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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

Mixed reactions to Macron's panacea for faltering Europe show continental divide

Growing populism in the two core EU members reflects the expansion of anti-integration forces in the continent. Even if Paris and Berlin are resolute in willing to take the lead, they are on weak ground.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:18:40

My China experience of the two sessions

With a GDP of over 90 trillion yuan ($13.7 trillion) and an increase of about 3 percent on foreign direct investment of about $135 billion over the year, China has created more than 13 million urban jobs, cutting down on taxes. China has done exceptionally well and managed to stand out among developing nations. The Chinese government has made many promises during the two sessions. Now we wait and see if China delivers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 20:08:40

Future of ties with China not solely decided by the US

In the upcoming 2020 election season, Trump and his conservatives will face shrinking room for operations on domestic policies due to Democrats' boycott. They might continue to make headlines by smearing China, but the future of China-US ties is completely out of Washington's hands. The key to stable development of relations between the two countries lies in cooperation, and only cooperation can “Make America Great Again.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 22:16:47

Two sessions an opportunity for Beijing to explain its economic thinking

China will soon celebrate its 70th anniversary, meanwhile, the two sessions will provide an outline for the country's priorities in 2019. While China is changing so it can achieve a “new normal,” its policies do not respond only to government goals but also to Western economic demands. This is how a win-win collaboration can be sustained in a multi-polar, globalized world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/11 20:23:40