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Dire fortunes for Chinese restaurants abroad

Even the fortune cookies may not be able to reverse the trend. But the silver lining is that by then, to nostalgic palates, they might taste better.
Source: Global Times | 2014/4/3 22:58:01

Students need taste of real world, not campus idyll

You may not get paid, but finding that you love a particular kind of work is worth a lot.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/27 19:53:01

Panama Canal shows trade can beat fear

Trade can in no way change Beijing into Washington, but can link two nations more closely to forge a common destiny. Trade will also help the US and the West recognize that the world is able to accommodate a nation entirely different from them and that the development of such a country can encourage them to pursue greater development themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/27 0:03:01

MH370 demonstrates journalism's true value

The image of the watch repairer beckons for journalists around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/20 18:48:01

MH370 mistakes reflect stagnant politics

The essence of governance here means encouraging reasonable competition to maximize the value of talent and give boost to innovation.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/19 19:43:01

Rescue efforts mark baby cooperation steps

Whether the two naval forces will cooperate with each other and how they will conduct such joint efforts in the South China Sea will determine the peace and stability in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/12 20:58:02

Kunming underlines urgency of anti-terror cooperation

Islamic terrorism is not exclusive to China, but has become a global concern in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2014/3/5 20:13:01

Danger ahead as ballot losers take to streets

Amid this violent struggle, a government stepping down may indicate the beginning of a calamitous duel which will lead to increasingly irreparable splits.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/26 20:03:01

West's resurgence highlights Asia's changes

Reform on China's political and economic governance is key to increase China's national strength in the future. It is also one of the decisive factors in the changing of the power pattern in Asia. The opportunities in a reform era are created by active reforms.
Source: Global Times | 2014/1/1 23:53:01

Animal rights rely on human concepts

Human actors also get injured sometimes when shooting movies. Many don't draw attention unless the incident involves a movie star.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/5 19:28:01

Monk politics a potential risk for Myanmar

While more facts are being revealed, the political purposes hidden behind the monks' opposition are being uncovered.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/4 18:48:01

Pro-Diaoyu housing tactics fail to rescue rule of law

As seen through a widely circulated photograph of a stone tablet at a dusty construction site in Ganzhou, East China's Jiangxi Province, the words on an abandoned makeshift sign reads: “The Diaoyu Islands belong to China, and this house belongs to Xie Taiyang.”
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/30 1:03:01

Familiarity breeds contempt in spam emails

But this indeed provides some hope since I am sure it will at least make the cozy personal tone of e-mails a new clue to detect spam. More and more people in the real world have stopped talking to each other that way, or stopped talking to each other period.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/28 23:23:01

Thailand's democracy sinks into vicious circle

Failure to set up such a system will curb the authority and governing capacity of the Thai administration, which leads the whole society into disorder. Street politics and parliamentary conflicts have trapped the Thai government into repetitive circles of chaos.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/27 22:03:01

Populism means fresh vision for New York

Will De Blasio and his protest-style tent, union support, and softer anti-crime tactics, keep the city operating dynamically and safely?
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/21 23:28:01

Touching stories best guard against fascism

We need a Chinese version of The Diary of Anne Frank to resist the growing militarist trend instead of intoxicating ourselves with our own triumphs.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/20 20:18:01

Chinese art moves beyond Western fancy

Last month, the first contemporary Chinese ink sale at Hong Kong Sotheby's brought in HK$25.4 million ($3.28 million), four times the initial estimate.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/15 0:33:01

Unconditional aid shows true strength

The exchange and compromise of interests cannot make a country's diplomacy resonate; its charisma can only be amplified through ethical strength.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/13 23:38:01