Friday, April 18, 2014
Op-Ed >> Counterpoint
Japan steering dangerous course toward militarism
Source: Global Times Published: October 08, 2013 19:48
It seems that the only choice left for Japan is to correctly understand the current developments and correct its mistakes. It is not too late to get back on the right track.
Tokyo and Beijing need to draw back from reactive circle
Source: Global Times Published: October 08, 2013 19:43
Both Tokyo and Beijing would benefit from avoiding a cycle of action-reaction in their respective defense planning. The challenge is how to define a new type of major power relationship between Tokyo and Beijing.
Chinese investments not cause of poor governance in Southeast Asia
Source: Global Times Published: September 26, 2013 01:08
As for the construction of a legal system, China has accumulated rich experiences from its three decades of reform and opening-up. These experiences better apply to developing countries than the rules set by the West.
Poor end up paying for Laos’ construction wave
Source: Global Times Published: September 26, 2013 00:58
The That Luang Lake development leads the white elephant herd. But in Laos, it, like other similar developments, will go ahead, having backing from government elites. One wonders when they fail, who will foot the bill?
Wine riposte to Europe first move in judicious response
Source: Global Times Published: June 13, 2013 20:53
The “win-win” model is good, but not always feasible. In the case of serous frustrations, a “lose-lose” model can be easily mentioned. But “lose-lose” can be used only as a threat, hopefully not put into practice.
Greater influence takes more subtle forms in modern day
Source: Global Times Published: June 06, 2013 22:33
Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting the US at the moment. One of the missions of leaders on both sides is to assure the world that they can find ways to coexist peacefully and to cooperate to build a better world together. Their efforts deserve the blessing of all peace-loving people.
Media’s sensational reporting stirred potential conflict
Source: Global Times Published: June 05, 2013 23:53
Regardless of the motivations, there have been suggestions that the Indian media spurred its government to act and served as an information source in an opaque environment. This characterization, however, needs to be carefully assessed. There is a case to be made for the ability of the media to pres...
Indian journalists filled in information gaps during crisis
Source: Global Times Published: June 05, 2013 22:48
Rather than the nationalism and jingoism of the past, the role of media in India was different this time. The Indian media highlighted the issue of this conflict, reporting it as breaking news until change was made.
Every generation faces easy stereotypes from lazy media
Source: Global Times Published: May 28, 2013 21:28
Youthful spirit isn’t dependent on generation, and a brief look back shows that the media in many countries has been happy to panic about the state of youth in every era, be they selfish, lazy, spiritless, or criminal.
Young people see no escape from dread of lifelong rat race
Source: Global Times Published: May 28, 2013 21:23
Yet in a structure shrouded with the miasma of authoritarianism, being obscure rather than obtrusive might allow starters survive. Young people, albeit hard-wired with ambition, are flagging their passion, sanding off sharp edges, and wrinkling their souls with the worldly niceties foisted upon them...
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