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CIIE goes far beyond international trade

Based on this confidence, Xi also proposed five new measures for China to continue to open up, and vowed that the country, which adheres to the new development concept and turns to the strategy of innovation-driven development, will inevitably achieve quality economic growth and create more opportunities for the world economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 21:53:40

'Gn' shows how power structures shape new intl governance mechanism

For China, the best way is to pursue win-win results and cooperation, not to become enemy to any forces, and to make efforts within its capabilities.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 21:48:40

Xi's visit can propel Greece's role in BRI

Within the BRI framework, the two countries should make full use of the open and pragmatic platform of the “17+1 cooperation” mechanism to boost the flagship role of the Piraeus Port.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 20:23:40

China-Europe economic and trade cooperation rests on solid ground

As globalization faces a headwind amid US trade protectionism and economic bullying, the EU should accept how China is at a different development stage, respect China's development rights, and use positive and constructive consultations rather than pressure to deal with bilateral economic and trade issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 22:23:40

China-Greece ties can soothe EU concerns

Right after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ended his trip to China in early November, Chinese President Xi Jinping embarked on a reciprocal three-day trip to Greece on Sunday. Such high-level exchanges within a short period have drawn widespread attention.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 22:18:39

While celebrating Berlin Wall's fall, a wall still encloses West's mind

The collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 30 years ago, led to dramatic changes in Eastern Europe. Two years later, the Soviet Union disintegrated. Looking back at history, what would come to our mind? Is it about why the West's celebration for victory ended so early or the impact the event has had on today's global changes?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/9 21:08:58

Pompeo on wrong side of history

Three decades after the fall of Berlin Wall, mind-set of some US politicians is still stuck in Cold War era. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is a typical example.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/9 16:08:23

Band-Aid solutions won't work to cut exam stress

I hope that a few years later, if I have my own kid, I would be a happy mother who can wholeheartedly accept a “relaxed, joyful and mentally healthy” child, regardless of his/her grades.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/8 23:23:39

Russia seeks to spread footprint in Africa

Although in the initial stages mutually beneficial cooperation will yield slower results than the aid model, bilateral cooperation based on mutual benefits is more conducive to long-term ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/8 23:18:43

Sincerity of US charm offensive in Indo-Pacific questioned

It is still unclear if Trump's invitation to ASEAN leaders for a special summit will work. Nonetheless, abandoning the Kurds in the Middle East has undoubtedly tarred US reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/8 22:23:40

Global disintegration can be addressed by inclusiveness and coordination

So what should we do when the world is breaking down into separate orders? My answer is that we need to build issue-based correlations. Depending on the pattern, countries that can help develop rules of law or norms and that can follow those rules should work together. And the correlations should be open to everybody.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 20:23:40

Import expo helps China in economic governance

The ongoing CIIE is China's response to protectionism and unilateralism. It shows the country's attitude toward free trade, opening-up and cooperation. As long as more countries share the same values with China, such an event will herald optimism for the advent of an open world economy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 19:53:40

Elitism, aristocracy and rising income gap

Tian may have almost unintentionally tapped into the psyche of the new ruling class in China. The essence of aristocracy, above all, is its function as a fortification of the social pyramid. And the admiration of aristocracy among some nouveau riche in China may have revealed a still subconscious desire to strengthen their positions at the top. It is a passcode to a lethargic society be it delivered in a silver cup or not.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 19:13:40

Big-picture thinking needed to resolve border dispute

Appropriately dealing with border issues will contribute to national security, development, and regional peace. For developing countries, border issues are not only a strategic challenge, but will also bring development opportunities if addressed correctly.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 21:38:40

Better China-ASEAN ties unlikely to be hit by US bid to influence bloc members

The China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 issued in 2018 lays out a promising blueprint for the future development of ties. In spite of the huge scale, ways to improve the quality and standard of cooperation will be explored.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 17:23:40

Rejecting RCEP won't make India a winner

Only when India needs the world and the world needs India, can this South Asian country become a veritable power. I would like to ask a question to those who claim India's victory: Will the manufacturing gap between China and India narrow or widen in terms of technology and scale in the next 10 or 20 years?
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 16:53:41

World order in crisis: Where will it end?

Is post-WWII global order coming to an end? Is world order retreating to the days of great power rivalries and beggar-thy-neighbor competition of pre-WWI? If not, then what else is it? These are some of the questions many people have as the world enters the third decade of the 21st century.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 23:42:05

Ideology tints West's view of China's technology

China used to look to the West. But when the West cannot offer valuable experience, it is time China take the initiative. China should take the opportunity of being the world's leading technological giant and form its own set of rules in terms of applying high technologies. The rules may also serve as an example for other countries, including Western countries, to develop their high technologies. The West has already fallen behind China in this respect, and if it does not look to China, it will fall behind even further.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/5 19:32:02