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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

Chinese firms need rules to flourish abroad

What Washington urgently needs is a system of trade rules that can balance and even guide ASEAN Plus Three.
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/20 19:03:01

Warhol’s Maos show respect, not mockery

There is a fine line between us and them everywhere in the world. If we could think across that line, the world would be a better place. But as far as I can see, we are still far from it now.
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/7 18:53:01

Idealistic goals out of reach in Myanmar

The biggest challenge of Myanmar’s infant modernization process is not the speed but whether Myanmar can resist any enticement.
Source: Global Times | 2013/2/6 21:58:01

Chinese investment in Asia a two-way street

What Southeast Asians expect most is to develop their own basic industries through Chinese investment and help.
Source: Global Times | 2013/1/16 22:28:01

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