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China-Japan-SK FTA key to 'Asia for Asians'

Strategic changes often come from transcendence, and transcendence requires courage, more wisdom and keen insight. If the three countries can seize the opportunities and promote negotiations, Asia will find a way out of the post-war labyrinth and achieve the goal of “Asia for Asians.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/26 20:23:39

People should give up illusion that another Plaza Accord could be imposed on China: envoy

It's always been a great pleasure to come back to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), especially with my old friends and colleagues today. I feel inspired every time I come here, particularly as we have the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University of China (RDCY) with us today.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/31 23:37:47

Scrapping NY school test not fair to many

As for the mayor's plan, it is to fairness what a McDonald's hamburger is to healthiness. Many parents told me at the protest that a slice or two of tomatoes and lettuce on the meat makes it look like a nutritious meal. But it is not.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 19:23:40

Chinese food sends message in Kim-Trump meeting

When Trump and Kim ate Yangzhou fried rice, it reminded me of a traditional Chinese saying: “You are what you eat.” It is a diet therapy developed by the Chinese over thousands of years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/13 18:48:40

Talks only way to resolve Sino-US trade row

China and the US must realize that their economic and trade ties benefit both enormously. As the world's two largest economies, the two nations' economic relations play the role of ballast in bilateral relations, which cannot be shaken.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/22 21:13:41

Wisdom of Chinese, Western medicines

Mah's story made me think maybe the battle between Chinese medicine and Western medicine is not only about medicine but also about humans' exploration of the world. Science is undoubtedly a powerful way to understand the world. But it is not the only way, and it is not adequate to explain everything. When more people realize this, the battle will die down for sure.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 21:58:40

How China, Japan can cooperate on B&R

The two sides should seize the opportunity and take the first step toward each other on third-party projects. Their cooperation will not only promote their own bilateral ties, but also create more favorable conditions for the integration of Asian economies. France tendered the olive branch of cooperation to Germany five years after World War II. Although China-Japan cooperation on the Belt and Road platform lags behind that of France and Germany, it will exert an immeasurable influence on the Asian integration process.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/25 19:28:41

Indian hierarchy system stifles development

The Indian system is like a shell built up by colonists, which houses the Indian people's social conceptions long-shaped by caste and the fabric of a feudal society. It is this sense of hierarchy that has been stifling Indians' pursuit of a modern world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 20:18:39

Big Apple cements 'sanctuary city' reputation

To those who are vulnerable in the intolerant atmosphere in the US, New York City may have provided the same kind of assurance as Johnson felt back then. If this city is determined to protect you, no one and nothing can intimidate you.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:23:39

Low-end manufacturing indispensable to India

India is a populous country and unlike smaller countries, India can probably establish a complete end-to-end manufacturing system. But if India does not reform and open up in coming years, sustainable development is simply impossible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:18:39

Made in China needs to be golden goose

We will make cutting-edge technology developed by others and their producing ability become a part of Chinese brands' production chains.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/22 19:13:39

More than glitz and casinos define Macao

All of this may not only have helped retain traditional small businesses in Macao, but also attract tourists like me who are keen to walk along dilapidated narrow alleys to discover people and shops largely preserved as they were many years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 19:13:39

China ties fall victim to US political infighting

What's disturbing is that the attitude can be affected by the intensive political in-fighting in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 18:18:39

China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:28:39

Chinese Americans make their voices heard

To the Chinese who are confused by this, the idea of data disaggregation among Asians may be easier to understand if put in the frame of a familiar concept – it is indeed about “letting some people achieve prosperity first” versus “common prosperity.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 20:23:39

Pyongyang's nuke test highlights Asia security risks

As the Soviet Union disintegrated and eastern European countries turned to the US and the EU, the Cold War came to an end and Asia's security system began to collapse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 19:58:39

Toppling statues sends crucial signal to racists

This is a time when the president is considered a friend by white supremacists, hate groups are increasingly active, and racial tensions are boiling over.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:18:39

Hinduism tied to India's geopolitical standing

I believe the answer may lie in the facets of the country's other major religion: Hinduism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 18:03:39