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Talk centering on women’s virtues evokes heated discussions

Recently at Jiujiang University in East China's Jiangxi Province, a lecture on "How to be a model woman in the new era" provoked heated discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:28:39

Off-limits: exploiting patriotism unacceptable

Xu Dabao, a Chinese Internet celebrity, has recently stirred up controversy by wearing a dress featuring the Chinese national flag at the Cannes Film Festival in Paris.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:13:39

Do foreigners have lower moral standard in China?

Recently, a foreign football player who played in China's super league made a gesture that often contains discriminative and racist implications in a Western and historical context. It quickly caused strong controversy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:03:40

Reciprocity can help advance B&R in Europe

Emmanuel Macron has taken office as France's new president and observers are trying to figure out what he has in mind. How will he craft his China policy? Will he pull France and Europe away from the populist tendencies?
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 18:53:40

Pragmatic Trump distances US from Taiwan

As in other aspects, the government of US President Donald Trump has marked a major shift in its position regarding Taiwan. From Trump taking a phone call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen and questioning the "One China" policy to later refusing to meet Tsai when she made transit stops in the US or have another phone call with her and promising to stick to the "One China" policy, Trump's stance toward Taiwan has changed fundamentally.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 22:43:39

Properly handling the five major issues in Beijing-Washington military relations

Economic and trade ties have always been the bedrock of China-US relations. Despite friction over the exchange rate, intellectual property rights and market access, complementary Sino-US economic relations remain unchanged. In the political field, common interests between the two countries far outweigh disagreements over significant issues like safeguarding regional and global stability and security. But building the bilateral ties on security issues isn't optimistic.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 21:43:39

Beijing hukou, most vital in job hunting?

With graduation season approaching, many college graduates still hesitate about their next move. For many, a job providing a Beijing hukou, which offers a residence permit and a number of social benefits in Beijing, is a very good choice.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 23:36:36

Abacus Bank vindicated in new documentary

Thunderous applause broke out when the Sung daughters - Vera, Jill and Chanterelle - walked on stage of the IFC movie theatre in downtown Manhattan last week after a preview of a documentary Abacus: Small Enough to Jail. The film, made by Steve James and released on Friday, focuses on the ordeal of the Sung family.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:13:39

WannaCry attack wreaks international havoc on global network

WannaCry, the dangerous ransomware leveraging the EternalBlue cyber weapon previously released by the hacker collective Shadow Brokers, continues creating havoc on the global network. EternalBlue is regarded by many as a key cyber weapon in the National Security Agency's arsenal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 22:03:39

Record low approval marks Tsai’s first year

May 20 marks Tsai Ing-wen's first anniversary as Taiwan's leader. However, polls suggest that Tsai's approval rate is only 28 percent, much lower than her predecessors at this point in their term.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 21:53:39

Ignorance no excuse for cultural insensitivity

There have been no lack of stories regarding racism against Asians, including Chinese, in foreign countries. But when the discrimination occurs on Chinese soil, the anger of those offended is to be expected.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 19:28:39

Macron’s presidency: expect more pragmatic cooperation

A comprehensive China-France strategic partnership will surely reinvigorate global governance and cooperation in the B&R initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 22:28:39

New impetus for the Sino-French partnership emerges

Almost immediately after his victory against the leader of Front National Marine Le Pen, Macron received a congratulatory phone call by Xi.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 22:18:39

Top leader clarifies B&R direction

BRF marks a new beginning. In 2015, China vocally announced its plan to find new potential for global and regional growth. Leaders' gathering in Beijing to review past progress and discuss next-step actions will be followed by more solid collaboration in terms of policies, trade, technical standards, and information sharing, all aimed at long-term economic yields from colossal B&R investments.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 11:28:39

B&R initiative receives welcome in Africa

Close cooperation between China and Africa has drawn the attention of the world. However, criticism and reproach borne out of jealousy and conspiracy have also been aroused. Serial reports by The New York Times on China's so-called "New Colonial Power" on the eve of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation are such instances.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 22:18:40

Trump marks end of value-oriented diplomacy

Since the era of former US president Thomas Woodrow Wilson, value-oriented diplomacy has played a major role in US foreign policy. Donald Trump, current US President, entered the Oval Office from the business world without any political experience. He despises and has abandoned the country's liberal ideology as elites from both the US and other Western nations are left feeling deeply grieved.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 22:13:39

China hopes to better the once ‘dark-continent’

Kenya's transport sector will undergo a major resuscitation starting June, injecting a sigh of relief to thousands of businesses which have been struggling with the country's ailing infrastructure.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 21:33:39

Belt and Road: promoting healthy globalization

The Belt and Road initiative (B&R) has entered a new development stage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/15 20:03:39