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'Sweatshop' accusation reveals Western elites' ignorance

It is hoped that some Western elites can be more concerned about their country's own problems rather than groundlessly criticizing China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/6 20:48:40

Bridging wealth gap tests Chinese, US competitiveness

Which country can stand the test of the trade war will to a large extent depend on which side can realize balanced and sustainable development. This is not only China's task and challenge, but also that of the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/5 20:38:40

Muslim ethnic minorities not forced to work in Xinjiang

The human rights of Uyghur people in Xinjiang are not up to the US or any other Western countries. As Xinjiang region is becoming a manufacturing center in Northwest China, Muslim ethnic minorities will really benefit from the support of the central government's policies. Time will tell.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 21:32:38

US won't succeed in driving a wedge between China and Central Asia

Mutually supporting each other in terms of counter-terrorism and deepening cooperation between China and Central Asia is in line with all sides' interests. The good momentum of mutual trust and cooperation won't, and shouldn't, be impeded by the US.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/1 20:15:58

Russian resolution to fight cybercrime worthy of support

The West's so-called protection of freedom of speech is in fact an attempt to use the internet as a tool to interfere in other countries' internal affairs and disrupt other societies' stability. Their behavior will only foster cyberterrorism and extremism by creating conditions and opportunities for them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/30 23:07:57

US universities shouldn't incite ideological tension

American political scientist Francis Fukuyama's "end of history" theory has influenced a great number of Westerners, making them stubbornly believe Western liberal democracy is universal. As Western democracy is in decline, it's time for them to overcome their stereotyped views.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/29 21:52:03

Hukou relaxation can unleash growth potential

Population flow provides vitality for an economy. The cancellation and relaxation of restrictions this time fully complies with the requirements of economic and social development. It is also in line with Chinese people's interests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/26 21:36:08

How should Christmas adapt in the globalization era?

Question of whether Chinese people should celebrate Christmas has been raised again during this year's Christmas season. While some like to enjoy the festive atmosphere, there is question over how much attention Chinese should pay to this foreign holiday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 21:57:53

India-Pakistan tensions deserve international attention

It is time for India and Pakistan to take one step further in building their mutual trust. Only when they realize common development can they alleviate hostility toward one another. Collaboration under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative might be considered as a beginning.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/24 20:38:41

US attempt to rope in Russia and contain China is futile

The US should realize that neither Russia nor any other country is willing to become its pawn to contain China. China is marching toward the center of the world stage, but the US is retreating to an island of the Cold War era and unilateralism.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 21:03:40

US exploiting S.China Sea differences to contain China

The key to settling the South China Sea problem lies in the regional members themselves. All parties should join hands to eliminate external interference and explore their own solution. Only then can the basis for an independent Asian security architecture be laid.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 19:37:07

Banning Huawei will cost US opportunity in 5G era

If the US government fails to realize this and continues its paranoia against Huawei and other Chinese companies instead of participating more actively in international cooperation to keep its innovation capability, the US would miss its opportunity at the very beginning in the face of the estimated $10 trillion market created by 5G.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/19 22:13:40

US needs open-mindedness in 5G race with China

As both China and the US have recognized 5G as a critical enabler of future competitiveness and the US is poised to catch up, the ball is now in the US court. Will it be open-minded enough to engage in healthy competition with China?
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/17 19:23:40

Pension system exposes Europe's superiority complex

Can Europe's competitiveness still lead the world? If not, how should Europeans strive to maintain their competitiveness to create a fairer and more satisfying model? These are the problems that France and Europe need to solve.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/16 21:58:40

China will lead new Asian order, 'Asian century'

China is the most important and the fastest-rising country in Asia. As the world's second largest economy, China will play an important role in building a new Asian order and maintaining peace and stability in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/12 20:48:42

US should stick to own human rights issues

Shouldn't US politicians care more about their own country's human rights development and work out a solution before putting their hands on countries at the other side of the Pacific?
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 21:28:40

The West should listen to Suu Kyi at The Hague

The West is not as unbiased and just as they have claimed concerning human rights issues. Its criteria can never be regarded as a global yardstick. Solving the Rohingya issue is more difficult than Western critics have thought. The last thing Myanmar needs is their empty talk.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/10 21:03:40

US politics will not affect China's development path

Indeed, China is being confronted with challenges. But if there is no trade deal to help China deal with the challenges, China will also overcome the difficulties and reach its goals.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/9 21:48:40