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Shopping app buyer beware

Regulations are long overdue. Meanwhile to reduce their own risk, online buyers should be more careful about trusting in user reviews.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 21:35:36

Wealthy, powerful shape our beauty standards

When judging beauty, we may think we are simply following our hearts. But the criteria are more arbitrary than intuitive. People on TV and in magazines seem to set the semi-subconscious standards for the rest of us, from skin color to eye size to body shape. In other words, wealth and power rule beauty. Until the day we get a say, it doesn't hurt to keep this in mind.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 21:08:39

Regional security framework needs efforts of China, US

Although crises may draw closer, there is still a need to look at regional security from a comprehensive, long-term perspective. With the decline of American influence, regional countries like China must assume responsibility for building regional security frameworks.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 20:53:39

Can Germany fix EU in next four years?

For France and Germany, timing is crucial. Handled well, the two countries can consolidate European integration with stability and durability.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 22:03:40

US should be cautious about military power

Only by properly handling the above sensitive issues, can Sino-US security and military relations develop steadily and provide a positive support for the overall relationship between China and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 21:53:40

Computational propaganda poses challenge

The rise of computational propaganda calls for a new model of global Internet governance. Global Internet governance has been paralyzed due to the dichotomization between the “multi-stakeholder” and “multilateral” approach to governance. It is time to seek a middle way to rebuild global Internet governance and address the terrible beauty of computational propaganda born in the era of Pax Technica.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 20:58:39

War must always be the last resort in disputes

I'm not afraid of war, and I know what war is about. But for any country, the war is always an unfortunate thing. Yet each soldier wants to fight in the war once in his lifetime, which could honor his life.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 20:53:39

Rohingya crisis exposes NLD's dilemma

The NLD government should play the leading role of Myanmar's peace process and keep its discourse power at the top policymaking level.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 22:33:40

Both sides at fault in fake story spat

What is happening is unfortunate and ugly. I do believe they both have to take some responsibility for it. None of them have mentioned what was the argument that triggered this incident. More importantly, this debate is just about Garschagen and Zhang, nothing more than that.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/11 20:58:39

Modi visit echoes Myanmar's opening-up

China should have strategic awareness of the development of India-Myanmar relations and also needs to craft elaborate countermeasures.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 22:12:01

Sanctions exacerbate US-Russia divide

Given that US sanctions against Russia involve many complicated factors, US-Russian relations are likely to remain at a low point for a long period of time, which is sure to deeply influence the international political landscape in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 21:38:39

Critics should treat Dunkirk just as a movie

The latest Hollywood blockbuster Dunkirk has generated controversy and attracted criticism for a variety of reasons. Some of the criticism is reasonable – it's disappointing as a war movie, and General Harold Alexander shouldn't be depicted as a hero. And, then there is a harsh criticism of Chinese moviegoers: “they love war films full of blood and fighting scenes.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 21:23:39

Five-star hotel hygiene scandal set to take its toll

The hygiene scandal at upmarket hotels will undoubtedly have undesirable repercussions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/8 5:03:40

Chinese Americans make their voices heard

To the Chinese who are confused by this, the idea of data disaggregation among Asians may be easier to understand if put in the frame of a familiar concept – it is indeed about “letting some people achieve prosperity first” versus “common prosperity.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 20:23:39

US-Russia relations dragged down blind alley

With Trump entering his ninth month in office, US-Russian relations have plunged to an all-time low, and lie in a far worse state than at any time during Barack Obama's tenure.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/7 19:08:39

Dreams of 'one Europe' need actions to match

It is unreasonable that Gabriel compared the one-Europe policy with the one-China policy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 20:28:39

New members broaden BRICS horizons

The only way to prevent these future economic scenarios from becoming a reality is to develop true cooperation between BRICS countries, and the proud isolation of developing countries from developed ones will not make the world a better place in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/6 18:53:39

Why waning powers meddle in Asian affairs

Non-interference will lead to no say on matters on the international stage. But this kind of interference can only be aimed at curbing the rise of China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/5 19:53:39