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Greece re-emerging from debt quagmire, but with challenges ahead

Eight years after the outbreak of the Greek sovereign debt crisis and despite the impressive economic progress made, a fundamental obstacle exists. This shows the inability of Greek politicians to inspire the society, build the right paradigm and leave a legacy of unity and vision.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/27 17:48:40

Ex-aides' convictions may not harm Trump

Whether Trump can complete his four-year term will be determined by the vote in November. Before that, he is safe.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/27 17:48:39

Sino-African ties a leap toward development

The Chinese government needs to support local NGOs in Africa and let them speak for China and spread Chinese values and the Chinese path.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 18:43:39

Scandals challenge Japanese sports world

Although the Asian Games and the Olympic Games are not linked, the latest scandal is undoubtedly a warning to the Japanese sports community. Tokyo will host the Olympic Games again not only to compete in home matches or to introduce to the world a modern Japanese society. More importantly, it is to demonstrate the strength and purpose of Japan as a host country through the Olympic Games. There is not much time for Japanese sports to get its act together.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 18:38:40

Attire clash shows loophole in sports commercialization

The plight Sun – the first Chinese man to win an Olympic gold in swimming – is caught in shows a loophole in the commercialization process of the sports industry not only in China but also around the world. When pure competitions are tainted with commercial interests, avoiding such a sponsorship problem is quite hard.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 18:12:19

History has lessons from tariff war

I think the trade war between China and the US can only end up harming both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 17:23:39

Rich Asians bring alive American screens

The ostentatious display of wealth seems to have played an irreplaceable role in the success of the movie. Asian culture conquers the world via money, and this may be sad but true about the state and values of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/23 17:18:39

Let not fake news muddle befuddle you

News is not gossip and despite us being saturated with it every day, the last thing we need is reading something that is more surprising or outrageous just to draw attention. Things are confusing enough. May we all try to remain clear-headed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 19:08:41

China's development discourse draws applause abroad

As a latecomer to the international community, China has increased its soft power in many important aspects yet considerable room for improvement remains. More talent with expertise in national development and international communication is expected in the global ideas market. The so-called “revolving door” mechanism, i.e., transfer of talent between think-tanks and the public sector, deserves further investigation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 11:28:39

China's foreign aid not behind developing countries' debt baggage

The reasons for some countries being plagued with debt are complex and multifarious. China is not the one to be blamed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:33:40

How China should cope with US policy shift

Policies like distinguishing enemies and friends, achieving security by forming alliances and assimilating other countries are not China's way. However, it takes time for Western countries to understand that.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:28:43

China's anti-graft fight has lessons for Africa

It's time Africa went the China way and adopted a zero-tolerance attitude against the corrupt if it is to save future generations from their filthy hands.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 19:23:41

Samoa Prime Minister says request to write off loans 'embarrassing'

A request to write off loans is an embarrassment and it does not look good for any country, says Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/21 10:43:39

Fair understanding of Belt and Road initiative

The BRI is an important project for both China and the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 18:58:40

Comfort zone or leaving home? You decide

If one shows immense interest in China, is willing to learn the language and understands that they are exposing themselves to something different, difficult, interesting, fast-paced, rewarding and frustrating, then go for it.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/20 18:53:40

Ten misunderstandings about Africa

For a long time, Sino-African cooperation has been supposed to be unpromising. Now, through reform and opening-up and sustained efforts of the people, China has reduced 70 percent of global poverty and established an all-weather partnership with Africa. Since the Belt and Road initiative was proposed in 2013, China's investment in Africa has seen a continuous rise, which has changed the pattern of economic cooperation between China and the continent. Such cooperation pattern will lead the long-term development of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/19 17:03:40

Gaokao case shows honesty losing value

In today's China, a variety of weird phenomena partly result from the public tolerance of dishonesty.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/17 0:03:41

Trade war contradicts American spirit: philosopher

Why does philosophy matter in understanding the world? How can Chinese philosophy and Chinese wisdom contribute to solving current problems?
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/16 22:24:32