Global Times

Beijing should 'restrain' destructive critics in Hong Kong, says Global Times

 Students gesture during a demonstration demanding the government to withdraw the new subject "Moral and National Education" from the school curriculum, at the City University of Hong Kong, Sept. 19, 2012. Photo: AP

The Global Times, a popular Beijing-based conservative daily, has argued in an editorial that the central government should take measures to "restrain the devastating destruct

Friday, 2 August, 2013, 2:56pm 13 comments

Chen Guangcheng called an oblivious 'chess piece' in China-US relations

Chinese dissident activist Chen Guangcheng with US lawmaker John Boehner in 2012. Photo: AFP

As soon as the US realises co-operation with China is what prevails, Chen would be “consumed in a one-off manner” and abandoned as a “cumbersome asset”, the Global Times said in an editorial.

21 Jun 2013 - 10:15am 3 comments

Snowden extradition would 'tarnish Hong Kong's image', says China state media

Protesters in Hong Kong march to the US consulate in support of Edward Snowden. Photo: AFP

A state-backed Chinese newspaper on Monday said extraditing former spy Edward Snowden to the United States would be a “betrayal” of his trust and a “face-losing outcome” for Beijing.

The comments are among the strongest to be put forward by domestic media against extraditing Snowden, a former National Security Agency subcontractor who is hiding in Hong Kong.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Global Times game lets players re-take Diaoyus, kill Japanese online

A screenshot of the game's main menu.

The nationalist paper Global Times has launched an online game called "Recover the Diaoyu Islands", which takes visitors on a People's Liberation Army vessel on a mission to reassert Chinese sovereignty over the island chain also claimed by Japan.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Global Times duped by artistic photo of futuristic armed Japanese helicopter

A computer rendition of the Fuujin Attack Helicopter by Ridwan Chandra. Photo: Ridwan Chandra via DeviantART

The Global Times, one of China's most influential newspapers, has yet to retract an embarrassing photo gallery on its website of what it says is a futuristic Japanese military helicopter.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Xi-Obama summit in US will help ‘reduce suspicion’

US President Barack Obama and then vice-president Xi Jinping in February 2012. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese state media on Wednesday welcomed news of the first summit between President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Barack Obama, saying the meeting will help “reduce suspicions” in the relationship.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Conservatives counter demands for constitutional rule in China

Chinese words reading "Government get out of the eviction business, commoners protect the constitution" are painted on a house marked for forced eviction in Beijing in 2004. Photo: AP

Chinese conservatives have come out to argue against the adoption of "constitutional rule", a term increasingly used by liberals to demand the realisation of basic human rights guaranteed in the Chinese constitution.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China's party paper turned on by Hillary Clinton's 'bisexuality'

The Global Times has run a story about Hillary Clinton's bisexuality. Photo: screenshot via the Global Times

In the wake of its apparent aversion to virgins - as expressed in its recent article "Never Sleep With a Virgin", China’s nationalist newspaper, the Global Times, seems enthusiastic about lesbians - at least when former US secretary Hillary Clinton is suspected of being one.

17 May 2013 - 4:07pm 1 comment

Party papers remark on Hong Kong quake donation furore

Wong Yuk-man's words at the Legco's Finance Committee meeting had attracted more than two million views on Chinese video portal Photo: Felix Wong

Two Communist Party mouthpieces yesterday reported the controversy in Hong Kong over the HK$100 million donation to earthquake victims in Sichuan - pointing the finger at the Red Cross Society of China.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 4 comments

Global Times blasts social media's 'excessive' supervision of luxury military vehicles

The Global Times runs an  editorial titled "military cars should get used to excessive supervision." Photo: screenshot via Weibo

After China’s online community posted startling photos of luxury cars bearing military licence plates - flouting new restrictions that came into effect on Wednesday, China’s nationalist tabloid newspaper The Global Times promptly fired back against what it cal

3 May 2013 - 11:05am 4 comments

Group says state-newspaper has got it wrong on PLA berth issue

Kenneth Chan Ka-lok. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The newspaper also said the Civic Party was trying to remove the People's Liberation Army from the Central pier to prevent possible army intervention in the brewing "Occupy Central" pro-democracy movement.

26 Apr 2013 - 5:16am

'Intense' farming in China's developed areas blamed in bird flu risk

A chicken farm in Zouping, in east China's Shandong province. Photo: AFP

“Normally, diseases are likely to break out in poor areas. Why is it the other way around in China?” a Global Times editorial said. “In China’s southern and eastern coastal areas, agriculture, especially animal husbandry, has become more intense and populations more dense,” said the English-language edition of the paper, known for its pro-China stance.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Bow to populism on milk powder

People repackage milk powders into smaller luggages outside Sheung Shui train station. Photo: Nora Tam

Why do mainland mothers so desperately want to buy baby milk powder in Hong Kong, even at vastly inflated prices? We all know why. They don't trust what's sold on the mainland. So what does the state-owned Global Times do? It savages the Hong Kong government for limiting outbound travellers to two cans to ensure local mothers have enough.

9 Mar 2013 - 2:32am 8 comments

Who said it?

Audrey Eu

Life is not meant to be a bed of roses. You can't run away, you need to remain upbeat

Former lawmaker Audrey Eu on staying in politics after a tumour was found close to her brain


If North Korea insists on a third nuclear test despite attempts to dissuade it, it must pay a heavy price

7 Feb 2013 - 2:41am

China hints at ‘heavy price’ for North Korea nuclear test

China should exact a “heavy price” from North Korea if an imminent nuclear test goes ahead, state-run media said on Wednesday in their strongest call yet.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am