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West takes on China over useful mobile app

When Chinese authorities launch an app, it is taken as a propaganda tool. When China produces a Karl Marx cartoon series, it is called political propaganda. Even an English rap about the two sessions created a brouhaha in the West. If these happened in the West, would they even be noticed? Western countries should really change their way of looking at China if they want to understand it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:48:43

Sudan coup signals to collective dilemma of Asia, Africa and Latin America

China is about to hold a conference for dialogue among Asian civilizations in May. The important civilizations in Asia, such as Chinese, Arab-Islamic and Indian civilizations, will hold dialogues to propose a solution to the development dilemma in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:48:41

Repeated US slander of China shows naiveté

It is useless for Pompeo and other high-level US officials to be malicious toward China, as words don't harm. Washington needs to talk with Beijing about trade because US enterprises and consumers demand that. Although the US has a powerful army, it cannot scare off China which is also a nuclear power. Some people in the US are advocating tough stance against China. Showing muscle to China has become politically correct. If a government really leads the country into a conflict with another, the people will not forgive it. Governors in the US must keep sober.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:43:41

BRI helps countries bring governance reform

BRI helps countries improve governance by advancing development. All specific projects, including durian production, road management, customs links, and cooperation in capital and technology, will bring about policy and governance changes inch by inch. It is only such steady governance reform based on development that can be the foundation of good governance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:43:41

Israel vote result hardens right-wing parties

At the same time, the possibility of conflicts with Iran, Syria as well as Lebanon has also risen sharply. In addition, due to America's bias on regional issues, Netanyahu's re-election will cast more shadow over the already volatile situation in the Middle East.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:28:40

US using Taiwan question as ruse to interfere in China's internal affairs

Therefore, the US needs to exercise prudence on Taiwan and abide by the one-China principle based on the three joint communiqués between China and the US. Any US provocative move in the Taiwan Straits is detrimental to the interests of all parties. We hope to form a mutually beneficial China-US relationship, which needs efforts by both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:23:40

EU may take cue from US-China trade talks

China is the largest manufacturing economy, whose products have been exported to the rest of world; while it is also a huge market, attracting global companies' attention. The EU is not only an affluent economy but also a major manufacturing base in the world. China and the EU can cooperate in manufacturing as their huge markets are attractive to each other. Hence, there is huge potential for China and the EU to cooperate.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:13:40

US military ties could be a trap for India

Two events in 2017, the China-India border standoff and the announcement of the largest ever Malabar series of US-India-Japan trilateral naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal, continue to serve as a reminder of the strategic trap that India could find itself in the near and distant future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:08:40

Work hard, but not at cost of health

Indeed, this is a personal choice, but when it comes to the social context, we need to deal with the situation rationally to achieve a win-win situation between the internet service dream and good health.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:18:41

Europe mellows out after realizing BRI gains

It's expected that China and the EU will overcome difficulties under the BRI, open up new space for cooperation and development, achieve more win-win results and common prosperity and help boost global economic growth. All in all, cooperation between the two sides will show better prospects and transcend competition, especially in dealing with third parties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:13:42

Being China's neighbor and US ally, Thailand needs to strike a balance between the two

Furthermore, Thailand lacks research and technical personnel. Labor costs in the Southeast Asian nation are higher than in neighboring countries, which could also affect Chinese investment in Thailand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:13:41

Vote result won't hurt Modi's bid to boost ties

China recognizes India's rise and its development potential, and attaches great importance to bilateral relations. The development of China-India relations should be partly attributed to the Modi administration's efforts and India's awareness of China's significance and the fact that Beijing can bring opportunities rather than threats. Therefore, regardless of the election results, China-India relations will keep developing in the future no matter which party is at the helm of affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/15 20:08:40

World is not bipolar, but multipolar

I don't think the world today is bipolar, but multipolar. A vast variety of issues that the global community has to address is no longer one ideology against another. It is a variety of issues and challenges facing all mankind that need to be addressed in a unified manner. The world is multipolar in terms of the interest and we would like to see a unified, differentiated approach to address this multipolar configuration.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:38:39

As top Chinese leaders visit Europe, relations hold promise of fruitful prospects

Premier Li's visit to Croatia has provided a blueprint for the future development of China-Croatia relations and added new meaning to ties.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:33:40

US playing trick on cutting defense spending

China and Russia have responded positively to Trump's suggestion. But it is not easy for major powers to jointly cut military expenditure. Considering the US' military expenditure is much higher than that of China and Russia, Washington may need to cut its budget first. But this may be hard to do because of the US' hostility toward China and Russia. There is a lack of trust and no specific plans for the three countries to cut their budgets together. Trump may need to further show his sincerity by taking the initiative to cut the US military budget.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:23:39

Strategic retreat the better choice for Iran

In recent years, Iran's strong presence in Yemen and Syria has triggered panic in the Arab world and Israel. If Iran adopts a prudent policy of strategic retreat, war and severe internal turmoil could be avoided. But if it continues to be intransigent, the denouement would be hard to imagine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 20:18:39

Fortunetelling may cost you a fortune in crisis

After the experience, I realized that destiny is in my own hands. Rather than asking for someone who can “see the future,” I should not give up my endeavors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 21:13:40

Aggressiveness and militarization dominate Trump administration's new space policy

In order to reshape the supremacy of the US armed forces and maintain its prestige, the US is adopting a more aggressive and expansionist stance, targeting China. Aggressiveness and militarization also dominate the Trump administration's new space strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 20:03:45