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Diplomatic efforts augment economic dreams

The conflicts in northern Myanmar, however, revealed that it is difficult to introduce foreign investment or push our business outside China under the circumstances of a volatile neighborhood.
Source: Global Times | 2015/3/18 20:03:01

Fight for justice can't be limited to just us

Making logical and correct decisions should be the ultimate goal of human society.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/26 17:23:01

De-militarizing politics critical for Myanmar

Regardless of whether Suu Kyi can acquire the eligibility or not this year, it is imperative that the constitution must be amended at least before 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/25 19:33:01

Neighbors can help Myanmar reconciliation

It will be a significant move if China, India and Thailand can jointly work to push forward the ethnic reconciliation in Myanmar. And in this process, a new negotiation mechanism can be set up for Asian peace and lay the foundations of the security landscape in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/11 19:43:01

Criminal politicians face easier future in US

But when the correct procedures get wrong results and there are little means to correct them, the faith of the public in the system is inevitably hurt.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/5 20:18:01

Warring over Sino-Indian growth pointless

Most important of all, India will have a united, disciplined and skillful middle class by absorbing the huge numbers of rural laborers into its manufacturing industry.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/4 21:23:01

Playing at poverty doesn't teach real lessons

Researchers in the US have found that children in rich families perform better at school than those just as talented from poor families. The wealthy kids end up going to better colleges, and then land in better paid jobs. And poor children, when they grow up, are most likely to stay in the same income bracket as their parents. This is a major accelerator of the income gap.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/29 19:38:01

Rising terrorism brings countries together

And there will be increasing cooperation between security services around the world – if a known terrorist leaves China or Russia for the US or vice versa, there will be international tracking and collaboration to stop attacks.
Source: Global Times | 2015/1/22 21:18:01

India must be realistic about factory limits

It sounds quite encouraging that India plans to catch up with China in manufacturing, but I hope India won't be misled by alluring slogans.
Source: Global Times | 2014/12/10 22:28:02

Does Western reporting on HK measure up?

History will offer its verdict on the current reports by Western media on Occupy Central, but there remains one unmistakable fact: Most of the students protesting on the Hong Kong streets today will see their future life and career tied to the mainland, and they are destined to be beneficiaries of the stability of China as a whole.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/8 23:38:01

Occupy Central mirrors geopolitical shift

The influence of the old order will fade away on the historical stage, a trend that Hong Kong can in no way change.
Source: Global Times | 2014/10/15 23:08:10

Extended visas can't paper over all gaps

This brings up an old issue between the US and China.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/20 17:23:01

Online equality is disappearing fast as new barriers go up

But this is not something the Internet should be blamed for, but something to be proud of.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/13 16:28:01

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