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China-Vatican talks uphold historical legacy

Much of the resistance against this new relationship between the Vatican and the government of the People's Republic of China is rooted in a lack of understanding of these two key dimensions - the long-term historical framework of the international activity of the Holy See and the pastoral goal of its diplomatic activity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 20:33:39

China's inroads into Africa trigger envy and allegations

Allegations of spying and surveillance pop up every day on the global political stage. They are, however, not always true but driven by malice.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2018/2/20 10:31:56

China, EU present most promising potential for a beneficial future

In this early 21st century, the US is on the decline (Donald Trump's "America first" approach is only the most obvious symptom), China is on the rise, and Europe is embarrassed - It tries to fly higher, but is held back by internal differences. The regions between these "Big Three" - to revive an old formula - are naturally affected by this shift of importance and influence: That is true for the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Eurasian landmass.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/19 10:19:39

Europe's anomalous response to China's influence

European experts should first look at EU failures before blaming China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/18 10:45:11

Westerners selectively deaf to China's peaceful voices

Westerners, who misjudge China, have been selectively deaf to its voices of peaceful rise.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/17 11:03:11

How to involve men in the movement against gender inequality?

Recently, several high-profile and trendy feminist movements quickly spread across different countries on social media, along with eye-catching blowups of sexual harassment scandals of political and business elites. The #MeToo online campaign encouraged women and girls to stand up and let the rest of the world realize how serious and prevalent sexual harassment is in our everyday life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/16 10:20:00

Time for US to make right choice toward cooperation with China

As a responsible country, China has clarified that cooperation is the only way ahead for relations with the US. Hopefully Washington can choose cooperation after in-depth discussion and serious contemplation. As long as it makes the right choice, prospects for cooperation and world peace and development are bright.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/15 11:08:37

The EU and Asia - a match made in heaven or hell?

Since Chancellor Angela Merkel has been recently bogged down by negotiations on forming a new governing coalition for Germany, the scene has been left clear for another European leader to take center stage - and, no, I do not mean Theresa May. The British prime minister's grip on power is looking shaky as talks over Britain's exit from the EU have failed to progress satisfactorily under her stewardship.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/14 12:55:22

How Chinese like to stereotype expatriates

If you are an expat and look different from Chinese, you frequently get compliments from locals on your Chinese language, even if you barely know how to order food.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:23:39

US' Taiwan Travel Act challenges Beijing's red line

Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. If Trump, or any US future president visits Taiwan, Beijing will treat it as severe provocation and adopt all possible countermeasures, including uniting Taiwan with military force.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 20:08:39

Difference in bilingual apology shows insincerity of Heathrow duty free shop

When it comes to customer care, honesty is no doubt the best policy. A duty free shop in London apparently didn't get the memo.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:04:55

Government of Tonga Response to the article by “The Australian”, outlining The Australian Government's Criticism of China's Aid to The Kingdom of Tonga

The Government of Tonga is exceedingly grateful and very appreciative of all aid funds conceded either by loan or grant to Tonga by the Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 11:48:39

Australia must move beyond Cold War thinking

Australians' future prosperity and security depends on rejecting simple Cold War thinking, and they need to start on the large but necessary task of building a knowing but constructive trust-based relationship with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 11:43:39

Europe needn't fear China's footprint in Africa

Because of their imaginary competition with China, Westerners and Europe in particular, felt dispossessed of their historical backyard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 20:03:39

After 60 years of estrangement, China and Vatican should work to restore ties

China should actively engage with the Vatican, seeking common ground while shelving differences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:58:39

Sino-US ties on brink over Taiwan Travel Act

Washington needs to keep in mind that if the bill eventually becomes law, the consequences for Sino-US ties, Asia-Pacific region and world peace will be hard to imagine.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 19:53:39

Democracy: A Western tool for domination

Having failed to stem the expansion of Chinese political and economic influence worldwide, the Western imperium will doubtless focus its stop-China efforts in the years ahead on its favorite hobby-horse: democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 21:13:39

Trump's plan to hold military parade out of step with reality

US President Donald Trump has told the Pentagon that he wants a grand military parade in Washington to celebrate military strength, according to reports in US media outlets. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later confirmed the request, saying the president expects the Department of Defense to "explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation." Nonetheless, the latest marching orders of Trump have triggered frustration even before being elaborated. Why do so many people object to Trump's plan of hosting a military parade?
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 21:08:39