Opinion / Domestic Affairs

A little food poisoning doesn't scare us

[2011-04-08 19:35]

It seems that all of a sudden, we have become a food safety-conscious nation. But to me, such a show of care is superfluous, and even demeaning.

Behind the wheel, civilized becomes barbaric

[2011-04-06 17:23]

On this land of wonders, green light does not guarantee a safe passage through the zebra crossing for pedestrians. Under the world's most bizarre traffic rules, vehicles are allowed to drive through the zebra crossing to turn right at any time, even when pedestrians are passing.

Latest China smear targets public security spending

[2011-04-06 16:31]

It is commonsense to not have such items as "maintaining social stability" in China's governmental budget. However, a Radio France Internationale news report said pointedly that 624 billion yuan ($95.4 billion) has been allocated for that special purpose. China has never been a stranger to spurious reports like this one - and Chinese and international readers know all about it.

China should follow own course in political reform

[2011-04-02 15:12]

The ideas behind China's rapid rise, which are very different from the mainstream political views of the Western countries, can enlighten us in the process of making innovations in democracy.

Overlooked ingredient of China's economic success

[2011-04-01 17:35]

While its economic miracle has been increasingly acknowledged by Western powers, China's progress in political reforms seems to have disappointed the Western supporters of democracy.

China can hardly rule the world

[2011-03-31 13:37]

Many assert that China will become a great power, if not a superpower, in the foreseeable future. But such sensational claims result from either ignorance or pure fancy.

Water, sanitation key for sustainable China

[2011-03-30 14:55]

China plans to transform its economic growth pattern and urbanize its rural areas in the next five-year period, from 2011 to 2015. Building a sustainable city is the key to sustainable development for the whole country. Good-quality water and sanitation facilities are keys for a sustainable city.

Only rapid response can quash rumors

[2011-03-23 14:06]

In the face of catastrophe people tend to feel small, vulnerable and helpless. And when the situation is uncertain, the absence of authentic information through authoritative channels compounds their anxiety, leaving them susceptible to rumors.

China has good opportunity to build green housing

[2011-03-18 16:20]

As China has decided to build 10 million apartments every year in the following three years for those who cannot afford the market price, it is really a good chance to construct ecologically friendly, energy-efficient ones.

New move on housing may set an example

[2011-02-28 15:30]

The central government of China has sped up efforts to slow down rising housing prices, which have been a major source of public complaints in the country's biggest cities and even rural areas.

Is it time to ban fireworks again?

[2011-02-14 16:53]

In a recent online poll titled "Do you think it's time to ban fireworks in big cities?" by China Daily website, about two thirds of those surveyed believed it is time to ban fireworks again in big cities.

Fluctuating prices damage airline industry

[2011-01-28 15:40]

China has one of the largest domestic flight industries in the world. Airline companies are offering more features and trying to offer the lowest price. But unstable ticket pricing prevents the establishment of a strong consumer base.