OPINION

Age-old perceptions of aging need to change


Only when the public no longer puts a label with the “O” word on people in their 40s and 50s, and only when these people themselves no longer think they have passed the pinnacle of their careers, can the energy of the labor force be completely released. And only then can the aging country maintain its vitality.

Investment, not criticism, will heal Rohingya woes

According to the Myanmar Times, Rakhine Chief Minister U Nyi Pu said economic development was “the best solution for sustainable peace” in the state. Instead of pointing an accusing finger at Myanmar, Western countries should offer Myanmar what it needs to prevent poverty from continuing to fuel ethnic division and radical movements in the region.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 22:24:38

Anti-satellite test shouldn't stir India's nationalism

The essence of the Indo-Pacific strategy is to promote China-India confrontation. India should remain vigilant against the strategy rather than making use of it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 22:18:40

Facebook crackdown

Facebook will ban content supporting white nationalism and white separatism, according to media reports on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:33:40

Knockoffs may knock you out!

The government also needs to find more effective ways of cracking down on counterfeiters. It is true that buying knockoffs will gratify people's vanity. But such skullduggery will distort the market, dent the business of luxury goods makers and smear China's name on the international stage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:28:40

Peer-to-peer loans drive youngsters into a debt spiral

As of now, we can help young people learn how to spend reasonably by reining in their impulses. They should be made aware of the risks of excessive consumption, and balance their growing desire to splurge with the harsh reality of life. After all, there's no such thing as a free lunch.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 20:23:40

US oppressing Huawei for political interests

Fair competition and innovation are the best ways to usher in the 5G era. The spirit of the times is driving the human race toward a better future; such spirit will overcome all interference and sabotage. The US government should immediately stop using dirty tricks to take on Huawei.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 18:18:42

Abe likely to seek another term to complete unfinished agenda

Before Japan's opposition parties criticize Abe for seeking another term, they should think why there isn't anyone capable of taking his place. Is there no successor in the Japanese political arena?
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 18:08:42

Dilemma of fair play in NY school admissions

Grace Chang, a Chinese mom I shared a subway ride with a few days ago said that one of the reasons Asian parents send their children to cram schools is that the quality of public schools in New York doesn't meet their expectations. And, cram schools alone cannot guarantee good test scores, Chang said, otherwise, why do the rich parents have to bribe the test proctors? What makes the difference is hard work, many Asian parents insist, and that should not be a punishable trait in any culture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 16:13:40

No stopping the wall

The US has authorised the transfer of $1bn for new US-Mexico border wall construction.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 21:13:40

Criticism should be constructive to governance

We hope the Chinese government and institutions become more open to criticism, which is important. Influential critics should be more constructive but not radical or extreme, which is also important. Moreover, the public should improve their ability to distinguish rational opinions from irresponsible ones. This is the key to improving the country's comprehensive acceptability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 21:04:14

US playing a dangerous zero-sum game with China

The world order is completely different from the Cold War era, but Washington continues to stick to its outdated state of mind. China is not afraid of US competition, nor has the country ever thought of defeating the US as a major enemy. But if the US insists on playing such a game, China has the ability to fight to the end.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 21:03:39

On key Tibet anniversary, India needs to see reason on Dalai question

As China-US strategic competition intensifies and the international order is facing a change, some Western forces are trying to make an issue of the 60th anniversary of Tibet's democratic reforms and the Dalai Lama's fleeing China. India should not make mistakes on the issue again. China and India should respect each other's core concerns. The Indian government should make a complete break with the issue of the 14th Dalai Lama.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 20:03:09

How will Brexit reshape China-EU relations?

How Europe will recognize China and find ways to get along with it is part of the process of Europeans trying to contain the wave of retreat brought about by Brexit and re-energizing themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/27 19:58:40