OP-ED >> Viewpoint

Social media not the right platform for politics

When scrolling through social media, you are also more likely to see things that support your own point of view.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 17:48:39

US criticism of NGO laws is hypocritical

The specific investigation and how to investigate are rights of the relevant departments of the US. Therefore, its effectiveness can be imagined.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 18:48:40

Vietnam shouldn’t let West affect China ties

Despite disputes in the South China Sea, Vietnam is fully aware of the significance of managing the divergences.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 17:13:39

Kazakhstan aims for peaceful use of nuclear energy with new bank

To create the LEUB, Kazakhstan was able to offer a suitable site that has the necessary storage conditions and corresponding safety parameters – the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP).
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 21:18:39

Re-Americanization: life of a former expat

Another observation is adjustments to Chinese social media and website usage, which is essential to Western businesses’ success in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 20:28:39

Trump risks becoming ‘solitary’ president

To a large extent, it is these forces that elected Trump into the White House in the 2016 presidential election, bringing the far-right forces into the mainstream for the first time in the past several decades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 18:53:39

HK Occupy Central sentencing far too lenient

Freedom fighters are those who go out of their way to fight for their country when it falls into the hands of colonizers and aggressors, not people who enjoy the advantageous policies offered to them by the state only to spit on them to show defiance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 20:48:39

US Navy crashes reveal absence of vigilance

The Chinese Navy has made great progress. Due to the expansion of China’s national interests and the need to maintain safe transport routes, Chinese naval vessels have become increasingly present in major waters around the globe and are bound to enter the ports and bases of other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/27 17:58:39

Shared economy must get past growing pains

Citizens and the government should have an open mind toward the shared economy. Being sick can help build a baby's immune system, and we should give vehicle sharing some time to find its footing. After all, new things always come with various unforeseeable problems. Patience is needed for the shared economy to develop and flourish in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 23:26:12

Moral superiority undue in journal spat

Under the pressure from criticism in Western media,, Cambridge University Press reversed course Monday and restored access to more than 300 journal articles in the China Quarterly it had blocked in response to what it said was a request from Chinese government censors.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 21:23:40

Amid internal and external neglect, is the US still capable of leading the world?

Hence, naturally whether the US is still capable of leading the world has come into question.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 21:23:39

25 years on, Beijing, Seoul strive to move ties forward

Thursday marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and South Korea. This is a good time for the two countries to review their cooperation since they established diplomatic relations, patch up their strained relations, and find a new outlook on future cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/24 21:18:39

Bike-sharing problems require effort from all sides

Bike sharing was meant to bring convenience to everybody. While we frequent users enjoy the benefits, we should ensure that our mechanical friends never leave troubles for those who are not using them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 19:58:40

Dark side of the technologies of tomorrow

It is thus clear that today's and tomorrow's technologies are blurring the distinction between meticulously planned high-profile attacks and more simple, crude violence - it will frankly get easier and cheaper to cook up more elaborate plots.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 19:43:39

‘America first’ puts struggling Americans last

Despite being a developed superpower and having an affluent image in the imagination of many, America suffers from poverty. What is most dire about this situation is the stubborn persistence of this poverty and the accompanying inequality.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 19:38:39

Hospital case highlights right to criticize

A patient in Handan, Hebei Province, was detained for "fabricating facts" and "disturbing social order" after complaining online about the food quality and cost in a local hospital canteen. Although the police later apologized for the detention, the event has triggered a public uproar.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 20:23:39

Will Bannon’s exit affect the US’ China policy?

The role of Trump's advisors outside the White House such as Henry Kissinger and Stephen A. Schwarzman is also uncertain. In the following months, the China-US relationship may face economic friction as well as a potential crisis stemming from the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 20:18:39

European attitude on BRI turning more positive

The University of Oxford will hold its First Belt Road Initiative Summit on September 13-14. What's the reason for such a summit? How do Europeans view the China-proposed Belt and Road initiative (BRI)? How should Chinese enterprises seize opportunities and tackle challenges that the BRI brings in countries along the route?
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/21 20:18:39