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Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily


Documentary on apple-growing family highlights plight of those who live by toil

BEFORE watching the award-winning 2015 documentary “Under the Apple Trees,” I thought my knowledge of apple cultivation was above average. This is perhaps not surprising for someone brought up in Xinjiang, ...

January 11, 2017, Wednesday

Humankind’s fierce nature revealed in narrow-minded views of animal kingdom

IT was reported recently that Shanghai Customs officers seized 3 tons of endangered pangolin scales in one find. This was described as “the largest smuggling case of pangolin scales,” though this discovery ...

January 4, 2017, Wednesday

Amid mass anxiety over smog, few ready to make individual sacrifices for common good

PREDICTABLY, “smog” was the big buzz word last week. By all accounts, it was smog of apocalyptic proportions, worthy of a red alert in north China for five days. The toxic air also sparked many complaints, ...

December 28, 2016, Wednesday

As bike sharing takes off, city planners must move forward with two-wheel transportation

As the year draws to an end, the city’s dreary aspect is being lit up by some brightly colored bikes. These bikes are meant for sharing and they come mainly from Mobike, in their distinctly orange and ...

December 21, 2016, Wednesday

Serious reporting languishes as sensational online stories capture public’s attention

Xinhua reported on December 6 that Beijing’s website and information regulator, in a rectification campaign, named and punished no less than five Internet portals for resorting to sensational and deliberately...

December 14, 2016, Wednesday

New book lays out evolution’s unique plans for ageing men

ONE of my colleagues told me how, as a child, he was horrified by the realization that his dear mom and dad would one day die, leaving him to fend for himself. He was so horrified at this idea that he ...

December 9, 2016, Friday

Over-stretched kids may get ‘head start’ in after-school activities, but at what cost?

DURING the past few weeks, my son, 13, has been suffering from considerable sleep deprivation. One symptom of this is that immediately after getting home, he would drop his 10-kg schoolbag, head to his ...

December 7, 2016, Wednesday

At Fudan forum, journalism educators mull training for tomorrow’s media professionals

Faculty representatives from university journalism departments at home and abroad aired their views on how to conduct journalism education in view of the deepening influence of the Internet at a forum...

November 18, 2016, Friday

For better or worse, modern obsession with consumption changes everything

AT about 1:00am on Friday, I woke up from my sleep and found my son still doing homework. I checked the WeChat accounts of other parents at my son’s school, and found dozens of messages to catch up with. ...

November 16, 2016, Wednesday

Revisit tradition to provide better for elderly

THERE was a time when the size of the family was subject to the strictest national plan, a policy partly inspired by Malthusianism. According to a law proposed by the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, ...

November 9, 2016, Wednesday


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