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G20 Summit tests global governance themes

What will perhaps matter more in Hamburg will be which power or powers will be able to set the agenda. It is here where China is gradually gaining ground.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/2 21:43:39

Despite foolish flyers, plane safety is not a matter of luck

Coins are symbols of wealth and luck. Throwing a coin into a wishing well traditionally is thought to bring you good fortune. But throwing coins into the well of a jet engine just before takeoff for good luck - that's another story.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 21:47:40

Trump’s legal victory won’t solve his problems caused by divided society

The court gave Trump a little recognition of his power, but it is not enough to bridge divided public opinion. The ruling will make Trump's opponents block him in other ways. Trump's difficult position will continue, which is determined by the political system and America's social contradictions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:48:39

‘One country, two systems’ evolves in HK

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return from British rule and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as well as the implementation of "one country, two systems" in the HKSAR. However, some in the Western world and Hong Kong have cast doubt on the success of the "one country, two systems" approach, and think the central government is tightening control over Hong Kong. The facts tell a different story.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:43:39

US infrastructure needs Belt and Road

Despite the bitter struggles Donald Trump stirs between his supporters and opponents about, well, just anything, there is at least one thing the US president harps on about that just about everyone living in the US would agree with - the infrastructure of this country is like that of a Third World nation. This feels even truer when you travel to big cities in Asia like Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore or Tokyo and then come back to New York, the biggest city in the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/29 18:28:39

US foreign aid cut would worsen global woes

At this critical juncture when the global order is experiencing a fundamental transformation and adjustment, inward-looking and utilitarian tendencies of a leader are obviously not a good thing. China can play its part, but certainly cannot replace or fulfill the role of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 19:03:39

West needs new angle and logic to view China

The West needs a new angle, mentality and logic to view China's development.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 18:13:39

Yoga not as safe as people once thought, says expert

Yoga is one of the fastest growing sports in Australia and worldwide, but new research released on Wednesday suggests that it is not as safe as previously believed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/28 15:37:14

Missing Chinese student raises question over FBI's efficiency

Nineteen days after Chinese student Zhang Yingying went missing from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), the FBI announced a breakthrough that the car related to her disappearance was found. The whereabouts of Zhang is still unknown.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 23:03:39

‘One country, two systems’ a complex success

Viewing "one country, two systems," an innovative political practice, from a one-way angle will underestimate its complexity and rich connotations. To gain more accurate answers for the system, comprehensive, developing and multi-dimensional perspectives are required.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 19:53:39

Readers chime in on Dalai Lama speaking at US commencement ceremony

Last week, US Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked the Global Times to apologize and retract a commentary titled "US university fails to teach students correct history of Tibet." On Monday, the Global Times published an editorial, "Senator Feinstein's request for apology absurd," to counter her. How should we view UCSD's invitation of the Dalai Lama? Why did the incident concern the Chinese public? The Global Times has collected some online comments on this issue.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 19:48:39

Sino-US dialogue raises hopes for smoother ties

The Mar-a-Lago meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump earlier this year could be said to have set a new tone and expectations for closer and better relations between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 19:03:39

Dialogue key to a bright future for HK

I remember the efforts, leniency and patience displayed by Beijing and of course the city of Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:53:39

EU misreads Greece’s support on China’s human rights

All in all, selective criticism does not facilitate cooperation with China, especially taking into account that the new president of the US, Donald Trump, has so far decided to sideline references to human rights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 10:53:39

China helping lift Africans out of poverty

Some countries frequently advocate "freedom" and "democracy," but China has been embarking on the path of poverty relief step by step. Apart from the accomplishments, the experience and knowledge in this area also constitute a huge source of soft power in China-Africa cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:23:40

Trade, exchanges can unlock BRICS potential

The road ahead is long and winding for the BRICS grouping and there are as many expectations and demands as there are cynics. The BRICS foreign ministers however should firmly assert their grip on the levers of this grouping to negotiate a stronger and brighter future of the group.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 19:18:40

Chinese companies in US face legal peril

Short sellers filed complaints against many Chinese companies for the discrepancies in their financial statements and dragged their stock prices down. Many companies were forced to delist and retreat back to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:58:39

Will Europe turn to China in era of Trump?

Even if Beijing might not gain a new ally in the EU, China will gain confidence in its chosen path internally and internationally. It will take time for Europe and the US to again begin doing the same.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:53:40