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Opening up Myanmar puts heat on India

Myanmar is situated between China and India, the world's largest two developing countries. Its geopolitical advantages are notable.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/22 23:48:01

Red planet offers final frontier for dreamers

Whether four aging Peter Pans are enough evidence for such changes is debatable. But no matter whether on Earth or Mars, it is good to know that the human spirit of embracing change and unknowns has never died.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/16 20:28:01

Global profits built on Bangladesh deathtraps

The unfair global trade order has caused a dilemma similar to the colonial system.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/16 1:03:01

Malaysia sets democratic example in SE Asia

In the future, the key for Malaysia's stable development may be turning religious and ethnic conflicts into orderly competition under its elective political system, and pushing forward manageable reforms at a time of greater political awareness.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/8 20:18:01

Media's lingering on Boston bombings rubs salt into wound

Should we apply some logical sense, some news judgment, and give the Boston story just a little less spotlight? After all, it is not so crazy to see the weeks of coverage as a win for the bombers.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/2 18:13:00

More open North Korea an asset to China

The benefits of the Chinese dream should be felt by people from other countries.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/1 21:38:01

Camera worries second to security fears

All in all, let's be honest, the governments are not talking about installing cameras in your bedroom.
Source: Global Times | 2013/4/25 18:33:01

New age of gender blending proves both confusing and empowering

And the awakening of gender identity since then has created a colorful country as well as inequalities in education and job opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/28 18:43:01

Stop putting a good spin on bad behavior

I don't think it is the job of the media to lavishly praise the public, especially when they are just doing what is right.
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/7 17:08:01

Charity can make China's place in the world

Caring about the lives of people in other countries should be the core of Chinese values.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/27 20:13:00

Democracy lets tradition thwart law in India

There are numerous examples in the world which have proved that democracy and rule of law do not move forward simultaneously at times.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/20 18:18:01

US colleges offer easy path for wealthy

Unfairness does exist, such as the lower scores required by students taking the exams in municipalities like Beijing and Shanghai, and the hukou (household registration) restrictions that force mobile workers' children to go back to their hometowns to take the exams.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/14 18:03:01

Time for Beijing to reach out to Suu Kyi

No matter what these forces are, as long as they don't hold an anti-China position, China should keep a friendly attitude, take a neutral stance, and ask for more communication.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/13 23:08:01

Horsemeat ban more about taboo than health

No matter how much we'd like to think our animal protection efforts are guided by sincere humane and egalitarian beliefs, they still often reflect the inequality of the ecosystem where humans are the decision-makers.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/7 18:08:01

Asian voters may prefer bribes to bureaucrats

These voters are relatively rich, and are more willing to live in a society that operates according to "common practice," though such practice is different from textbook democracy and good governance.
Source: Global Times | 2013/3/6 18:18:03

Factory workers offer no welcome to their robot masters

As one toy maker from Ningbo, Zhejiang province, told me, upgrading machines is a hard decision because it costs money and drags down profits. But in the long run, it's the only way for the company to have a future。
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/28 17:58:01

Chinese tourists' behavior mars reputation

What really matters is whether its people's behavior is in line with international common practices.
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/27 20:28:01

Musical success sign of new cultural era

Music is different. It is a language without boundaries. But it's not easy for the music from one culture to be engaging enough to reach and then appeal to foreign ears that were not seeking it out.
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/21 18:23:01