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Weak governance fuels violence in Catalonia

All the international mainstream media have Catalonia on their front pages again. While the new Catalan riots might have taken foreigners by surprise, but in Spain, we had anticipated this for months.
Source: Cristina Font | 2019/10/19 17:09:28

Emulating HK violence by Catalan protesters will only meet with severe condemnation

After nine Catalan separatist leaders were sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment, Catalan separatists, unhappy with the verdict, began to express their dissatisfaction through protests.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/19 15:22:51

Know when to be polite and firm with food deliverymen

It is important for customers to treat deliverymen politely, but China's online takeout industry will not be healthy unless customers' rights are guaranteed as well. Customers and deliverymen should stand in each other's shoes.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/18 18:43:40

Life is sadder and darker than fiction

But in reality, the victims of Rodriguez-Santos were people who were failed by the system and struggling at the bottom of society just like him. And this is true in most such blindly revengeful attacks. Life is, after all, sadder and darker than fiction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 21:48:40

Hegemony dictates US stance on Hong Kong

Hong Kong's condition has affected many aspects of China-US relations – from mutual political trust to social and cultural equations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 21:33:41

China and the UAE put artificial intelligence at the global forefront

The ultimate goal of MBZUAI is helping prepare the UAE and the global community for an AI-driven future, in line with our belief that AI can lead us to the greatest societal and economic transformation of our lifetime. China has tremendous national capability, but we all have much to gain from international cooperation and knowledge sharing on AI. That's why I hope that MBZUAI becomes yet another successful example of our two great countries working together for the benefit of our people and those around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 18:58:40

China should deal with cultural friction with wisdom

Cultural friction between China and other nations is increasing due to various reasons. In the recent NBA row, Chinese netizens called for a boycott. But there is also the opposite. Vietnam has banned the US animated film Abominable over a scene featuring a map with China's "nine-dash line" in the South China Sea. This is not the first time Vietnam has banned cultural products because of the South China sea dispute. The Chinese film Operation Red sea and the American film Crazy Rich Asians were previously banned in Vietnam for similar reasons.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 0:04:26

Arab world sitting on powder keg due to rifts

Turkey, Iran and Israel, which were once playing supportive roles in the region, start to have greater ambitions, turning the vast Arab world into a geopolitical battlefield. Israel's regional policies are getting tougher. Iran is proactively expanding its own influence.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 20:58:40

American politicians' separatist designs on Hong Kong will fail

Whether US Congress out of sheer political opportunism passes an act regarding the city or not, the outcome concerning this city's sense of belonging cannot be changed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/16 19:03:40

Cruz's egregious intentions exposed during his HK visit

Cruz's behavior once again proved the necessity and urgency for Hong Kong to enact security legislation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/15 20:53:40

Five reasons for India to embrace RCEP

India could find a firm economic foothold in South Asia by joining the RCEP. By being part of the deal, the second most populous state could consolidate its position as an economic hub in South Asia. Even if the partnership expands in the future, as the first South Asian member of the RCEP, India's voice will have more weight.
Source: Global Times-Agencies | 2019/10/15 20:48:40

China-Russia missile defense cooperation needed

The possibility that the US launches a new round of strategic operations to infringe on core national interests of China and Russia cannot be ruled out. Therefore, it is more urgent than before for Beijing and Moscow to be prepared. They need to establish reliable strategic deterrence capability and prevent the breakout of war. Meanwhile, the two countries should have a powerful voice and the will to express their strategic demand.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 20:18:40

NBA manager, politicians abuse free speech to cross China's bottom line on violence

Sports has historically built bridges between our societies. The CBA, WCBA, NBA, and WNBA have strengthened links between Chinese and American basketball lovers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 20:08:40

Xinjiang deserves respect from the world

We should show our respect to them. If you have the opportunity to visit Xinjiang and see the region with your eyes, please don't hesitate to go. I will pay frequent visits to Xinjiang and I wish I could one day climb Mount Muztagata to feel the great power of love, home and country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/14 20:03:40

Trump's impeachment probe jolts US politics

The article was compiled by Global Times reporter Xu Hailin based on an interview with Li Haidong, a professor with the Institute of International Relations at China Foreign Affairs University.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/13 21:33:41

Will Ne Zha break out to embrace the Oscar statuette?

Chinese film has not had an Oscar award since Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001 and the steeply rising cinema market did not even come close to victory after the Oscar nomination of Hero in 2003. Will Ne Zha, an animated film about a beloved Chinese mythical figure, a huge hit in the country this summer, break the 19-year Oscar statuette drought?
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/11 16:08:40

Spying slur looms large over Chinese in US

They seem to be taking an approach of, to quote a Chinese warlord in the early 20th Century, “rather wrongfully beheading a thousand innocent than risking missing out one guilty.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/10 17:23:40

Hong Kong's future lies in being part of China

I think that demonstrations in Hong Kong have got completely out of hand and violent. I think in many respects they can be described as nihilistic. The destruction of public property has a very bad effect on Hong Kong's economy and the viability and harmony of Hong Kong society.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/9 18:03:40