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Sour grapes on display in Pew survey results on China

In the face of China's eye-catching economic figures, Western society has developed a strong sour-grape mentality, hoping to discredit China by all means. Only China's sufferings make some Westerners feel relieved. However, such self-deception is tantamount to drinking poison to quench one's thirst. The West's unfavorable views of China will not hurt the country's development, while hostility toward China will not help the West get the pandemic under control, either.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/8 20:38:40

Western public opinions cannot stop China's progress, happiness

A new Pew Research Center survey shows views of China have grown more negative in recent years in some Western countries. Negative views of China increased most in Australia and in other countries, including the UK and the US, with the number of people who view China in a negative light increasing rapidly.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/7 19:14:24

Trump's infection signifies need for China-US cooperation in handling pandemic

China and the US should seek to cooperatively handle the global pandemic. It would benefit both the US, as it still struggles with the pandemic, as well as the rest of the world. It would be sad if some US politicians refuse to accept this common-sense approach due to their shortsightedness.
Source: Global Times | 2020/10/3 14:43:40

UK guidance threatens Western freedom and democracy

China has long been criticized as violating “freedom of speech” by Western countries. China follows socialist path with Chinese characteristics but it has never banned private sectors. Just the opposite, socialism with Chinese characteristics includes a socialist market economy, which fully absorbs the rational factors of capitalism to serve socialism. The Chinese mainland also hopes that Hong Kong will maintain its social culture based on the capitalist system. Now, who is violating “freedom of speech?”
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/29 21:33:40

Election crisis exposes deep flaws of US democratic system

The crises confronting the US are not accidental, but the result of the growing disorder in the US political system. Americans, who used to believe they were the chosen ones to promote democratic values to the world, are becoming merely helpless voters today.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 23:38:40

US loses global appeal despite so-called democracy and freedom

Facing various domestic problems and the embarrassing epidemic situation, the US is like a country entering its twilight years. Can the US be great again?
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/27 21:08:40

Tolerance toward expression is of fundamental importance in achieving a modernized China

What are the basic elements of people's livelihoods? They're usually considered to be clothing, food, residence and transportation. But I think expression must also be added in. Why? Because speech is a unique talent of human beings. It's a way to communicate and relieve oneself from stress. Thoroughly expressing oneself can help people obtain spiritual pleasure and comfort. If people can be heard, responded to and recognized, they will be in good spirits. In contrast, they will be depressed should no one pay attention to what they say or should their remarks be dismissed, no matter how well-off they are.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/25 17:37:53

Indian strategists should not be kidnapped by nationalism

To confront China, India is playing with fire. In the long run, the arguments that lack strategist vision will only jeopardize India's efforts to pursue major power status.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/24 21:48:40

West unqualified to judge China's governance of Xinjiang, Tibet

The West is not qualified to accuse China of its governance in ethnic minority autonomous regions such as Xinjiang and Tibet. On the contrary, the West should learn from China's governance methods.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/23 20:33:40

COVID-19 triggers cruel social governance race

Without safeguarding human lives, those governments are bragging about nothing, actually. Those who once hyped COVID-19 crisis as China's “Chernobyl moment” will eventually be caught in their own Chernobyl moment – all thanks to their failing governance.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 17:38:41

Tsai's secessionist activities threaten cross-Straits situation

The Tsai authority should either stop playing with fire before it is too late, or prepare for dire consequences.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/21 22:23:40

200,000 deaths from COVID-19 can't sway Trump's approach

It seems the COVID-19 death number does not mean anything for the Trump administration anymore.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 20:38:40

Inappropriate for New Delhi to hype Rajeev Sharma's ties with Global Times

I think It's very inappropriate for the Indian side to publicly link Global Times to this case and to create a sensation to attract attention.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 18:43:40

Chinese govt not an outsider in the TikTok deal

. The Chinese government has never been an outsider from the beginning to the end of this deal. Washington cannot unilaterally get whatever it wants.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/20 12:22:39

Beijing is ready to tackle all scenarios with Taiwan

The Taiwan-based Central News Agency reported on Saturday that another 19 fighter jets and bombers from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) flew across the so-called "middle line" of the Taiwan Straits on Saturday and entered airspace close to the southwestern and northwestern parts of the island. It was unprecedented to see PLA aircraft fly close to the island of Taiwan on such a large scale for two consecutive days.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/19 20:22:26

US malice to fail to drive wedge between China and Europe

In an attempt to badmouth China-Europe relations, a New York Times article on Wednesday deliberately and maliciously exaggerated the differences between the two sides in terms of trade, Hong Kong, human rights and other issues. It claimed that "Beijing's hopes of using Europe as a counterweight to the United States have faltered" as country after country confronts China over the above-mentioned issues. It portrayed China as a nation drawing "growing popular animosity" from European countries and also stressed that "China's authoritarianism is fundamentally at odds with Europe's political values despite continued pledges that Beijing seeks peaceful collaboration."
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/18 18:55:43

Australia foregoes interests, reputation for US anti-China bandwagon

Can the Australian government figure out what Australia's best interests are?
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/18 0:13:40

Illusion for the US to use WTO to contain China

Washington must understand that the WTO will not become a handy tool, nor a puppet for it to contain China and achieve its hegemonic goal.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 22:54:23