Few wounds take so long to heal. But the defeat in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95, which broke out 120 years ago today, remains an open wound in Chinese national psyche.
Bringing to justice corrupt officials who have fled abroad with their ill-earned money is more than just a matter of justice and social fairness.
China has already paid a heavy price for too lenient penalties on food safety crimes in the past decades.
It is shocking to learn that Husi Food, a Shanghai food distribution company that supplies meat to international fast-food giants, such as McDonald's and KFC, has been supplying unsafe products.
The publication of expenditures on the procurement of vehicles, receptions and overseas trips by central government departments and their local counterparts is important for people to know how public money is being used.
That an operational reform plan for government vehicles has finally been announced and deadlines set is surely worth celebration.
This should bolster people's confidence that China can sustain relatively high growth while making the successful transition to higher quality.
By obtaining 10 to 20 extra points, children of powerful and wealthy families deprive some disadvantaged students of the opportunity to attend university.
The international community can exhaust every possibility to maneuver a cease-fire. But it is up to the Israelis and Palestinians to work on ending their hostilities, cause and effect of the long standoff.
With 16 vice-ministerial or higher level government officials placed under investigation for abuse of power in the past more than six months and no sign of such momentum subsiding, no one can doubt the top leadership's resolve to tackle corruption.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's four-day visit to Australia this week, ending on Thursday, has culminated in political drama thanks to his host.
Washington's support for the true troublemakers, on the other hand, has convinced many that it is plotting to contain a rising China.