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2018: China to grow stronger in chaotic world

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up. The CPC has guided the Chinese people through tough times and now will lead them to a brighter future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 18:08:39

Outdated geopolitical mindset hinders India's development

As emerging powers responsible for propelling the new international order, China and India should abandon an outdated antagonistic mind-set, uphold the values of friendship, justice and shared interests, participate in regional governance and develop new state-to-state relations. That's how we can foster a peaceful global environment and stable international order, strive for development featuring openness, innovation, inclusiveness and mutual benefits, boost national, regional and global development and build a community with a shared future for mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 18:48:40

Meddling in South China Sea deepens Australia's strategic plight

During the tenures of former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, Australia saw the South China Sea issue as a dispute between China and related Southeast Asian countries, and adopted a relatively neutral and balanced policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/31 10:00:18

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the sharpest of them all?

Western politicians, scholars and journalists increasingly warn against China's use of so-called "sharp power" to pierce, penetrate or perforate the political and information environments of targeted democratic societies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/30 10:37:46

More talent needed to promote China-Japan mutual trust

Shinyichirou Shiranishi, chairman of the Executive Council of the Japan-China Society, passed away in October. He had always been a strong advocate of China-Japan cultural exchange despite strained bilateral ties in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/29 10:25:31

Age jokes all fun until they reinforce ageism

Maybe China's harsh perspective on age helps prompt so many brutal jokes. But the jokes are not so innocent. They could help reinforce such perspectives. If applying age jokes to people who are not so old raise eyebrows in a country like the US where the Age Discrimination in Employment Act has been in place for half a century, it will be more dangerous in China, where such a law is not established.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 19:48:39

Trump's Jerusalem plan may trigger regional clashes

Although Trump's declaration on the Jerusalem issue has not caused a massive religious clash, it deserves vigilance. After all, religious conflicts and the clash of civilizations largely derive from the identity conflict triggered by such events. When discourse is constantly constructed by antagonistic sentiments, the possibility of a religious conflict may be growing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:33:40

Why US strategy plan calls China a rival?

There is a popular saying that as long as China can manage its own affairs, it does not need to be afraid of the challenges coming from the US. But with globalization continuing to develop, China as the world's second-largest economy cannot close its doors to the world and only deal with its affairs. After waking up every morning, we must imagine what competition will emerge today, and which of it can be solved by cooperation and the one that should be faced bravely.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:58:39

Future hurdles in Beijing-Washington relations can't be underestimated

China needs to resort to discourse and properly deal with the Western countries' finger pointing over Beijing's politics, economy and diplomacy. The most vital part is making our views clear and using specific policies to support and advocate our beliefs, like a community with a shared future and a new type of international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:53:39

China-Australia ties navigate choppy waters

When people are talking about international rules and principles, no one can deny that China has become an important supporter of the principle of free trade and open international system. In fact, China and Australia have more common ground and more objectives to achieve. And Canberra, as an ally of the US and an important trade partner of China, should be a bridge between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:28:39

Safety lesson: always have way of escape

In Alaska's gold rush, it was OK to take food from a cabin if you were in need, but if you did not soon restock the cabin you were stealing a way of escape, and that was treated as murder. Robbing anyone of a way of escape is not heroic. It is murder!
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:43:39

US security strategy report reignites rivalry among major powers

The consolidation of power and rising competition between major powers both reflect de-globalization. The world faces a critical moment as the current world order dissolves and restructures, during which conflicts between major powers are most fierce. Of this, China should have full consideration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:23:39

Clear definition of corruption can help in waging war against scourge

Corruption concerns the credibility of all parties and anti-corruption endeavors are an important part of constructing a wonderful world in which all parties should strengthen communications and join hands.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:18:39

Global trade at risk from Trump in 2018

Ironically the net effect, if Trump acts on his blustery views, may be that the US trade deficit will grow and US exporters will face increased discrimination as the US will not be party to all the new trade liberalization arrangements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 21:53:39

Lifting of cinema ban to boost Saudi economy

The film industry in Saudi Arabia is still in its infancy and needs to be nurtured, developed and supported. After decades of cultural conservatism, the change will not be swift. Saudi Arabia will also take some steps forward, but it may be a slow process.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 21:28:39

US security plan rebels against world order

Some elites in the US always make the same mistakes without getting wiser. The plan is not in line with the situation in the US and the rest of the world, and will harm everyone if implemented.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/12/24 19:08:39

Techie's suicide reveals pain of midlife crisis

For those burdened with midlife crisis, never stop learning, improve capacity to keep up with the times, develop new interests and make new friends. Be optimistic toward the outside and inner world to make each moment count.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:56:09

Hard raps needed for bad apps

Regulations for controlling content don't seem to be working and stricter rules are needed to prevent gullible students from becoming victims of such rackets. Let not wrongdoers get away with attempts to spoil impressionable kids.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:56:09