Ding Gang
Ding Gang is a senior editor with People's Daily, and a senior fellow with the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies.
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  • Why US can't emulate China's lessons on infrastructure building

    They both can take example by each other, but on the whole, due to different economic structures, the two countries businesses will go in different directions.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/4/21 16:29:11
  • Can US fix joblessness in post-pandemic era?

    In post-pandemic era, biggest challenge the US will encounter is to create more jobs for the unemployed; otherwise it will continue to pay the huge relief bill for them. Can US fix joblessness in post-pandemic era?

    By Ding Gang | 2021/4/14 17:46:02
  • Biden's infrastructure plan may feel pain from US-China decoupling

    Without investing in related manufacturing sectors, Biden's ambitious infrastructure plan won't see desired results even with a huge investment.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/4/7 21:21:50
  • Biden's fictional enemy game with China is silly

    If the US tries its best to contain or undermine China's development, it will not solve its own problems, or become stronger.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/3/31 21:54:48
  • Rebuttal at Alaska talks shows China rejects West's hierarchy of civilizations

    “This is not the way to deal with Chinese people,” said by senior Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi during Alaska talks, went viral. This reflects Chinese people's psychological disapproval of how the West structures the hierarchy of civilizations.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/3/24 18:23:40
  • Corporate monopolies dash American dreams

    If there are fewer and fewer opportunities for individuals' development, people might ask: Will the American dream still exist?

    By Ding Gang | 2021/3/17 17:27:31
  • Where has Americans' income gone?

    US economist Stephen Roach recently pointed out that last year, the combined COVID-19 relief packages in the US hit a total of $5 trillion, or 24 percent of GDP in 2020. This far exceeds all records. On March 6, US Senate passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Will this destroy the world's confidence in the dollar? After all, green note is the foundation of US hegemony.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/3/10 19:36:39
  • Is the US still a secular country, or religious?

    The trouble now the US faces is that religious extremism has caused political divisions, which will undoubtedly increase the costs and difficulty for the Biden administration to heal the nation.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/3/3 19:15:07
  • Biden moves to revive FDR, but is US able to?

    Observing changes in the US from the other side of the Pacific Ocean, I tend to have a stronger sense that China must deal with its own development well first. When the two countries both shift their focus from tensions to their domestic issues, how will China-US ties change?

    By Ding Gang | 2021/2/24 18:07:08
  • Will world wait for US to repair its civilization?

    Western civilization has swept the globe for more than 500 years now. But the conflict between civilizations during the 2020 US election has revealed some problems that are emerging in the West. We have reached an important juncture of globalization.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/2/17 17:58:39
  • US faces challenge of 'de-Americanization'

    The existing US management and distribution systems are insufficient to counterbalance the impact the Wall Street will have on social equity. Therefore, in the future, we will see a more severe battle between two routes.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/2/9 19:23:39
  • Wall Street soars, deepens America's divisions

    From 9/11 attacks to today, what people have seen is the accelerating accumulation of capital to the richest tycoons and consortia in the fiercest fluctuations of the market. At the same time, the gap between the rich and the poor in the US is increasing, and its welfare system is in a state of failure. Polarization has entered a new era of extremes.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/2/3 19:19:36
  • Can 'melting pot' unite a polarized US?

    The same values that gave birth to the US have been divided by the American people into two halves. Now there seems to be a strong pull to political extreme directions, with half of Americans opposing the other half.

    By Ding Gang | 2021/1/27 18:23:40
  • COVID-19 reveals countries' differing capacity

    When it comes to the prevention, control and treatment of the COVID-19, countries around the world have adopted both similar and different measures. Different ways of containing the pandemic are determined by different countries' own political systems and governance. Europe and the US have similar political systems, yet their measures to rein in the virus are disparate. This shows their different state capacities.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/4/22 19:43:41
  • Lack of basic knowledge of viruses a main cause of global pandemic

    A combination of raising people's awareness of viruses and the development of medicine and vaccines will boost humanity's ability to handle public health crises. After all, humans will always have to co-exist with viruses. The more we understand this adversary from nature, the better we can prepare to combat it.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/4/15 16:38:40
  • Global trust will also take a long time to heal

    China-US relations are the most important bilateral relationship in the world. Due to the damage caused by the trade war and high-tech supply chain breaks, mutual trust between the two countries will be even more fragile in the postpandemic world. Therefore it's difficult to be optimistic about the future for China-US relations.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/4/8 21:23:40
  • Post-pandemic world must close governance loopholes

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all countries have to withstand the blow and get through the challenge as soon as possible. In the future, how to promote their governance system and enhance operation will be their priority. Where globalization heads depends on such resilience.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/4/1 16:43:41
  • US virus fight lacks China's courier services

    In Europe and the US, there are plenty of groceries and toiletries on store shelves, but due to a lack of delivery services, people cannot stay home for extended periods. They have to go out to buy daily supplies, which has created window for the spread of COVID-19.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/3/25 18:23:40
  • China, ASEAN see interconnectivity strengthen

    The relationship between China and Southeast Asian countries has entered a new stage of in-depth coordination. Ties between countries in this region, driven by economic interconnection, will be closer in the future as coordination continues to strengthen. This will help form new trade and economic collaboration mechanisms, and create a significant impact on the pattern of international relations around the world.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/3/18 17:43:40
  • Are voters ready for Sanders' socialism?

    If competition exists between the governance models for various countries, the focus should be put not only on high technology, but also on which country has the ability to effectively reduce poverty and enable low-income people to enjoy more equitable healthcare, education, and job opportunities.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/3/4 18:28:40
  • Foreigners who built their China Dream are always welcome back

    Please always keep in your mind: China is a tolerant and open-minded big power, so are its people.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/2/26 17:33:40
  • Chinese workers' basic needs push production resumption amid virus fight

    China's reform and opening-up has created opportunities for individuals and families to build wealth, giving them hope for a moderately prosperous life. This is the basic driving force behind China's economic rise. The impetus for restoring production during the on-going epidemic comes from the basic needs of these ordinary people.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/2/19 17:28:21
  • Foreign perceptions won't influence China

    China's development is not determined by how the outside world sees China, but how China remains firm on its chosen path. In this process, it is of vital importance that China's governance system should advance with the times and have a strong ability to self-correct.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/2/12 17:05:31
  • Public awareness helps curb epidemic, rumors

    One of the most important experiences in the evolution of Milwaukee's public health system was raising public awareness, which effectively prevents the spread of rumors, and enables residents to proactively fight the disease.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/2/5 18:08:41
  • Why isn't the BRI a strategy of China?

    A challenge to the US and the West is that if they keep viewing and defining China with traditional strategic concepts, continue to pile pressure and even contain it at the cost of decoupling with the country, will they eventually create a China that confronts them?

    By Ding Gang | 2020/1/22 17:38:40
  • Will India miss chance offered by Myanmar?

    Apparently, as Myanmar develops, China and India will have more opportunities of cooperation in the country. But if New Delhi weighs too much the strategic balance, it may lose more chance to participate in Myanmar's growth, and thus cannot share the fruits of common development.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/1/15 19:23:40
  • Old mind-set distorts West's view of BRI

    Therefore, all these stereotypes will only lead to a bias that as long as a country gets any closer to China, it will definitely be alienated from the West. Unless they break out of the old framework and try to understand the BRI from the standpoint of developing countries, Western countries will feel more troubled.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/1/8 18:33:40
  • China, US decoupling not a certainty in 2020

    Many years from now, when people recall 2020 perhaps they will find that as people from both countries were striving for their own countries' development, they were getting close, rather than drifting apart.

    By Ding Gang | 2020/1/1 19:33:40
  • BRI embodies a different modernity norm

    With the promotion of the BRI, China brings the project as well as modernity to more developing countries. Although the initiative borrows certain valuable experiences from the West, most of it still comes from Chinese civilization.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/12/25 19:56:10
  • How will Europe respond to China's rise?

    Asia is no less challenged by globalization than Europe. The development of Asia is a process of constantly breaking the rules and orders designed by colonists. Meanwhile, it also faces the challenge of how to establish new rule and orders. Breaking and establishing the rules are inseparably interconnected while the shaping of new rules means Asia is making more and more contributions to global peace and development.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/12/18 20:13:41
  • Besides water, Tibet can give India green lessons

    Geographical environment and transition of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is significant to South Asia, East Asia, and even our planet as well as for humanity's survival. Chinese people are aware of what responsibility they shoulder.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/12/11 20:58:40
  • China's political system predates the West's

    While the problem remains — whether the West would like to drop their sense of superiority and understand China's history with sincerity?

    By Ding Gang | 2019/12/4 22:28:40
  • Buddha's birthplace hints at Asian century

    While I was heading toward the airport and villages, fields, and trees passed by, I kept thinking: Does it mean China and India will shake hands at the birthplace of Buddhism if the two ancient civilizations are linked via Nepal?

    By Ding Gang | 2019/11/27 18:33:42
  • Latin American woes stem from globalization

    For developing countries, deindustrialization is also a source of instability. This has been a problem of unbalanced development brought about by globalization.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/11/20 20:18:40
  • Many questions for India after temple verdict

    The question right now is, can India open the door to peace and harmony among different religions and lay a more stable social foundation for its development by strengthening the Hindu identity? The trouble with Modi is that it might not be the right key to open the door.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/11/13 21:53:41
  • Rejecting RCEP won't make India a winner

    Only when India needs the world and the world needs India, can this South Asian country become a veritable power. I would like to ask a question to those who claim India's victory: Will the manufacturing gap between China and India narrow or widen in terms of technology and scale in the next 10 or 20 years?

    By Ding Gang | 2019/11/6 16:53:41
  • China's growth inseparable from its system

    If India intends to learn from China's experience, then it has to reform its agricultural governance system, make it more efficient, with stronger organizational functions and more input, which is precisely the most difficult thing to achieve.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/10/30 19:28:40
  • What affects everlasting peace in East Asia?

    Obviously, what lacks in East Asia is a new system of cooperation, or at least something like the economic or trade cooperation mechanism of the European Community in the bloc's early years. This is the real dilemma East Asia is in.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/10/23 20:13:41
  • China, South Korea cross paths in industry

    Under such circumstances, the development of China-South Korea economic and trade relations will rely on how to expand and enhance cooperation, rather than how to curb or control competition.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/10/16 20:28:40
  • K-pop strikes the right chord in East Asia

    The Chinese version of the song says, “the whole world is jealous of me for holding your hand.” I would like to present these lyrics to all people who devote themselves to promoting cooperation in East Asia.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/10/9 19:48:40
  • The road to sustainable peace in Asia

    How to walk out of history in a peaceful and Asian way and establish a system given to sustainable peace and development, which could gradually replace the US-led Asian pattern, will be the real test for countries in the continent, especially for China, Japan and South Korea.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/9/18 19:33:40
  • 'Balance of power' a strategic trap for India

    The strategy of the balance of power is generated from the diplomacy of Western countries. In today's globalized world, Asian countries are supposed to have better choices. This is a test for not only for India, but also China. Both need work together to walk out of this strategic trap.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/9/11 18:53:41
  • Resurgent identity in ascendant India

    We would like to regard Modi's decision on Kashmir as a trial, which will greatly impact global geopolitics. Neighboring countries of India will therefore keep an eye on what the future holds for Modi's decision and the socioeconomic consequences it brings.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/9/4 18:53:40
  • Tracking development: Railway is the key

    From this perspective, although China's experience is hard to use for reference, it can be an important inspiration. The Belt and Road Initiative that China is promoting also spreads important ideas of how to realize industrialization.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/8/28 19:23:40
  • Can religious identity bring unity to India?

    We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/8/21 20:03:40
  • China powers the Indonesian dream

    When participating in Indonesia's infrastructure construction, Chinese enterprises not only bring advanced technology and equipment, but also provide more opportunities to improve local people's livelihood.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/8/14 18:40:21
  • More than durian to China-Malaysia relations

    Changes will surely occur. Chinese people shouldn't always relish Musang King while getting to know Malaysia only through Western media. Students learning Chinese in Malaysian universities also have better ways of knowing China than through CNN.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/8/7 20:57:13
  • China leaves its mark in Philippines

    The two China-financed bridges are not very outstanding among the tens of thousands of bridges in the Philippines, but they will certainly leave an impression on the country's modern history of bridge construction. This is just where Chinese footprints start.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/7/31 22:08:42
  • Indonesia on track with China's standards

    It is inevitable that Chinese technologies and standards will rise to promote the development of the West. If Western countries shut the door on Chinese technologies and standards just because of difference in ideologies, they are staring at isolation and backwardness.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/7/24 20:13:40
  • Stability of Gulf countries comes from within

    Forces dominating the Middle East are changing. While US pressure has worsened regional tensions, it has also steeled the Gulf countries and other traditional powers, and offered them more opportunities to change the situation in the region.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/7/17 21:18:40
  • 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.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/7/10 20:28:40
  • Track II diplomacy sees bouncy China-US ties

    As China and the US have become the world's two largest economies, these basic understandings determine the foundation of people-to-people exchanges.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/7/3 18:23:43
  • China needs to focus on social welfare

    In recent years, the Chinese government has been committed to improving the social security system, employment training system, and urban and rural living environment. The poverty alleviation program across the country has turned out to be fruitful, which demonstrates China's institutional efficiency.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/6/26 17:33:40
  • US and the hierarchy of civilizations

    If you invite Chinese people who have lived in the US for a long time to talk about their impression of Americans, they will dish out the same answer – Americans are proud.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/6/12 22:33:40
  • Nepal not a pawn in US' China strategy

    Over 200 years ago, British colonists began to march into Nepal, with China's Tibet their next target. But the era of Western expansion starting from 500 years ago is gone forever. China's policy of creating an amicable and prosperous neighborhood will offer people of Nepal and other South Asian countries more opportunities to improve their living standards.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/6/5 18:28:41
  • Pros and cons of Modi as a strong politician

    Modi's rule might turn out to be more nationalistic given the constraints of other powerful forces. It may hinder further opening-up and secularization, and deepen the sense of distrust and hostility between the people of India and Pakistan.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/5/29 17:13:40
  • Dubai shows openness is key to success

    Data from the Financial Times' fDi intelligence shows that among the top 25 cities for artificial intelligence and robotics investment, Dubai was ranked No. 3 behind Singapore and Shanghai. Today, the competition for global capital and talent is stepping up, openness has become an essential condition to win. The more open they are, the more likely they are to achieve success.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/5/22 18:53:40
  • Self-sufficiency helps Iran counter sanctions

    Agriculture is only part of Iran's self-sufficiency system. Foreign tourists can also see Iran's own bank card payment system, popular usage of QR codes, and indigenous equipment at the gas stations. It is this self-sufficient system that offers Iran a strong ability to counter sanctions.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/5/15 18:48:40
  • Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

    The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/5/7 19:58:40
  • Secularization answer to peace of religions

    Sri Lankans partly attribute this construction boom to the Chinese people. When they mention China, they say that the Chinese are our good friends. The entry of atheist Chinese who are secular is changing the economic structure here. Secularization brought by the Chinese will help play down religious disputes among different faiths in the country. Some Westerners say that Chinese people cannot go far because they do not believe in religion. However, they ignore the power of secularization in bringing about change.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/4/24 20:18:40
  • BRI helps countries bring governance reform

    BRI helps countries improve governance by advancing development. All specific projects, including durian production, road management, customs links, and cooperation in capital and technology, will bring about policy and governance changes inch by inch. It is only such steady governance reform based on development that can be the foundation of good governance.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/4/17 18:43:41
  • Can Indian elections bring good governance?

    To boost India's economic development and people's welfare, an ambitious target is insufficient. The country needs an efficient government, which is capable of gradually addressing specific issues, such as increasing youth employment and preventing sexual assault on women.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/4/10 19:23:40
  • India's school system flunks quality test

    Don't forget Indian children who live in rural and far remote areas. For them, the pressing demand is to have classrooms, books, better teachers, and a fair chance to change their life path by studying hard for exams. Improving educational equity is the first step to solving the problem of quality in Indian primary education.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/4/3 15:48:40
  • How will Brexit reshape China-EU relations?

    How Europe will recognize China and find ways to get along with it is part of the process of Europeans trying to contain the wave of retreat brought about by Brexit and re-energizing themselves.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/3/27 19:58:40
  • Chinese investment can uplift Italian ports

    The rise and fall of the ancient Silk Road has been tied up with Western capital's eastward expansion in the past 500 years. As oriental investment and technology is entering Europe along this old route, Eastern and Western capitals have started to mingle. Europeans will undoubtedly have mixed feelings, but their choice will determine their continent's fate and the world's balanced development.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/3/20 18:33:40
  • Don't allow religion to infiltrate education

    If a religion is allowed to infiltrate the public domain, spread around and develop without limits, the foundation on which Western civilization stands would be shaken.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/3/13 17:08:40
  • Nepal refuses to drift between China and India

    The worst case scenario for Nepal is that it has to choose between China and India, or between China and the US. From this perspective, the proximity of Nepal to China does not mean alienation from India.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/3/6 17:43:40
  • Deindustrialization needs modern governance tools

    The influence of deindustrialization is profound, triggering changes in the economic and social structures. However, the attention society is paying to this issue is still far from enough.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/2/27 18:28:40
  • Huawei's uphill battle in going global

    For Huawei, breaking the US attempt at containment and transforming into a global enterprise with flexible approach is the most important. This needs more support and understanding from the Chinese public.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/2/20 18:17:52
  • Turkey gropes between West and Islam

    For more than 100 years, Turkey has never walked across this bridge to Europe. When facing a conflict between tradition and modernity, the West and Muslims, secularism and religion, it turned to Islam to realize the dream of a big country.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/2/13 17:56:33
  • Myitsone dam concerns Myanmar's credibility

    How Myanmar deals with the stalled Myitsone Dam project will determine Myanmar's investment environment, the government's credibility and the long-term development of northern Myanmar.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/1/30 20:06:50
  • Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

    A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/1/23 16:57:32
  • What holds back Myanmar's development?

    The political factors that interfere with this problem must be eliminated, especially the tendency of some Western organizations to mislead. Let people know the actual role of the dam in development and how China uses advanced environmental technologies for dam building and management. Starting this process as soon as possible will facilitate further cooperation between China and Myanmar and accelerate the development of Myanmar.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/1/16 21:23:40
  • The Chinese dream discovered on TV

    With different dreams, when they step forward to the forefront, their paths to realize the dreams will also vary. But one thing is certain, how they will chase and realize their dreams, will define what China can make in the future.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/1/9 17:38:40
  • Rebuilding Asian order and reconfiguring Asian history

    As Asian countries seek their own development path, an increasing number of Asian scholars have recently realized that Asian history is not just part of Western-centered global history, but has its own development logic that cannot be explained by Western concepts.

    By Ding Gang | 2019/1/2 14:08:39
  • Rural-urban divide troubles not only France

    Although it could create significantly more jobs in China by boosting productivity, real income and spending levels, these new jobs would be in the service industry. That means a larger population of low and low-middle income groups with insecure jobs, and a decrease in the possibility of a better life for them and their children.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/12/26 16:23:39
  • Huawei's future growth lies in world market

    We need to be self-reliant and expand cooperation with the world while opening our market wider.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/12/19 18:23:42
  • High tolerance leads to fentanyl abuse in US

    No country can be as stringent as China in preventing drug abuse and trafficking.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/12/12 18:13:40
  • Lessons of Brazil not applicable to China

    If you want to learn about China's future, you must know how Chinese people learn, work and live. Any analysis of China's future should not be divorced from this.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/12/5 20:03:40
  • Trade war is about reshaping industrial chain

    The Belt and Road initiative is more of a logistics chain and needs to develop into an industrial chain. Chinese manufacturing needs to go abroad and realize global distribution. Meanwhile, Beijing needs to provide better tax incentives and other sops to create conditions for remaking the industrial chain through our manufacturing industry.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/11/28 19:22:39
  • China focuses on the end, West on means

    China is facing other steep challenges that cannot be overcome merely by relying on experience. It is also necessary to adopt a flexible and practical approach. Advancing with the times is what the Chinese like to call it.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/11/22 19:48:40
  • Can US melting pot continue to assimilate?

    The rift between conservatives and liberals is becoming wider. The main difference is over the US' status as a melting pot which Republicans think is no longer functional. But there is not much disagreement over the values represented by the melting pot.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/11/14 20:07:34
  • Why I enjoy China From Above TV series

    In what way should a complex, diverse and rapidly changing China be presented to the world? Many Chinese and foreign documentary-makers are trying to find the answer. Documentaries filmed by China used to focus on generality rather than details, visuals rather than connotations. But things now have changed.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/11/7 18:48:40
  • Chinese companies acquire new identity abroad

    The development of Chinese companies, like China's rise, is a process that they gradually integrate with international standards, dovetail into the globalization process and transform themselves into a member of the global community.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/10/31 16:08:40
  • China, Caribbean countries more closely connected in new era of ties

    On October 18, US Secretary of State John Pompeo said he had warned countries in Latin America such as Panama to be wary of doing business with China, as Chinese State-owned enterprises engaged in "predatory economic activity." The announcement was a sign of anxiety in the US, as Chinese influence is rising, Latin American experts say.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/10/29 19:58:39
  • Can China's footprint in the Caribbean last?

    The US has defined China as the main strategic rival. This will certainly put obstacles in the path of Chinese enterprises to enter the Caribbean.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/10/24 18:33:40
  • BYD's foray into Mexico just the beginning

    BYD's electric autos can upgrade Mexico's car production capability. It focuses on technological advancement while meeting environmental protection guidelines. Such cooperation in electric vehicle manufacturing is beneficial to both China and Mexico. BYD's technologies not only meet stringent US standards, but even surpass its American counterparts. It will be easier for the company to gain more opportunities in Mexico and other developing countries.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/10/17 19:43:40
  • Despite rivalry, much unites China and US

    The short visit to the US makes me feel that the public in both countries did not expect that Washington's China policy would come to this, but they are unlikely to follow Washington's drumbeat. China-US relations are about bilateral interaction rather than a one-man show. Washington may be passionate about time-travel dramas, but today we all live in a world of coexistence. People on both sides of the Pacific are not interested in going back to the Cold War era.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/10/10 22:13:40
  • China-Japan-SK FTA key to 'Asia for Asians'

    Strategic changes often come from transcendence, and transcendence requires courage, more wisdom and keen insight. If the three countries can seize the opportunities and promote negotiations, Asia will find a way out of the post-war labyrinth and achieve the goal of “Asia for Asians.”

    By Ding Gang | 2018/9/26 20:23:39
  • Can Sweden defend European core values?

    Identity crisis has become a key factor leading to ethnic, religious and cultural clashes not only in Europe, but also in the rest of the world.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/9/12 19:18:40
  • Chinese values will determine nation's future

    How China will change in the future depends on the extent to which the new generation can maintain its modern life by continuing to work as hard as their parents and exercise the same loyalty to their families, and finally, achieve more self-development.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/9/5 18:43:40
  • Freeing up the mind for future success

    China is the most populous country and the Chinese people have a fine tradition of working hard and learning sincerely. The development experience of more than 40 years shows that the harder it is, the more essential it becomes to keep freeing up the mind and let people's thoughts fly. Only in this way can the fine traditions be fully utilized and the difficulties overcome, especially for China today.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/8/29 18:28:40
  • Religion-secularism row strains globalization

    Religious followers are allowed to propagate religion through legal means. Secular people also have the right to promote secularism through legitimate ways. This is a challenge faced by Western civilization and globalization.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/8/15 18:28:40
  • Street vendors economy unsustainable

    Emerging Asian economies are key areas of the Belt and Road initiative that China is pushing forward. Achievements in these areas will enhance the attractiveness of the Belt and Road platform.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/8/8 20:23:40
  • China and sustainable modernization

    China's modernization has come to an essential stage. Although further innovations are important, sustainability turns out to be crucial.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/8/1 17:23:39
  • Chinese students shape US public opinion

    They are mistaken in thinking that the future of the US is in the hands of young Chinese people, actually it is in the hands of young American people. You can't stop knowhow flowing from the developed countries to developing countries. But you can still “make America great again” by improving your competitiveness.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/7/25 18:18:39
  • Trump's unilateralism driven by US hegemony

    The trade war launched by Trump mirrors the triple tensions the US is facing. Today's US is at the crossroads of such a choice. But the way it behaves is still influenced by its hegemonic instinct, leading to the world witnessing many decisions which seem to be irrational.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/7/18 19:28:39
  • Chinese spirit raises gifted generation

    If you don't understand how hard the Chinese parents have worked to raise kids like Lang Lang and Yao Ming, if you don't know what kind of music the young people love, what kind of sports they play and what kind of books they read … you won't see your own problems.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/7/11 18:48:42
  • China, Japan can come closer in business

    Sino-Japanese cooperation will have a far-reaching impact on the direction of the future global order and Asia's political and economic structure. This, to a large extent, will depend on China's desire and ability to shape Sino-Japanese relations.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/6/27 19:18:40
  • Chinese food sends message in Kim-Trump meeting

    When Trump and Kim ate Yangzhou fried rice, it reminded me of a traditional Chinese saying: “You are what you eat.” It is a diet therapy developed by the Chinese over thousands of years.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/6/13 18:48:40
  • B&R will help develop Himalayan region

    When the Himalayas are no longer a thick and strong wall, what will once the most underdeveloped region look like?

    By Ding Gang | 2018/6/6 19:58:40
  • New security framework looms in East Asia

    China is indispensable to lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. How to shelve bilateral disputes and coordinate with countries in the region for future arrangements is more important to China.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/5/30 0:03:47
  • North Korea could take initiative in joining international community

    The situation on the Korean Peninsula seems to be at a dead end.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/5/25 13:22:42
  • A way out in Sino-US standoff needed

    We will not follow the American logic by raising the bogey of the Thucydides Trap. During the process of doing away with this logic China will go toward becoming a great power in the world.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/5/23 19:38:39
  • The 'software' gap between China and Japan

    The gap between China and Japan can be measured in terms of hard indicators such as GDP, and can also be assessed through attitudes to work, life, and the environment. Although the latter are difficult to measure accurately, they deserve attention.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/5/16 17:13:40
  • Japan can still offer lessons for China

    While attaching importance to high-tech development, China should learn from Japan in sustainable societal construction.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/5/9 19:38:40
  • Yasukuni Shrine film still relevant 10 years on

    This kind of openness is related to the public's view of freedom of speech, formed after the war and strengthened by new generations. The Japanese people are more tolerant of different opinions. Many like to hear different views, but not necessarily agree with them. Such opening up created the conditions for them to listen to their neighbor.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/5/2 22:18:40
  • How China, Japan can cooperate on B&R

    The two sides should seize the opportunity and take the first step toward each other on third-party projects. Their cooperation will not only promote their own bilateral ties, but also create more favorable conditions for the integration of Asian economies. France tendered the olive branch of cooperation to Germany five years after World War II. Although China-Japan cooperation on the Belt and Road platform lags behind that of France and Germany, it will exert an immeasurable influence on the Asian integration process.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/4/25 19:28:41
  • India's decolonization spirit cannot be forgotten

    India is an independent country created by colonists. The Indian people from various ethnicities have gradually reinforced their consciousness of national identity through their resistance movement against the British colonists. As a neighbor of India, China is considered a country of the Chinese nation. This difference constitutes a major reason that the two countries have embarked on different development speeds.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/3/28 21:03:40
  • Sino-Indian border row a wound from history

    From this point of view, border talks between China and India are an attempt to find a way for a new rule in the multipolar world after the decline of Western imperial power.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/3/21 19:08:40
  • Is the Taj Mahal part of Indian culture?

    India is known as the “Museum of World Religions,” but these different religions are not merely “exhibits.” They cannot always peacefully stay in the same “room” for visitors to watch.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/3/14 21:18:40
  • Manufacturing key to gender equality in India

    Although India will choose its own path to develop manufacturing, history suggests that women's entry into the sector is the only approach to elevate their status. India, on the one hand, should provide more jobs to educated women, change their traditional views on employment and encourage them to start their own businesses. On the other hand, India should take steps to develop labor-intensive industries so as to offer more opportunities to women in the lower strata of society.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/3/7 20:43:39
  • Singapore offers clues to China's political system

    The CPC as the ruling party has been looking for a way to achieve the efficient use of capital and at the same time control its negative impact on the Party and the society.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/2/28 22:58:39
  • China's rise helped by historical conditions

    Anyone who wants to understand the rise of China needs to understand the grand unification theory that has been transformed into the collective sense of stability.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/2/21 20:28:39
  • Cooperation, not rivalry, vital for globalization

    The make of an iPhone is a two-sided picture which clearly shows how China and the US are caught up in competition and collaboration.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/2/7 19:38:39
  • China, US influencing each other's policies

    Both China and the US should be more careful about the effect that formulation of domestic policy can have on each other.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/1/31 21:33:40
  • Indian hierarchy system stifles development

    The Indian system is like a shell built up by colonists, which houses the Indian people's social conceptions long-shaped by caste and the fabric of a feudal society. It is this sense of hierarchy that has been stifling Indians' pursuit of a modern world.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/1/24 20:18:39
  • Global value chain decides national prosperity

    Unemployment has become a sign of a country's marginalization in the process of globalization. Apart from a few countries that rely on the export of energy and raw materials to sustain their economy, Central Asia and the Middle East as a whole have seen decreasing participation in the global value chain (GVC).

    By Ding Gang | 2018/1/17 21:03:39
  • Low-end manufacturing indispensable to India

    India is a populous country and unlike smaller countries, India can probably establish a complete end-to-end manufacturing system. But if India does not reform and open up in coming years, sustainable development is simply impossible.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/1/10 20:18:39
  • Unity of contrasts lends character to India

    The unity of opposites is the most prominent feature of the country. Completely different things can co-exist harmoniously. It differs from China in the way that you can't believe you are in the same country when encountering such contrasts. In China, there is always a transition between two completely different things, while what India lacks is something in the middle.

    By Ding Gang | 2018/1/3 18:48:41
  • Why US strategy plan calls China a rival?

    There is a popular saying that as long as China can manage its own affairs, it does not need to be afraid of the challenges coming from the US. But with globalization continuing to develop, China as the world's second-largest economy cannot close its doors to the world and only deal with its affairs. After waking up every morning, we must imagine what competition will emerge today, and which of it can be solved by cooperation and the one that should be faced bravely.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/12/27 18:58:39
  • Engaging with North Korea to alleviate tensions

    We must find another way to engage with Pyongyang, especially its supreme leader. Such contact may not happen on the table, but under the rose in the initial stages. The establishment of channels of contact, including formal and informal, overt and covert, direct and indirect, depends on the diplomatic capacities of all parties involved. In a nutshell, no solution to the North Korean nuclear issue will have substantive meaning unless channels are set up.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/12/20 21:58:39
  • Chinese diaspora serves as link to ASEAN

    Mutually beneficial and win-win cooperation is the most important and also the most difficult thing to achieve, as it counts on people's communication and understanding. The role of the Chinese diaspora as a bridge becomes even more crucial as China increasingly enhances its trade ties with Southeast Asian nations.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/12/13 20:33:39
  • How can B&R boost local industrialization?

    A fighting spirit is more valuable than systems and governance in realizing industrialization. This is perhaps the most difficult thing in pushing forward the Belt and Road initiative, and the key reason for the “China Model” to thrive overseas.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/12/6 21:23:40
  • Smaller Asian nations don't want to pick sides

    If China wants to be a leading major power, it must deal with the relationship with these countries properly and the foundation for this will be the building of a framework which has consensus and basic rules under China's participation and guidance.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/11/29 21:13:39
  • Made in China needs to be golden goose

    We will make cutting-edge technology developed by others and their producing ability become a part of Chinese brands' production chains.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/11/22 19:13:39
  • China ties fall victim to US political infighting

    What's disturbing is that the attitude can be affected by the intensive political in-fighting in Washington.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/11/15 18:18:39
  • Can pragmatic Trump promote regional order?

    If the US and China can figure out how to get along with each other little by little in long-term negotiations, a new order will then be gradually shaped to serve the interests of all countries in the region.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/11/8 21:18:39
  • Trump's Asia policy needs to be mutually beneficial

    The concern for many Asian countries is no longer how to make more concessions over opening up the market and buying more "Made in America" products, but to think carefully about what benefits Trump can bring to them.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/11/1 21:18:39
  • Trump won't withdraw US from Asia-Pacific

    For a long time into the future, the US will not weaken its political, economic and military presence in the region. China's development in the region will continue to be challenged by that US presence. Their competition will still be on economics as the US employs more political and military means to ensure its economic competitiveness.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/10/25 21:18:39
  • Reconstructed Japanese town invokes nostalgia

    The future trajectory of social thought in Japan, to some extent, relates to the loyalty of the younger generation toward traditional communities.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/10/11 18:13:40
  • China, India should compete for openness

    China-India competition is therefore not really about which side can cultivate the most global CEOs, but which country can create the most open economic system to attract the most global talent.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/9/27 20:23:39
  • China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

    Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/9/20 22:28:39
  • Russia must open up to revive Far East

    Making itself more appealing to Russians, especially young people, is more important than foreign capital and labor in reviving Krasnokamensk.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/9/13 22:33:40
  • Pyongyang's nuke test highlights Asia security risks

    As the Soviet Union disintegrated and eastern European countries turned to the US and the EU, the Cold War came to an end and Asia's security system began to collapse.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/9/6 19:58:39
  • Hinduism tied to India's geopolitical standing

    I believe the answer may lie in the facets of the country's other major religion: Hinduism.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/8/30 18:03:39
  • Playing Indian separation card a poor choice

    Therefore, dividing India may not be an appropriate strategic option. This may only consolidate the foundation of national awareness that India is built on - religious nationalism.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/8/23 19:28:39
  • Belt and Road can't be taken as a cash machine

    News about the construction of the Kra Canal in southern Thailand appeared on Chinese media again. Thais with close connections to China are reportedly beating the drum and tying the construction with China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI), through which they think they can acquire financial support for the construction.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/8/9 20:43:39
  • US using N.Korea issue to isolate China

    North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week aggravated tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Using sanctions passed by the UN Security Council, the US has been pressing China's neighboring countries to cut their economic ties with North Korea, stepping up its strategic control of China's neighborhood.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/8/2 19:38:39
  • Common ground for Canberra and Beijing

    "In the end, the things that bind nations together more tightly than trade or even iron ore and coal are, of course, common values." The words of former Australian prime minister John Howard are classic in their evaluation of China-Australia relations.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/7/26 19:48:39
  • Revive border trade between China, Russia

    Advancing agricultural cooperation between the border areas of China and Russia can help perk the enthusiasm of people on both sides for cooperation and is conducive to transforming the simple act of selling and buying into a cooperative mechanism of joint production and mutual benefits.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/7/19 20:28:39
  • Belt and Road plays key role in joint terror fight

    The key to the Belt and Road lies in the connectivity of interests. Discovering and developing more common interests among different countries and regions through the Belt and Road will boost their cooperation in addressing many a conundrum.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/7/12 17:58:39
  • Beneath Bhutan's lofty happiness index

    Bhutan is no Shangri-La. Given China's rise and consequent growing influence upon South Asia, and with the development and opening up of Tibet, India is beset with more worries and misgivings, which is making it hard for Bhutan to maintain its peace and tranquility.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/7/5 21:43:40
  • US unrealistic about turning India into a pawn

    Pundits addicted to safeguarding US interests by reining in China had better take a drive along the Chengdu-Lhasa highway. When they see the well-protected environment, booming infrastructure and people's living conditions, they may stop thinking about Asian nations as Washington's pawns.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/6/28 18:58:39
  • Nutrition carries political message in India

    After all, the challenge India faces is not that there are not enough eggs and meat for pregnant women and children, but whether eating them is politically correct.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/6/21 17:48:39
  • Can smartphones speed secularism in India?

    No one can predict how long the rivalry between secularism and religion in India will last. But it is certain that such rivalry is the key factor to what kind of reforms and opening-up India will adopt.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/6/14 20:33:39
  • Myanmar reconciliation still has a long way to go

    The second 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference ended in Nay Pyi Taw Monday with some breakthroughs. China expended enormous efforts to prompt seven armed ethnic groups in northern Myanmar to attend this session, however, it will take more time and negotiations to ultimately reach a nationwide ceasefire agreement.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/5/31 23:13:39
  • Empowering women will bring India forward

    After my article "Revolution sets China and India apart" was published in the Global Times on May 3, I received plenty of feedback from Indian readers.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/5/24 22:13:39
  • India should reassess B&R from a new angle

    New Delhi recently refused to join Beijing's Belt and Road initiative citing sovereignty concerns as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will run through Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, a region that New Delhi believes belongs to it. Therefore, India worries the CPEC project will infringe upon its sovereignty.

    By Ding Gang | 2017/5/17 21:58:39
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