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Indecent service a common trend on flights

You would think after the Dao incident stirred up public rage, all airlines would be doing everything they could to avoid getting into similar predicaments. Well, that is far too logical for an industry that can behave in an exceptionally cavalier way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 17:33:40

Unfair education exposes India's social rift

The education situation in India should also serve as a warning to China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 19:23:40

Dilemma of democracy lingers in Thailand

Thailand's attempt to implement the Western electoral system has led to domestic chaos. Thus, the country's wealth gap may not be easily bridged even though the military's influence in politics has been strengthened.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/12 20:08:39

China is not alone in real estate frenzy

But it's going to take a longer time to fight against a culture where everyone likes to follow the trends blindly. That is what makes so many Chinese consider themselves losers if they haven't been able to buy an apartment, and makes men who don't own an apartment worry that they will be bachelors forever. In New York, it may be rough but it isn't going to stop anyone finding a mate.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/30 21:33:41

Journey of Chinese Internet celebrity shatters our distorted view of 'becoming them'

Now many readers are starting to question whether the whole thing was a hoax. Consequently, the WeChat account was shut down by the authorities for its possible involvement in a scam.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/27 9:53:30

Prosperous manufacturing industry hinges on occupational education

In developed countries, industries from manufacturing to agriculture are all being reshaped by data science and cloud computing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/18 18:18:39

New York remains the sanctuary city

He may not have had immigration status, but he brought good and inexpensive meals to my table. That is definitely a reason for me to love New York.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/12 18:08:40

China can't be onlooker of regional security pattern

Its sky only belongs to birds while tens of thousands of landmines as well as tunnels allowing North Koreans to transfer military forces for surprise attacks against the South are lying hidden below the ground.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/11 17:13:39

China model needs to be embodied by blue sky

Many Chinese have barely enjoyed the benefits of industrialization and urbanization, before they have to make a choice between a blue sky and a job.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/28 16:53:39

Slogans can't return factories to Trump's US

To consolidate and improve Asia's position in the global production chain is in line with what Asia's emerging economies demand.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/7 23:28:39

Beijing-Philippine fishing deal could foreshadow oil pact

If this becomes reality, China and the Philippines can create a brand-new model for the region to peacefully address sovereignty disputes. Principles established in the process will facilitate China's peaceful rise. Perhaps China permitting Filipinos to fish near Huangyan Island is an attempt to explore such a new model.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/23 19:03:39

Education glue that keeps good Sino-US ties

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the US, exchanges of people from the two countries have increasingly deepened, forming the basis of the Sino-US relations. Even after a recent furious row between the two sides, caused by the South China Sea conflicts, this basis has not changed and continues to consolidate, forming an important foundation for us to judge the trajectory of Sino-US relations.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/19 21:03:39

China, US can explore tripartite cooperation

The confrontation between China and the US over the South China Sea issue has constrained bilateral ties from deepening. But the issue is far from the entire Sino-US relationship. At a broader global and regional level, there are plenty of opportunities for the two to boost ties.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/28 21:13:39

NYT readers in heat over b-word in headline

Among today's young women, “bitch” has become a popular epithet to show affection rather than disdain to your best friends.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/22 18:13:39

Chinese investment helps stabilize socialist rule in Vietnam

In Vietnam, there is a growing trend that combines anti-China and anti-socialist sentiments. Instigated by populism, the trend has had a powerful impact on Vietnam's governing elite.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/21 22:03:39

A war of words beyond PC, 'Western values'

Don't get me wrong. I hate unnecessary political correctness.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/18 20:03:39

Painting a Chinese-American portrait to honor 9/11 victims

Speaking little English, Yang didn't know how to navigate New York's art scene.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/8 18:28:39

China's brands need to catch up in Vietnam

Japanese enterprises have also begun to export vehicles and motorcycles manufactured in their factories in Thailand and Vietnam to the Southeast Asian and the Japanese domestic markets.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/7 18:38:39