OPINION

US-promoted military escort alliance in Gulf another attempt to stymie Iran


If the Strait of Hormuz becomes chaotic, so will the Gulf region and no country can emerge unscathed. Gulf countries should be wary of this: Blindly following the US will be disastrous for them.

Messy world needs China's stability

The West's old political and economic tools can no longer solve current problems. There are disagreements on security risks and national interests. The Cold War mentality remains, but globalization demands different considerations. The line between an enemy and friend is becoming vague.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 21:33:36

Lowering marriage age won't help fertility rate

Chinese women are tough and the most active bunch in the workforce. Eighteen is the age when many embark on their tertiary education to finish a degree and take a shot at their careers. What proportion would give up on that and settle down? I still feel the majority of young women would rather wait until they finish a degree than to marry young and have young kids.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:31:38

Prosperity rides on better connectivity

How can people move from one place to another? It needs road, rail, air and water connectivity - an implication of multimodal transport. One of the objectives of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is connectivity - making people, funds and resources flow.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:28:40

Rejected

Indonesia will return more than 200 tons of garbage to Australia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:23:40

China's economy to continue rapid expansion

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. In the past seven decades, China's GDP per capita has risen from less than $70 in 1952 to more than $9,700 in 2018. Why has China achieved such a rapid growth? What is China's role in today's world?
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 20:03:26

Patriotic theme in Mulan film shouldn't be politicized

If Disney wants to appropriately tell the story, patriotism should and must be included. Patriotism is natural, and it also explains why the story has been eulogized for more than a thousand years in China.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 19:57:43

Don't let external forces ruin Hong Kong's future

It is necessary to prevent the collusion between the extreme opposition and Western forces such as the US from becoming an ulcer of Hong Kong politics, which will put the future of Hong Kong in serious jeopardy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/10 16:13:40

Better understanding can lower China-US mistrust

Over 100 American experts on Asia, including former government officials and scholars, signed an open letter - "Making China a US enemy is counterproductive" - to oppose the China approach of the administration of President Donald Trump.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 19:13:42

US arms sale card endangers Taiwan if line crossed

Taiwan's security depends on how it deals with cross-Straits relations and avoids military confrontation with the mainland. The Chinese mainland has been adhering to the policy of peaceful reunification. Taiwan authorities should not force the mainland to abandon such a policy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 21:21:30

Cooperation with Huawei benefits SE Asian countries

China and Chinese companies like Huawei have never wanted to pursue hegemony, but has only been willing to help developing countries. What Southeast Asia needs is other countries' support rather than negative efforts to create strife and divisions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 20:20:41

Japan-South Korea tensions

Japan could possibly launch furhter sanctions on South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 20:18:41

Spanking doesn't help, learn from France

There are more countries in the world that allow child beating at home than those that do not. It's time China took the cue from France to consider banning corporal punishment at home.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 20:13:41

Canadian clamor over Meng's case has Trudeau government in a fix

After the G20 summit, installed trade negotiations between China and the US will probably resume. As a bargaining chip in the talks, the case of Meng Wanzhou will undoubtedly matter, which means Canada will still be caught up in the trade war.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/9 20:13:40