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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

Comic insult prompts Chinese to speak up

So even as a fan of ABC late night show host Jimmy Kimmel, I had no sympathy when he got into trouble for a segment aired on October 16 in which a six-year-old he invited to a candy and chips stuffed “Kid’s Table” to discuss the solutions to the US debt problem offered to “kill everyone in China.”
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/31 22:48:01

Good roads make friendly neighbors

The two nations can then begin considering how to make substantial progress that promotes business and trade in border areas and benefits the general public.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/6 22:08:01

Culture poor excuse for lack of apology

Perhaps the term “apology” doesn’t exist in Aquino’s “cultural dictionary,” but it does not mean that there is no such a word in Philippine culture.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/30 19:48:01

Unconventionality may be US blessing

Nonetheless, the original sin aside, it may not hurt if we can all think about how to contribute to an innovative society by trying to be more open to abnormality.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/27 17:58:01

Rules essential to avoid power games in Asia

If China can become the main initiator of Asian cooperation mechanisms, it will be unnecessary to think about balancing the US against China. The next key step for China is to expand economic cooperation mechanisms to those in political and security fields.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/9 20:08:01

Made-in-China besieged in Latin America

Employment is high on the agenda in every country. Only when Chinese goods are cheap, well-made, and drive local employment can China’s image be improved.
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/22 22:53:01

What way forward for Myitsone dam?

Only by helping Myanmar achieve a unified government and by letting the Myanmese public enjoy the benefits of China’s investment there within the framework of a unified state can a solid foundation be established for China-Myanmar economic cooperation
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/12 0:28:01

China can help guide critical COC talks

The stability of Asia’s future security pattern depends on how well China can structure it.
Source: Global Times | 2013/8/28 23:18:02

WWII education in Asia sorely needed

The lack of understanding about WWII in some Asian countries is caused by a lack of appropriate education. As Asia enters a new era of development, these gaps in education are producing more and more problems.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/25 0:23:02

Being culturally ignorant could prove costly

In general, Asians know much more about Western culture than the other way round.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/18 19:18:01

Religious conflicts call for Asian approach

In order to achieve this, Asian countries need to make sure that their governments can execute policies in an authoritative manner in order to maintain the harmonious coexistence of different religions and ethnic groups.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/10 21:03:01