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Post-Brexit UK may lose its charm as business destination for China

A lot will depend on the kind of Brexit. Let's hope that if Brexit cannot be avoided, at least the best possible deal for all the parties involved is reached.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 20:43:40

What other countries can learn from reform and opening-up

China's reform and opening-up policy required firm attitude from both the leadership and the people, constant improvement in the process, a fine balance between development and environment, as well as interactions with the rest of the world to arrive at its present pinnacle, and would hopefully provide useful lessons for all.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/8 20:33:40

Religion needs to be governed by law

It's hoped the national legislative authorities can expedite introducing the rule of law in the field of religion and ensure the healthy development of this social institution.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/7 20:23:39

Is China catching up with a faltering US?

China is growing fast in hard power, but lags in soft power. Correctly understanding US national strength is of great importance in keeping Sino-US relations stable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 23:03:39

Dialectical view of the social role of religion

To answer the question whether religion is good or bad, we need a dialectical view of religion's social role. Policies against extremism are not anti-religion. The development of religion needs modernization.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 20:23:39

Reorienting Europe in a changing world

The EU realizes it can reform itself taking the numerous and well-grounded criticism seriously, and at the same time rethinking its international role. Supporting multilateralism, as the EU always claims, obliges it to strengthen cooperation with China, which is offering an opportunity to the entire world through an open cooperative approach clearly summarized by the Belt and Road initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 21:28:39

Did media hype up Kenyans' abuse claims?

Training and awareness also need to be used and intensified to curb future misunderstandings between locals and the Chinese workers at the workplace. A harmonious Africa-China cooperation stands to benefit both parties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 21:23:40

Knockoff deals cast shadow on discount platform

Unfortunately, China has seen the pressing need for intellectual property rights protection amid the trade war with the US. If the company doesn't immediately step up efforts to strictly monitor vendors on the platform and take necessary measures to rein in those dealing in spurious goods, it's quite uncertain how far the company will go.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/3 0:03:39

Reorienting Europe in a changing world

Krastev's article in FP magazine "3 Versions of Europe Are Collapsing at the Same Time" deserves attention. His analysis is part of a wide debate over European and Western fragility over the last 20 years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 23:39:04

US deploying Marines in AIT will backfire

Under US provocation, Taiwan authorities have been unbridled in challenging the one-China consensus. With regard to the issue of US Marines, the mainland needs to make the island realize that provocation cannot win them benefits but will lead to bitter consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:33:39

Asian theater comes into its own in New York

These shows may not always be commercially successful, and their audiences are mainly Asians. But the good news is that the Asian audience has been growing stronger and is now big enough to independently support some productions so that their own stories can be told. And, the best thing is that young Asians are hopeful. They believe they are able to take New York theater to a new era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 18:23:39

How China, US misunderstand each other

China should acknowledge that it is the second-largest economy in the world and thus accept a higher standard of trade rules so that the US and the international community can get along with it better. The US should also change its mind and treat its relations with China and the world more rationally.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:38:39

Era of smart internet to replace social media

In China, Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent changed the internet once dominated by the three web portals, namely Sina, Sohu and NetEase. A new change is still around the corner, and that is why the internet wave is fascinating.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 16:33:39

EU-US trade truce can't hide deep divergence

In a nutshell, though the joint statement of the EU and the US is comforting to many in the West in the sense of averting an imminent trade collision between the two, it is certainly not the end of the story. Trump's unpredictability cannot be underestimated and the foundation of the transatlantic partnership has already been eroded.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 19:13:40

Like button: Taste wastes in vulgar terrain

The topic of “like button” leaves much room for debate and opinion. Is equality an effective measure to determine things of value? Is the opinion of the masses always right? Is what people like the same as what people need? If not, we better rethink about it and set limitations on the “like button.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 18:53:39

Aging populations need more migrant labor

At future World Cups, we expect heated matches with a higher mix of ethnicities among teams and spectators.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 17:58:40

How China opened up over four decades

And now, in a period during which Trump is challenging the very notions of free trade and globalization, China is guaranteeing their continuity. Speaking in Johannesburg, Xi talked about a choice “between opening-up and a close-door policy.” He then called upon BRICS “to build an open economy” and achieve mutual benefits, shared prosperity and sustainable development. Clearly, he would hardly be confident to urge others to do it, if his own country did not set the right paradigm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/30 15:43:39

Discussing changes in the international order

The Chinese are increasingly aware of their country's emergence and their growing international responsibilities. They need to learn and raise awareness by improving their capability to communicate with the outside world. Without prompt explanation using effective methods and techniques, misunderstandings will prevail. As one expert said at the Tsinghua forum, the Chinese must learn to persuade others.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 18:23:39