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Myanmar faces daunting challenges on path to reform

The problems of the reforms failing to reach the massive rural areas, especially the north of Myanmar, are obvious. In those places, Myanmar’s reforms seem a world away.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/23 17:13:01

American hawkishness is against its own interests

Freedom of navigation in the West Pacific is vitally important to the US. It is even more important to China. China does more international trade than any other country on the face of the earth.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/16 16:03:01

Hongkongers, mainlanders and the tale of the 'abducted baby'

The tension between Hong Kong residents and those from the mainland is, on the one hand, similar to the situation in which immigrants are not welcomed.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/10 19:43:01

Embarrassment not warranted in tuhao inclusion in dictionary

It has recently been reported that the authoritative and influential Oxford English Dictionary is considering adding the term tuhao, a piece of Chinese slang, into the 2014 edition, if its influence keeps rising.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/2 18:58:01

US should be cautious of Saudi ambition

Washington must reject Saudi Arabia’s schemes and develop a policy to promote peace and stability in the Middle East.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/18 23:33:01

Compromise can keep public dancing in step

Communities are there to serve all the residents and we have to take care of the interests of everyone.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/11 20:33:01

Reality of male rape needs legal recognition

In light of rampant sexual offences against underage boys, many people in China have realized such crimes are intolerable and must be punished severely by law.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/5 21:18:02

Huge rubber duck: art or just nostalgia?

Having said that, I have to give Florentijn Hofman, the father of the rubber duck, the credit of being the first person in the world to create an inflatable structure of this size. That is true innovation.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/28 19:38:01

Have a little faith while making guests feel welcome

Foreigners have been presented with yet another chance to make a small fortune in China. Local residents want their help in reporting crimes on behalf of Chinese people so that police will take the cases more seriously.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/26 1:13:01

Untangle skein of superstition in Indian culture

One can be an ardent adherent of a philosophical or religious tradition and still retain a healthy psychological rationalism.
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/23 20:23:01

Russia emerges victor after US failure over Syria

It remains to be seen whether Washington can regain its footing and recover its moral high ground on Syria.
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/16 22:33:01

Syria attacks reflect stale US foreign policy

If a change has to come it must come from within, a change imposed from outside cannot be long-lasting.
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/9 20:48:01

US reaction to Snowden leaks exposes hollow govt rhetoric

Make no mistake: The US is still a free country. The fact that I can write this article without fear of reprisal at home is proof enough of that. However, the country I love is not as free as it once was.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/1 20:23:01

Criticism of US in Snowden affair misses real problems

Every country is involved in intelligence-gathering against other countries to a certain extent, so it should come as no surprise that the US pursues such action.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/8 19:13:02

Students can fill gap between mainland and Hong Kong

If what the US scholar said proves to be true, I would be more than willing to see an improvement in Hong Kong-mainland relations with our mainland students serving as the “bridge.”
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/15 23:03:02

Fate of China’s skyscrapers will only continue to tower above rest

But at this stage, big cities maintain a magical attraction to people nationwide. As long as everyone rushes to first-tier cities, buildings will only grow taller and taller.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/22 19:33:01

Abe’s agenda after victory in upper house election

It is clear that the Abe administration is trying to develop closer partnerships with these countries to compensate for dwindling lost markets elsewhere.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/29 19:48:01

Freedom of speech applies to Mao followers and critics alike

It is not appropriate to equate their feelings for Mao or the nostalgia for their childhood dreams of the 1960s to patriotism.
Source: Global Times | 2013/8/5 18:58:01