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Indian hierarchy system stifles development

The Indian system is like a shell built up by colonists, which houses the Indian people's social conceptions long-shaped by caste and the fabric of a feudal society. It is this sense of hierarchy that has been stifling Indians' pursuit of a modern world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/24 20:18:39

Big Apple cements 'sanctuary city' reputation

To those who are vulnerable in the intolerant atmosphere in the US, New York City may have provided the same kind of assurance as Johnson felt back then. If this city is determined to protect you, no one and nothing can intimidate you.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 20:23:39

Low-end manufacturing indispensable to India

India is a populous country and unlike smaller countries, India can probably establish a complete end-to-end manufacturing system. But if India does not reform and open up in coming years, sustainable development is simply impossible.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/10 20:18:39

Made in China needs to be golden goose

We will make cutting-edge technology developed by others and their producing ability become a part of Chinese brands' production chains.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/22 19:13:39

More than glitz and casinos define Macao

All of this may not only have helped retain traditional small businesses in Macao, but also attract tourists like me who are keen to walk along dilapidated narrow alleys to discover people and shops largely preserved as they were many years ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 19:13:39

China ties fall victim to US political infighting

What's disturbing is that the attitude can be affected by the intensive political in-fighting in Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/15 18:18:39

China-Russia bridge will heal old wounds

Standing at the construction site and seeing the piers rise one by one, it is not hard to comprehend the precious achievements derived from 30 years of effort. Now, finally, we can imagine the scene of the next 30 years when the two regions are closely connected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 22:28:39

Chinese Americans make their voices heard

To the Chinese who are confused by this, the idea of data disaggregation among Asians may be easier to understand if put in the frame of a familiar concept – it is indeed about “letting some people achieve prosperity first” versus “common prosperity.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 20:23:39

Pyongyang's nuke test highlights Asia security risks

As the Soviet Union disintegrated and eastern European countries turned to the US and the EU, the Cold War came to an end and Asia's security system began to collapse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 19:58:39

Toppling statues sends crucial signal to racists

This is a time when the president is considered a friend by white supremacists, hate groups are increasingly active, and racial tensions are boiling over.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/31 19:18:39

Hinduism tied to India's geopolitical standing

I believe the answer may lie in the facets of the country's other major religion: Hinduism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/30 18:03:39

Chinese companies in US face legal peril

Short sellers filed complaints against many Chinese companies for the discrepancies in their financial statements and dragged their stock prices down. Many companies were forced to delist and retreat back to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 21:58:39

Political reality trumps House of Cards

And then, for a bonus question, which I am sure no one can answer correctly other than the president himself: What does “covfefe” mean?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 21:08:39

Can smartphones speed secularism in India?

No one can predict how long the rivalry between secularism and religion in India will last. But it is certain that such rivalry is the key factor to what kind of reforms and opening-up India will adopt.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/14 20:33:39

Chinese Americans becoming more cohesive

Of course, today's newcomers are different from the old days. They are from a rising China, wealthier and with louder voices. This is indeed not a bad thing. The confidence they brought to this community is overdue and critically needed.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/11 19:13:39

B&R provides more balance in globalization

Against such background, the Belt and Road initiative was envisioned.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/10 19:08:40

Poverty alleviation requires serious rethinking

Poverty has diverse appearances and its effects on people vary from place to place. But when it comes to selling it to tourists, some stories always work better than others.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/4 17:58:39

Revolution sets China and India apart

Revolution is one of Britain's greatest fears, and it needed stability in the region, as only in a stable environment, can the wealth of South Asia, accumulated over the past thousands of years, be delivered to Britain without disruptions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 19:06:13