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Technology lag takes a toll on Chinese elderly

I was once too reluctant and impatient to teach my parents to surf the internet or play a game on the iPad. But now their happy expressions make me happier.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 20:28:40

Should vice trade be legalized in US?

When men get the green light for their currently secretive recreation, there would be more broken hearts like this behind their satisfied animal instincts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 20:02:10

Beijing will continue to fight against Dalai Lama's separatist goals

Any attempt to separate Tibet from China is doomed to fail. It's noticeable that the influence of the Dalai Lama in the West is declining. As China becomes increasingly powerful, a growing number of Western countries are wary of the country's ability to retaliate if they maintain contacts with and offer support to the Dalai Lama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:35:08

Bigger defense budget shows US anxiety over targeting China and Russia

If the US continues to be hostile, the “China and Russia threat” theory inside Washington may become a self-fulfilling prophecy, which will be extremely harmful to itself.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 9:58:40

Xi's new diplomatic overture impresses

This is in line with the vision of Xi who once said, “More than 7 billion people inhabit the planet Earth. We in the same boat should keep watch and help each other to achieve common development.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 18:01:52

Transparency defines China's election system

China should choose its own way. China's track record so far is pretty good: No wars on Chinese soil for the past seven decades, and living standards have risen tremendously. Polls suggest fairly high levels of contentment among the population.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 17:28:40

India's tariff feud with US exposes fault lines

Traditionally, the US accords preferential economic treatment or gives economic assistance to countries that it strategically deems useful. However, Trump has broken the tradition. Unilateral pressure on India exposes the US' lack of respect for New Delhi. Although Indian officials have said that an end to the preferential trade treatment does not significantly affect the country, and it will not impede strategic cooperation between Washington and New Delhi, the moves will lead to resentment against the US in India.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 21:14:24

Mixed reactions to Macron's panacea for faltering Europe show continental divide

Growing populism in the two core EU members reflects the expansion of anti-integration forces in the continent. Even if Paris and Berlin are resolute in willing to take the lead, they are on weak ground.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:18:40

My China experience of the two sessions

With a GDP of over 90 trillion yuan ($13.7 trillion) and an increase of about 3 percent on foreign direct investment of about $135 billion over the year, China has created more than 13 million urban jobs, cutting down on taxes. China has done exceptionally well and managed to stand out among developing nations. The Chinese government has made many promises during the two sessions. Now we wait and see if China delivers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:08:40

Future of ties with China not solely decided by the US

In the upcoming 2020 election season, Trump and his conservatives will face shrinking room for operations on domestic policies due to Democrats' boycott. They might continue to make headlines by smearing China, but the future of China-US ties is completely out of Washington's hands. The key to stable development of relations between the two countries lies in cooperation, and only cooperation can “Make America Great Again.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 22:16:47

Two sessions an opportunity for Beijing to explain its economic thinking

China will soon celebrate its 70th anniversary, meanwhile, the two sessions will provide an outline for the country's priorities in 2019. While China is changing so it can achieve a “new normal,” its policies do not respond only to government goals but also to Western economic demands. This is how a win-win collaboration can be sustained in a multi-polar, globalized world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 20:23:40

Chinese democracy has its own merits

Democracy cannot be simplified and maligned. Western countries cannot export, promote, or sell Western-style democracy at will, while other countries cannot blindly imitate Western democracy as a template. I insist democracy is historical, realistic, specific and national, which requires long-term nurturing and exploration.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 20:13:40

US squirms as Italy gets closer to BRI

The reaction to Italy's move to ramp up international cooperation is not only disrespectful, but also irrational. Using the words of Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang, we are dealing with “ridiculous remarks.” Lu said, “Italy, a developed economy, knows very well where its interests lie and is fully capable of making its own policy decisions.” In this changing world, the US seems to be the most archaic and rigid political system against multiple forms of cooperation, resisting a multipolar world order and democratization of international relations. If Europe still confirms its passive subordination to US, it will be detrimental to the world peace.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 18:08:39

Acquiring Chinese language skills helps foreigners assimilate in society

After all, the market has been more competitive for expatriates than in the past, so speaking Chinese would only deepen business relationships and create more possibilities in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 17:08:39

Graft charges hit Netanyahu reelection bid

As Netahyahu's image has been dented by the indictment, a poll says the Blue and White might become the most powerful party in the forthcoming election.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 16:57:47

The reason behind US political division

Democracy is an idea and an approach. The essence of governance lies in serving the people through development while bringing them increased benefits and rights. Therefore, only through consultation and compromise in politics can the government achieve mainstream consensus and improve decision-making.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 16:43:39

All frontline states needed to resolve NK issue

Trump's willingness to personally engage Kim is admirable and has brought him goodwill and support in the Asia-Pacific region. Adapting US engagement to the new circumstances with more political insight and some old-fashioned diplomacy would build on that record.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/10 16:38:39

Materialism hurts spirit of International Women's Day

By passing on the true spirit of International Women's Day to the younger generation, cute little girls will grow up into Chinese women who are impressively brave, strong and in that sense, attractive.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/7 21:03:40