Opinion / Domestic Affairs

Forty men sharing four quilts

[2010-04-20 11:04]

If I tell you this happened in quake-hit Yushu, you probably imagine the misery the people affected by the earthquake are going through. In fact, this happened to the Chinese Armed Police.

Chinese 'nail households' strive for fairness

[2010-04-19 10:45]

Requests for compensation based on market price as demanded by homeowners are fair. Even if an agreement cannot be reached, the disputes over compensation shall be resolved in court, rather than in a violent showdown.

Inmate deaths a blot on judicial system

[2010-04-15 09:53]

In recent years, there have been so many reports of unnatural deaths in China’s detention houses that people start to accept them as part of life. Yet sometimes, the ways that inmates die can still go beyond one’s wildest imagination.

Miracle reconsidered

[2010-04-12 23:00]

The latest news from Wangjialing Coal Mine in Shanxi province confirms the deaths of 35 miners trapped in the flooded mine. One week after the rescue of 115 miners, which has been lauded as "a miracle in China's mining rescue history," people are beginning to face the grim reality behind the miracle.

Thailand is searching for acceptable government

[2010-04-12 10:47]

The conflict in Thailand is a struggle in search of acceptable government that can bridge the gap between urban elites and the rural working class, by catering the needs of both populations.

Live in the here and now

[2010-04-09 09:38]

Don't worry about the savings for future.Between now and whenever we retire, countless things will happen that we can’t foresee, just like they always have. And like we always do, we’ll just have to cope the best we can at the moment.

What made the rescue miracle possible

[2010-04-08 17:37]

The rescue following the Wangjialing mining accident was a miracle that displayed the bright sides of Chinese society, said a commentary on zaobao.com.

Reappointments should be convincing

[2010-04-02 13:14]

Any party official who is removed from his post due to wrongdoing or dereliction of duty,should not be reappointed to a same-level post within a year, nor should he be promoted within two years

How should we take advantage of "historic figures?"

[2010-04-02 10:13]

Over the past years, disputes involving the birthplaces of historic figures have emerged from time to time in many regions.

Stop worshiping foreign brands

[2010-03-30 16:48]

Chinese fans of foreign brands should rethink their obsession rationally and come to their senses.

Kunming clash reveals society's woes

[2010-03-29 14:33]

The latest clash in Kunming, Yunnan province, serves as another reminder of the depths of public anger at social injustice.

Protect our children from poison

[2010-03-22 14:17]

How civilized a society is depends on the way it treats its children. And for years one incident after another has made me a pessimist in this regard.