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Chinese need to alter conservation message

But these “animal problems” finally led to Chinese people's problems in Africa. Widespread media coverage of Chinese nationals being arrested over their involvement in the ivory and rhino horn trade creates a negative image of Chinese in Africa, and Chinese people can feel it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 20:48:39

A big pile of annoying: Dog owners, scoop it up!

Chinese people have been scoffed at worldwide for their uncivilized ways of travelling, jaywalking and dining habits, just to name a few. Let's not add another uncivilized act to the list. After all, it doesn't take much effort to pick up after your dog or put them on a lead.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/8 5:03:39

How Trump can get over his slump

Properly handle family businesses so as to avoid accusations of abuse of power for personal gain, define a clear boundary for his children involved in politics and cut their involvement with the White House to avoid being embroiled in scandals, win the midterm election and secure the Republican Party's control in Congress and the Senate, make peace with the opposition party. And last but not least, better craft his Tweets to up his approval rating.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 22:23:40

Returning to the real sharing economy

Limiting the sharing activities among people who know one another may not be an effective way to realize the social value of any good idea in today's world. Yet profit generating and data collecting oriented sharing projects are also missing the mark in terms of the concept of real “sharing.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 21:43:39

China fosters integration in Mediterranean

As is happening in other regions of the world, the Mediterranean can prove the peaceful development of China, outline its new role as a global player and test its will for a long-term win-win economic diplomacy. Other powers – the US and the EU – cannot but look for practical ways of engagement with the Chinese administration in the basin.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:13:39

Toilets should make China flush with pride

WTO's China project manager told CNN she wants to make toilets “fashionable.” I have seen toilets in Chinese tourist sites that have fish tanks and TVs, but I'll settle for ones that are clean, with toilet paper and soap, and where people form an orderly line to use them. It will certainly take a revolution to change some of China's habits, but it is certainly a necessary one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/6 21:08:39

Why are African refugees slave trade victims

At present, African and European countries and the UN are stepping up their work to stop the grave abuses. With the efforts of all parties, refugee slaves being stranded in Libya can be rescued. However, the historical, religious and cultural barriers between Arabs and other African cultures have long existed. War and extreme poverty have put Africans at a disadvantage and the tragedy of the predatory slave trade is at risk of being repeated in Africa.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 21:28:39

Australia must do more for Chinese students

I sincerely advise Australian universities to pay more attention to their quality of education and stop treating Chinese students as a cash machine. Some of them are spending their parents' whole lifesaving to come to Australia to study. Are you providing enough knowledge and opportunities for them in return?
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 21:13:40

US can't shirk duty over cyber governance

The prosperity and stability of cyberspace is an important link in Sino-US relations in the new era. Both sides should further promote pragmatic dialogue and seek common ground while shelving differences and consolidating the foundation of bilateral cooperation on the basis of mutual respect and trust so as to make cybersecurity a highlight in their ties and to let cyberspace better serve all mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 22:23:39

Inter-party dialogue builds global solidarity

The conference is the first main domestic multilateral diplomatic activity held by the CPC after the 19th Congress. It sets up a dialogue and communication platform for global party leaders, and puts forward feasible Chinese plans and wisdom for the development of the international community. As Ruan Zongze, vice president of the China Institute of International Studies, told the media, the CPC sees it as its mission to make new and greater contributions to Chinese people as well as to human beings. According to Ruan, to build a community with a shared future for mankind is the world's common cause, which needs mutual understanding and full trust between countries. This communication between the parties will undoubtedly build a bridge for mutual understanding and lay a certain ideological basis for the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/4 22:08:39

Engagement with China better than criticism

The year 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the “16+1” cooperation and it seems that the years to come will see important landmarks in that regard. China should not be seen as an adversary for the EU in Central and Eastern Europe as well as in the Balkans. The earlier Brussels realizes this, the faster joint benefits can be reached. The economic interests of both sides do certainly intersect.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 21:08:39

No need for Australia to pick favorites

Whether we like it or not, we must work together, especially since this world is disruptive, unpredictable and challenging. It is more than possible for Australia to preserve her own national interest while engaging with China, the US and certainly the world. We can safeguard one's sovereignty and accept someone else as a global player at the same time. We do not need to choose between anyone.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 21:03:39

Safety standards reveal double standards by IKEA

The ever expanding Chinese market grows more alluring for international companies, yet neither Chinese authorities nor consumers are legally ready to protect their rights.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 23:27:29

Head to head: the science versus ethics debate

Recently, scientists claimed that the world's first human head transplant has been successfully carried out on a corpse. It sounds like a good news story, but for many this has sparked agitation and fear toward the boundless developments of science and technology in today's world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 22:18:18

World learns of the CPC's successes

Political independence is the fundamental reason that China has been able to counterbalance populism and capitalism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 22:18:16

Media has pivotal role in China-Australia ties

Australian media outlets should convey to its audience this message: China's peaceful development can only benefit the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, even in the wider world, rather than posing a threat to them.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 20:58:39

No need to fear a post-Western world

Non-Western powers have made important contributions to the creation of global rules and norms, often before Western actors did, and rising powers such as China are increasingly willing and capable to take the lead in providing global public goods.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 22:23:39

Committed to building a safe Beijing for all

It is imperative that we work together and ensure equality for all so that Beijing can continue to be a cosmopolitan capital.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/28 22:03:39