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China's BRI trade & investment

In five years, China will import products worth $2 trillion from countries and regions along the Belt and Road and is expected to invest $150 billion in Belt and Road nations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 19:43:40

A 'make or break' G20 summit in Buenos Aires

Yes, much is at stake in the meeting between presidents Trump and Xi. But let us not overlook the fact that the problem we are facing today goes way beyond the United States and China. This problem is rooted in the very way we have conceived globalization. What we are seeing today is the backlash, and the G20 is as good a group as any to step back and push things in a different direction.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/29 16:43:40

Xi's visit to Spain packs enormous potential as Belt and Road prospects look bright

BRI offers great opportunities, but there is also the need of designing a strategy for effective participation of Spanish companies. This week, Sanchez and Xi have the chance to work hand in hand for global governance and integration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:22:40

Trade war is about reshaping industrial chain

The Belt and Road initiative is more of a logistics chain and needs to develop into an industrial chain. Chinese manufacturing needs to go abroad and realize global distribution. Meanwhile, Beijing needs to provide better tax incentives and other sops to create conditions for remaking the industrial chain through our manufacturing industry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:22:39

US won't desist from playing Taiwan card

While KMT candidate Han Kuo-yu was voted to be mayor of Kaohsiung because of his campaign of restoring the city's past glory, Taiwan authorities should think carefully about how to market products made on the island and attract mainlanders so as to bring benefits to the people of Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:13:40

Brexit deal shows rationality ruled emotion

The negotiations on future UK-EU relations will be tougher. But if the vote passes, the Brexit process can at least be launched without being obstructed. It is not only the responsibility of the British elite to bring stability and certainty to Britons, but also an obligation to the market and regional and international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:38:42

France demonstrations show public discontent with decrease in purchasing power

Although it is tough, France can still be reformed. It's just that reform measures can't be pushed, but have to be implemented cautiously and steadily. Perhaps, Macron cannot refrain from learning to practice “crossing the river by feeling the stones.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:33:41

Midterm elections bare US rural-urban split

The argument that US politics has increasingly turned into a struggle between urban and rural voters has been going on for several years, and the division between the Republicans and Democrats is, in the eyes of people I talked to in Philadelphia, wide. NBC News ran an article before the elections with the headline: Americans are divided over everything except division.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/27 18:28:41

Internal issues distract from Palestine row

Now, more and more people have realized that new thinking is needed to resolve regional conflagrations. New ideas could be generated in the process of promoting the new development agenda, which will help resolve the old conflicts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 20:33:40

Challenges linger in China-India border talks

China and India's different understanding of the order between trust and misgivings demonstrates their strategic divergence, which will keep lingering.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 18:48:40

Women's woes and mirage of men's wealth

I congratulate the women who, through their own competence, weathered hardships to rise to the top in their fields. I commend the men who oppose the social bias faced by women and fight for them. I laugh at girls who use their youth to enter into high-profile marriages to gain status and then promote this as success, and I vomit at boys who mirror the views expressed by Yu in his infamous speech.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 17:53:40

Lessons from Dolce & Gabbana crisis

The D&G crisis has been precipitated by the lack of understanding of Chinese culture, ignorance of Chinese people's feelings and pride, and influence of social media. If you want to do business in China, these are 10 things you need to keep in mind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 20:18:40

What government and public can do to mitigate loss from wildfires in California

While mourning the deaths and devastation that the people of California have suffered, it is time to ensure that future fire seasons are unable to harm the people of the state.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:43:40

'Debt trap' slur shows West's double standards

As for the people who fabricated the so-called “debt trap diplomacy,” if they are unable to offer tangible assistance to the developing countries, they can at least try to put the sincere cooperation between other countries in perspective. Moreover, it is better for them to have site visits and witness fruitful results because seeing is believing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:43:39

Top luxury hotels felled in one (un)clean sweep

Maybe it's time to pack our own bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, kettles, cups and UV lights. Or better yet, have all the hotels charge us the same price since after all, we will not be packing lightly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 21:23:42

Hard or soft, it's going to be a messy Brexit

Conceived in panic, executed in haste, Brexit has been a case study of how not to deliver policy. Britain will find itself diminished and poorer for no very good reason, and even further along the road of losing an empire and not finding a role.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 19:53:40

Is California wildfire partly man-made?

The battle against wildfire is a long-term one. The United States government still has a lot to do: more education campaigns to teach people how to create “defensible space” around their homes. More forest thinning. More controlled burns. More escape route drills, and more firefighting equipment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 18:03:41

Are only housekeepers to blame for lack of hygiene at five-star hotels?

Strengthening supervision or dismissing a few cleaners is not going to solve the issue for good. The cleaners deserve fair payment under a healthy payroll system and they deserve appreciation and respect from both the hotel and guests. Instead of spending money on fancy projects, hotel managers should make more efforts to improve staff skills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 18:13:42