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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

Fighting jaywalking is a battle of the mind

If the Chinese authorities can overcome those attitudes through the campaigns, they can claim a world-class victory even without eradicating jaywalking.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/4 20:43:02

Don't turn Internet into victim of hegemony

The cyber world needs to abolish the outdated mechanisms and launch a reform to establish a new system which functions in a fair, reasonable and orderly manner.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/3 19:33:01

Maternity tourism damages both countries

People living in China may feel little heat over maternity tourism because the costs are borne by other countries. But if we cannot come up with the correct answer to this question, it will eventually be at our own expense.
Source: Global Times | 2013/6/27 17:53:01

Japan nervous about future of Asia-Pacific

This is not simply a question of whether we should take a tough stance toward Japan over territorial issues. Well handling relations with Japan is important for both China and the US sharing rights, and especially vital for China's future position in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2013/6/12 23:58:01

New immigrants more pirates than dreamers

The rich new comers may have never thought about their connections with the Golden Venture. But 20 years later, they are presenting a sadder story.
Source: Global Times | 2013/6/6 22:03:01

Chinese peace efforts backbone of Asia

If China is destined to be the backbone of the region's stability and development, then the nation cannot achieve this only through economic means. It needs to provide more political support and become further involved in such negotiations in order to prove its commitment to regional peacekeeping efforts.
Source: Global Times | 2013/6/6 0:48:01

No more backyards in integrated world

Both China and the US will definitely pay great attention to each other's activities. But as long as these activities help promote economic development of their neighboring countries and activate the whole region, they will generate healthy competition and should be encouraged.
Source: Global Times | 2013/5/30 1:08:01