Opinion / Web Comments

Today's homework cheats are tomorrow's corrupt officials

[2011-09-05 08:57]

Summer vacation has always been a time to relax. Does the hyper-competitiveness of modern society mean children can no longer enjoy idyllic memories of summer vacations the way we used to?

An insult to NZ or a win for justice

[2011-09-02 11:07]

Hiren Mohini will be remembered by his family as a good husband and loving father, but for most others, Mohini will be remembered as the tragic victim of murder for which the investigation spanned the geographic and cultural divide between New Zealand and China.

China has right to develop military

[2011-08-29 13:10]

On August 24, the Pentagon released its annual report on China's military capability, harping on the same tone as usual that China's military is a threat. The Chinese government and Chinese military should categorically declare that its military has the legal obligation to safeguard China's territorial integrity.

To help or not to help?

[2011-08-26 15:13]

The case of a 69-year-old woman who sued a young man for knocking her down with his car has rekindled public debate on morality and credibility. The trial is still in progress, but an overwhelming majority of people are showing their support for the man for his benevolence.

The wizard of Delaware

[2011-08-24 10:43]

It's hard to shake the image of the Wizard of Oz as smiling US Vice President Joe Biden tromps around China assuring whomever is listening that Chinese debt is safe in US hands. Or is it US debt that's safe in Chinese hands? I'm not really sure. The Wizard is making me confused.

South China Sea guidelines the first step

[2011-08-23 11:09]

Although China and the ASEAN adopted a series of guidelines in the hope that they could defuse the tensions surrounding the South China Sea and cooperate without any conflict, serious hurdles remain.

Beijing should not be ranked 8

[2011-08-22 14:55]

The recent China City Life Quality Index ranked Beijing No. 8 in China, not only below Shanghai and Guangzhou, but second-tier cities like Hohhot and Shijiazhuang, capital of Hebei province. Despite Beijing's numerous problems, the ranking seems a little bit too harsh.

Beijing welcomes you, Ambassador Locke

[2011-08-19 09:06]

By now you surely have heard that America's new Ambassador to China, Chinese-American Gary Locke carried his own bags and backpack through the Beijing airport this past weekend. Call it frugal or humble but he's got a certain type of personality that's appealing.

Knowledge no longer changes fate?

[2011-08-17 16:51]

"It is bound to be hard for youngsters from poor families in rural areas to become elites of society in China," a teacher recently said at an online forum.

Love or property?

[2011-08-17 16:32]

A judicial interpretation of China's Marriage Law regarding the settlement of property disputes upon divorce came into effect on Saturday, triggering hot discussion among Chinese netizens.

Another half-hearted attempt to attack China's top health problem

[2011-08-17 09:37]

Although China ratified the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005, the country has yet to ban smoking in public. As long as local governments realize enormous profits from the government-controlled tobacco industry, official attempts to change behaviors may prove fruitless.

What can China expect from Gary Locke?

[2011-08-16 12:18]

As ambassador to China, Gary Locke will fight harder for the US national interests. He will be tougher and more aggressive than some of his predecessors. The Chinese government should be prepared to deal with an ambassador with a Chinese face, which can be very deceptive.