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.
It’s not that Americans are blindly tolerant of crooks, but a society should always care about its deprived and underprivileged members.
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.
The sustainable development of Asia will depend on the sustainable development of the manufacturing industry.
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.
When the techniques and tactics of debating overtake logic and any sense of truth, debating may no longer strengthen democracy but weaken it.
The only thing we may need to keep in mind is that only the locals should get the final say.
Consolidating and developing the Sino-Indian strategic partnership needs the creation of common interests. China and India should learn from each other.
A positive approach that sees seniors as assets rather than a burden and turns their stamina, experience and wisdom into productivity is essential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The US culture's zero tolerance for cheating seems to, just like many other virtues valued by the culture, have some fundamental limits.
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.
It may raise a few eyebrows to still define China as a collective society these days. At least, young Chinese are known for their eagerness to show their unique colors.