Resolving mutual concerns to lift Sino-US ties

Some in the US need to treat China's intention fairly. China should adhere to sustainable development whether the US imposes pressure or not.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:38:39

Trump's tweets show transatlantic cracks

Though impulsive, Trump's tweet about Macron and the European army can generate a serious discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:53:39

China's investments in Pacific islands not for spreading influence

China has clearly stated that Pacific is not a sphere of influence of any country, and its cooperation with the Pacific islands will never target any third party. Cooperation is the only way to realize common development and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:48:39

Create a more inclusive multilateral system

Some of the current narratives on Sino-US relations such as “new cold war,” “Thucydides' trap” and “economic iron curtain” are interpretations from the perspective of realism, but they underestimate the degree of interdependence between China and the US. As the world's two largest economies, effective communication and cooperation will not only benefit the peoples of China and the US, but also greatly enhance the resilience of the international multilateral trading system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:38:39

Tech transfer by China helps Africa develop

While it may be too early to measure the significant role knowledge transfer from China to Africa is playing in shaping its development agenda, experiences in Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and other growing economies offer a bright prospect.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 19:23:41

US double standards worsen Rohingya crisis

We are looking forward to seeing Myanmar get rid of its plight and embark on the path to harmony, stability, development and prosperity with the collaboration of Bangladesh and goodwill of the international community. It is also hoped that the US can respect and support other countries to follow their own path, instead of criticizing them while practicing double standards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 14:23:39

Letting rage control your behavior is outrageous

A few rude “giant babies” shouldn't ruin the image of an entire nation. It is wrong when those who speak up and offer help are laughed at. It is even more chilling when people become warriors behind their keyboards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:08:41

Gullible's Travels

People better choose places to travel to which they understand and appreciate. There is no need to jump onto the travel bandwagon.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 21:18:40

Mental illness, a hidden cost of immigration

These are stories that rarely come to the public domain – neither the patients nor their family members want to talk much about their suffering. But when we weigh the gains and losses from immigration we need to consider mental health as an issue. Many people see immigration as a gateway to a better life. Even those who are cognizant of the tough challenges they may face in a foreign country never think they could become mentally sick. The high cost of immigration is obscured in a hush-hush culture just like this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:58:42

China meets an unequal detractor in US

The Chinese public has the enthusiasm and creativity in executing public diplomacy. They can, and will, find their own way of fighting against foreign provocation. Chinese government shouldn't always be the target and Western countries should also be confronted with China's strong non-governmental voices.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 19:53:40

How China can become a major importer

While making efforts to boost import, we should never ignore the export of domestic products. Support to domestic products in some specific fields should be strengthened, and corresponding support should be offered to innovation, transformation and brand building. Meanwhile, quality domestic products should be continuously encouraged to go international, rather than stick to the domestic market and compete with global products in a price war.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 20:07:34

Can US melting pot continue to assimilate?

The rift between conservatives and liberals is becoming wider. The main difference is over the US' status as a melting pot which Republicans think is no longer functional. But there is not much disagreement over the values represented by the melting pot.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 20:07:34

Pragmatic East Wind prevails with a flourish as West Wind struggles

As the West recedes and the rest rise, those who would evaluate international affairs solely from Western perspectives, and with Western benchmarks, will increasingly lose the plot. In the 21st century, the world needs multinational, multicultural perspectives more than ever.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 11:33:39

Let university admission be based only on merit

Harvard will of course do all that it can to plead its case, however, the verita (Harvard's motto, meaning truth) is: unofficial quotas and racial balancing leads to discrimination.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/13 20:38:39

Why Western media cannot figure out popularity of TikTok outside China

Be it big data or AI, as long as they are being researched and developed in the Middle Kingdom, they are seen as dark technologies that could be manipulated by the government in the eyes of some Westerners. All this stemmed from the West's fundamental prejudice against China, particularly the country's political system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 22:33:40

Contours of a new international economic order

In 2006, the gross exports from China to all countries equaled 35 percent of its GDP, while in 2017 the figure was only 18 percent. And this change happened at the time of high growth rates that for the most of the period exceeded 8 percent annually. The magnitude of this change is not difficult to understand. Neither is it difficult to understand that the transformation of China into potentially the largest import market of the world has to have global effects. This is why the first CIIE in Shanghai is so important.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 18:48:40

Lessons China, US can draw from the Cold War

It's really hard to figure out what the serious conflicts of interest are, unless you believe, as some in the Trump administration appear to, that economics is a zero-sum game; that if China gets rich, America suffers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 17:13:39