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It's true: the rent is too damn high

Beijing's own elites should bear in mind that it is the migrants that have contributed most to the city's development, and thus take a more understanding attitude if their vested interests are affected. A global city should strive to narrow down gaps between locals and newcomers.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/9 19:28:01

Students keep Chinatowns alive as culture spreads

With the growing number of Chinese students and migrants, Chinese culture is permeating into Western society. China is increasingly economically appealing to the developed nations as well. All these contribute to the revitalization of Chinatowns.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/2 21:43:01

Loneliness will drive 'leftover women' to marriage

No matter how hard we defend shengnü, it's become a derogatory label.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/25 22:28:01

Ordinary life in Japan doesn't make headlines

As a media practitioner, my daily work includes browsing through Japan-related reports and analyzing every move of our neighbor. But the more I do, the less likely it is I can piece together an image of the country close to reality.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/11 21:53:01

Debate over media's role can find even balance

The media's role is an interesting and controversial topic in China.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/4 22:33:01

Vaccine scandal places media under spotlight

Why, the minute someone unveiled the scandal, were they blamed, stirring up a fierce "rumor vs truth" debate?
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/28 20:13:01

Tipping is no mark of civilization

To avoid embarrassment, it will be wise for us to do some preparations ahead of the trip.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/21 22:38:01

Too much to ask parents to take Western approach

This is also why the author was criticized as “immature” for the idea of hiring a professional caregiver to take care of her father.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/14 22:28:01

Squatting spat distracts from important issues

There are an overwhelming number of issues worth our concern and discussion, ranging from the unfolding refugee crisis across Europe, the current property bubbles blighting China's metropolises, to the plight of migrant workers and their left-behind children.
Source: Global Times | 2016/3/7 22:13:01

Teen marriage casts light on remote rural deprivation

The issue of left-behind children has increasingly become projected and intractable across Chinese society in recent years.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/29 21:48:02

Chinese tourist boom crowds ease as industry slowly develops

Nevertheless, Chinese have limited choices in tourist destination because it is just over the past couple of decades that the nation has experienced unprecedented socioeconomic development.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/22 18:58:01

Pakistan's slow journey toward modernity takes shape online

Liberalism is not totally banned in the social spheres of Pakistan, but due to religious restrictions, it is not openly debated. And different provinces of Pakistan have different approaches toward religious matters.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/15 19:13:01

Confucian intolerance contradicts philosophy's own values

In today's world that features increasing globalization and diversification, how to face alien cultural forces is a conundrum both China and the rest of the world should reflect on.
Source: Global Times | 2016/2/1 18:58:01

Don't judge single people for renting brief app partners

The whole of society ought to show more sympathy and understanding to singletons. While many Chinese are forbidden from puppy love in their adolescence, they are pushed to get married once they start to work.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/25 18:43:01

Urban landscape devastated by willful planning

Restrictive measures need to be applied to the cash-thirsty governments, which capriciously demolish for GDP growth and money from land sales. Residents' participation in the decision-making process will make the Chinese urban landscape better as well.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/18 23:48:01

Chinese tourists bring cash, but also noise, overseas

I do hope that next time on an overseas trip, if big flocks of Chinese tourists are unavoidable, they can at least be good travel companions rather than a flock of squabbling birds.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/11 19:43:01

Is smog really a price worth paying for economic boom?

Chinese living in big cities no longer worry about if they have enough to eat and wear, but are anxious about the quality of life, which is affected greatly by environmental pollution. Are they happier than Cambodians? It is hard to tell.
Source: Global Times | 2016/1/5 0:48:01

Outside of Beijing, lungs matter less than kids' test scores

What a pity when children's health is less important than their academic scores! It seems we still have a long way to go to fully achieve equality in education while making every effort to minimize the health impact of smog.
Source: Global Times | 2015/12/21 20:13:01