Europe's southern future

2011-07-30 12:48:07

Economic crisis has now reached both shores of the Mediterranean, and Southern Mediterranean countries can't hope to make up in America and Asia the opportunities and investments that they are losing in Europe, certainly not in the short term.

A Greek Catch-22

2011-07-30 12:47:39

Desperate times bring desperate measures. The latest package to cope with Greece's insolvency offers a bond buyback to lighten the country's debt burden. In essence, this is a back-door debt restructuring.

Chinese reflect on Norway's mass killing

2011-07-27 15:57:26

While Norway has been stunned by the attacks, Chinese scholars and average people alike are also pouring their thoughts on this tragedy.

Clinton's India visit reached no consensus

2011-07-26 13:50:59

India is back to singing and dancing just a week after three crude bombs killed 19 of its citizens in the financial hub of Mumbai.

Apple mania leaves me with a sour taste

2011-07-26 09:35:46

Are gadgets like iPhones and iPads fast becoming part of our mind and body, extensions of ourselves? 

Greece's bailout has increased Germany's economic power

2011-07-25 15:48:58

The new Greek bailout agreement is both a significant economic event and a German foreign policy success.

Dismantling the once-great American universities

2011-07-25 13:03:43

Americans value higher education less and less and colleges are responding by offering easier-to-get degrees that will make American degrees worth even less. That appears to be a prescription that will doom American universities.

The Chinese faith in learning

2011-07-21 10:41:48

If you are a tourist in Beijing and you thought only Forbidden City and the Great Wall were the most attractive places, you are mistaken.

US national debt and world economy

2011-07-19 10:46:00

As the biggest world economy, US default will have a huge impact on the American economy as well as on world economy and financial system

Neighbors threaten China's peace

2011-07-16 10:09:03

China has been dedicated to a peaceful external environment. But a spate of escalations in tensions at its doorsteps is challenging its role.

Seek value, not status, when shopping

2011-07-15 09:06:25

Why do so many Chinese have an unhealthy obsession with buying foreign brands and is there a cure?

Professor Tan Yunshan remembered

2011-07-14 15:55:40

India and China, there are several unknown stories we have been neglecting, knowingly or unknowingly. Professor Tan Yunshan's is perhaps one of those.