OP-ED >> Viewpoint

Women's woes and mirage of men's wealth

I congratulate the women who, through their own competence, weathered hardships to rise to the top in their fields. I commend the men who oppose the social bias faced by women and fight for them. I laugh at girls who use their youth to enter into high-profile marriages to gain status and then promote this as success, and I vomit at boys who mirror the views expressed by Yu in his infamous speech.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/26 17:53:40

Lessons from Dolce & Gabbana crisis

The D&G crisis has been precipitated by the lack of understanding of Chinese culture, ignorance of Chinese people's feelings and pride, and influence of social media. If you want to do business in China, these are 10 things you need to keep in mind.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 20:18:40

What government and public can do to mitigate loss from wildfires in California

While mourning the deaths and devastation that the people of California have suffered, it is time to ensure that future fire seasons are unable to harm the people of the state.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:43:40

'Debt trap' slur shows West's double standards

As for the people who fabricated the so-called “debt trap diplomacy,” if they are unable to offer tangible assistance to the developing countries, they can at least try to put the sincere cooperation between other countries in perspective. Moreover, it is better for them to have site visits and witness fruitful results because seeing is believing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/25 18:43:39

Top luxury hotels felled in one (un)clean sweep

Maybe it's time to pack our own bed sheets, pillow cases, towels, kettles, cups and UV lights. Or better yet, have all the hotels charge us the same price since after all, we will not be packing lightly.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 21:23:42

Hard or soft, it's going to be a messy Brexit

Conceived in panic, executed in haste, Brexit has been a case study of how not to deliver policy. Britain will find itself diminished and poorer for no very good reason, and even further along the road of losing an empire and not finding a role.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 19:53:40

Is California wildfire partly man-made?

The battle against wildfire is a long-term one. The United States government still has a lot to do: more education campaigns to teach people how to create “defensible space” around their homes. More forest thinning. More controlled burns. More escape route drills, and more firefighting equipment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/22 18:03:41

Are only housekeepers to blame for lack of hygiene at five-star hotels?

Strengthening supervision or dismissing a few cleaners is not going to solve the issue for good. The cleaners deserve fair payment under a healthy payroll system and they deserve appreciation and respect from both the hotel and guests. Instead of spending money on fancy projects, hotel managers should make more efforts to improve staff skills.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 18:13:42

US-EU rift will affect international order

As the leading force of the Western international order, the evolution and development of US-EU relations will not only affect the two sides, but have an overall structural impact on the international system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 17:38:41

Taiwan's Olympic name bid doomed to fail

It is not too late for those name-changing campaigners to drop the case immediately, to save their own face and to keep others from unnecessary headaches and troubles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 17:08:40

Let man's best friend not get a bad name

Dog owners should understand that they are to obey the law if they really love their pets. If not, they are irresponsible to others, themselves as well as the animal.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:43:40

Resolving mutual concerns to lift Sino-US ties

Some in the US need to treat China's intention fairly. China should adhere to sustainable development whether the US imposes pressure or not.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/20 18:38:39

Trump's tweets show transatlantic cracks

Though impulsive, Trump's tweet about Macron and the European army can generate a serious discussion.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:53:39

China's investments in Pacific islands not for spreading influence

China has clearly stated that Pacific is not a sphere of influence of any country, and its cooperation with the Pacific islands will never target any third party. Cooperation is the only way to realize common development and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:48:39

Create a more inclusive multilateral system

Some of the current narratives on Sino-US relations such as “new cold war,” “Thucydides' trap” and “economic iron curtain” are interpretations from the perspective of realism, but they underestimate the degree of interdependence between China and the US. As the world's two largest economies, effective communication and cooperation will not only benefit the peoples of China and the US, but also greatly enhance the resilience of the international multilateral trading system.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/19 20:38:39

Tech transfer by China helps Africa develop

While it may be too early to measure the significant role knowledge transfer from China to Africa is playing in shaping its development agenda, experiences in Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria and other growing economies offer a bright prospect.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 19:23:41

US double standards worsen Rohingya crisis

We are looking forward to seeing Myanmar get rid of its plight and embark on the path to harmony, stability, development and prosperity with the collaboration of Bangladesh and goodwill of the international community. It is also hoped that the US can respect and support other countries to follow their own path, instead of criticizing them while practicing double standards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 14:23:39

Letting rage control your behavior is outrageous

A few rude “giant babies” shouldn't ruin the image of an entire nation. It is wrong when those who speak up and offer help are laughed at. It is even more chilling when people become warriors behind their keyboards.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/15 22:08:41