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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

Chinese patients fear dishonesty even more than malpractice

It is a nightmare to get up at 6 am, rush to the hospital by 7 am, wait in the queue for hours and finally manage to see the doctor at 11 am for a five-minute chat.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/22 23:28:39

Condemning Aussies as convicts ignores class struggle

I am alarmed and saddened by some of the recent editorial interpretations of background reasons for Australian swimmer Mack Horton's verbal attacks on Sun Yang at the Olympic Games.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/15 23:08:39

Young workers should stand up to exploitation

The song “So far, the sofa is so far,” about the exhaustion of modern life, has gone viral online soon after it was made public.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/8 21:53:39

With proper help, Chinese have learnt to obey rules

It is still too early to allocate blame before a full investigation result comes out. Instead of criticizing the severely-injured woman for breaking the rules, onlookers should show more sympathy to the poor family. After all, the woman has already paid a heavy price for getting out of the car. She needs more help than criticism for her loss.
Source: Global Times | 2016/8/1 18:18:39

Immigrants should do as they're told by local residents

I'm not saying an immigrant should forget their customs, language or culture, but do their best to enjoy the country in which they're staying.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/25 18:28:01

Well-behaved kids should be applauded

Chinese education is increasingly competitive in the global arena, and thus netizens should have more confidence in Chinese students. Instead of questioning the authenticity of the pictures, netizens should encourage kids to learn from the students in Osaka airport. After all, quiet reading is a good habit that deserves applause.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/12 21:28:00

Public's lack of trust in local govt sadly justified

Active and effective communications and interactions between authorities and the public will help prevent China from falling into the “Tacitus trap.”
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/27 22:43:01

Colleges have failed to give young students moral compass

Too much emphasis on money is an example of bad teaching. Joint efforts from society, college and parents are required to address the issue. China's economic growth may eventually bring not only material but also spiritual progresses to the society.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/20 22:38:01

Gaokao makes unfair basis for ranking kid's future

It will do more harm than good if excessive importance is attached to gaokao.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/13 23:08:01

China's insight on economics needed, just hold the Marxism

Consider how much help it would have been for Greeks, Brits, Spaniards, Italians and other peoples if the academic basis for austerity had been widely challenged by Chinese economists.
Source: Global Times | 2016/6/6 19:23:01

Preference for sons is fading away in China

Peoples' stereotypes about girls are weakening as time goes on.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/31 0:03:01

Don't make excuses for counterfeiting companies

The policymakers' eagerness to turn China into a technological powerhouse is understandable, yet the government, for the sake of China's reputation and long-term development, is advised to put more efforts to tackle counterfeiting problem. Both individual and governmental contributions are needed to remove the stigma from “Made in China” products.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/24 0:58:01

Art directors shouldn't have to beg for box office

Box office is vital, but not the sole criteria to evaluate a film, especially when the film takes on a solemn responsibility of passing on part of our cultural heritage. In the current film industry where entertainment comes first, any form of film should be given a chance to find an audience, in a dignified way.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/17 19:53:01