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There lies truth, in one's perception

What's scary though is that the confusion between truth and falsehood is destined to worsen in the future. The information explosion on the internet has challenged the authority of traditional media and weakened the role traditional journalistic principles espousing checks and balances serve. The barrage of information and misinformation means that anyone who is able to manage a mouse can easily find plenty of ammunition to defend any opinion they may have.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 17:33:40

Can religious identity bring unity to India?

We need to pay attention to whether India can find a stable path between religious nationalism and harmony among religions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 20:03:40

China and world can learn from each other

All countries have encountered different problems. It will be in China's interest to figure a way out of domestic reform and governing difficulties by learning from one another. This is not necessarily easy but can yet be achieved.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/19 20:18:39

China powers the Indonesian dream

When participating in Indonesia's infrastructure construction, Chinese enterprises not only bring advanced technology and equipment, but also provide more opportunities to improve local people's livelihood.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:40:21

Defense white paper stresses China's peaceful intentions

China on Wednesday issued a white paper on national defense titled "China's National Defense in the New Era," the 10th white paper on national defense which the Chinese government has issued since 1998. What messages does the white paper convey? What is its significance in the context of tensions between China and the US? The Global Times talked to two Chinese experts on these issues.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 21:20:08

Why is a homemaker's role not recognized?

If what the viewers said was true, I am not surprised by the number of men in China who have uttered such words to their wives. There is plenty to suggest that a new trend in China is pushing women back into the kitchen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 18:23:39

US and the hierarchy of civilizations

If you invite Chinese people who have lived in the US for a long time to talk about their impression of Americans, they will dish out the same answer – Americans are proud.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 22:33:40

Sports could help mend China-US ties

If people of the two countries are wise enough to handle their interaction well in sports, they should be able to handle it well in general.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/16 15:58:40

Self-sufficiency helps Iran counter sanctions

Agriculture is only part of Iran's self-sufficiency system. Foreign tourists can also see Iran's own bank card payment system, popular usage of QR codes, and indigenous equipment at the gas stations. It is this self-sufficient system that offers Iran a strong ability to counter sanctions.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/15 18:48:40

Affirmative action in admissions splits US

If that's the case, then maybe a combination of race and socioeconomic status is the right formula. The bottom line is affirmative action, just like everything else, needs to be adjusted to keep pace with changes in society, especially given the 1.0 version that's solely based on race is so clearly obsolete.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 19:03:40

Ending terrorism India's and Pakistan's goal

The terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have shown that it is imperative to strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation in Asia. We have no other choice. If we don't cooperate, we may all become victims.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/7 19:58:40

Age-old perceptions of aging need to change

Only when the public no longer puts a label with the “O” word on people in their 40s and 50s, and only when these people themselves no longer think they have passed the pinnacle of their careers, can the energy of the labor force be completely released. And only then can the aging country maintain its vitality.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/18 17:48:41

BRI helps countries bring governance reform

BRI helps countries improve governance by advancing development. All specific projects, including durian production, road management, customs links, and cooperation in capital and technology, will bring about policy and governance changes inch by inch. It is only such steady governance reform based on development that can be the foundation of good governance.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:43:41

Chinese food in US struggles for the right stew

“I hope our efforts can cultivate new leaders in the industry, bring Chinese food to a new level, and regain the right to define good Chinese food by ourselves,” Zhao told attendees at the party. Chiang is an investor in Junzi, and clearly, for good reason.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 20:03:41

Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:57:32

Does India mirror path China took decade ago?

But cheap labor itself is not a guarantee for accomplishing these goals. India needs to solve many problems before it is able to unleash its full potential.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:03:40

China and US have more things in common

But often high-tech products that offer convenience and equality on one level, offer inconvenience and inequality on another.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/10 15:47:03

Rebuilding Asian order and reconfiguring Asian history

As Asian countries seek their own development path, an increasing number of Asian scholars have recently realized that Asian history is not just part of Western-centered global history, but has its own development logic that cannot be explained by Western concepts.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 14:08:39