High rollers not a limitless resource

This is all a reminder to governments in Asia that there are only so many high and low rollers around.

Bagging luxury outrage

A young woman hit her boyfriend in the head after discovering that the handbag he had bought abroad for her was a fake one. At the Secoo 2014 Luxury Appraisal Event, held recently in downtown Beijing, many passers-by decided to get their luxury products scrutinized for authenticity, including handbags, wrist watches, and apparel.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-30 0:18:02

Role models’ fall from grace impacts public

Everyone is speculating about what the Beijing police are planning. This March, they nabbed Li Daimo, a singer; this June it was Zhang Yuan, a director; in late June, Ning Caisheng, a scriptwriter; then from July to today, they have grabbed at least six famous movie stars, ranging from the Chinese mainland to Taiwan.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-30 0:18:01

Ukraine at risk of being West’s pawn

The ongoing Ukraine crisis saw a new twist on Thursday as Kiev claimed that Russian forces had invaded the country. The US and the EU backed up the accusations by putting forward tougher condemnations of Russia.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-30 0:13:01

Extremists cannot prevail in Hong Kong

Chinese society has drawn a judgment that it is detrimental to Hong Kong to allow an anti-Beijing person to lead the city.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-29 0:03:01

For films, independent should mean influential

We need free expression of culture. But we have to dwell on how it will contribute to the country’s social development.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 23:58:02

Lens on Lagarde

IMF's Lagarde is put under investigation in French fraud case.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 23:58:01

Voice on the latest edition of the Standard Dictionary of Modern Chinese refusing to include fashionable expressions like “diaosi” and “baifumei”

These words show low taste and will inevitably be wiped out soon.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 23:53:01

Voice holding that only stakeholders have the right to check real-estate registration information

If everyone can check real estate information, it will not be legally rational.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 23:53:01

Enhancing soft power requires a much more realistic approach

Hard power like economic and military strength are easily measured, but the real hurdle on the way to becoming a global power is how China maneuvers its growing soft power to better serve its purposes.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 19:38:01

Russia-West spat puts Central Asia at risk

Russia cannot disregard Central Asia, despite its marginal status as compared to China’s, India’s or Iran’s.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 19:33:07

Negotiating for prisoners has paradoxical political consequences

In today’s interconnected world, hostage-takers are able to publicize their acts and thus put pressure upon their captive’s family and government alike.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 19:28:02

Potential of Sino-Brazilian ties to be tapped

With its rapid development, Latin America has begun to garner a sense of self-identity and refused to be anyone’s backyard.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 19:28:01

Academic fraud can be reduced by relaxing bureaucratic controls

The final purpose of the reform should be to build up a whole set of norms within the academic community by the rule of law.
Source: Global Times | 2014-8-28 19:23:01