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Parents show trust in fake online news as children seethe

We shouldn't be impatient with our parents or harangue them to reject fake news. They should be persuaded gently. After all, they send us these articles out of love and concern.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/27 0:03:41

Sino-African relations symbiotic: former envoy

Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Mauritius on July 27-28, the last leg of his African tour. The last Chinese president to visit this African nation in the Indian Ocean was Hu Jintao in 2009. What significance does Xi's visit have for China-Mauritius relations? Where do Sino-African relations stand? Global Times (GT) reporter Sun Xiaobo talked with Gao Yuchen (Gao), former Chinese ambassador to Mauritius, about these questions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 22:31:12

BRICS should close ranks against protectionism

Global and regional instability is not conducive to economic development. It is necessary for BRICS countries to strengthen strategic mutual trust and contribute to global and regional peace and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 18:18:40

BRICS emerging as a force to upgrade global governance

China, Russia and India have taken the lead in launching a new genre of “informal” summits and multilateral summit meetings. Like China and India, Russia will be starting to host its first Africa summit from next year. This trio is also emerging as the spirit behind the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, thus transforming both the substance and style of global diplomacy with significant implications for global governance structures and processes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 18:13:41

Özil row mixes soccer with geopolitics

I suggest Özil should be given the opportunity to answer all controversial questions. Making efforts at starting serious debates is a good media and political practice. The so-called democratic and multi-ethnic societies often confuse politics with market practices, policies and business, as Özil's case demonstrates.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/26 18:13:40

Did style differences cause China-US rift?

While all countries must be constantly vigilant about their overall strategic interests, when dealing with Trump's America it is perhaps more advisable to focus more on economic terms at least for the next few years such that the overall strategic balance between superpowers can still be carefully maintained for the benefit of mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 17:33:41

BRICS: Community with shared future for mankind versus 'deglobalization'

The ongoing BRICS summit in Johannesburg can start a new approach to global governance and economic crisis. By enlarging the capital of the New Development Bank and putting into effect the BRICS CRA as well as the BRICS payment and ranking systems, Russia, China and other B5 states will demonstrate their capacity to withstand the trade wars, sanctions and global liquidity pressures. This summit can and should become a major milestone on the way to form a comprehensive backbone for the community of a shared future for mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 16:08:40

Africa wise enough to choose own course

African countries have enough wisdom and courage to choose a model to draw lessons from, and to create one that suits their own culture and economy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 16:08:39

Exemplary punishment must for makers of faulty drugs

The scandal is indeed bad news for China's drug safety record. But it's fortunate that the defective vaccine has been detected before being released to the market and apparently there have been no reports of people being harmed after receiving other vaccines produced by Changsheng.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 20:18:40

BRICS eyes reforms amid differences

For BRICS, differences are not an obstacle, but ingredients to build a more democratic and prosperous international system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/24 20:13:39

BRICS buildup meetings help summit deliver

What is of importance however among the BRICS nation states and their citizens is proof that resolutions are implemented and that there are tangible economic and political benefits derived from them.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 20:33:39

Let the ancient Bamiyan Buddha speak to Trump

The trade war between China and the US, which started with the US levying imports from China with heavy punitive tariffs, already soured the feelings and confidence of both sides. That is further complicated by the failure of compromise through rounds of bilateral negotiations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 17:44:05

Misjudging China ends US policy consensus

The challenge is to rebalance the economic relationship and develop a balance of interests and framework for strategic stability on the geopolitical side that both Washington and Beijing can live with.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/23 15:13:39

Hegemonic plot to derail Washington-Moscow détente

Trump's invitation to Putin to come to the US for a follow-up working summit is an excellent move. Washington and Moscow must cooperate on key global issues and must reject confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/22 19:53:39

Xi's Africa tour shows relations in new light

In the future, China's presence alone will not transform the continent, but its support might become part of some African states' success story.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/22 19:38:39

All work and no play taking a toll of Chinese life

An increasing number of Chinese people have gradually lost their enthusiasm for work after years of tired work, and decided to leave metropolises for smaller cities in pursuit of a work-life balance. An enhanced awareness of rights is a sign of societal progress.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/20 0:03:40

Airport bans fanfare!

As a Chinese netizen commented, “the most suitable distance between fans and idols should be on and off stage.” Fans should never go too far.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/20 0:03:39

US-Russia thaw will not affect China's ties with Kremlin

The US strategic articulation contrasts with that of Russia which wants to be a polar in world politics and enhance its dominance in the former Soviet region. Without this contradiction being solved, Russia-US relations will not change fundamentally.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 22:48:41