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Flags represent US successes and failures

I'd like to see the Confederate flag taken down. But when it happens, I won't want it to be seen as a celebration of the collapse of the last relic of racism.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/3 0:33:01

Anti-Chinese attack shows Turkey's struggle

What has been happening in Turkey is an epitome of the Middle East that is experiencing radical changes. Giving tacit consent to the development of forces that support “Xinjiang independence” does not prove the power of Turkey. Rather, it shows its helplessness.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/8 22:08:11

AIIB loans will face political challenges

If the AIIB is to achieve or even surpass what the World Bank and the ADB have done, it must attach high importance to how to raise the labor level of the debt countries at the every beginning.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/1 21:08:01

In US backyard, Chinese company builds a win-win project

Asia needs the US, just like the Couva hospital needs US-made hospital beds. But this cannot be achieved by simply selling naval vessels.
Source: Global Times | 2015/7/16 0:38:01

Traditional culture more than dress-up

What's more important than traditional appearance is building a modern culture that is based on traditional values. But this is also a much more challenging task.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/25 22:18:01

China picking own path serves US interests better

When conflicts emerge in the future, the boundaries around China's interests and US interests will become vague. Beijing and Washington are going to deal with matters that integrate the interests of both sides.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/25 0:23:02

Admissions fears eroding Asian identity

However, such progress will not be achieved by punishing those who walk faster than others, because they can set the pace for everyone else.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/18 20:03:02

Clear orientation needed in Sino-US ties

China's future path demands a stable relationship with the US. China had to follow US mood swings, but now it is capable of affecting the US and laying out a constructive vision for the two.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/10 19:58:01

Educational fraud eases gray path into US

So the silver lining is that the old fashioned, exploitative, and dangerous smuggling rings may soon be driven out of business by a more modern market.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/4 23:08:01

Colonial legacy buried seeds of territorial row

Whether Asia can deal with this issue properly will determine whether it will be able to blaze a new trail of development which is different from the West's.
Source: Global Times | 2015/6/3 23:28:04

Paradisiacal visions mix two worlds into one

But now, being who they are and having two worlds merged into one in their hearts, they seem to see no boundaries. Neither does their work.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/28 22:18:01

Rohingya crisis demands concerted action

Sometimes, regional cooperation can get a breakthrough from a specific problem, thus boosting each side's confidence for future joint work and setting up basic principles on human rights.
Source: Global Times | 2015/5/27 22:28:01

Tai chi for Asian order has left US flailing

China has been gradually pushing Washington's “pivot to Asia” to the margins of the region with a sophisticated portfolio of moves and the flexible employment of economic power.
Source: Global Times | 2014/11/19 19:28:02

Politicians' e-mails last ones left secret

Let's not pretend we care more about the record-keeping policies than the contents of the e-mails of these current and former officials, especially of the e-mails that have been deleted or been kept out of the public realm for too long.
Source: Global Times | 2015/3/19 17:43:01

Diplomatic efforts augment economic dreams

The conflicts in northern Myanmar, however, revealed that it is difficult to introduce foreign investment or push our business outside China under the circumstances of a volatile neighborhood.
Source: Global Times | 2015/3/18 20:03:01

Fight for justice can't be limited to just us

Making logical and correct decisions should be the ultimate goal of human society.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/26 17:23:01

De-militarizing politics critical for Myanmar

Regardless of whether Suu Kyi can acquire the eligibility or not this year, it is imperative that the constitution must be amended at least before 2020.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/25 19:33:01

Neighbors can help Myanmar reconciliation

It will be a significant move if China, India and Thailand can jointly work to push forward the ethnic reconciliation in Myanmar. And in this process, a new negotiation mechanism can be set up for Asian peace and lay the foundations of the security landscape in the future.
Source: Global Times | 2015/2/11 19:43:01