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With opening up, data emerges as a challenge

The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) and the Hinrich Foundation released a report “The Digital revolution: How China can capture the digital trade opportunity at home and abroad” last week. The definition of “digital trade” in this study covers “the production, distribution, marketing, sale or delivery of goods and services – domestically and abroad – supported by cross-border data flows.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 19:03:40

China should lead with sustainable development

China should use its advanced technologies for renewable energy, 5G, artificial intelligence, smart grids, long-distance power transmission, battery electric vehicles, and others, to help the regions in Europe and Asia to have clean air, less pollution, sustainable land use, high technology, digital services and clean zero-carbon energy. If this could be done, it will be very inspiring. It will show clearly to the world that China's rise is good for the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:58:40

Tibet's development trumps West's canards on rights

Thanks to the tireless efforts of all ethnic groups in China, the country has made great economic and social achievements. These are undeniable objective facts, which speak louder than words. Strong and confident Chinese people can ignore groundless accusations by the West.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:13:41

Democratic transition made region equitable, prosperous

Today's Tibet is still relatively weak economically compared with China's eastern coastal areas, and the region is constantly facing new challenges along with changing times. In any case, the democratic reforms in Tibet 60 years ago were undoubtedly an orderly social revolution of remarkable historical significance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:08:40

Green Book's simplicity wins Chinese hearts

Green Book may offer Hollywood a new clue: to attract Chinese audience, rather than adding stereotyped and fragmented Chinese elements, it is better to tell good stories.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:48:39

Fight against extremism in Xinjiang includes improving lives of residents

Faced with the severe challenges of terrorism and extremism, no country can shy away from dealing with them. Only by strengthening our community of shared future and promoting exchanges and cooperation, can we effectively curb and combat terrorism and extremism in the interests of world peace and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:43:39

Xi's France visit set to boost cooperation

China-France relations are expected to involve greater collaboration this year. Both sides have planned activities that include celebrating the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and a trip to China by French ministers. Meanwhile, France has expressed willingness to participate in the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation next month in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:18:40

Detractors cannot thwart ties as Beijing and Rome forge ahead

Deepening relations between Rome and Beijing are also the result of the vision pursued by Italy's Ambassador to China Ettore Sequi under whose tenure interaction between the countries has progressed considerably at all levels, and Italy's exports have constantly risen reducing its trade deficit with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 21:03:17

Italy and China set new paradigm in relations

Since 2000, Italy has been the third destination for Chinese investment in Europe, following the UK and Germany. We want to do more, we must do better, because it is not only an economic issue, it helps to boost cultural ties and international respect which are the main conditions for world stability and peace, which, unfortunately, we have not experienced yet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 20:58:39

US crackdown on Huawei driven by selfishness, wrong perception

The US government has continuously attempted to suppress and strangle China's Huawei through judicial, financial and diplomatic means. Such actions have caused concern among people of many countries, especially Chinese people, who are puzzled by one question: What possible conflict could have caused the world's only superpower to define a private high-tech enterprise a threat?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 17:47:20

Kua Kua groups: pay your way to adulation

We should generously praise any progress or achievement our friends and relatives make and show concern for their frustrations and failures, thereby bringing down our reliance on the virtual world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 0:13:39

As China's efforts to fight pollution yield results, India has lessons to learn

The challenge for India, however, will lie in implementation. It is there that the country will need to strike a balance between the need to maintain business and industrial momentum while coming down on transgressions that hurt its attempts at improving the quality of environment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:22:09

Hard to stop China's English-learning frenzy

Perhaps the essential reason for China's enduring English-learning wave is the desire of every individual to catch up and stay competitive. For elite Chinese, it could open the doors to Ivy League universities or multinationals. In rural areas, parents enroll kids in bilingual kindergartens so they can be a step closer to peers in big cities. The driving force that keeps individuals making progress is perhaps also the reason that makes China keep striving forward.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:18:40

Italy joining BRI paves the road to closer EU-China relationship

As long as the rules of fairness, open tender, full disclosure of terms of deals, concern for the environment are respected, BRI can be a meaningful contribution to economic growth and social development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 22:13:40

Nazarbayev's resignation politically wise

It can be said that Kazakhstan's fame largely rests on Nazarbayev. The question whether Kazakhstan can continue to take the lead in Central Asia and play a balancing act with other major powers leaves room for discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 21:58:40

No longer a peace haven, New Zealand needs to keep close watch on gun ownership

A strict gun ban usually faces backlash from the people, a country's culture and traditions. After the ban on specific models was announced, many people expressed their support. Although some oppose stricter gun ownership control, the government should encourage people to give up the guns they own. The experience of Australia could be helpful as the two neighboring countries have a lot in common and a buy-back plan might work.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 21:16:59

Brexit chaos consuming UK points to weakness of Britain's political leadership

The only good thing to have come from this is that I no longer hold any illusions about politicians. I know now they are as weak, fallible and ignorant as any other group in society. Of course, this is not a comforting thought, but I'm afraid that it is the only thing I am going to get out of it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:43:40

Needed, shared facility for social services

It must be used to serve society and the people in it since the pace of life is becoming quicker and resources as well as space are shrinking, not to speak of the costs. I hope new initiatives such as Wefeed, Wegrow, Wegive, Weadopt and more could become widely accepted with their benefits outdoing the challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:33:40