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Socialism core of China success story

In sum, the difference between China’s development path and the Western mode lies in socialism. Socialism with Chinese characteristics was the basic feature of the country’s development. For a thorough understanding of China, one must learn much about this country’s socialism.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:18:39

China, US education systems have own merits

With the opening and development of our society, Western education is becoming more preferred in China while the good things in our traditional education are neglected. We should absorb the essence of traditional Chinese education philosophy and pass it down from generation to generation, such as respect for the teacher and teaching mentioned by the American parent, teaching each student in accordance with their aptitude, proper education for all social classes and education as a two-way process. The achievements and experience of contemporary education should be summarized, refined and promoted.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/27 20:13:39

After hard win, challenges stare at Merkel

Germany should first address the issue of its identity within Europe and the West. If the country regards itself as a representative of Europe and even the West, Sino-German ties, which have seen rapid development, may encounter barriers. This is why Chinese observers are relieved, yet concerned, about the “tranquility” of German elections and the country’s political stability.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 21:48:39

Understanding China’s railway diplomacy

China’s initiative in placing high-speed rail diplomacy at the heart of the Belt and Road initiative to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East and East Africa is likely one day to be seen as a significant step forward in international transportation infrastructure, and not just for China’s interests, but for those of the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 21:18:39

China should speak for the developing world

In the future, China may need to adapt to this change of identity: although it is no longer a developing country, it still needs to maintain or promote its role as the spokesperson for developing countries. This is not only necessitated by the need for China’s own development, but is also a moral responsibility delegated to China by the international community.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 22:08:39

With another win, Merkel to reform Europe

Since Merkel has won, Berlin will change its agenda for Europe. Rhetorically, the crisis-management period will be over yielding place to a new stage where common achievements will be at the epicenter and some optimism will be spread. This is certainly positive for the EU, which has suffered a lot in previous years. Merkel’s motivation to be remembered for her four-year term as the leader who created a stronger Europe to respond to crises and international challenges might be the driving force toward European integration. Her determination to partly compromise with the French stance on the future of the EU could be the secret of success.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/25 21:43:39

Foggy foreign policy hobbles Trump’s US

In the future, the world will still live under uncertainty brought in by the advent of Trumpism. Rather than expecting the US to bring about change, we should, with multilateral organizations such as the UN as the platform, reform the existing international system, strengthen international cooperation on major global issues, and promote irreversible development that spawns a strong international consensus.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 21:38:39

Overseas study about more than higher pay

Overseas study may continue to be a valuable experience, but is also an increasingly common practice. The returnees are gradually losing the glamour associated with overseas education, which may actually help us consider going abroad in a more rational way.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 21:31:55

‘Tiger parents’ do no good to kids’ development

What parents are supposed to do is to create a friendly studying environment for kids, and teach them to be responsible for their own work. After all, independent learning is much more important than high scores.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/22 5:03:39

Un-seating empathy

Offering your seat in a crowded carriage to someone in need deserves praise. But being forced to leave it even when ill can cause outrage.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 22:46:03

Redistribution of power key to UN reform

China will improve efficiency and effectiveness through the integration of functions and a clear distribution of labor. China will be committed to preventive diplomacy to help avoid escalation of conflicts and to achieve sustainable peace. It will also promote the balanced and inclusive development of the economy, society and environment. In this way, China will provide better service to UN member states and people in the world. A people-oriented way is the very way for UN reform.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:43:39

Smile please: How emojis spawn civilization

Similarly, though meme is simple, it is universal and conveys a clear meaning with text. However, meme is like news pictures which are more representative of an emotion or mood, and are difficult to substitute for reasoning and complete facts. Mood or emotional expression of meme can often only make perfection still more perfect. A meme that praises gourmet with slobber cannot replace a chef’s cooking skill; a meme that rebukes others’ nonsensical behavior cannot really confute the fallacies. To make people know black from white, in addition to emotional expression, one also needs fair persuasion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/21 20:38:39

Why claims of China’s assertiveness are false

Consequently Beijing should learn to adjust its diplomatic gestures and handle tough issues more skillfully. Meanwhile the international community needs to adapt to the change in China’s global status and diplomatic style.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 21:48:39

Let judicial authorities pursue marriage fraud

How should we properly deal with marriage fraud? How should matchmaking sites be regulated?
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/20 21:33:40

‘Nationalist’ label obstructs communication

Nationalism has exhibited its vitality in different forms at different times in history. The rise of nationalist sentiment is especially common in the era of globalization as drawbacks emerge.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 21:23:40

Cafe harassment demands careful handling

In our current era, people are unusually sensitive about matters involving Muslims. The issue automatically generates public debate. However, when this tendency becomes a trend, the negative effects far outweigh the positive. Thus when it comes to Muslims it is a necessity that we address misunderstandings and grievances promptly and efficiently to preserve long-term ethnic and religious unity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/19 21:23:39

Party Congress explores new growth momentum

Therefore the 18th CPC National Congress was of unusual significance. The CPC, as with Mao Zedong in 1949 and Deng Xiaoping in 1978, faced a new situation – in this case how to successfully make the transition to moderate prosperity faced with very slow Western growth. This, as may be seen from developments since 2012, is being successfully achieved – laying the basis for the 19th CPC National Congress.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 21:53:39

Beijing, Washington jointly shape new order in Asia-Pacific region

China pursues a fairer order that gives developing countries an equal say in regional and international affairs. The Asia-Pacific region, with a rising China, will see developing counties more engaged in regional affairs. But given Washington’s predominant status, Beijing-led regional orders will coexist with those dominated by Washington for a long time to come in the Asia-Pacific region.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 21:48:39