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Aging population sets hard limits for China's early pensioners

Recent changes in the family planning policy to allow more couples to have a second child are being coupled with efforts to raise China's retirement age, currently just 55 for women and 60 for men.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/30 22:53:01

China must take lead in sustainability issues

What choices should China make? Will China be able to lead the world in finding new methods of sustainable development?
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/23 18:43:01

Chinese reforms must focus on the public

China has maintained momentum for further reforms. However, the country is now also confronted with a variety of challenges. How can China smoothly deepen its reforms? Can China avoid the middle income trap?
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/16 19:58:01

Chinese diplomacy should move past focus on regional disputes

Along with the establishment of its State Security Committee, I hope China will respond to territorial disputes and other thorny diplomatic issues in a more systematic way.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/9 20:38:01

Youth Games faces changes in future

We are very pleased to receive the bid launched by Beijing and Zhangjiakou, because it offers a new approach to the Winter Olympic Games – offering winter sports to a capital like Beijing and to the people all over China. It is a very interesting approach.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/2 19:08:01

Singaporean pragmatism offers lessons

Whether a country operates by democracy or one-party rule, in his view, it requires “guardians” – the most talented, groomed individuals in society – to succeed.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/18 23:43:02

Open markets necessary, but not easy

Financial reform is one of the top items on China’s development agenda, with cautious moves toward opening up exchange rates and allowing more flexibility for markets. Should China be cautious of too much openness? Is the global financial future bleak?
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/16 23:13:01

'Peaceful rise' will meet US containment

I am quite certain that China cannot rise peacefully.
Source: Global Times | 2013/11/6 22:58:01

Sino-Russian friendship needs popular touch

The Chinese dream cannot copy the American dream, which only suits the American people. China should establish its own patterns and standards for all walks of life, such as consumption, culture, social life and even politics and democracy.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/29 19:33:01

American dream no option for China

Expanding influence or even being a dominant power like what the American dream aims at is not China's option. The Chinese dream will contribute to China's peaceful rise.
Source: Global Times | 2013/7/7 23:33:01

Controlled reform biggest lesson of Soviet fall

China should support the people's wish for democracy. But such democracy should be controllable and should not be left unrestrained, otherwise it risks turning into a disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/24 18:58:02

China happy to see Myanmar opening up

Myanmar, once internationally isolated under the rule of its military junta, has made huge steps forward during its democratic transition.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/21 20:43:01

Afghanistan no playground for great powers

Next year sees the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan, drawing global attention amid uncertainty about the country's future.
Source: Global Times | 2013/10/15 20:33:01

India won't sacrifice one friendship for others

What's the significance of this visit? How do Indian elites view India-China relationship?
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/24 21:38:01

Humiliation spurs dreams of new glories

China's modern history has seen a long succession of national humiliations, with the nation repeatedly losing wars to foreign invaders.
Source: Global Times | 2013/9/2 21:23:01

Thailand looks to China to speed up rails

Because Thailand still has to continue importing facilities in the future, one of the important criteria should be that whoever invests in the rail network also needs to increase the local content of that investment as well.
Source: Global Times | 2013/4/14 19:13:01

US succumbing to tyranny of endless war

A rash of security issues inside and outside the US, from the Snowden case to the relations with Iran, has put the spotlight on Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2013/8/19 19:33:01

Olympic dreams go beyond just sports

It should be kept in mind that the Olympic Games and other events must always be a high-level and honest stage for athletes to compete.
Source: Global Times | 2013/8/12 21:38:01