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'Cut it' after 'action': Morality fades out off screen

Mistakes ordinary people make can be made by celebrities as well, such as taking drugs and having extramarital affairs. The difference is that celebrities are supposed to set an example to the public – role models of virtue and moral generosity. Perhaps this is the cost they need to pay for being celebrities and living their characters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:23:40

Chinese parents find it hard to wear their heart on their sleeve

Today, I sent out those three little words to my family and my little sister was the only one who responded with those exact words back. Silence was all I got from my parents, but in their defense, TV and sleep are very important to them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 19:13:40

Procedural democracy leads to Brexit dilemma

A plebiscite or referendum is a legitimate way of taking decisions in Western liberal democracies, but a flawless procedure does not imply a perfect result.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:57:32

Hospice care can break death taboo in China

Chemotherapies and radiation therapies would only worsen the condition of the patient and could potentially be the last straw that crushes the patient rather than the cancer itself. The side-effects can be a torture for patients as they live in a constant state of pain both physically and mentally so that they would give up hope. It is understandable that no one is willing to give up a single chance of keeping themselves and their close relatives alive, but sometimes rather than being alive and suffering from endless pain, a peaceful farewell to the world might be the better solution.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 16:43:40

Meng case to further complicate China-Canada-US ties

Meng's case is a long-running battle. As long as it is not resolved, it would be tough to iron out China-US-Canada relations.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 14:48:40

Big powers pull strings of Central and Eastern European Countries' diplomacy

More importantly, the diplomacy of Central and Eastern Europe, made up of mostly small countries, has been subject to the big-power games and lost its decision-making ability to some extent.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 10:33:23

Burberry fiasco another lesson for foreign labels

There is extensive reporting in Western media about China's fast-paced development, but it seems Western brands still don't get it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 18:53:40

US resistance can't hurt China-LAC ties

Undoubtedly, mutually beneficial China-LAC cooperation will further expand under BRI.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 13:48:39

Can US disrupt Sino-Israeli cooperation?

China-Israel relations are unlikely to be substantially hit by groundless allegations by some senior US officials, but China should act more cautiously when trading with or investing in Israel.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/22 11:08:39

West's unease sprouts after lunar probe lands

This is how China works to develop science. In turn, in a world that adopts a different approach, very few countries have the ability to become great scientific powers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/21 17:58:40

Brexit drags UK into a political stasis

This is a grim prognosis, but there hasn't been a real constitutional crisis for over a century, when the House of Lords and the House of Commons fought for political supremacy in 1910. That too took two general elections to resolve. Most people would feel glad if Brexit could be resolved as simply.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 17:58:39

Macron tries to get his mandate back on track

Although whether the national debate will be constructive or not remains to be seen, Macron already sparked new outrage on Tuesday when he said in Normandy that his administration was going to “help people in difficult situations take responsibility for themselves. Some make efforts, and some act stupid.”
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 17:48:39

Coping with a common enemy is conducive to China-US ties

It is undoubtedly wise to prevent trade harm China-US ties. As Trump eyes a second term, he may change aggressive policies against China when the trade war begins to harm American people.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/20 13:04:30

Seat hoggers deserve exemplary punishment

A law-breaker will certainly pay for what he or she did. A strict law enforcement regime can send the right message to violators.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 18:58:40

Does India mirror path China took decade ago?

But cheap labor itself is not a guarantee for accomplishing these goals. India needs to solve many problems before it is able to unleash its full potential.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 17:03:40

Chinese people work hard, but they need to learn to play hard as well

Work smart does not mean longer hours because the latter does not equate to greater efficiency.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 16:58:40

India-Pakistan row thwarts regional cooperation

Even though several joint declarations and agreements were signed, most of them were not effectively implemented, which led to ineffective regional cooperation. Hence, SAARC is almost invisible among many regional intergovernmental organizations around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 16:13:40

Is Poland exploiting big power competition in Central and Eastern Europe?

Poland tried to play the leading role in 16+1 cooperation, but withdrew its interests after the platform didn't meet its expectation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/17 12:03:40