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China's GDP growth target fixed with realities of the country in mind

China's economic slowdown is consistent with the law of economic development. Actually, GDP growth of 6 to 6.5 percent is still eye-catching.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 20:58:40

Lower defense budget growth reasonable

Although China has lowered its defense budget growth rate for 2019, the expenditure is still sufficient and reasonable for the country. The decreased rate will not affect research and development in weapons. China will also not compromise on improving soldiers' welfare and equipment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 19:28:40

South Korea needs to fine-tune diversity on TV

The fact that gender equality has become a topic for TV guidelines is a reflection on South Korean society. The country's audience wants more gender sensitization and it's time for producers to contemplate their influence on viewers and social responsibility.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/5 18:03:40

How to prevent the birth of next Ivory Queen

China's campaign since 2015 to stop the wildlife trade has been making a difference. I have seen a Chinese community leader in South Africa swearing, “I am so good at cooking pangolins but I am not gonna do this again.” I have also seen a Chinese person in Kenya trying to report wildlife crime that she saw. Therefore, it is clear that if we engage them in the right way, maybe Chinese in Africa can be part of the solution, instead of being part of the problem.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 20:57:48

No deal in Hanoi wasn't a surprise

Despite the setback during the Hanoi talks, mutual trust between the two developed recently has not been harmed. This time, they both thought the other side was not going to the summit for nothing. Both had wanted to reach a deal and are now stuck on the issue of what to offer in exchange for what they want. Talks will continue. The Hanoi summit helped them get to know each other better, which could help them become more practical in future negotiations. Hence, the second Kim-Trump summit is still meaningful.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/4 18:03:43

How African continent has embraced Huawei

Huawei has struck the right chord in the African market. Working with local brands, the Chinese company has been able to deliver products that are targeted at the technological needs of developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 19:42:55

More to Trump's Japan visits than bonhomie

Abe is looking forward to easing strategic pressure from the US through Trump's visits; Trump also hopes a trade-off in pressure from a disobedient Europe by forcing Japan to make new commitments. Trump's expected twin visits to Japan seem to be a manifestation of strengthening relations, but there are political undercurrents involved.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/3 16:22:26

Kim-Trump summit failure exposes fundamental differences on denuclearization

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held in Hanoi, Vietnam concluded on Thursday with only an exchange of views but no agreement.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/2 1:45:11

Mother of all relationships should not be overbearing

When a controlling mother finds that her rebellious son wants to free himself from her clutches and start his own life, what happens? Well, she might just lose it and swallow him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 21:43:42

Expectations weighed down Hanoi summit

Can it be considered surprising? Have the two leaders gained anything from their latest talks? What is the stumbling block between them?
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 21:33:40

Five Eyes countries should follow national interests rather than US opinions

Political games will not obliterate Huawei's competitive spirit. When faced with political encirclement from other countries, Huawei will not be distracted. The company will remain true to its original aspirations and stick to providing high-quality communications services. We believe the market will eventually make a fair choice.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 19:50:59

Fake hate crimes just as damaging as real ones

Why do people who blame their enemies for manipulating truth have to commit the exact same offenses themselves? Why don't they understand that putting makeup on the face of truth doesn't make it truer?
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/28 19:48:41

How China-US row can affect East Asia

Strategically, if China and the US cannot reach a compromise, East Asian countries would have to choose sides, which would force them to unite to reduce their reliance on China or the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 18:38:13

Antagonism against Chinese in Australia should be condemned

Australia takes pride in being a multicultural country, with its vibrant diversity of ethnic groups, traditions, languages and cuisines, which, since the mid-1970s, have led to drastic changes, and infused vitality and dynamism into the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 18:33:40

World should oppose US unilateralism

Countries were doing normal business with each other, and the US abruptly intervened to tell you what to do and not to, can this be accepted? Iran hopes all countries can adopt independent policies and stand up against Washington to defy US unilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 18:28:41

EU countries stuck between China and US

Governments that deal with US pressure use different language. They mention national sovereignty, and the importance of keeping citizens and companies safe, showing they take the situation seriously. However, they must consider speedy and cost efficient network coverage and each carrier's economic condition.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 19:48:40

Putin's speech shows an unrelenting Russia

The address clearly suggests that Russia will never sacrifice its core interests in exchange for currying favor with the West. In this context, Russia always needs to maintain its strategic partnership with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/26 17:57:47

Tariff may be temporary but dispute is not

US President Donald Trump said Monday that he will hold a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to conclude an agreement to end the year-long standoff. What does it mean? How will bilateral relations develop in the future?
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/25 18:43:39