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Why is a homemaker's role not recognized?

If what the viewers said was true, I am not surprised by the number of men in China who have uttered such words to their wives. There is plenty to suggest that a new trend in China is pushing women back into the kitchen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:23:39

US and the hierarchy of civilizations

If you invite Chinese people who have lived in the US for a long time to talk about their impression of Americans, they will dish out the same answer – Americans are proud.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 22:33:40

Sports could help mend China-US ties

If people of the two countries are wise enough to handle their interaction well in sports, they should be able to handle it well in general.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 15:58:40

Self-sufficiency helps Iran counter sanctions

Agriculture is only part of Iran's self-sufficiency system. Foreign tourists can also see Iran's own bank card payment system, popular usage of QR codes, and indigenous equipment at the gas stations. It is this self-sufficient system that offers Iran a strong ability to counter sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 18:48:40

Affirmative action in admissions splits US

If that's the case, then maybe a combination of race and socioeconomic status is the right formula. The bottom line is affirmative action, just like everything else, needs to be adjusted to keep pace with changes in society, especially given the 1.0 version that's solely based on race is so clearly obsolete.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 19:03:40

Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:58:40

Age-old perceptions of aging need to change

Only when the public no longer puts a label with the “O” word on people in their 40s and 50s, and only when these people themselves no longer think they have passed the pinnacle of their careers, can the energy of the labor force be completely released. And only then can the aging country maintain its vitality.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 17:48:41

BRI helps countries bring governance reform

BRI helps countries improve governance by advancing development. All specific projects, including durian production, road management, customs links, and cooperation in capital and technology, will bring about policy and governance changes inch by inch. It is only such steady governance reform based on development that can be the foundation of good governance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:43:41

Chinese food in US struggles for the right stew

“I hope our efforts can cultivate new leaders in the industry, bring Chinese food to a new level, and regain the right to define good Chinese food by ourselves,” Zhao told attendees at the party. Chiang is an investor in Junzi, and clearly, for good reason.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 20:03:41

Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:57:32

Does India mirror path China took decade ago?

But cheap labor itself is not a guarantee for accomplishing these goals. India needs to solve many problems before it is able to unleash its full potential.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:03:40

China and US have more things in common

But often high-tech products that offer convenience and equality on one level, offer inconvenience and inequality on another.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 15:47:03

Rebuilding Asian order and reconfiguring Asian history

As Asian countries seek their own development path, an increasing number of Asian scholars have recently realized that Asian history is not just part of Western-centered global history, but has its own development logic that cannot be explained by Western concepts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 14:08:39

Side effect a consenting partner of MeToo

Every movement, even when it is overwhelmingly for the good of society, has its negative side.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/27 17:03:39

Rural-urban divide troubles not only France

Although it could create significantly more jobs in China by boosting productivity, real income and spending levels, these new jobs would be in the service industry. That means a larger population of low and low-middle income groups with insecure jobs, and a decrease in the possibility of a better life for them and their children.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/26 16:23:39

Does anti-China sentiment in US repeat history?

The frigid relationship between China and the US has further aggravated the alienation of Chinese Americans.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/20 17:33:40

Huawei's future growth lies in world market

We need to be self-reliant and expand cooperation with the world while opening our market wider.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/19 18:23:42

Banning Chinese students will hurt US colleges

Apprehensive about a major revenue source drying up, some colleges have started to prepare for the worst.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/13 19:03:41