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More than glitz and casinos define Macao

All of this may not only have helped retain traditional small businesses in Macao, but also attract tourists like me who are keen to walk along dilapidated narrow alleys to discover people and shops largely preserved as they were many years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 19:13:39

China ties fall victim to US political infighting

What’s disturbing is that the attitude can be affected by the intensive political in-fighting in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 18:18:39

China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:28:39

Chinese Americans make their voices heard

To the Chinese who are confused by this, the idea of data disaggregation among Asians may be easier to understand if put in the frame of a familiar concept – it is indeed about “letting some people achieve prosperity first” versus “common prosperity.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 20:23:39

Pyongyang's nuke test highlights Asia security risks

As the Soviet Union disintegrated and eastern European countries turned to the US and the EU, the Cold War came to an end and Asia’s security system began to collapse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 19:58:39

Toppling statues sends crucial signal to racists

This is a time when the president is considered a friend by white supremacists, hate groups are increasingly active, and racial tensions are boiling over.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:18:39

Hinduism tied to India’s geopolitical standing

I believe the answer may lie in the facets of the country’s other major religion: Hinduism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 18:03:39

Chinese companies in US face legal peril

Short sellers filed complaints against many Chinese companies for the discrepancies in their financial statements and dragged their stock prices down. Many companies were forced to delist and retreat back to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:58:39

Political reality trumps House of Cards

And then, for a bonus question, which I am sure no one can answer correctly other than the president himself: What does “covfefe” mean?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:08:39

Can smartphones speed secularism in India?

No one can predict how long the rivalry between secularism and religion in India will last. But it is certain that such rivalry is the key factor to what kind of reforms and opening-up India will adopt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:33:39

Chinese Americans becoming more cohesive

Of course, today’s newcomers are different from the old days. They are from a rising China, wealthier and with louder voices. This is indeed not a bad thing. The confidence they brought to this community is overdue and critically needed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 19:13:39

B&R provides more balance in globalization

Against such background, the Belt and Road initiative was envisioned.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 19:08:40

Poverty alleviation requires serious rethinking

Poverty has diverse appearances and its effects on people vary from place to place. But when it comes to selling it to tourists, some stories always work better than others.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 17:58:39

Revolution sets China and India apart

Revolution is one of Britain’s greatest fears, and it needed stability in the region, as only in a stable environment, can the wealth of South Asia, accumulated over the past thousands of years, be delivered to Britain without disruptions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 19:06:13

Indecent service a common trend on flights

You would think after the Dao incident stirred up public rage, all airlines would be doing everything they could to avoid getting into similar predicaments. Well, that is far too logical for an industry that can behave in an exceptionally cavalier way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 17:33:40

Unfair education exposes India’s social rift

The education situation in India should also serve as a warning to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 19:23:40

Dilemma of democracy lingers in Thailand

Thailand's attempt to implement the Western electoral system has led to domestic chaos. Thus, the country's wealth gap may not be easily bridged even though the military's influence in politics has been strengthened.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:08:39

China is not alone in real estate frenzy

But it’s going to take a longer time to fight against a culture where everyone likes to follow the trends blindly. That is what makes so many Chinese consider themselves losers if they haven’t been able to buy an apartment, and makes men who don’t own an apartment worry that they will be bachelors forever. In New York, it may be rough but it isn’t going to stop anyone finding a mate.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 21:33:41