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Talk centering on women’s virtues evokes heated discussions

Recently at Jiujiang University in East China's Jiangxi Province, a lecture on "How to be a model woman in the new era" provoked heated discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:28:39

Modern Chinese funeral rites derail from its intention

The purpose for funeral rites is to show respect and love for the deceased and ensuring the route to spiritual eternity or reincarnation is without any hurdles. Chinese people believe that a failure to follow the rules and etiquette of the funeral is likely to bring bad luck to the family of the deceased. It is with this understanding that funerals are taken very seriously in Chinese society.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:48:39

Sex education needs to be integrated into China’s classrooms

Sex education is a significant aspect of individual growth as well as the advancement of civil society. Therefore, an advanced society should provide the space and resources to enable such learning to take place in the classrooms and public spheres.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 15:43:40

Calls for boycott might set off unwanted reactions

After one of South Korea's five biggest business giants Lotte approved a land swap with the government that will allow the US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the country, Chinese consumers began boycotting Lotte-brand supermarkets and products.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 21:43:39

Nation’s universities need to curb unequal treatments

Tsinghua University has been bombarded with criticisms these days for its newly released admission policies on international students.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 0:38:39

China will embrace more talents

A recent article in your newspaper titled "More overseas students look for jobs at home" talked about the phenomenon that an increasing number of Chinese students who studied in the US will go back to China to carve out their career.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 19:43:39

Psychological development starts in the classroom

The development of education has provided China with experts in different fields. However, the overemphasis on study has led to a lack of focus on the psychological progress of students.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 18:38:39

Women are not superwomen

Work and family are both great projects consuming a large amount of time and energy. If a woman feels able to do both, she can take this course. However, if she discovers she can’t pull double duty, she doesn’t need to feel sorry. After all, feminism does not ask women to be competitive both in the workplace and in the family.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 19:03:39

Running errands can help with career development

It is reasonable for office newbies to resent being overloaded with chores. But running some errands can contribute to one’s career development. Therefore, why not regard running errands as a beneficial experience?
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 21:13:39

Studying abroad has great benefits for developing kids

Parents should take both shortcomings and benefits into full consideration before sending their teenage boys or girls to overseas high schools.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 21:28:39

Chinese cultivated by school system to be selfish egoists

Meanwhile, it is urgent that charities crack down upon corruption and restore their reputation in China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/21 18:53:40

Both males and females have right to choose personality

In modern society, both males and females have the right to choose whether they want to be masculine or feminine rather than be limited by social stereotypes based on gender. Only in this way can we further harbor the benefits of gender equality and freedom of choice.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 19:53:39

Corporal punishment can have dire consequences

Given the importance and complexity of child education, I suggest that our governments introduce a systematic and compulsory child education curriculum for parents. Professional teachers would provide detailed guidance for raising children during their early years, which will make for children’s healthy development and a harmonious home.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/7 21:23:40

Bullying hurts whether it is online or off-line

So far, there is no good solution to eradicate the verbal bullying. What we can do is to stay immune to these keyboard men, become strong enough to resist their verbal attacks and dare to say no to verbal bullying. In the meantime, we should behave ourselves and not join the army of keyboard men. With the development of society, the number of keyboard men may decrease in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/31 22:13:39

Mainlanders’ misconnect with overseas Chinese a matter of patriotism

Many mainland Chinese have developed a lopsided understanding about their relationship with overseas Chinese. There is a tendency to believe that as long as mainland Chinese and overseas Chinese share the same roots, they should always support each other.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/10 19:43:40

Making China great again is best form of patriotism

It is time for us to think about the nature of all the irrational behaviors under the name of patriotism.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/26 19:48:40

Despite powerful ‘daddies,’ Beijing is leveling playing field

However, those without skills who rely solely on their family backgrounds for jobs will gradually be laid off.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/12 18:33:39

Strict schools prepare kids for everyday life

However, the imperfect public education system does not necessarily mean that home tutoring should be adopted.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/29 17:23:39