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Detractors cannot thwart ties as Beijing and Rome forge ahead

Deepening relations between Rome and Beijing are also the result of the vision pursued by Italy's Ambassador to China Ettore Sequi under whose tenure interaction between the countries has progressed considerably at all levels, and Italy's exports have constantly risen reducing its trade deficit with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 21:03:17

Italy and China set new paradigm in relations

Since 2000, Italy has been the third destination for Chinese investment in Europe, following the UK and Germany. We want to do more, we must do better, because it is not only an economic issue, it helps to boost cultural ties and international respect which are the main conditions for world stability and peace, which, unfortunately, we have not experienced yet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 20:58:39

US crackdown on Huawei driven by selfishness, wrong perception

The US government has continuously attempted to suppress and strangle China's Huawei through judicial, financial and diplomatic means. Such actions have caused concern among people of many countries, especially Chinese people, who are puzzled by one question: What possible conflict could have caused the world's only superpower to define a private high-tech enterprise a threat?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 17:47:20

Kua Kua groups: pay your way to adulation

We should generously praise any progress or achievement our friends and relatives make and show concern for their frustrations and failures, thereby bringing down our reliance on the virtual world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 0:13:39

As China's efforts to fight pollution yield results, India has lessons to learn

The challenge for India, however, will lie in implementation. It is there that the country will need to strike a balance between the need to maintain business and industrial momentum while coming down on transgressions that hurt its attempts at improving the quality of environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:22:09

Hard to stop China's English-learning frenzy

Perhaps the essential reason for China's enduring English-learning wave is the desire of every individual to catch up and stay competitive. For elite Chinese, it could open the doors to Ivy League universities or multinationals. In rural areas, parents enroll kids in bilingual kindergartens so they can be a step closer to peers in big cities. The driving force that keeps individuals making progress is perhaps also the reason that makes China keep striving forward.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:18:40

Italy joining BRI paves the road to closer EU-China relationship

As long as the rules of fairness, open tender, full disclosure of terms of deals, concern for the environment are respected, BRI can be a meaningful contribution to economic growth and social development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:13:40

Nazarbayev's resignation politically wise

It can be said that Kazakhstan's fame largely rests on Nazarbayev. The question whether Kazakhstan can continue to take the lead in Central Asia and play a balancing act with other major powers leaves room for discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 21:58:40

No longer a peace haven, New Zealand needs to keep close watch on gun ownership

A strict gun ban usually faces backlash from the people, a country's culture and traditions. After the ban on specific models was announced, many people expressed their support. Although some oppose stricter gun ownership control, the government should encourage people to give up the guns they own. The experience of Australia could be helpful as the two neighboring countries have a lot in common and a buy-back plan might work.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 21:16:59

Brexit chaos consuming UK points to weakness of Britain's political leadership

The only good thing to have come from this is that I no longer hold any illusions about politicians. I know now they are as weak, fallible and ignorant as any other group in society. Of course, this is not a comforting thought, but I'm afraid that it is the only thing I am going to get out of it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:43:40

Needed, shared facility for social services

It must be used to serve society and the people in it since the pace of life is becoming quicker and resources as well as space are shrinking, not to speak of the costs. I hope new initiatives such as Wefeed, Wegrow, Wegive, Weadopt and more could become widely accepted with their benefits outdoing the challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:33:40

Europe should treat China as a partner

In a partnership, people trust each other, give fair judgment, seek to maximize cooperation and strive to work out differences. The same principles should apply to Europe's dealings with China. Trust means not seeing China as others do. The so-called political influence and interference of China in Europe is completely misguided. Fair judgment means evaluating China in accordance with European interests. Maximizing cooperation and working out differences means finding new growth opportunities for the relationship and solving disputes in a constructive way. Europe should do what a partner should do when facing pressure related to China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:28:40

Chinese students caught up in trade spat

If tensions continue, I believe the Chinese studying and working in the US will face more difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 19:58:40

Macron bad-mouthing China during East Africa trip shows an outdated mind-set

Macron's visits to African nations since then, including non-French-speaking countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya, prove that the European country is willing to reach beyond its traditional backyard in Africa. It is unfortunate the French president resorted to Western countries' paternalistic habit of telling their so-called African partners what to do.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:23:40

EU approach fails to understand China

China needs to deepen its reform and opening-up and further welcome foreign investment. However, the country should protect its own development path and never give up its right to legitimate development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:08:40

Chinese speed skaters need to be 'track smart' to catch up with competitors

To “win gold medals for a record high,” Chinese athletes still need to improve their technique. Speed should be their final goal, not sneakily cutting off opponents when the result doesn't seem promising. After all, how can anybody drag down Chinese skaters if they are too fast to even catch up with?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 20:48:40

Needed, an integrated fight against rampages

If more mayhem is to be prevented, the world needs an integrated and long-term approach across ethnic, geographical and political divides. The nature of terrorism is different across boundaries but it is everywhere fueled by common factors – hatred, and the propensity to derive pleasure from extermination and destruction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 20:48:39

US defense budget points to vaulting ambitions from 'America First' to 'Military First'

White House has cut the budget for Department of Education by 10 percent, and allocated $9 billion from the defense budget to meet emergency requirements such as building border walls. It will, however, be hard for such a budget to be easily passed by members of the US Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 18:23:40