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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

Parent-child pressures widen gaps between generations

Nonetheless, Chinese society is confronted with the dual challenges of an aging population and a low birth rate. How to strike a balance between individual freedom and sustainable social development will test collective wisdom in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2015/12/14 20:23:01

Pride, laziness, and poor buses drive China's parking crisis

If both individuals and the government can shoulder their own responsibilities, the poor couple would not have to suffer in all weather conditions just to secure a parking space for their son.
Source: Global Times | 2015/12/7 19:18:01

Science fiction tale shows China's growing appeal abroad

Furthermore, the movie is a testimony that the Western world is reshaping its views toward China. As a valentine to science and NASA, it is also a valentine to Sino-US cooperation in space industry.
Source: Global Times | 2015/11/30 22:23:01

Little to laugh about on World Toilet Day

The most rudimentary human need should not become an obstacle for the development of civilization.
Source: Global Times | 2015/11/23 23:53:01

Rote copying hurts students' hands and brains equally

Isn't it also teachers' fault that their students are not interested in their lessons and choose to skip classes? Isn't it time for old-school teachers to improve their teaching methods and make their lessons more interesting? And are students really learning just from copying out information?
Source: Global Times | 2015/11/16 21:18:01

Food industry must rebuild trust to avoid media scares

Confidence in the food industry is a prerequisite to preventing Chinese customers from being led around by the nose by the hysterical media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2015/11/9 23:13:01

'One-child policy' leaves stories in wake

When we are advised to look at the big picture and explore the prospects of a new family planning policy, we should keep reminding ourselves to look back to and do something for those individuals, who have sacrificed so much.
Source: Global Times | 2015/11/2 23:23:01

Chinese students can be more eloquent defenders of country's values

As individual interests converge more with the country's fate day by day, it requires overseas Chinese students to have a broader political picture in mind.
Source: Global Times | 2015/10/26 23:23:01

Silence from victims only helps protect devious scammers

Rightly blaming the scammers, not ourselves, for the predicament will, in many cases, prevent innocent people from being taken advantage of.
Source: Global Times | 2015/10/19 22:08:01

Fishy charges leave tourists baffled by official inaction

Whether it's overcharged tourists or anyone who has been treated unfairly, the biggest injury for them is not an encounter with injustice, but the cold shoulder they get while seeking help from relevant authorities after experienced injustice.
Source: Global Times | 2015/10/12 22:33:01

Small things make big difference in city's public image

In fact, the impression of a city is often decided by simple and trivial things.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/28 23:58:01

Facing crazy iFans, Chinese enterprises should be more confident and competitive

For these customers, the sense of false pride in possessing an iPhone, instead of its practical use, is the most important.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/21 19:18:01

Guilty countries doing little to bear brunt of refugee crisis impact

There needs to be a global debate about the refugee crisis, and the role of those countries most responsible should not be overlooked.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/14 19:43:01

Phone addiction carries hard mental and social cost

Nomophobia might cause more concerns about how people acquire knowledge and information.
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/7 19:13:01

Beating answers into kids withers their brains for life

That might explain the lack of innovation among Chinese students, and why there is no Chinese version of Steve Jobs despite the substantial quantities of graduates in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/31 18:53:01