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New govt tasked to grow Zimbabwe economy

Nevertheless, the Mnangagwa government is still confronted with several challenges given the prolonged economic stagnation during the Mugabe regime. It is very difficult for overseas investors to restore confidence in investment in Zimbabwe in the short term, so most are taking a wait-and-see attitude. Western countries, despite their promise to deepen cooperation with Zimbabwe, all insist on democratization as a precondition, which apparently is not what the Mnangagwa administration expected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 21:33:39

Surveillance apps must increase security

The livestream apps should strengthen control in this regard, for instance, making the camera package exclusive to parents. The authorities and the public should join hands to prevent these surveillance cameras from being manipulated by evildoers.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 20:58:39

Work hard, spend hard: picture of today's youth

Perhaps they are using their own ways to confront the cruel world and grasp a seemingly more attainable, readily available sense of happiness. Yet in the pursuit of their desires – their real long-term desires, they should slow down before they reach for their wallet.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 23:52:10

Just chillin'

Sure, people should be tolerant overall, but they also need to work hard for the things that really matter.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 21:43:49

Dynamic, changing times in world politics

Against this backdrop, the North Pavilion Dialogue, an annual symposium organized by Peking University's Institute of International and Strategic Studies and the School of International Studies, discussed new trends in international politics with the theme “Adapting to a New Age of World Politics” on December 10.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 19:58:39

Chinese restaurants abroad go chic

But the goal of the young generation doesn't seem to be about becoming the next Panda Express, but rather, how not to become it. Unlike Panda Express which sells Americanized Chinese fast food at low prices, this new generation of Chinese restaurant chains are keen to sell healthy food in trendy restaurant layouts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 19:53:39

Chinese diaspora serves as link to ASEAN

Mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation is the most important and also the most difficult thing to achieve, as it counts on people's communication and understanding. The role of the Chinese diaspora as a bridge becomes even more crucial as China increasingly enhances its trade ties with Southeast Asian nations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 20:33:39

World should reflect on Nanjing Massacre

On the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, we can no longer ignore or forget the stories and lessons of Nanjing, nor the burden of survivors and victims' families who suffered during WWII in Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/13 20:26:57

Joint interests shape new Russia-Turkey ties

Central Asia is Turkey's target area of “strategic depth,” while Turkey's undertakings in Central Asia will inevitably touch upon Russia's interests there. Therefore, this “honeymoon” stage of Russia-Turkey relations is not stable, and will change along with the development of new interests and demands from both sides, as well as internationally.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 21:33:39

Social media: challenging terrain for govts

With social media becoming increasingly popular worldwide, it is of global concern as for how to make social media play a more progressive and constructive role and how to manage and control its potentially negative impact on society. Being confronted with the same challenge, either of cyber terrorism and cyber crime, or of fake news and political interference by external forces, the West and China can together seek to better understand each other's network management tools and methods.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 21:08:39

Collapse of German political consensus may ripple out over Europe

This political change in Germany will extend to the economic and diplomatic fields, and the new government will reconsider its thoughts about the world and China through debates about its policies this time.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 20:33:40

Putin needs to look beyond fourth term

There are a series of issues waiting to be answered: Does Russia consider itself to be a Eurasian nation? How will Russia continue to reform now that an energy-producing economy does not work? Will the Russian government maintain its authoritarian regime or gradually loosen political control?
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 20:33:39

China paves way for Internet governance

The Internet is intangible, but its application is tangible. In the global trend of Internet development, every nation should make efforts. China is paving the way in the sphere of global Internet governance, and is seeking concrete benefits for all countries and peoples in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/11 20:27:34

Trump needs to better understand Middle East

Jerusalem is a byword for the most sensitive and sophisticated issue of all time. From the killing of the two-state solution, to the rhetoric that the Palestinian issue is not that hard, to the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Trump's Middle East solution is unchecked. But to achieve a remarkable result, Mr. President has to understand its difficulty, or he could continue causing trouble for the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 21:13:39

Chinese need to alter conservation message

But these “animal problems” finally led to Chinese people's problems in Africa. Widespread media coverage of Chinese nationals being arrested over their involvement in the ivory and rhino horn trade creates a negative image of Chinese in Africa, and Chinese people can feel it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 20:48:39

A big pile of annoying: Dog owners, scoop it up!

Chinese people have been scoffed at worldwide for their uncivilized ways of travelling, jaywalking and dining habits, just to name a few. Let's not add another uncivilized act to the list. After all, it doesn't take much effort to pick up after your dog or put them on a lead.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/8 5:03:39

How Trump can get over his slump

Properly handle family businesses so as to avoid accusations of abuse of power for personal gain, define a clear boundary for his children involved in politics and cut their involvement with the White House to avoid being embroiled in scandals, win the midterm election and secure the Republican Party's control in Congress and the Senate, make peace with the opposition party. And last but not least, better craft his Tweets to up his approval rating.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 22:23:40

Returning to the real sharing economy

Limiting the sharing activities among people who know one another may not be an effective way to realize the social value of any good idea in today's world. Yet profit generating and data collecting oriented sharing projects are also missing the mark in terms of the concept of real “sharing.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 21:43:39