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Indiscreet moves by Washington harmful to bilateral ties, global economy

Liu visited the US in the sincere hope of restarting bilateral economic and trade dialogue and easing tensions. This deserves more thought from the US. Given the high level of economic interdependence between China and the US, any indiscreet move from Washington may bring grave consequences to bilateral ties and the global economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 21:23:40

Religion, nationalism make festivals divisive

Festivals famously cause arguments. Close proximity to the family, high hopes for activities which aren't met, crushed feelings of independence on the return to the parental nest – all mix to a potent degree, making family holidays a tinderbox of potential conflict. But arguments during holidays are proving less potent than arguments about their nature and naming.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 20:48:39

Historic relics in a shambles at Hebei tourist site

The tunnels are actually invaluable treasures to be cherished. And if well protected and maintained, they can play their role in many ways. This indeed deserves the attention of local authorities.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/2 17:13:39

China's participation contributes to development of Arctic region

Now the Donald Trump administration has taken some pragmatic steps. He has proposed a host of international shipping routes through the Bering Strait and six two-way routes to deal with a surge in Arctic traffic. In addition, he revoked Obama's Alaska order, paving the way for both local and international parties to participate in development of the Arctic.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 21:08:39

Why West does not understand 'two sessions'

Chinese politics has been people-oriented for thousands of years. Public concerns are high on the agenda of the NPC, CPPCC and Chinese leaders. China has made its political goal people-centric since the beginning of the Chinese civilization, while the West only came to the stage after the democratic system took shape.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 21:03:39

Statue in NY Chinatown triggers tension

Many others were upset because of what the sculpture depicted – a man with dog's head. They considered it disrespectful, and said if it were installed in a place like Chinatown, the insult would rub off on the entire community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 20:55:56

Glorifying militarism should be squelched

Glorifying and promoting militarism not only harms the feelings of Chinese people but also challenges human civilization. Militarism is a demon that has resulted in saber-rattling. Cracking down upon action that promotes militarism is needed for a better future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 23:47:43

Arrogance led to erosion of US soft power

Trump's political philosophy, which apparently goes against elites and upholds an “America First” doctrine, populism and nationalism, should have prompted US elites to reflect upon their arrogance and isolation from the masses. Unfortunately they have lost the capacity for self-reflection.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 23:33:39

Weighing the disastrous global impact of Trump

The Trump administration doesn't understand that although there's a lot of disorder in world politics, and all states act on the basis of their perception of self-interest, there are many opportunities for cooperation. It's not a zero-sum game.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 20:58:40

Arming teachers not the way to end shooting

With gun violence steeped in its culture, it's almost impossible to solve the uniquely American problem of frequent mass shootings.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 20:53:39

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

West uses 'sharp power' label against China

The West has launched several rounds of “conceptual offensives” with an obvious attempt to hype up the “China threat.” If we cannot see through its intentions of creating new concepts, new ideas cannot be introduced in China's academic circles and we will easily fall into the logic trap of the West.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 19:48:39

Unmasking an unsubstantiated op-ed

A lengthy op-ed on China's family planning program titled “China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren't Chinese Women Having More Babies?” in Wednesday's New York Times contains so much misleading information that it deserves a dedicated rebuttal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 17:41:12

US frightened by its own mirror image

Mirror imaging makes some important conclusions of the report irrelevant to the real world. If the US military follows the report, it will be frightened to death by its own shadow and fail to prepare for the real threat.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 19:53:40

"Communist Manifesto" still bears significance for analyzing human development path

One hundred and seventy years after the "Communist Manifesto" was first published in February 1848, it is still being recognized today by many people in Britain and other Western countries as a relevant tool to analyze capitalism's shortcomings and human development path.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/23 22:12:20

Insults to Chinese people cannot be allowed

Chinese people should be more aware of discriminatory incidents caused by ungraceful personal acts. We aren't doormats and shouldn't be generous toward ill-mannered celebrities. The Chinese belong to a powerful country and deserve respect from the West.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 20:23:38

Spying slur mars Chinese festival in US

This community as a whole doesn't deserve to be alienated all the time by stereotypes reinforced by the Cold-War mind-set.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 18:53:39

Space science enters new era of aspiration – colonizing planets

It's been about a few weeks since the private US firm SpaceX launched the world's largest rocket. According to the company, its main goal behind such ventures is the colonization of planets on which humankind may find shelter in case of catastrophic events on Earth.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 18:18:39