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Marriage can’t be traded for license plates

It seems that marriage, previously a sacred word for love, is increasingly becoming a tool for material gains. The fake marriage, in essence, is a way to distribute the limited resources in big cities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/24 5:03:39

Time to stop romanticizing white men

The answer is the rosy, inflated self-concept of Westerners that has prevailed in our minds. The West has filled the non-Westerners with false notions of white superiority and white benevolence, and China unquestioningly accepted and reinforced it.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 21:28:39

EU looks to create a common future at 60

Today, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of that ground-breaking agreement, we are proud of our achievements, and of our ability to stand up to challenges; and we confidently look forward to shaping our common future together.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/23 20:58:39

Populism becomes political weather vane

The curtain has descended on the Dutch election. Although Geert Wilders, leader and founder of the right-wing Party for Freedom (PVV), had once maintained a clear lead in the polls, he claimed only 20 seats in the election, four seats fewer than in the 2010 election.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 22:13:40

What does the future hold for Belt & Road?

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual government work report at the fifth session of the 12th National People's Congress that China faces "far more complicated and grave situations" both at home and abroad, as it steps up economic restructure efforts and aims to play a greater international role.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 21:08:39

Can China make its mark in cyberspace?

Preparations for the ninth BRICS summit to be held at Xiamen from September 3 to 5 this year were launched in late February with the first BRICS Sherpas meeting in Nanjing to kick-start consensus-building in several specific areas, while enhancing cooperation in security, development and people-to-people exchange through sports and cultural activities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 20:53:39

China’s Israel policy requires balance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife arrived in Beijing on Sunday for an official visit amid celebration for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Israel-China diplomatic relations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 20:28:39

China, US can benefit from ancient wisdom

Donald Trump gave his first speech to the Congress on February 28 which later surveys revealed around three quarters of respondents approved. Whether the new president might have weathered a storm or the public approval was just an illusion, there is a trap in front of him, set by his political enemies.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 20:28:39

Has the far-right really lost in Dutch election?

In a society of moral diversity, we might have to rethink about our definition of universal values. The current definition, as given by the West, is based solely on the progress of Western societies in the past few centuries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 11:08:39

Sino-US-African ties driven by commonality

Donald Trump's ascension to power left the world reeling in shock and he has become one of the most trending personalities on social media.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 22:13:39

Dutch vote, a barometer for EU elections?

After Brexit and Donald Trump's surprising win in the US presidential elections, the election in the country of tulips has not turned out to be a shocking surprise.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 21:48:39

Chinese youth values patriotism over South Korea glitz

The latest display of patriotism saw young Chinese putting their country before South Korean idols.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/17 0:28:48

Deep-seated racism persists against Asians

The latest came from some scholars in Canada whose newly published report found that people with Asian last names are 28 percent less likely to be called for a job interview than those with the same qualification but a Western last name. The study was based on data collected in Canada, but the authors told the media they believe the result can be applied to the US too.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 21:03:39

Going global induces economic efficiency

Amid an atmosphere of general global uncertainty, the delegates and decision-makers at the two sessions currently taking place in Beijing have a historic opportunity to establish a firm foundation for China's economic reform process.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/16 20:48:39

Immigrant children are vital cultural links

Not every second-generation immigrant would feel confused about their identity. However, almost every one of them will ponder on the issue of identity at some point in their lives and make their own decision on whether or not to address it and search for that connection.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 21:13:39

King’s visit fuses Saudi Vision 2030 and Belt and Road initiative

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud started his state visit to China on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/15 20:58:40

Civil code lays foundation for ‘rule of law’

National lawmakers at the ongoing annual session of the National People's Congress will start deliberating and then vote on the draft general provisions of civil law on Wednesday, which is a big step for China's legal construction.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 21:23:39

A stable Central Asia, Putin’s 2017 goal

Russian President Vladimir Putin wrapped up a two-day visit to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in late February, a rare Central Asian trip of late.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/14 19:18:39