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Can China's footprint in the Caribbean last?

The US has defined China as the main strategic rival. This will certainly put obstacles in the path of Chinese enterprises to enter the Caribbean.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/24 18:33:40

BYD's foray into Mexico just the beginning

BYD's electric autos can upgrade Mexico's car production capability. It focuses on technological advancement while meeting environmental protection guidelines. Such cooperation in electric vehicle manufacturing is beneficial to both China and Mexico. BYD's technologies not only meet stringent US standards, but even surpass its American counterparts. It will be easier for the company to gain more opportunities in Mexico and other developing countries.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 19:43:40

What's common between Musk and Trump?

As long as such performances continue, Musk and Trump will need no psychiatrists. There are, after all, so many mentally ill people who gained the “genius” tag throughout history only because they won the game. Winning is what the world really seems to care about.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:38:40

Despite rivalry, much unites China and US

The short visit to the US makes me feel that the public in both countries did not expect that Washington's China policy would come to this, but they are unlikely to follow Washington's drumbeat. China-US relations are about bilateral interaction rather than a one-man show. Washington may be passionate about time-travel dramas, but today we all live in a world of coexistence. People on both sides of the Pacific are not interested in going back to the Cold War era.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 22:13:40

Trump inspires many a 'stormy' book

But I have now started to be sympathetic to those in the Trump orbit who haven't been fired yet. Everyone may have a book in them, and it could be even better written because they have more time to plot. But when others have already revealed what the president's private part looks like, how do you trump that to go further? Sorry about the pun. Stormy Daniels may be a category killer for the thriving genre of Trump-horror in the publishing industry.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/27 17:48:40

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