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Western media distort BRICS’ rising clout

The question that seems to linger in Western mainstream media is, "for how long will BRICS hold?" Initial reports by the same media seem to suggest that it was the West, and in particular Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, who is responsible for the establishment of this organization. What a fallacy!
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 22:03:39

Chinese won’t tolerate German online store’s racist slurs

Stereotypes of the Chinese community partly results from biased coverage of Western media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/12 12:28:39

Migrant workers add diversity to Chinese metropolises

Recently, a video of a profanity-laden tirade against two girls on Beijing's subway went viral and touched the nerve of millions of migrants. In the video that was filmed by a passenger, a 17-year-old teenager is seen cursing at the two girls and calling them "a bunch of outsider bitches" before pushing one of them off the train carriage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/10 5:03:41

Women’s politics unrelated to traditions

As the International Women's Day was approaching, the question kept flashing back in my mind. My instinct turned out to be right. There were many Chinese who voted for Trump and I personally know some of them. But, no one has cited gender as a reason for their choice.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 19:23:40

BRICS paradigm breaks new grounds in geopolitical order

US President Donald Trump's "America First" rhetoric and the complications of Brexit are making supporters of the old world order more and more anxious.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 19:13:39

Two sessions model has more institutional advantages

China’s two sessions model is not perfect. It was once criticized by the public as being merely a rubber-stamp exercise and not fully functional. However, these problems have been solved in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/9 11:08:39

Australia needs to do more to curb racism

Recently, reports in Chinese language media of a severe racial attack in the Sydney suburb of Burwood have ignited public discussion on the issue of racial violence in Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 21:58:39

Foreign Minister articulates China’s global vision

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met the press Wednesday to discuss China's policy on international and regional issues for the Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/8 21:38:40

Women are the embodiment of strength in our society

Many of these were just ordinary women but each of them accomplished extraordinary things, showing how women were - and remain - the strength of our society.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 21:48:39

Female leadership makes the world a better place

Today is my mom's birthday. We used to smother her with affection, telling her they chose this day to celebrate International Women's Day because she was the World's Greatest Mom. And indeed she was.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 21:38:39

Two sessions’ impact on global affairs grows

The intense international interest in this year's two sessions reflects a combination of long-term trends in China and the current global uncertainty created by the Trump administration. As the international impact of the two sessions deepens, it is important to analyze the international significance of this year's two sessions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/7 21:33:39

Calls for boycott might set off unwanted reactions

After one of South Korea's five biggest business giants Lotte approved a land swap with the government that will allow the US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the country, Chinese consumers began boycotting Lotte-brand supermarkets and products.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 21:43:39

Internal divisions put eurozone at risk

Undoubtedly, future decisions are in the hands of Germany, which does not positively see a holistic transfer union. It, therefore, only takes cautious and baby steps toward this direction. In recent years, the eurozone has preserved its unity principally due to the self-preservation instinct. But, this is no longer sufficient.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 21:38:39

Trump presidency unlikely to disturb robust Beijing-Moscow ties

Some hold the view that the US approaching Russia would directly lead to a turnaround in the Sino-Russian relations. Nonetheless, a shift in the bilateral relations between China and Russia will hardly happen.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 21:28:39

Legislative body addresses call of the world

It is that time of the year again, when China's "two sessions" season is in full bloom.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 20:08:39

‘Post-West’ order outweighs US concerns

Russian President Vladimir Putin often used the annual Munich Security Conference as a stage to deliver Moscow's national security policy to other countries. He scolded the US and NATO for their Russia policy at the 2007 conference, which marked an end to the ameliorated US-Russia ties, resulted from their anti-terrorism cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:38:39

China’s defense budget increase conforms to economic growth pace

China said on Saturday, during the 12th National People's Congress, that its military spending is expected to grow by approximately 7 percent in 2017, the lowest increase in six years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:23:39

Report to boost cyber development

China released the International Strategy of Cooperation on Cyberspace on March 1. It is another vital document set to guide China's cyber diplomacy in multi-dimensional ways after the cyber security law and the strategy on national cyber security.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/5 22:18:39