New valuations vital for Beijing to balance economy and ecology

The new normal starts with an economy in a full world requiring structural reforms of production, distribution, consumption, and astute government.

How long can Russia withstand the crisis?

Russia does not want to be a vassal of the Chinese economy, and this red line must be clearly understood by China.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-22 0:08:01

Macao’s prosperity offers lesson to Hong Kong

The success of Macao should also serve as a dose of sobriety to Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-22 0:03:01

In the drink

Michael Phelps pleaded guilty of drink driving
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:58:17

Voice on Pan Shiyi, a real estate tycoon, who donated a large sum of money to Harvard instead of to Chinese universities

Many poor Chinese students cannot afford a Harvard education
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:58:17

Voice on government officials who have sent their family abroad and remain at their posts in China alone

I think these ‘naked’ officials, if there are no job-related reasons, are either corrupt or betrayers
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:58:16

College students take the brunt of Japan’s prolonged economic recession

There is also serious differentiation between large cities and small ones, since most universities are located in bustling cities where people are better off economically.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:23:01

Productive visit enhances Delhi-Moscow ties

it is also part of India’s strategy to signal to its Western allies that India’s foreign policy choices cannot be dictated by any single alliance.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:18:03

Redirection of gas pipeline through Turkey could prove a win for Russia

The new pipeline route has major benefits for Turkey, which has a vision of becoming an energy corridor between the Middle East and Europe. Geography and historical factors certainly support this dream.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:18:01

Torture scraps values US once held dear

Yet what remains in the absence of dramatic perspective is the complete abdication of principle performed by a nation that sees itself above all others in protecting the rights of the individual.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:13:13

Sydney siege shouldn’t be excuse for Islamophobia

I met him in Lakemba, a largely Middle Eastern predominately Muslim community. Lakemba has been depicted by Australian media as the “hotbed of dangerous extremism.”
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:08:02

Hostage case won’t change Australian security situation

Australia remains deeply engaged in multilateral initiatives to counter terror, including through its active role in the UN and its recent presidency of the UN Security Council.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-21 23:08:01

Chinese in hot water as air rage blackens image

Chinese tourists have long enjoyed a certain infamy abroad for bad behavior, but now their squabbles have taken to the skies. After a series of in-flight incidents, Chinese passengers have become particularly notorious.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-20 0:38:01

Bank error in your favor, collect 80 million

The odds of receiving an unexpected windfall from stingy banks might be lower than being hit by lightning, but a woman in Southwest China’s Sichuan Province hit the jackpot.
Source: Global Times | 2014-12-20 0:28:01