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Dog killing: Activists go for the overkill

So what is wrong with love for animals? Amid the fight lies a key issue – the balance between love for animals and respect for human beings.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/9 19:28:40

Can Germany overcome bias against China?

Nevertheless, its wide and converging interests with China will help Germany gradually wipe out concerns. The process may be painful and recurring. But after all, Germany is a nation good at introspection and it will recognize that engaging in pragmatic cooperation while discarding pride and prejudice is the right way to get along with China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 20:03:39

California takes on Trump on migration

Regardless of the political outcome, California's current actions demonstrate just how wide the political gap has become in the US, with both parties facing voters who are more or less uninterested in compromise. Unfortunately, hopes of an immigration agreement acceptable to all parties are unlikely to survive this deep partisan divide.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 19:53:39

Australia has to decide on trajectory of ties with US

I believe the Australians have an equal likelihood to fall into either Mexico or Canada models, however how the Chinese government handles Australians will be a huge factor in the final outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 19:53:39

Why Macron's Beijing visit is important

In a nutshell, the visit of Macron to Beijing and his meeting with Xi can only work to develop Sino-French and Sino-European relations. The momentum is excellent not only for aspects already outlined but also because the continuous implementation of the Belt and Road initiative is reaching the French door. Macron's support for the initiative is increasing expectations from high-level dialogues on cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 18:58:39

Flagging economy triggers protests in Iran

Economy and livelihood have been difficult problems the Middle East faced for decades. Like Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia which is rich in oil, many countries in the region suffer from economic issues, and Iranian protests this time may influence these countries. Because of the protests in Iran, the Middle East may face more economic challenges and hurdles in achieving better livelihood and social stability.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/7 18:53:39

Waste import ban shows China striving for green growth

Great Britain, a major waste exporter, has been shipping about half a million tons of plastic to China every year. That ended this year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 23:28:57

Banning Putin rival may have long-term implication

Putin implicitly likened Navalny to former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and said such people would destabilize Russia. The question is whether it's a reasonable political norm that Russia should only be ruled by Putin. It remains uncertain whether stability in Russia will bring the long-expected development after Putin's inevitable election victory in March. Banning Navalny from upcoming elections may have significant influence in the long term for post-Soviet Russian politics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:38:39

Battle against ivory doesn't begin, end in China

Luckily, as more NGOs have started focusing on engaging Chinese in Africa, an increasing number of young Chinese have arrived in Africa and served as a bridge between Chinese and locals. The situation has begun to change. The ivory trade is a China-Africa problem and an international problem as well. The ivory ban in China is great, but it is not the end of our fight for elephants.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/4 19:03:39

Armed police move heightens central control

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, its armed forces have not changed their purpose of serving the Chinese people wholeheartedly and the fundamental principle of abiding by the Party's absolute leadership. This adjustment to the armed police under the socialist military system with Chinese characteristics displays the vitality and confidence of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:38:40

Foreign meddling not needed in Iran unrest

The protests are now controllable, and whether they will continue to fester in the future depends on whether the Iranian government can develop its economy and improve people's livelihood within the existing institutional framework, taking the push for social change into consideration. After all, the internal causes are fundamental to the turmoil. In such troubled times for Iran, intervention by the outside world will not help. After all, no one wants to see a disturbed Iran becoming a new hotspot for regional turmoil.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/3 18:33:39

'Trumpism' unavoidable new norm, research concept for world

Trumpism is the most important transformation that the US has faced since the end of the Cold War and its influence will go beyond Trump's four or eight-year presidency. As Trumpism goes ahead, its influence and destruction will also grow. How to understand the new norm of US politics and handle Trumpism will be a major research subject for the whole world. If there is anything comforting, I would say it has been only one year since Trump took office and there is still time.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 19:38:14

2018: China to grow stronger in chaotic world

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the country's reform and opening-up. The CPC has guided the Chinese people through tough times and now will lead them to a brighter future.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/2 18:08:39

Outdated geopolitical mindset hinders India's development

As emerging powers responsible for propelling the new international order, China and India should abandon an outdated antagonistic mind-set, uphold the values of friendship, justice and shared interests, participate in regional governance and develop new state-to-state relations. That's how we can foster a peaceful global environment and stable international order, strive for development featuring openness, innovation, inclusiveness and mutual benefits, boost national, regional and global development and build a community with a shared future for mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/1 18:48:40

Meddling in South China Sea deepens Australia's strategic plight

During the tenures of former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, Australia saw the South China Sea issue as a dispute between China and related Southeast Asian countries, and adopted a relatively neutral and balanced policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/31 10:00:18

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the sharpest of them all?

Western politicians, scholars and journalists increasingly warn against China's use of so-called "sharp power" to pierce, penetrate or perforate the political and information environments of targeted democratic societies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/30 10:37:46

More talent needed to promote China-Japan mutual trust

Shinyichirou Shiranishi, chairman of the Executive Council of the Japan-China Society, passed away in October. He had always been a strong advocate of China-Japan cultural exchange despite strained bilateral ties in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/29 10:25:31

Age jokes all fun until they reinforce ageism

Maybe China's harsh perspective on age helps prompt so many brutal jokes. But the jokes are not so innocent. They could help reinforce such perspectives. If applying age jokes to people who are not so old raise eyebrows in a country like the US where the Age Discrimination in Employment Act has been in place for half a century, it will be more dangerous in China, where such a law is not established.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 19:48:39