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Parents, learn a lesson!

Parents should carefully weigh the option of sending children to schools abroad, lest a dream turns into a nightmare.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 23:57:16

In continued fight against poverty, China looks at quality of growth

For a country like China – with its sheer size, population, urban to rural ratio and ethnic composition, poverty is not unusual. Many challenges such as access to education and healthcare especially in rural areas as well as urbanization are part of the phenomenon when you have growth. It is comforting to know that the government has acknowledged the issue and made it a signature campaign to lift more people out of poverty by 2020. Though it won't be easy, the fight will continue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 21:13:40

Re-elected Putin will fight off US pressure

The US is China's largest trading partner and has intertwined economic interests with Beijing. Russia is China's largest neighbor. It is of great significance for China to well handle ties with the US and Russia, grasp the “changed” and “unchanged” factors in US-Russia relations and give shape to a favorable triangular relationship between China, the US and Russia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 21:08:40

Asian kids lend diversity to top NYC schools

The right way to increase participation in any selective program should not be to punish the stronger ones but to help the weaker ones to perform better.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/22 20:23:40

US in need of rational voice on China

American strategists should know that the US and China have come to be close partners and only dialogue and cooperation are the way out of problems. The world's largest power can hardly circumvent China on its way to “make America great again.”
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 19:03:40

US to use Taiwan Travel Act as bargaining chip

The Act sends misleading signals to pro-independence forces on the island. The impact of the Act, to a large extent, will be determined by the following moves by the US administration.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/21 18:58:39

CPC-led system a political innovation

This constitutional amendment is all about strengthening China's system of governance, especially the Party's leadership of the country and President Xi Jinping's leadership of the Party and the nation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 22:18:40

Will Putin deliver the Russian miracle?

The power transition six years later will probably take place in an unusual way, like Putin taking over Russia from Yeltsin. This will help the next president get rid of the influence of the Putin administration. Putin is confronted with several arduous tasks in his fourth term. All eyes are on him to deliver the Russian miracle he promised.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/20 21:58:39

London-Moscow row stymies bilateral ties

Nationalist sentiments in Russia have seen an upsurge because of the Ukraine crisis and Crimea's annexation to Russia in particular. Many analysts reckon that as Western countries continue “bullying” Russia, the country's strong national spirit has united Russian society in support of Putin. Putin re-elected as Russian president with over 76 percent of vote on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 21:18:39

Taiwan Travel Act threatens to throw cross-Straits relations into quagmire

Over the last year, the Trump administration has realized how vulnerable and vital the Taiwan question is for Sino-US ties. It should know there is no space to play tricks on the question. China and the US both need to contribute to maintaining the stable relationship and whether the Trump administration implements the Act will be a touchstone of bilateral ties.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 21:13:39

Reforms reflect trust in political system

In this sense, this institutional reform fully demonstrates our confidence in the political system. Socialism with Chinese characteristics must be an organic operational system which is determined by our missions and the current situation. The change, therefore, is a knowhow reform, which is aimed at lowering institutional costs and promoting productivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/19 20:53:39

China helps boost Ethiopia turnaround

As most African countries gambled between holding on to their traditional development partners – the West – or embracing China, Ethiopia enthusiastically welcomed Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:48:39

State Council strives for better governance with institutional reshuffle

There are numerous ways ahead to transform government functions, but institutional reform is the most direct. However, institutional restructuring should accord with the actual demand of the times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:43:40

Pompeo ready to implement Trumpism

The new US secretary of state will make this bilateral relationship more difficult, but this does not mean confrontation between the two will escalate. After all, both competition and cooperation will feature in future China-US relations, and the relationship will not drastically change simply due to the alteration of secretary of state.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 19:43:40

Insulting war victims must be sternly punished

A nation's future will be dim if its younger generation forgets the past. We must remember history and make it a lesson for people to cherish the hard-won peace and pursue a better life.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 23:31:45

Noodles raise a stink, instantly!

Though there is no ban, the railways are mindful of the strong smell that lingers within the tightly packed compartments once a passenger opens the pack. The food is delicious and convenient. However, if passengers object to the smell, one should consider paying heed.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 23:31:44

Robust institutions key for China's success

The CPC has been impressive at how it has met and adapted to the expectations of citizens. In this sense, it has worked in a similar fashion to a political party in a competitive political system, maybe even better at times.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:23:40

China's political system should be fairly viewed

On the whole, the 2018 two sessions are a milestone event not only because they outlined specific parameters of the Chinese political system, but also because they revealed why the governance in the country is delivering. Disagreements by the West do not hide this reality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/15 21:18:42