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Screen hero turns villain after plagiarizing thesis

The way the government has handled the scandals shows it attaches high importance to fair play in the system. Besides, since last November, the Ministry of Education has mandated that universities apply tougher penalties for plagiarism, data manipulation and students who submit work that is not their own.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 17:47:02

China catching on to the PR value of movies

For a long time, Hollywood movies have played an important role in promoting US culture. The films, as cliched and predictable as they are, always follow a formula that wraps US core values around universal human stories - a formula that has proven to work at the box office. And that, until now, is what China has missed.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 17:26:24

Afghan govt needed in Taliban peace talks

Peace and stability in Afghanistan is desirable for the country and the larger region. The purpose of building mechanisms for peace talks is peace and stability in Afghanistan and welfare of the Afghan people, and the situation begs a positive outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 17:08:40

US and Europe on chessboard over Iran

As the US' global leadership is waning, European countries are unlikely to blindly follow Washington in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/21 14:38:40

Huawei's uphill battle in going global

For Huawei, breaking the US attempt at containment and transforming into a global enterprise with flexible approach is the most important. This needs more support and understanding from the Chinese public.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 18:17:52

Indian attitude toward China must change

Extreme nationalism in Indian media will affect India's evaluation of its own relations with China. China respects India's interests and feelings and has never been provocative toward India. However, public opinion in India often targets China, putting the two countries at odds.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 17:00:38

Russia can't be sidelined on Peninsula affairs

Russia hopes that it can play a role to provide strategic security and stability in the North Korea nuclear crisis, especially serve as the backbone for the security order in Northeast Asia. Russia is opposed to Pyongyang being pressured by the US and its allies and objects to these countries forcing North Korea to make unilateral compromises.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/20 16:36:34

By trying to consolidate foothold in CEE, Washington eyes many benefits

The most important US presence in Central and Eastern Europe is the security cooperation under the NATO security framework. If the US wants to strengthen its clout in this region, it must win favor from those countries that strike a balance among major powers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 16:49:12

With AI, can one find love in robots?

Robots do mimic and can spot emotions but can they use this and respond? Can they love us back? Is being robosexual a way for us to find replacement so we can find our version of comfort and love?
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 16:44:06

US sows division with anti-Iran summit

Although the US might have been successful in widening the rift between Iran and European states through the Warsaw summit, Washington should realize that the only reliable solution for the “Iran problem” could be achieved only by dialogue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/19 14:53:39

Globalization needs to be upgraded to serve the interest of all people

People desire that the globalization can serve the interest of all and match the political system of sovereign countries. What we need is a revised globalization.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 17:28:39

Latin America, the trade war, and the green economy

The time is right to move away from the trend toward deindustrialization and to kick-start a whole new economic activity, the one related to e-mobility and green energy. The US company Albemarle also has a large stake in Chile´s lithium production and should have an interest in furthering such a venture. In turn, if Chinese companies were to give an impetus to it, it would entail a major breakthrough in the fraught relationship between the region´s mining and metals sector and Chinese industry, one with potential reverberations through the continent.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/18 14:42:41

Li Rui's controversial life reflects diversity of opinion in Chinese society

As a representative figure among veteran outspoken officials, Li Rui was hailed among Chinese liberals and Western public opinion. Among his propositions, the most famous was opposing the construction of the Three Gorges Dam
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 19:28:39

West must understand China on its own terms

What lies behind the West's failing predictions about China? Different secondary factors crop up at different times. But a primary, underlying reason is that Westerners invariably seek to explain the Chinese experience through their own norms and values - and it's just as bad on the left as it is on the right.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 18:33:25

By blindly following Washington, London risks shooting itself in the foot

The South China Sea was once calm and tranquil, but the US has disturbed it under the banner of freedom of navigation, and the UK has joined in. London's moves are ignorant and unwise as the UK is neither qualified nor able to do so.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 15:33:40

US should desist from roiling South China Sea

Washington has taken a more active stance toward Southeast Asia, trying to restore and consolidate security relationships with regional countries and allies. But Trump's hard-line policy on the South China Sea has been counterproductive for regional stability.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/17 15:33:39

Forcing one to drink can't be a test of friendship

The Chinese drinking culture is set for a transformation. The long tradition seems to be on the wane, reflecting a change in an important aspect of China's material culture.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 20:03:41

Plain concern or bigotry? You decide

There is a whole generation of Chinese immigrants who grew up in the US many years ago who don't speak a word of Chinese because, in the aftermath of the Chinese Exclusion Act, their parents deliberately steered them away from the language. That has contributed to lifelong identity confusion among some of them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:18:40