OP-ED >> Viewpoint

Let critics fume, my Huawei serves me well

The US can overplay its hand confronting China because Chinese consumers can easily react by shifting their purchases to domestic products or to third country merchandise. Apple sales which are slipping in China may portend the future. Meanwhile, I will stick to my Huawei cell phone.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 18:18:20

The real intention behind Trump's NATO withdrawal card

But Trump himself may not care about the result. He plays the “withdrawal” card at will, and his purpose is simply to cause a stir.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 17:31:38

In show business, all that glitters… will unfold

As long as an entertainer has the ability, audiences are happy to see him or her appear in front of the public, no matter how many fans and how much influence they have.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/30 17:13:40

Why food supplements draw the Chinese

How would you categorize nutrition products? Do you think they are a kind of elixir, very special and different from the food we eat every day? Or do you think they are like medicine you buy from the pharmacy?
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 18:33:40

Smearing Chinese investment won't help US

US companies have the upper hand in financing, consulting, management and other “soft infrastructure” fields. As a matter of fact, there is vast potential for Chinese and US companies to cooperate with third-party countries. In this way, not only would relevant countries not have to choose between the two powers, it will also prevent China and the US entering into a new Cold War.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 16:58:39

Another Canadian misstep on China over Huawei

I applaud Ambassador McCallum for telling the truth and keeping his dignity. Trudeau could have learned so much from the Ambassador, but instead he decided to follow Trump. Former Advisor to Stephane Dionne J Coulon wrote recently: "Canada is powerless in today's world, having not developed the diplomatic, military, economic and influence instruments necessary to adapt. In this situation, neither Trudeau nor Chrystia Freeland knows how to react.” Exactly.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/29 11:48:39

Envoy's firing shows sensitivity of Huawei row

McCallum doesn't mean that the Canadian government can find a better solution to get out of the dilemma of Meng case. If the Trudeau government wants good relations with China, it should take active and constructive steps.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/28 17:03:39

Five Ambassadors to China receive Silk Road Super Ambassador Award

The ambassadors of Pakistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Malta and Bosnia and Herzegovina to China were conferred Silk Road Super Ambassador Award in Beijing on January 24.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 18:45:55

US shutdown points to underlying weaknesses

On the whole, the partial government shutdown is an inevitable outcome of the US political system. Its frequency poses a challenge to the US, but even with the problem clearly in sight, there is no solution.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 18:38:47

Chinese overseas tourism turns to quality

Those involved in getting around regulations, and resorting to unethical business practices will be eliminated by market forces sooner or later.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:40:07

Is Monroe Doctrine back to trouble Latin America?

The international community should respect Venezuela's sovereignty and right to self-determination, oppose interference in its internal affairs, and be wary of the “Monroe Doctrine” once again sowing seeds of disaster in Latin America.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 17:33:39

Venezuela's problems can only be solved by its own people

A country's problems should be solved by its own people. If both the Venezuelan government and opposition faction can turn political strife into joint efforts to improve people's lives, it will benefit the entire country and also meet the expectations of everyone in the world concerned about Venezuela.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/27 16:53:39

'Cut it' after 'action': Morality fades out off screen

Mistakes ordinary people make can be made by celebrities as well, such as taking drugs and having extramarital affairs. The difference is that celebrities are supposed to set an example to the public – role models of virtue and moral generosity. Perhaps this is the cost they need to pay for being celebrities and living their characters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:23:40

Chinese parents find it hard to wear their heart on their sleeve

Today, I sent out those three little words to my family and my little sister was the only one who responded with those exact words back. Silence was all I got from my parents, but in their defense, TV and sleep are very important to them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:13:40

Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:57:32

Hospice care can break death taboo in China

Chemotherapies and radiation therapies would only worsen the condition of the patient and could potentially be the last straw that crushes the patient rather than the cancer itself. The side-effects can be a torture for patients as they live in a constant state of pain both physically and mentally so that they would give up hope. It is understandable that no one is willing to give up a single chance of keeping themselves and their close relatives alive, but sometimes rather than being alive and suffering from endless pain, a peaceful farewell to the world might be the better solution.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:43:40

Meng case to further complicate China-Canada-US ties

Meng's case is a long-running battle. As long as it is not resolved, it would be tough to iron out China-US-Canada relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 14:48:40

Big powers pull strings of Central and Eastern European Countries' diplomacy

More importantly, the diplomacy of Central and Eastern Europe, made up of mostly small countries, has been subject to the big-power games and lost its decision-making ability to some extent.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 10:33:23