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Global Times

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China changes every day. Sleepy villages transform into bustling suburbs, young hopefuls shoot to stardom online, and factories sprawl across former farmland while the farmers themselves face an uncertain future. As millions prosper, others find themselves stranded for the moment by the shifting tides of change.

The shock and thrill of the new is everywhere: new ideas, new brands, new stars, new words. Every hour sees a story break somewhere in this vast nation, whether from a corporate headquarters in Beijing or a mountain hamlet in Yunnan. 

The English-language Global Times is your key to understanding China’s changes. Founded in April 2009, the paper is one of the most dynamic players among Chinese media, and has rapidly become the major English newspaper in the nation. 

The Chinese public is not satisfied with old orthodoxies and stale stories, and neither is the Global Times. It provides in-depth coverage of controversial stories, from child AIDS victims to urban renewal, forced demolition and the fight against corruption. Its opinion pages feature heated debate over tough issues such as China’s use of the death penalty, the challenges of forming a new international order, and the nation’s growing wealth gap. 

The newspaper has become essential reading for every China-watcher. Jorge Guajardo, the Mexican Ambassador to China, describes the Global Times as “a must read for anyone wanting to understand China.” 

A measure of the Global Times’ success is the attention it has drawn from international press. Foreign media view the Global Times as a trustworthy source. The Economist calls it a “remarkable innovation,” which addresses “realms once thought taboo.” The Wall Street Journal praises its “insightful stories.” 

The Global Times’ readers, both foreign and Chinese, include ambassadors, business leaders, politicians, and intellectuals. China’s top universities use the newspaper as a teaching tool for the nation’s future elite. 

The Global Times’ unique partnership with the Global Poll Center keeps its finger on the pulse of the Chinese public, while an expanding online presence makes its unique insights even more accessible to a global audience. 

Beijing and Shanghai are joining the list of the world’s greatest cities. That is why the Global Times has 8-page daily supplements for each, keeping its readers up-to-date with what is happening in China’s two most exciting mega-cities.

Last Updated: July 7, 2016

Belay for Hollywood

Wei Xi
Global Times
In summer 2012,  when foreign productions were moved out of China’s multiplexes, a widely observed phenomenon unofficially called “domestic movie protection month” was implemented. It seems this measure is going to be repeated this...

Presumption of Guilt Stirs More Questions (Op-Ed)

Global Times
The public has quickly jumped to assume the guilt of both Sun and related officials. In all likelihood, if there had been solid evidence the perpetrator would not have gone unpunished.  

Beijing Air Laden With Arsenic, Other Heavy Metals

Yan Shuang
Global Times
Such heavy metals can damage the nervous system and cause cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to a report by a joint team of Greenpeace members and scholars from Peking University that tested the capital’s air over a 15-day period. 

BRICS Offers New Model For Cooperation

Global Times
Ideally, Beijing would like to maintain a low profile while showing respect to other countries. China has no ambition to dominate BRICS, and will not purposely seek to raise its role in this mechanism.   

Authorities Reject Cyber Crime Accusation

Xu Tianran and Duan Wuning
Global Times
The report does not reflect the facts and is not professional, and the PLA has never supported any cyber espionage activities, China's defense ministry said on its official website in response to the accusation.

Snakes On a Lane

Global Times
Beneath the creepy exterior lies a misunderstood goddess. What pops up in your mind when it comes to the concept of snake? Cold-blooded, dangerous, sly, or even a symbol of evil? It seems that all words related to it are negative. And even though we...

(Editorial) Fate of the World Rests with SIno-U.S. Ties

Global Times
The gap between the strength of China and the US will narrow. Previous experiences in international politics will be viewed as realistic reasons to exacerbate tensions between the two sides. This is a dangerous era.

China’s Inequality Index Highlights Urgency for Distribution Reforms

Global Times
Global Times
The first rich-poor index for the past decade paints a far-from-rosy picture of what must be done to bridge the wealth gap.

Chongqing Lifts Exam Ban for Migrant Workers' Children

Xinhua
Global Times
The southwestern mega city is the latest city to ease the household restriction on migrants sitting the college entrance exam. 

Shifted by Officials

Zhang Zihan
Global Times
A mysteriouys and heavily guarded suburban Beijing courtyard isn't open to public, only to the petitioners corralled there.

Opinion: Triumverate Puts China in Crosshairs, but Future Joint Accord Unlikely

LIan Degui
Global Times
A Cold War mentality pitting the U.S., India and Japan against China will lead nowhere because of reluctance to overly provoke Beijing, a Chinese Japan scholar says.

Evolving Attitudes to Foreigners

Lin Meilian
Global Times
Four years ago, Beijing sang "Beijing Welcomes You" for the 100-day countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games, but now the city has added an "if" during the 100-day crackdown on illegal foreigners. Beijing welcomes you if you are not...

Ruihua Popsicles Possibly Tainted, Production Halted

Yan Shuang
Global Times
Ruihua Old Popsicle, which sells around 50,000 units per day for 1 yuan each, mostly in tourist sites, contains bacteria 1,767 times higher than that stipulated in the national standards for cold beverages, according to the Beijing News.

CCTV Anchor: The Hunt for Foreign "Trash"

Yang Rui
Global Times
Yang Rui says, "Foreigners who can't find a job in their home country come to China and get involved in illegal business activities such as human trafficking and espionage; they also like to distribute lies which discredit China to...