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The US owes an apology to the world

The US founding fathers hoped the country would be humble, pursue freedom, call for unity, and contribute to the well-being of every American and all of humanity. But how are you conducting yourselves now? US politicians today should apologize to the great American founders!
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/9 17:23:40

US' efforts to cozy up to Vietnam won't work

Vietnam is always cautious in terms of its cooperation with other powers. This was the case with China, and it will be the same with the US. After all, a US-Vietnam partnership would be nothing like the partnerships the US has with Japan, South Korea and even the Philippines. It is likely to never be so.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/8 22:28:40

Chinese workers' basic needs push production resumption amid virus fight

China's reform and opening-up has created opportunities for individuals and families to build wealth, giving them hope for a moderately prosperous life. This is the basic driving force behind China's economic rise. The impetus for restoring production during the on-going epidemic comes from the basic needs of these ordinary people.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 17:28:21

Five battles that China must win in 2020

Describing China's state of overcoming tough challenges in 2020 with words such as "battle" and "war" does not indicate the Chinese people are aggressive. It expresses their awareness of the difficulties and their determination to settle them.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 20:46:30

When wearing a mask invites discrimination against immigrants in the West

These days overseas Chinese are debating whether they should wear a mask to avoid being infected by the virus, or not wear a mask to avoid discrimination. The debates are never conclusive but have caused greater confusion.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 19:18:40

Foreign perceptions won't influence China

China's development is not determined by how the outside world sees China, but how China remains firm on its chosen path. In this process, it is of vital importance that China's governance system should advance with the times and have a strong ability to self-correct.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/12 17:05:31

Public awareness helps curb epidemic, rumors

One of the most important experiences in the evolution of Milwaukee's public health system was raising public awareness, which effectively prevents the spread of rumors, and enables residents to proactively fight the disease.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/5 18:08:41

Chinese people have most positive outlook in a negative world

The rise of nations is a never-ending endurance race. From this perspective, negative impacts, such as the coronavirus outbreak, are likely to occur frequently in China's future development. But as long as they are handled properly, there is nothing to fear.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/3 18:13:40

Media should provide checks and balances

It may take a longer time to rebuild media credibility than destroy it. But the process has to begin now, at least because climate change and humans' own recklessness are all but certain to cause more natural disasters in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/30 16:53:40

Why isn't the BRI a strategy of China?

A challenge to the US and the West is that if they keep viewing and defining China with traditional strategic concepts, continue to pile pressure and even contain it at the cost of decoupling with the country, will they eventually create a China that confronts them?
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 17:38:40

Will India miss chance offered by Myanmar?

Apparently, as Myanmar develops, China and India will have more opportunities of cooperation in the country. But if New Delhi weighs too much the strategic balance, it may lose more chance to participate in Myanmar's growth, and thus cannot share the fruits of common development.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/15 19:23:40

Eastern mind-set foretells global future

Human beings are still on the way to realizing the prosperity of resources. It is thus too early to fully reach the prosperity of thoughts. The rise of oriental mind-set is only the first step on the way.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/13 19:43:41

Rigid art venue rules need to evolve with times

Different art forms bring in audiences with different behavior codes. How this meshes with the rigid one-size-fits-all rules of the traditional theaters is a drama worth watching.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 18:48:41

Old mind-set distorts West's view of BRI

Therefore, all these stereotypes will only lead to a bias that as long as a country gets any closer to China, it will definitely be alienated from the West. Unless they break out of the old framework and try to understand the BRI from the standpoint of developing countries, Western countries will feel more troubled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:33:40

Global efforts needed to restrict US adventurism

Judging by the world reaction to the killing of Soleimani, I believe that the current US administration's global actions should be condemned and constrained. Iranians need to make more efforts, so do the people of the world. In an attempt to maintain the US image and the true spirit of freedom and democracy, Americans should restrict the unbridled moves of their president.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 18:58:41

Patient outrage in China needs treatment

Creating a more robust legal and complaints system may be the lesson that should be learned from the Beijing tragedy. But the lesson not only applies to healthcare.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 17:30:24

Small cities offer better insight into China

I appreciate the international students who accompanied me. It is hoped that more of such opportunities to research small Chinese cities will be created for them by more universities. Chinese citizens should also look around in these small cities and learn more about the country, so that they can understand its difficulty of development and greatness.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 20:57:55

Why not to be pessimistic about China-US ties

So what a better way to spend the last few days of this difficult year than reading with music in the background? They make the world a peaceful place full of truth and beauty, at least for now.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 21:42:38