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Washington can't make rules alone any more

The major concern that drives the US to turn its back on the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is that it fears Beijing will set new rules to make loans to other regional countries so as to impose more political influence on the region.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/12 19:18:01

Chinese LGBT activism means more to many than Cook

So Cook's coming out was far less revolutionary than that of other high-profile celebrities.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/6 15:23:01

Kissinger is wrong about balance in Asia

There's no doubt the rise of China is triggering uneasiness in its neighboring countries. But what concerns them more should be how to achieve continuous and steady economic development so as to meet the political and social welfare demands of the emerging middle class.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/5 19:38:01

South China Sea calmer than it appears

Over the past year, some overseas media have hyped tensions in the South China Sea, making it seem as if the situation there is on the verge of breaking out into conflict.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/29 19:33:19

Chinese students in US get new look

This affluent generation seems to have no limits. They also go to high-end restaurants, fancy nightclubs, parades and festivals that used to see few Chinese faces. The events they host cater to people like themselves, born into “new money” but can also pull in some rich Americans and Europeans.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/23 18:43:01

Indonesia's new middle class remains fragile

For developing countries like Indonesia, it is not hard to implement poverty alleviation plans. What's difficult is to allow this massive group of people, who just walked out of the swamp of poverty, to continue their journey, rather than always lingering at the verge of the swamp.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/22 23:18:12

'Iron curtain' useless in curbing epidemic

He covered his face and started to howl uncontrollably when he learned the news. Shunned by his family and friends and carrying the stigma alone because of the infection, the man had up until this point not applied for a green card, out of fear he would be deported because of his infection.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/16 20:33:01

Trust requires understanding on both sides

This might be a message the two most powerful countries in the world should send to each other during US President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to China and his meeting with his Chinese counterpart.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/9 23:03:03

Commercial genius is making cities clones

As a taxi driver in Jiuzhaigou said: “Without commercialization, you wouldn't even be able to find food and drink in such a remote area.”
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/25 20:38:01

Asian students drive US education reform

More and more Asian students are now studying in the US, bringing enormous revenues for this country. More importantly, their appearance will further stimulate the reform of US education and further boost its competitiveness.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/24 19:38:01

Are China and US increasingly similar?

As to the locked fire escapes and the obstacles carefully designed to trip you up, you have to think that as the legal and regulatory system develops this will change.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/18 18:13:01

China needs local eye when going global

The key to foreign investments is not how much capital China can provide, but whether the money can really shore up regional development.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/17 19:33:01

Self-segregation can reinforce prejudice

It is understandable that people like to be surrounded by others like them. Sometimes minorities can even benefit from that.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/4 18:48:01

More Sino-US cooperation benefits all

If China and the US can find common ground and can join hands in solving thorny global and regional issues, it will ease doubt between the two and reduce confrontation.
Source: Global Times | 2014/9/3 20:08:01

Surveillance spoils military engagement

China cannot stop US reconnaissance, but can take countermeasures. If the US is sincere about building up a major power relationship with China, it should adopt a more restrained manner.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/27 19:43:01

Nouveau riche take up bloody 'sport of kings'

Downton Abbey, a British TV show that is an outrageous hit in China, has a new credit for prompting wealthy Chinese fans to try traditional British upper-class sports such as hunting.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/16 0:28:01

Sino-US tensions deeply lie in their different core interests

So far the US hasn't found a way to deal with a China with increasing power but a different political system, nor could it appeal to past experience and theories.
Source: Global Times | 2014/8/14 0:38:02

Spy paranoia threatens across Pacific

Beckel's delusion is clearly related to the escalating conflict between China and the US in cyberspace.
Source: Global Times | 2014/7/24 18:33:01