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Europe should treat China as a partner

In a partnership, people trust each other, give fair judgment, seek to maximize cooperation and strive to work out differences. The same principles should apply to Europe's dealings with China. Trust means not seeing China as others do. The so-called political influence and interference of China in Europe is completely misguided. Fair judgment means evaluating China in accordance with European interests. Maximizing cooperation and working out differences means finding new growth opportunities for the relationship and solving disputes in a constructive way. Europe should do what a partner should do when facing pressure related to China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/20 17:28:40

Chinese students caught up in trade spat

If tensions continue, I believe the Chinese studying and working in the US will face more difficulties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 19:58:40

Macron bad-mouthing China during East Africa trip shows an outdated mind-set

Macron's visits to African nations since then, including non-French-speaking countries like Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya, prove that the European country is willing to reach beyond its traditional backyard in Africa. It is unfortunate the French president resorted to Western countries' paternalistic habit of telling their so-called African partners what to do.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:23:40

EU approach fails to understand China

China needs to deepen its reform and opening-up and further welcome foreign investment. However, the country should protect its own development path and never give up its right to legitimate development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:08:40

Chinese speed skaters need to be 'track smart' to catch up with competitors

To “win gold medals for a record high,” Chinese athletes still need to improve their technique. Speed should be their final goal, not sneakily cutting off opponents when the result doesn't seem promising. After all, how can anybody drag down Chinese skaters if they are too fast to even catch up with?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 20:48:40

Needed, an integrated fight against rampages

If more mayhem is to be prevented, the world needs an integrated and long-term approach across ethnic, geographical and political divides. The nature of terrorism is different across boundaries but it is everywhere fueled by common factors – hatred, and the propensity to derive pleasure from extermination and destruction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 20:48:39

US defense budget points to vaulting ambitions from 'America First' to 'Military First'

White House has cut the budget for Department of Education by 10 percent, and allocated $9 billion from the defense budget to meet emergency requirements such as building border walls. It will, however, be hard for such a budget to be easily passed by members of the US Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 18:23:40

Political correctness pervades US media

In the US media's coverage on Confucius Institutes, the content selection is hijacked by American mainstream public opinion and values. Other views are difficult to voice under the “spiral of silence” effect.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/18 18:23:39

Two sessions offer view of China progress

I applaud China for offering such a challenge to Africa and other continents in the world. This is worth aping if we are to foster China-Africa relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 17:33:39

German restraints on Huawei can hit country's technological progress

In May 2017, Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure put forward the 5G strategy until 2025, underscoring efforts to strengthen internet infrastructure, provide usable bands and spearhead the launch of 5G technology in certain cities. With the advent of a new round of technological revolution, Germany hopes to seize the opportunity to develop technology in a bid to get ready for the creative period of Schumpeter economic cycle and reap benefits from the internet revolution.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 16:58:40

US in strategic mire on overseas military cost

US dominance of the alliance will weaken. The US acts like a landlord, who collects a lot of money, while holding its head high. Washington's allies will eventually accept Trump's formula, unwillingly though. Particularly, South Korea and Japan may find nationalistic sentiments of their people prevail.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/17 16:58:39

Technology lag takes a toll on Chinese elderly

I was once too reluctant and impatient to teach my parents to surf the internet or play a game on the iPad. But now their happy expressions make me happier.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 20:28:40

Should vice trade be legalized in US?

When men get the green light for their currently secretive recreation, there would be more broken hearts like this behind their satisfied animal instincts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 20:02:10

Beijing will continue to fight against Dalai Lama's separatist goals

Any attempt to separate Tibet from China is doomed to fail. It's noticeable that the influence of the Dalai Lama in the West is declining. As China becomes increasingly powerful, a growing number of Western countries are wary of the country's ability to retaliate if they maintain contacts with and offer support to the Dalai Lama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 17:35:08

Bigger defense budget shows US anxiety over targeting China and Russia

If the US continues to be hostile, the “China and Russia threat” theory inside Washington may become a self-fulfilling prophecy, which will be extremely harmful to itself.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 9:58:40

Xi's new diplomatic overture impresses

This is in line with the vision of Xi who once said, “More than 7 billion people inhabit the planet Earth. We in the same boat should keep watch and help each other to achieve common development.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 18:01:52

Transparency defines China's election system

China should choose its own way. China's track record so far is pretty good: No wars on Chinese soil for the past seven decades, and living standards have risen tremendously. Polls suggest fairly high levels of contentment among the population.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/13 17:28:40

India's tariff feud with US exposes fault lines

Traditionally, the US accords preferential economic treatment or gives economic assistance to countries that it strategically deems useful. However, Trump has broken the tradition. Unilateral pressure on India exposes the US' lack of respect for New Delhi. Although Indian officials have said that an end to the preferential trade treatment does not significantly affect the country, and it will not impede strategic cooperation between Washington and New Delhi, the moves will lead to resentment against the US in India.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 21:14:24