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China needs stronger role in Kachin conflict

In my eyes, China needs to be more aggressive, otherwise the situation won’t be balanced at all.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/30 19:18:01

Celebrity fragility outrages and pleases eager audience

We need to put all our unfulfilled fantasies on the superstars and rely on them to pull us out of the boredom of our real lives temporarily with their performances.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/31 18:48:01

Spongers are necessary price for a society that cares for deprived

It’s not that Americans are blindly tolerant of crooks, but a society should always care about its deprived and underprivileged members.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/24 19:48:01

China’s investment helps Laotians help themselves

Laos is a country rich in water resources, but its domestic electricity consumption per capita is one of the lowest in the world, almost one-tenth of China’s. Laos is developing very slowly, and people’s lives are lagging behind.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/24 0:38:01

A green Asia can drive global economy

The sustainable development of Asia will depend on the sustainable development of the manufacturing industry.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/9 22:53:01

Trust must be regained for real name online registration to work

Rebuilding the trust is the alternative. And the real name registration policy could be a perfect harbinger for this. If people could see that the government keeps its word, and no one suffers if they make critical comments provided they aren’t going to trigger violence, this goal can be achieved.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/5 20:01:00

Democracy undermined by sophist culture

When the techniques and tactics of debating overtake logic and any sense of truth, debating may no longer strengthen democracy but weaken it.
Source: Global Times | 2012/12/27 23:14:05

Dilapidated houses are resorts to others

The only thing we may need to keep in mind is that only the locals should get the final say.
Source: Global Times | 2012/11/29 19:55:06

India needs big self-confidence boost

Consolidating and developing the Sino-Indian strategic partnership needs the creation of common interests. China and India should learn from each other.
Source: Global Times | 2012/11/29 1:00:05

Silver-haired retirees can be golden social asset if given chance

A positive approach that sees seniors as assets rather than a burden and turns their stamina, experience and wisdom into productivity is essential.
Source: Global Times | 2012/11/22 19:15:06

US democracy no solution for ethnic issues

There is a sense of urgency in Obama’s emphasis of US democracy’s effects. US influence has actually declined to a level that makes him nervous.
Source: Global Times | 2012/11/21 23:10:08

China making up for cultural deficit

But when the Chinese culture travels to the Western world, it is a different picture. It gets swallowed up and has to adapt so much that it can be almost unrecognizable from its original roots.
Source: Global Times | 2012/11/15 19:45:06

SE Asia unnerved by US dollar trembles

Even if Washington can find a way out of the financial crisis, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it can remove the cause of its problem.
Source: Global Times | 2012/11/14 19:00:05

Chinese trade takes place of US tanks

If the US' China strategy includes considerations of deepening relationships with China's surrounding countries, then the US must be prepared to participate in regional economic development in a more proactive manner.
Source: Global Times | 2012/10/31 20:30:04

Lust for housing deadliest sin in materialistic modern markets

Under such a system, housing is largely considered a fountain of pleasure. But in reality, it is more a source of gloom. Those who don’t have it are haunted by the high prices and those who do by the possibility of a bubble bursting. Double unhappiness.
Source: Global Times | 2012/10/25 22:20:04

Democracy alone won't modernize India

Superficially India's economic structure seems better than China's, because it's more similar to a developed economy. Normally in a developed economy, tertiary industry makes up two-thirds or even more of overall GDP.
Source: Global Times | 2012/10/24 21:25:03

Cheats fail in school, but prosper in power

The US culture's zero tolerance for cheating seems to, just like many other virtues valued by the culture, have some fundamental limits.
Source: Global Times | 2012/10/19 0:50:07

India’s soft spot economy, not military

India’s soft spot is economic, not military. India has no better choice than to quickly boost its economic growth and improve people’s lives in its northeastern regions.
Source: Global Times | 2012/10/17 21:00:04