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Officials need swifter, more flexible approach to information

Administrative and political reform has been highly prioritized by the Chinese government, a breakthrough expected to give a major impetus to China's development. How to win back people's trust is essential to the endeavor, and the key solution lies in tens of thousands of local officials, who need further training in the age of information.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/25 0:33:01

We mustn't let technology destroy our lunchtimes

Flexible working times and convenient dining choices are also enabled by today's advanced technology. Eating alone does indeed diminish our lives, but we should adopt an upbeat tone of social progress and adjust our own lifestyle to the rhythm created by technology to ensure a sense of happiness. Ultimately, it is we who must decide what kind of life to live.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/17 19:33:01

Harsh copycat accusations will be forgotten in creative future

This powerful momentum may well mean the “ripping off” episode has less significance and China's cultural industry will demonstrate its creativity and innovation in the near future.
Source: Global Times | 2015/8/11 0:38:02

Hero is Back cleverly breaks down old stories to tell new ones

Its popularity might enlighten directors and scriptwriters of the taste the Chinese audience has. Deconstruction of an old story is just a start, we can expect more original stories coming out in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/21 0:43:01

Bad behavior stems from others' failure to step forward

If others don't hold the door and behave gentlemanly or lady like, screw them! Instead, say something. Worry about yourself and be the positive person you want to see in your country. But leave your rudeness at home. We don't want it in China, or overseas for that matter.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/13 20:58:01

Freshmen need counseling services before they head off to college

Like Albert Einstein once said, “interest is the best teacher.”
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/6 22:38:01

Combining traditional Chinese art and Western culture key to vitality

We should be confident in the vitality of traditional Chinese culture and not worry too much about Western cultural invasion.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/29 23:28:01

Depression haunts Chinese migrants in foreign lands

Besides the predicaments of living abroad, massive psychological stress and a loss of traditional culture may well offset all the bonuses a foreign citizenship can bring.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/15 20:28:01

Students need the experience of work before they graduate

College graduates might well be encouraged to try to graduate early from college so that they may have more time to learn about various aspects of society, which can better prepare them for future challenges.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/8 19:38:01

Cab drivers should look to share bigger pie with new services

The market's demand is enormous, and there might be healthy competition, but not a fierce game.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/1 20:18:01

Where has our leisure time gone?

So, where has our leisure time gone? The most obvious reason might be the ever-fiercer competition followed by huge survival pressure which penetrates into every corner of society.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/25 21:43:01

Students need to learn basic self-defense skills

What's up with current middle school students fighting one another like sworn enemies nowadays? Can we do something to avoid this phenomenon and build a solid relationship between students?
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/18 20:43:05

Teachers should respect line with their pupils

The students can display their respect for teachers as they like, but a teacher should bear in mind the boundary for what's appropriate in handling the relationship with students and responding to their kindness.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/11 23:08:02

Confidence comes from treating others as equals

That is what confidence means, not being condescending, not worshiping, but looking each other in the eye with mutual trust and respect
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/4 20:28:01

Novice traders help drive stock prices to dizzying, irrational heights

It is a universally acknowledged law that stocks are always fluctuating. No one can accurately predict how long this rally will last.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/27 20:43:01

Bio parents just as likely to commit abuse

So media and public opinion should not overstress the identity of the mother, but take a fair stand against child abuse both by biological and adoptive parents.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/13 22:23:01

Drinking should be fun, not work or equality will further suffer

The central government's efforts to curb drinking at business dinners have put a hold on the long-existing practice, but the mind-set lingers. It's high time to categorize drinking just as a way of having fun rather than doing business.
Source: Global Times | 2015/4/6 21:38:01

Critics of govt's 'square dance' directive should cool their heels

The scene has been seen a million times in every Chinese city or town. “Competitions” and “performances” like this end up being a display of the work performance of local government officials and a hotbed for bribery. Therefore, the authorities have done the right thing, but it still will take time to see whether it will have its hoped-for results.
Source: Global Times | 2015/3/30 17:18:10