Minister Wang Chen of the State Council Information Office made a sensible point on Wednesday when he said spokespersons of government and Communist Party of China offices should be true to their name and be practical channels for communication and interaction with the public.
A year of rebalancing
What impresses us most about the past year is the early and vital progress China has achieved in rebalancing its economy.
Actions speak louder than words
Collaboration between US and China is indispensable but more needs to be done to overcome mutual misperceptions.
Continuing Deng's reforms
Consensus building appears a more daunting task than ever before, as the barriers are vested interests rather than ideology.
Privacy in cyberspace
It is imperative to establish new security standards and mechanisms in line with the phenomenal popularity of the Internet and a law on personal information protection should be introduced asap.
A triangle of success and prosperity
The global financial crisis wreaked havoc across the globe, but two countries avoided the worst of global meltdown, partly thanks to their links with China.
Apple courts trouble
The imminent launch of Apple's upgraded iPhone 4 lured thousands of buyers to its two outlets in Beijing on the cold winter night of Jan 12.
Renminbi not the problem
US should stop blaming other countries for its economic problems and be more open-minded and embrace globalization.
Shanghai index 'set for greater losses'
Where is the bottom for the Shanghai index and is the current rally the beginning of a new upward trend? The answers can be inferred from chart activity on the Shanghai index and from the broader thrust of government policy decisions related to the slowing of the economy as part of the battle against inflation.
Moutai and the lure of a luxury product label
Chinese hard liquor Moutai is vying for a place on the world's luxury product list. The Moutai Group is reportedly in discussion with the World Luxury Association for its application.
Better use of financial muscle
China has achieved remarkable progresses in the financial realm since reform and opening-up was initiated in 1978, and its foreign reserves, central bank assets and domestic savings all rank first in the world.
What lies ahead of China's railways?
The Spring Festival travel season, or chunyun, is back and a total of 3.1 billion trips are expected during the 40-day peak season.