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China offers African continent a steady hand

China's “five no” approach has further endeared the eastern nation to the African continent.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 18:33:39

France grapples with violence as Macron's reforms under threat of being derailed

Macron says he is more interested in doing the right thing instead of going by polls that show a dramatic fall in his popularity. The suspension of the fuel tax does not signal a retreat but shows protesters will not be easy to deal with.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/9 15:18:40

Experts worry about China-US trade ties, but some hope in the air

Concerns over China-US relations, which have been deteriorating through the Trump presidency and nosedived due to a trade war, are high at the 2019 Global Times annual event in Beijing on Saturday. This year's meeting, with the theme — "China-US Friction and Change in the World" — is being attended by scholars and analysts from top Chinese think tanks and institutes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/8 12:02:34

There are many different roads to development

In an attempt to counter criticism of China in the New York Times, Mr. Ding Gang found it expedient to focus his criticism on Brazil, its culture and its work ethic ("Lessons of Brazil not applicable to China", December 6 edition).
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/7 23:15:49

Children not necessarily an insurance for old age

Does a child have the right to know and have relations with his/her biological parents? Numerous such questions and answers can be sought out on the internet. Yet the converse of this question can hardly be found.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 19:53:41

Let Chinese not be livid at cultural gaffes

Chinese value gentleness, friendliness and modesty. They need to understand that there are many foreigners who also master the use of chopsticks, and their culture is equally important to us. We need to respect their culture in China as a good start.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 19:33:42

Forcing procedural correctness can be harmful

Procedural correctness is important. But simply forcing it on people can do more harm than good. When the right procedure leads to the wrong result, as often happens, it can only deepen distrust of procedure as well as those who have been pushing for its use.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 18:27:51

Lessons of Brazil not applicable to China

If you want to learn about China's future, you must know how Chinese people learn, work and live. Any analysis of China's future should not be divorced from this.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 20:03:40

Yellow vest protests a litmus test for Macron

How to end the yellow vest protests is a big test for the Macron administration, especially with Christmas only a few weeks away. In the latest development, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Tuesday that the fuel tax hike would be suspended to quell the unrest.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 18:38:42

China-US trade cease-fire augurs well though uncertainty lingers

The atmosphere and the result of the meeting between Xi and Trump during the G20 summit have exceeded expectations. Beijing will handle whatever happens next with strong strategic focus and will continue performing well in things that are supposed to be done.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 12:13:40

Rein in overtourism to protect beauty, ecology

This world is big and stunning enough to accommodate all types of travelers. May we travel green, responsibly and show respect to everything that is involved in this ecosystem called travel.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:08:40

West-Russia row worsens instability in Ukraine

The international community must have a clear picture of the situation in Ukraine and must support measures to defuse tensions. Only a diplomatic and political process can resolve the complexities of the perilous state of Ukraine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/4 19:03:39

Laws to protect pets will benefit economy

I agree that pet owners should be responsible, but I also believe that they should have some support too. An animal welfare law that includes protection for pets and owners, regulates breeders and institute standards for dog breeding facilities will be welcomed by the millions of pet owners and animal activists in China. And my dogs would like a nice park to run around in.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:58:39

Human rights issue hypocritically used by organizations in West to smear China

The deteriorating human rights situation in the US discredits the country's role as a champion of rights. The refusal of the US government to sign many conventions and resolutions on human rights in the UN also points at Washington's double standards on the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:33:40

China-US trade truce set to benefit world

If China can reform its own development model based on its own plan under the pressure of a trade spat, it will be the biggest winner and the whole world will also benefit from it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 18:33:39

China-US educational partnership has bright future, say academic

On December 2, Committee of 100 Leadership Scholarship Program Awards Ceremony was held, during which Chinese and American experts participated in a panel discussion on US-China educational exchange. Experts said that remarkable progress has been made after the reform and opening-up of China and the bilateral educational exchange will develop further.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/3 16:43:39

BRI is changing economic, political dynamics

Five years on, European countries still hold mixed views on the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI) toward which there has been no unified EU policy. How to go behind the understanding of European countries on the initiative? What can be done to dispel suspicions?
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 19:03:40

China's progress can be benchmark for West

The significance of the success of Chinese model lies not only in that it can offer incentives to other developing countries, helping them with economic development, but it can also drive the West to take the Chinese experience as a benchmark, introspect and reform. No country should view its own development path as the only viable one, much less impose it on others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 18:13:39