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New religion needed to address today's issues

For humans are moved not only by survival needs and the pursuit of material comfort. They also have emotional needs which are best satisfied by myths, narratives and rituals. That is the handling of symbols.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/13 18:23:39

China has experience of philanthropy during history

I truly hope that philanthropy in China will make more progress so that more people would be able to help others while those who are in trouble can get what they need.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/30 0:03:46

Australia has to decide on trajectory of ties with US

I believe the Australians have an equal likelihood to fall into either Mexico or Canada models, however how the Chinese government handles Australians will be a huge factor in the final outcome.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/8 19:53:39

Pre-midlife cry-sis: Chinese in their 30s despair over life

The anxiety that many people in their 30s suffer is normal as they are in a transitional phase. But they need to make an objective self-evaluation and should stop being too harsh on themselves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 18:58:39

Trump's latest speech undermines Pakistan's efforts in fighting terrorism

The US just does not want to admit its defeat there, like it was defeated in Iraq, and before that in Vietnam.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/28 19:43:39

Equality for woman stuck in bottleneck

With the implementation of reform and opening-up, China has made progress in many aspects. However, gender inequality is still a bottleneck which makes it difficult for Chinese women to reach their full potential. It is hoped that more efforts can be made for early realization of this goal.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 21:13:39

Children need foreign and domestic influences growing up

It is hoped that parents can offer their children a pure childhood and make them free from a sense of superiority.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 18:43:39

More grads choosing Chinese over foreign firms

Although experience in international firms turns out to be a valuable draw for some, it has ceased to be a first choice for many graduates taking the long view of future prospects and the potential for promotion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/19 21:38:39

Talk centering on women's virtues evokes heated discussions

Recently at Jiujiang University in East China's Jiangxi Province, a lecture on "How to be a model woman in the new era" provoked heated discussions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 19:28:39

Modern Chinese funeral rites derail from its intention

The purpose for funeral rites is to show respect and love for the deceased and ensuring the route to spiritual eternity or reincarnation is without any hurdles. Chinese people believe that a failure to follow the rules and etiquette of the funeral is likely to bring bad luck to the family of the deceased. It is with this understanding that funerals are taken very seriously in Chinese society.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/10 21:48:39

Sex education needs to be integrated into China's classrooms

Sex education is a significant aspect of individual growth as well as the advancement of civil society. Therefore, an advanced society should provide the space and resources to enable such learning to take place in the classrooms and public spheres.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/13 15:43:40

Calls for boycott might set off unwanted reactions

After one of South Korea's five biggest business giants Lotte approved a land swap with the government that will allow the US deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system in the country, Chinese consumers began boycotting Lotte-brand supermarkets and products.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/6 21:43:39

Nation's universities need to curb unequal treatments

Tsinghua University has been bombarded with criticisms these days for its newly released admission policies on international students.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/28 0:38:39

China will embrace more talents

A recent article in your newspaper titled "More overseas students look for jobs at home" talked about the phenomenon that an increasing number of Chinese students who studied in the US will go back to China to carve out their career.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 19:43:39

Psychological development starts in the classroom

The development of education has provided China with experts in different fields. However, the overemphasis on study has led to a lack of focus on the psychological progress of students.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/9 18:38:39

Women are not superwomen

Work and family are both great projects consuming a large amount of time and energy. If a woman feels able to do both, she can take this course. However, if she discovers she can't pull double duty, she doesn't need to feel sorry. After all, feminism does not ask women to be competitive both in the workplace and in the family.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/19 19:03:39

Running errands can help with career development

It is reasonable for office newbies to resent being overloaded with chores. But running some errands can contribute to one's career development. Therefore, why not regard running errands as a beneficial experience?
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/12 21:13:39

Studying abroad has great benefits for developing kids

Parents should take both shortcomings and benefits into full consideration before sending their teenage boys or girls to overseas high schools.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/5 21:28:39