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NK's missile test a sign of defiance against Security Council meeting

North Korea's latest missile test is an apparent sign of defiance against the UN Security Council's meeting on the country's nuclear issue on Friday, a Chinese expert said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/29 14:19:24

One-child generation overburdened by family commitments

The one-child policy has exerted great impacts on the entire society.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 22:03:41

New carrier expected to deter provocation, provide relief goods

Regarding geopolitical significance, aircraft carriers will help deter potential provocative actions against China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 19:48:41

US president makes ‘America first’ priority in early months

Trump’s first 100 days in office have displayed what the priorities of his presidency are, with articulate policy measures on the US’ foreign relations and the “America first” strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 18:23:41

Trump acting more mainstream after 100 days

Certainly, the whole world has every reason to celebrate Trump’s failure to fully deliver on his “100 Day Plan.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 18:18:41

Classroom live broadcast platforms in clear violation of student privacy

What’s worse, the public broadcasting can suppress the atmosphere at school.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 17:43:40

Indecent service a common trend on flights

You would think after the Dao incident stirred up public rage, all airlines would be doing everything they could to avoid getting into similar predicaments. Well, that is far too logical for an industry that can behave in an exceptionally cavalier way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/27 17:33:40

HK looks for a boost in new economic zone

Under the Bay Area scheme, the flows of labor, capital and goods between cities in the area will be facilitated, particularly after the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Shenzhen-Zhongshan Highway and regional inter-city high-speed rails.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 18:48:40

Le Pen win may prompt France's exit from international affairs

Policies based on nationalism may not take feasibility and effectiveness into consideration.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/26 18:43:40

Trump cannot alienate China-Russia ties

The Sino-Russian ties have surpassed ordinary power relationship, and are consolidated based on the common cognitions on civilization, international order and people’s demands.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 20:13:39

Fractured French election echoes deep divide in politics and society

The drastic change in the French political structure amid an unfolding crisis indicates that voters have become divided, with a majority of them showing distrust toward mainstream parties and shifting their support to Le Pen or Macron.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 20:03:40

Social media in a bind over extremist content

The reality is such policies only provide a general set of standards. These standards are applied inconsistently and have even led to significant controversies that illustrate the challenges both users and moderators face when dealing with controversial content.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/25 19:53:39

Campus murder leaves Pakistanis perplexed

In one of the most saddening, baffling and alarming incidents of Pakistani campus violence, a young male university student Mashal Khan has recently been brutally murdered by a mob, apparently after being tortured. This has left the whole nation wondering: Who killed him and why?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 20:33:39

Erdogan must seek to bridge a divided Turkey after referendum win

The President of Turkey, Tayyip Erdogan, was the winner of the referendum on April 16. Now able to concentrate the executive powers, he will be legally more powerful to govern as the parliamentary democracy system has been transformed into a presidential one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 20:23:40

Is curbing the spread of fake news possible in age of Internet?

A recent news story about the first comments made by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has taken parts of the Internet by storm, with his ringing denunciation of Islamic extremism and pledges to forbid American schools from doing anything other than teaching children how to stop "radical Islam." The problem, of course, is that this "news" is completely false. But it, like other stories of a similar ilk, is far from harmless fun. In fact, they have created real harm, stirring up ethnic and religious conflicts and conjuring up the specter of enraged mobs seeking "justice" for events that have not in fact occurred.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 21:18:39

Belt and Road summit participation reflects global support for initiative

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi recently revealed that 28 heads of state and government have confirmed their attendance on the Belt and Road summit scheduled to be held in Beijing in mid-May. Some Western media quickly shed light on the absence of leaders from major Western powers. How to respond to such reports? What impacts will the upcoming summit have?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 21:08:39

B&R making advances in South Asia

Since China proposed the Belt and Road project in 2013, there has been heated discussion outside China, especially in South Asian countries adjacent to China. What are the considerations and concerns of South Asian countries toward this initiative? How can China address their concerns and boost cooperation?
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 20:58:40

Open campus connects students to community

Unlike the West, many universities in China, fenced and guarded around the clock, are like Ivory Towers where students hardly step out of the small social circles they have formed. While college students are always encouraged to participate in various kinds of campus groups to accumulate "social" experiences, they are sheltered by fences and guards, and given no access to the real world. Opening up means more exchanges and integration with people outside their community and is an important way to prepare them for the workplace.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/21 5:03:41