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Tibetans have natural rights to clean energy

In a shift of attitude, the World Bank has started giving more aid to hydropower projects as it is more environmentally friendly. Hydropower development in Tibet sticks to two principles: it must prioritize ecosystems and meanwhile, local residents must have more access to clean energy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/26 23:13:39

Middle class worry triggered by tax adjustment rumor

The most urgent task for the country is to make the rich earnestly fulfill their obligation to pay taxes. Middle-income earners in many cities lack the confidence to increase their income in the years to come. Those who are under pressure of buying or moving in mega-cities feel it’s even harder to make a living. The Chinese government should fully understand their situation, eliminate their unnecessary concerns and try to strive for their support of the new policies.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 23:28:39

China’s anti-terror endeavor requires active intl efforts

Kyrgyzstan recently arrested 14 border police officers for suspected trafficking of illegal arms, according to media reports. It is also noted that the criminals who attacked the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on August 30 sourced their weapons from these people.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 0:03:40

Transparency needed in Jia’s death sentence controversy

It has been a week since the Supreme People's Court approved Jia Jinglong's death sentence. The controversial case triggered public uproar after lawyers and scholars voiced suspicions about the execution order.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/24 0:13:40

Laid off workers need good care as govt cuts overcapacity

Earlier this year, the Chinese government announced a major redundancy plan targeting the coal and steel sectors, which are notably floundering amid overcapacity woes. This is part of China's mega project to revitalize its downward economy by stripping off negative assets and redistributing State funds and social wealth into promising industries.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/21 0:23:39

Defiant Hong Kong legislators must be barred

During a repeat of a swearing-in ceremony for five new legislators to Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday, pro-establishment lawmakers staged a walkout, depriving the council of the quorum needed to validate the oaths.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/20 0:43:39

Organ harvesting rumors follow need to demonize China

China has still more to do to improve the transplant system and many challenges can be expected. In this process, what China needs most is international support rather than doubts and accusations.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/18 23:43:39

More Chinese billionaires highlights growing wealth gap

A new report about the status of billionaires underscores the rise of the wealthy in China despite the lackluster performance of the world's richest in increasing their wealth in 2015. Published by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers last Tuesday, the report claims that due to China's surging economy, Asia is able to create a billionaire every three days.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/18 0:48:39

Concrete steps will help Beijing, Manila overcome sea spat

Will Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's upcoming visit from Tuesday to Friday pull the battered Beijing-Manila ties back into the right orbit? While we await the answer, it is at least certain that the meeting between the top leaders is an encouraging sign of their high expectations of a reset to bilateral cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/17 0:28:39

Localists turn Hong Kong LegCo into a floor show

At the opening of Hong Kong's new Legislative Council (LegCo) session on Wednesday, some newly elected localist and pan-democratic lawmakers made a mockery of the oath-taking ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/14 0:43:40

China must be wary of extremist cyber incitement

According to local media reports, a female student at a vocational school in Anhui Province stood trial on Tuesday for possessing items promoting terrorism and extremism. In 2013, she became friends with someone known as "Abdullah" on QQ, an online chat platform in China. She apparently planned to become a jihadist under Abdullah's incitement.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/13 0:13:39

Enforcing central govt rules key to housing market control

The country's real estate market has made people increasingly confused. A growing number of citizens have joined the home-buying frenzy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/12 0:28:39

Managing ideological differences will shape Sino-US ties

It is necessary that China and the US, especially their leaderships, realize where the major threat to their future rests. Compared with disputes in the business and trade sphere, gaps in ideology are the most difficult to bridge.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/11 0:23:39

Car-hailing regulation shouldn’t deepen hukou divide

It is understandable that the regulations are aimed at addressing the cities' growing populations and overcrowded roads. But the government needs to bear the hukou issue in mind when working out policies. When addressing a thorny issue, it should avoid making the hukou problem a thornier one.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/9 23:58:39

Myanmar ethnic reconciliation a Chinese strategic goal

US President Barack Obama officially ordered the lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar on Friday. It has been analyzed by many as a way to counterbalance China's influence in Myanmar and Southeast Asia, while consolidating the US rebalance to the Asia-Pacific strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/9 0:08:39

Spat reveals true stance of Singapore to Chinese public

Singapore must be treated as an ordinary player in international politics and a close military partner of the US in the Asia-Pacific, which China can work with for mutual benefits, and can also be tough with when it crosses the line.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/30 0:03:40

Presidential hopefuls show a country lacking in leadership

The presidential election has become a game to choose who is the least unfit to rule the superpower.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/29 0:08:40

Tokyo has responsibility to reveal truth of Fukushima

The aftermath of the Fukushima disaster that concerns the lives of millions has failed to prompt the Japanese government to assume responsibility actively on a massive scale.
Source: Global Times | 2016/9/28 0:28:39