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Damage to US-China relations can be undone

China-US relations have been at a crossroads. With China on the rise facing an established power, the US, are the two destined to be rivals in a confrontational relationship? How does one understand the tensions in bilateral relations and prevent ties from sliding further?
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 19:13:40

Democrats have to forget Mueller report jolt

Russiagate matters to the trajectory of US domestic politics, especially the 2020 presidential elections. After a setback over Russiagate, the Democrats should stop flogging a dead horse but seek a fresh and powerful means to deal with Trump's Republicans for the 2020 presidential race.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 19:03:39

China's political system helps weather storms

Like most Chinese people, I don't have any overseas deposits. All my interests and opportunities lie here in China. My greatest wish is to make China better, like everyone else, I suppose. All of us are the most faithful participants and cheerleaders in China's healthy development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 18:48:39

Peer-to-peer loans drive youngsters into a debt spiral

As of now, we can help young people learn how to spend reasonably by reining in their impulses. They should be made aware of the risks of excessive consumption, and balance their growing desire to splurge with the harsh reality of life. After all, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:23:40

US oppressing Huawei for political interests

Fair competition and innovation are the best ways to usher in the 5G era. The spirit of the times is driving the human race toward a better future; such spirit will overcome all interference and sabotage. The US government should immediately stop using dirty tricks to take on Huawei.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 18:18:42

Dilemma of fair play in NY school admissions

Grace Chang, a Chinese mom I shared a subway ride with a few days ago said that one of the reasons Asian parents send their children to cram schools is that the quality of public schools in New York doesn't meet their expectations. And, cram schools alone cannot guarantee good test scores, Chang said, otherwise, why do the rich parents have to bribe the test proctors? What makes the difference is hard work, many Asian parents insist, and that should not be a punishable trait in any culture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 16:13:40

As likely new Thai PM, Prayut's challenges aplenty

Prayut now heads a junta government. When making decisions, his words count and the opinion of other parties can be ignored. But in the future, he will lead an elected government, which has to carry out policies according to democratic norms, listen and respond to public opinion, as well as strike a balance among different factions. The Pheu Thai Party as the main opposition will try to set some stumbling blocks for the new government. Prayut's future policies will thus face quite a few obstacles. But with support from the royal family, military and ordinary people, he can bring stability and avoid chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 21:48:28

With opening up, data emerges as a challenge

The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) and the Hinrich Foundation released a report “The Digital revolution: How China can capture the digital trade opportunity at home and abroad” last week. The definition of “digital trade” in this study covers “the production, distribution, marketing, sale or delivery of goods and services – domestically and abroad – supported by cross-border data flows.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 19:03:40

China should lead with sustainable development

China should use its advanced technologies for renewable energy, 5G, artificial intelligence, smart grids, long-distance power transmission, battery electric vehicles, and others, to help the regions in Europe and Asia to have clean air, less pollution, sustainable land use, high technology, digital services and clean zero-carbon energy. If this could be done, it will be very inspiring. It will show clearly to the world that China's rise is good for the whole world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:58:40

Tibet's development trumps West's canards on rights

Thanks to the tireless efforts of all ethnic groups in China, the country has made great economic and social achievements. These are undeniable objective facts, which speak louder than words. Strong and confident Chinese people can ignore groundless accusations by the West.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:13:41

Democratic transition made region equitable, prosperous

Today's Tibet is still relatively weak economically compared with China's eastern coastal areas, and the region is constantly facing new challenges along with changing times. In any case, the democratic reforms in Tibet 60 years ago were undoubtedly an orderly social revolution of remarkable historical significance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/26 18:08:40

Green Book's simplicity wins Chinese hearts

Green Book may offer Hollywood a new clue: to attract Chinese audience, rather than adding stereotyped and fragmented Chinese elements, it is better to tell good stories.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:48:39

Fight against extremism in Xinjiang includes improving lives of residents

Faced with the severe challenges of terrorism and extremism, no country can shy away from dealing with them. Only by strengthening our community of shared future and promoting exchanges and cooperation, can we effectively curb and combat terrorism and extremism in the interests of world peace and stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:43:39

Xi's France visit set to boost cooperation

China-France relations are expected to involve greater collaboration this year. Both sides have planned activities that include celebrating the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties and a trip to China by French ministers. Meanwhile, France has expressed willingness to participate in the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation next month in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/25 18:18:40

Detractors cannot thwart ties as Beijing and Rome forge ahead

Deepening relations between Rome and Beijing are also the result of the vision pursued by Italy's Ambassador to China Ettore Sequi under whose tenure interaction between the countries has progressed considerably at all levels, and Italy's exports have constantly risen reducing its trade deficit with China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 21:03:17

Italy and China set new paradigm in relations

Since 2000, Italy has been the third destination for Chinese investment in Europe, following the UK and Germany. We want to do more, we must do better, because it is not only an economic issue, it helps to boost cultural ties and international respect which are the main conditions for world stability and peace, which, unfortunately, we have not experienced yet.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/24 20:58:39

US crackdown on Huawei driven by selfishness, wrong perception

The US government has continuously attempted to suppress and strangle China's Huawei through judicial, financial and diplomatic means. Such actions have caused concern among people of many countries, especially Chinese people, who are puzzled by one question: What possible conflict could have caused the world's only superpower to define a private high-tech enterprise a threat?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 17:47:20

Kua Kua groups: pay your way to adulation

We should generously praise any progress or achievement our friends and relatives make and show concern for their frustrations and failures, thereby bringing down our reliance on the virtual world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/22 0:13:39