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Film puts Japan’s invasion under global lens


A Chinese documentary Truth and Denial – Germany and Japan’s Postwar Redemption will be broadcast in eight languages: English, Russian, French, Germany, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Arabic to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

Boss culture intimidates targets into falling for con trick

One day I received a phone call from a number I didn’t recognize. Before I spoke, a man on the other side of the phone, with a warm tone, said my surname and asked if I could remember him. I was totally lost and replied that I had no idea. He then repeated the question twice enthusiastically and I replied both times with a “No.”
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 17:33:01

Stadium sleepover

As we move into July, many regions in China are being hit by heat waves. In Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province and one of the “Four Furnaces,” more than 1,000 students couldn’t bear the sweltering summer heat and crammed into their university’s stadium for a sleepover as the temperature rose to over 35 degrees Celsius and their dormitories were not air-conditioned.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 17:28:01

Conspiracy theories can’t explain stock falls

Not falling for conspiracy theories can help us analyze objectively why there was a stock market slump.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:53:01

Unbearable gag order

The Australian Border Force Bill, which came into effect Wednesday, allows for a jail sentence of up to two years for those that speak publicly about detention centers without the permission of the government.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:53:01

National security law defined by each country’s reality

Each country formulates its national security laws based on its own situation. The laws may be difficult to understand for outsiders. It is expected countries can respect each other’s sovereignty and the right to protect their own security.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:48:32

Surfeit of corruption scandals blot PM Narendra Modi’s record

As of now, Modi has taken to the second option. But the million dollar question is: How long can it continue?
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:43:01

High standards would suit AIIB’s lofty goals

The AIIB should draw on both the experience and lessons of the World Bank. The AIIB’s standards should be both high and feasible. The standards must be applied in a national context, and in a project-specific manner. Their implementation must be assessable in order to avoid window-dressing. Stakeholders, including the AIIB and borrowing states, should be held liable for standards violations.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:43:01

Cooperation in production capacity to benefit China, Europe

To promote their cooperation, China and Europe also need to further liberalize trade and investment and properly handle trade frictions. All these measures would ensure a continued leap forward in their bilateral trade.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:38:02

Film puts Japan’s invasion under global lens

A Chinese documentary Truth and Denial – Germany and Japan’s Postwar Redemption will be broadcast in eight languages: English, Russian, French, Germany, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Arabic to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:38:01

Why potential nuclear deal is important for both Tehran and Washington

We will inevitably see heated discussion about the deal in the next week and more. It takes time to work out a final agreement, and reconciliation can only be achieved gradually.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:33:01

Flags represent US successes and failures

I’d like to see the Confederate flag taken down. But when it happens, I won’t want it to be seen as a celebration of the collapse of the last relic of racism.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-3 0:33:01

Pledging allegiance reinforces Constitution

Major divergences remain with regard to the definition of the Constitution and to dangerous violations of it.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-2 0:43:01

Carbon cuts plan shows China’s global commitment

China’s pledge to halt the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 60-65 percent from 2005 levels, released by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday, has received wide plaudits, although some suspicious voices have been raised.
Source: Global Times | 2015-7-2 0:38:04