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Timetable needed for unification of Taiwan

Under the One China principle, the mainland could be patient with Taiwan, but if the DPP government accelerates its provocative activities, the mainland will for sure speed up its efforts to realize the complete unification of China and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/13 20:08:39

Making great strides toward cashless society

In fact, there are a variety of other payment methods available. Given the competition for the vast market, more forms of payment will come up in the future and become more customer-friendly so that everyone can find what suits them most. That would make a diverse and equitable society that we hope for.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 23:33:28

In US, unalike people have stopped talking

But if the breeding of genetically related individuals often leads to genetic disorders in the offspring, the breeding of similar views can only lead to extremes and, therefore, a dim future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 22:18:39

Trump wrong to link Sino-US ties to North Korea

Trump is good at bluffing, but he is just a paper tiger.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 14:38:39

Tourists not just travelers but ambassadors

Regardless of our nationality, we need to act as a local and be respectful since we are all ambassadors for our countries when we travel abroad.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 21:13:39

China must not overplay its strategic hand

From 2012 to 2014, Chinese diplomacy transformed from "hiding its capabilities and biding its time" to "striving for achievements." During this process, China built up its efforts to safeguard its territorial integrity in the Diaoyu Islands and the South China Sea. China also proposed the Belt and Road initiative for surrounding countries and setting up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 21:08:39

Philippine FM lauds China's role in region, criticizes meddling from outsiders

China has played "a very positive role in the (Southeast Asian) region," Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/9 19:53:39

Does record-breaking military movie signal an assertive China?

To understand this movie, we need to understand that ordinary Chinese people expect and support a strong Chinese military presence to offer protection and rescue when they are abroad. This urgent need is in line with the Chinese government's increasing commitment to safeguard security and peace as a responsible power in the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 20:08:39

China, US can jointly shape international order

The US can transfer some power to China so that the two countries can jointly shape the international order. In the meantime, China should clarify that it is an upholder of the current order. China is just trying to reform the rights granted to developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/8 20:03:39

How ‘America first’ affects global politics

With "America first" as his guiding principle, the Trump administration's political achievements in the past half year have not only altered Washington's political ecology, but also disrupted the balance in world politics and the global governance system.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 20:08:39

China-US relations need to find new balance

In general the US has taken a tough stand on China since the end of the Cold War, but the relationship between the two countries has become more balanced and equal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/7 20:03:39

Washington disarrayed over faction turmoil

Can the turmoil in Washington and the crisis in governance be overcome? Deep structural issues in the US polity suggest that this will not be easy or soon in coming.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 20:13:39

Are Russia and the US heading toward new Cold War?

Confrontation between Russia and the US does not have the global character it used to have in the 20th century. Russian policy is not driven by any ideology, unlike the US, which aims to expand and impose US values.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/6 20:03:39

Overseas study tour frenzy shows parents’ anxiety

The summer holiday has already come. To help their children enjoy a long and fulfilling holiday, many Chinese parents are passionate about sending their kids on international study tours. An overseas study tour, by giving participants chances to travel abroad and visit prestigious universities, has become a bandwagon that parents and children are jumping on.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 23:32:11

Helping art career by harming public order

The boundary of individual freedom and how it should interact with public order is the subject of a long debate. Ge's aim is to provoke public's participation by creating interference. In this sense, his artworks have achieved the goal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 20:18:39

Russian sanctions push EU from US

But certainly Moscow should not be regarded as being isolated at the international level - and this certainly refers to Europe.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/3 20:13:39

Sichuan tackles environmental problems

So in the end is Sichuan seeing any positive signs? Despite the slowing economic growth and increasing workload for officials there, the province's Department of Environmental Protection reported that 21 cities in Sichuan have seen 80 percent of good days with sufficiently low air pollution. Although the benefits are not immediate, the green policies are nevertheless showing signs of improvement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 20:19:14

Hashima film reveals dark history of Japan

The Battleship Island, a film narrating the story of a group of about 400 Korean workers who risked their lives to escape from their forced labor camp in Hashima during the Japanese colonial era, made its debut on July 26 in South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/2 19:58:39