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Trump's Jerusalem plan may trigger regional clashes

Although Trump's declaration on the Jerusalem issue has not caused a massive religious clash, it deserves vigilance. After all, religious conflicts and the clash of civilizations largely derive from the identity conflict triggered by such events. When discourse is constantly constructed by antagonistic sentiments, the possibility of a religious conflict may be growing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:33:40

Why US strategy plan calls China a rival?

There is a popular saying that as long as China can manage its own affairs, it does not need to be afraid of the challenges coming from the US. But with globalization continuing to develop, China as the world's second-largest economy cannot close its doors to the world and only deal with its affairs. After waking up every morning, we must imagine what competition will emerge today, and which of it can be solved by cooperation and the one that should be faced bravely.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:58:39

Future hurdles in Beijing-Washington relations can't be underestimated

China needs to resort to discourse and properly deal with the Western countries' finger pointing over Beijing's politics, economy and diplomacy. The most vital part is making our views clear and using specific policies to support and advocate our beliefs, like a community with a shared future and a new type of international relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:53:39

China-Australia ties navigate choppy waters

When people are talking about international rules and principles, no one can deny that China has become an important supporter of the principle of free trade and open international system. In fact, China and Australia have more common ground and more objectives to achieve. And Canberra, as an ally of the US and an important trade partner of China, should be a bridge between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 18:28:39

Safety lesson: always have way of escape

In Alaska's gold rush, it was OK to take food from a cabin if you were in need, but if you did not soon restock the cabin you were stealing a way of escape, and that was treated as murder. Robbing anyone of a way of escape is not heroic. It is murder!
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:43:39

US security strategy report reignites rivalry among major powers

The consolidation of power and rising competition between major powers both reflect de-globalization. The world faces a critical moment as the current world order dissolves and restructures, during which conflicts between major powers are most fierce. Of this, China should have full consideration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:23:39

Clear definition of corruption can help in waging war against scourge

Corruption concerns the credibility of all parties and anti-corruption endeavors are an important part of constructing a wonderful world in which all parties should strengthen communications and join hands.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 18:18:39

Global trade at risk from Trump in 2018

Ironically the net effect, if Trump acts on his blustery views, may be that the US trade deficit will grow and US exporters will face increased discrimination as the US will not be party to all the new trade liberalization arrangements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 21:53:39

Lifting of cinema ban to boost Saudi economy

The film industry in Saudi Arabia is still in its infancy and needs to be nurtured, developed and supported. After decades of cultural conservatism, the change will not be swift. Saudi Arabia will also take some steps forward, but it may be a slow process.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 21:28:39

US security plan rebels against world order

Some elites in the US always make the same mistakes without getting wiser. The plan is not in line with the situation in the US and the rest of the world, and will harm everyone if implemented.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/12/24 19:08:39

Techie's suicide reveals pain of midlife crisis

For those burdened with midlife crisis, never stop learning, improve capacity to keep up with the times, develop new interests and make new friends. Be optimistic toward the outside and inner world to make each moment count.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:56:09

Hard raps needed for bad apps

Regulations for controlling content don't seem to be working and stricter rules are needed to prevent gullible students from becoming victims of such rackets. Let not wrongdoers get away with attempts to spoil impressionable kids.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:56:09

China-South Africa ties at historic peak

The Republic of South Africa and the People's Republic of China established diplomatic relations on January 1, 1998. In 2018 we'll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of ties. Over the past two decades, our bilateral relations have gone from strength-to-strength, quickly growing from a Partnership to a Strategic Partnership to what is now a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:53:39

Strive for community with a shared future

How will China build a community with a shared future for humanity? What role will China take in future global governance?
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:28:39

Tech innovators refuse to taste their medicine

Recent research by Purdue University estimates the game brought between $2 billion to $7.3 billion traffic-related damage to the US in the first five months after its 2016 launch because players were staring at the phones rather than where they were going. In the book, Ty fails to tame the monster he creates. The reality may be mimicking fiction now.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 21:08:39

US seeks to deepen divides across globe

The newly released national strategy reveals that the Trump administration is trying to apply this practice of “deepening the divide” to US foreign policy. The report labels China and Russia “revisionist” powers and rolls out the concept of “competitive diplomacy.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 21:43:44

Alibaba's poverty fund must engage recipients

It is to be hoped that Alibaba, Tencent and other big firms vying with each other to announce philanthropic efforts choose their projects wisely, do their research thoroughly, and most importantly, ask the very people they want to help for their input.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 21:38:39

Reopening cinemas allows Saudis to see more of the world

Compared with other measures, reopening theaters is not a heroic undertaking. Its movie industry has been in a decades-long stagnation, so reopening will not touch the substantial benefits of those with vested interests except attracting the attention of movie giants. But its long-term influence cannot afford to be underestimated. After all, what Saudi Arabians see on the screens is not just a movie but the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 21:13:39