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Missed message of the recent heatwave

WE have just survived a heat spell of epic proportions, with a record 11 extremely hot (when the daily high reaches 37 degrees) days in a row, and including an all-time peak of 40.9 degrees on July 21. The ...

Wan Lixin | August 2, 2017, Wednesday


Forum explores role of people-to-people diplomacy in promoting Sino-US relations

RESEARCHERS and officials exchanged their views on the role of people-to-people diplomacy in promoting Sino-American relations at a recent forum in Shanghai. The forum, “People-to-People Diplomacy and ...

Wan Lixin | July 26, 2017, Wednesday


On Western ingenuity in telling a good story

BY Sunday, for five days in a row, the daily high had exceeded 37 degrees centigrade. But the sweltering heat in no way deters the long lines at one of the Shanghai Museum south gates, as I have been ...

Wan Lixin | July 19, 2017, Wednesday


East or West, a better life is dream for all

EDITOR’S note: Award-winning American diplomat and scholar Dr. Patrick Mendis has just completed visiting all the provinces of China as a Confucius Fellow and had recently interviewed with Shanghai Daily ...

Wang Yong | June 30, 2017, Friday


Chance encounter prompts musings about conscientious ways to act for a better world

“ARE you a regular customer here?” A 30ish lady asked me with a broad smile as soon as I sat at a table next to hers in a small eatery in Yangzhou, my hometown, less than 300 kilometers from Shanghai, ...

Wang Yong | February 6, 2015, Friday


Economist: Challenges facing China’s slowing economy require savvy policies

EDITOR’S note: On the sidelines of a recent forum held by Fudan University’s School of Management, Ha Jiming, acclaimed economist and managing director of private wealth management in the investment management ...

Ni Tao | January 29, 2015, Thursday


Moralist attacks on ‘phubbers’ fail to recall we have always found paths to distraction

A young colleague told me on Tuesday that he would write an article to criticize phubbers — those who lower their heads and bend their necks to play mobile phones or tablets — often neglecting what happens...

Wang Yong | January 23, 2015, Friday


Kudos to city for prompt investigation, punitive actions in wake of Bund disaster

NO excuse is probably the best excuse one can give for anything that has gone awry under his or her jurisdiction. Thirty-six lives perished in a preventable stampede on the Bund during a countdown to ...

Wang Yong | January 22, 2015, Thursday


With Shanghai students topping world in homework, it’s time to reassess education

A recent survey puts Shanghai teens atop a global list of students doing the most homework (“For overworked students, no relief in sight,” January 14, Shanghai Daily)....

Wan Lixin | January 21, 2015, Wednesday


Balance urbanization with better protection of our old villages and rural manners

For months I have suspected that we must be experiencing a severe drought....

Wan Lixin | January 14, 2015, Wednesday


 

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