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China’s defense budget increase conforms to economic growth pace

China said on Saturday, during the 12th National People's Congress, that its military spending is expected to grow by approximately 7 percent in 2017, the lowest increase in six years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:23:39

Report to boost cyber development

China released the International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace on March 1. It is another vital document set to guide China's cyber diplomacy in multi-dimensional ways after the cyber security law and the strategy on national cyber security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:18:39

China’s tourism industry needs stricter regulation

After all, it is sustainable development, rather than instant profits, that will give memorable experiences to tourists and bring long-term prosperity to the region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 23:53:09

Thwarted bag fee, victory for democracy?

If this is democracy, whose pocket is it in?
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 21:23:39

Engagement is better than isolation in Sino-US relations under Trump

Trump has set his sights on upending one of the most important geopolitical relationships, namely between the US and China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 21:13:39

Report shows cyber governance ideal

Lotte Group, South Korea's biggest operator of department stores and duty free shops, decided to offer land for the US missile shield deployment, endangering its operation both in China and South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 20:58:39

Two sessions offer important opportunity to understand China’s political structure

Within this framework, China's two sessions perhaps offer the most important tools to understand the Chinese political structure and thinking.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 19:43:39

Trump no doubt president of a divided US

It is no secret that the current US President Donald Trump isn't on the best of terms with the mainstream media of his country. Neither does he have good relations with the Democrats and some mainstream politicians of his own party.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 1:33:39

Can adopting ‘Federal Union’ speed up European integration?

German, Italian, French and Luxembourg national parliaments called for enhanced European integration via the creation of a European "Federal Union" in an open letter published on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/2 1:03:39

BRICS’ achievements won’t be obliterated

Since its inception, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa which joined later) bloc has been working together to inject momentum into global growth, and has grown into a significant force for promoting international economic, political and diplomatic development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/1 23:43:39

China’s colleges must address social equity

A few elite international programs recently emerged in China, targeting global talents.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 19:33:39

‘Post-West’ world calls for new structure

The multi-centered world is different from a multi-polar world. It emphasizes the need for more sensible management of the interdependence in global affairs. China will not seek global hegemony, but it can choose a connectivity-oriented strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 12:18:39

China’s growth is more than just statistics

With great brevity, the usual avalanche of economic statistics was announced again this month. Not surprisingly, some indicators rose, some sectors declined and others remained just about where they were 30 days ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 0:33:39

Trump difficult to use Russia against China: Expert

While new US President Donald Trump has announced his intentions to pull back from the world, his policy toward Central Asia remains largely unknown.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/27 23:38:39

Lessons learnt from populist nationalism

Why the populist backlash against globalization? Over the past three decades, globalization - the Internet-driven flow of information, commerce, people, capital, and digital products - has lifted millions from poverty in emerging economies, and enabled global supply chains to spark trade and global economic growth.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/26 15:18:39

Bike-sharing success needs efforts from all sides

Some analysts call bike-sharing a revolution to put China back on two wheels. It sounds inspiring and environmental friendly. But, to achieve this goal, efforts from all sides are needed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 23:16:18

Can China build world-class universities?

Tsinghua University's recent reform to its policies on international students' enrollment has aroused widespread criticism on China's social network.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 21:08:39

Revisions to MTSL enable China to safeguard maritime rights

The Legislative Affairs Office of China's State Council announced on February 14 that it is soliciting public opinions on the revisions of the country's Maritime Traffic Safety Law (MTSL) enacted in 1984 in order to empower maritime authorities in law enforcement. What significance will it bring to China's maritime safety and administration? The Global Times talked with two experts on the issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/23 20:13:39