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Contours of a new international economic order

In 2006, the gross exports from China to all countries equaled 35 percent of its GDP, while in 2017 the figure was only 18 percent. And this change happened at the time of high growth rates that for the most of the period exceeded 8 percent annually. The magnitude of this change is not difficult to understand. Neither is it difficult to understand that the transformation of China into potentially the largest import market of the world has to have global effects. This is why the first CIIE in Shanghai is so important.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 18:48:40

Lessons China, US can draw from the Cold War

It's really hard to figure out what the serious conflicts of interest are, unless you believe, as some in the Trump administration appear to, that economics is a zero-sum game; that if China gets rich, America suffers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 17:13:39

Macron builds European cohesion at WWI anniversary

The primary aim of European integration is to avoid war among European countries. Now Europe and the world are confronted with a new wave of populism and at the risk of being trapped in a zero-sum game. Europe should hold fast to its original faith and get back onto the track of European cooperation and integration under uncertain circumstances, so as to achieve European peace and global stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/12 12:23:39

Chinese funds necessary for Africa development

Western media have asserted that Africa would be engulfed in a Chinese debt trap. Far from the allegations, it is Africa's leadership and its people that would ultimately determine if their respective countries would borrow and use the money prudently in projects that would generate higher returns or not.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 19:48:39

US maneuvers tactfully around Iran sanctions

But the US policy toward Iran is also constrained by geopolitical changes and pressure from the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 19:38:40

Enjoying companionship of a pet comes leashed with responsibility

Educating pet owners and protecting non-pet owners' rights can be done. Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province will reinforce rules on raising dogs from November 15 through December, targeting bad habits in raising the pets, such as walking them without a leash, and unlicensed ownership. Other cities should follow suit.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 15:38:39

North Korea tries to improve image amid uncertainty

Obviously, the US wants to continue dominating Korean Peninsula affairs. Washington has sent a signal – it won't turn a blind eye to the changes North Korea is bringing, but those changes are far from enough.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 12:58:39

That Chinese prize education is surely no bad thing

Chinese people are increasingly wealthy, but the importance they attach to education has not declined at all and they started to learn from Western aristocracies how to improve education for the next generation. Previously China stood accused for its overemphasis on exam-oriented education. Now that Chinese parents encourage their little ones to learn something “useless” like chess, calligraphy or painting, that too is apparently wrong...
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:53:50

Double 11 frenzy

It is natural that customers care about prices while retailers are interested in profit. But instead of playing tricks and cheating consumers, online retailers should focus on improving the quality of products and services. After all, customers shouldn't always be the ones who lose out.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 23:53:49

Chinese become US scapegoats yet again

Then there is still the thornier question of whether this president shows enough respect to the constitution by threatening to overpower it with executive orders. That's why many people who may not support maternity tourism are fighting the president's idea to repeal birthright citizenship, including many conservative politicians. Chinese, once again, became the scapegoats in this issue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 21:28:41

What effects will US midterm election results exert upon China?

Where will the US head in its trade war with China? The midterm elections are not a decisive factor. Whether Trump will continue the trade war depends on his judgment on whether the trade war will help him win the 2020 re-election. It's very likely Trump will change his tough attitude.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 21:18:41

China, US must try to stop new 'iron curtain'

With China's rising power and the US desire to adjust its relationship with the world, Beijing and Washington need to find a way to competitively coexist, even if it is doomed to be very difficult. It requires mutual respect, high-quality dialogue and actions acceptable to both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/8 21:13:40

China-backed projects meet demands of Africa

Earlier this year, former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson warned African countries to be careful not to forfeit their sovereignty when they accept loans from China. Yet in the 19th century, Europe once loaned substantial quantities of money to the US to help it build its railway network. Why was no American worried about forfeiting their sovereignty?
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 19:33:40

Why I enjoy China From Above TV series

In what way should a complex, diverse and rapidly changing China be presented to the world? Many Chinese and foreign documentary-makers are trying to find the answer. Documentaries filmed by China used to focus on generality rather than details, visuals rather than connotations. But things now have changed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 18:48:40

What Merkel departure will mean for Germany, Europe and China

As far as Sino-German relations are concerned, the departure of Merkel does not constitute good news as she has generally favored close cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 18:43:40

How opening-up changed China's diplomacy

China has been changing its diplomatic thinking according to the international situation, and has also been adjusting them as Beijing deepens the understanding of the world and increases its own strength. What hasn't changed is China's perseverance for peace and cooperation, and the balance between the world and itself, interests and responsibilities.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 20:03:39

US waywardness signals declining hegemony

To pursue narrow interests, the Trump administration is trying to redefine the international order. The current order supported US hegemony, but it is also the one that will destroy US hegemony as Trump is changing it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 18:28:40

Can Morrison bring China ties out of doldrums?

Morrison said he looks forward to meeting with Chinese leaders in the forthcoming G20 and APEC summits. We hope he is sincere and genuinely aims at a thaw in Australia's relations with China. China is not a card to be played to make partisan gains. It is in the long-term interest of both countries to achieve a win-win outcome in bilateral relations.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/6 12:58:39