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Shanghai Daily,上海日报

Opinion Columns

One man's meat

Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wanlixin@shanghaidaily.com

In WeChat era, overseas travel becomes another piece of conspicuous consumption

Spring Festival traditionally provides an occasion for family reunion, but today it can also be a great moment to get away from home, as a growing number of Chinese chose to spend this festival traveling...

March 4, 2015, Wednesday

When news no longer imparts a moral, we can simply turn it off

Commuting on a Metro train, while reading how a Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet was surprised by a bright moon one spring eve, I was distracted by a mobile phone of a middle-aged woman near me....

February 13, 2015, Friday

Rural life produces hardier stock, not so in need of help from condescending urbanites

A recent report commended initiatives helping rural people gain access to knowledge of hygiene and medical care (“Health or death for rural mountain children,” January 29, Shanghai Daily)....

February 4, 2015, Wednesday

Milk dumping in north China suggests impact of mega-dairies

It has been reported that recently in some parts of north China dairy farmers have been dumping milk or killing and selling cows....

January 30, 2015, Friday

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)....

January 21, 2015, Wednesday

Psychologists take on stress and mental health at workplace

In a competitive, stressful, and capital-dominated work environment, the dictates of profit and efficiency make a constant demand on our nerves and minds....

January 16, 2015, Friday

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....

January 14, 2015, Wednesday

With rise of people journalism, the quest for truth can be marred by evil intentions

Weixin, or WeChat, is becoming a very efficient instrument for receiving and spreading information....

January 7, 2015, Wednesday

Published paper trail leads us nowhere

A university lecturer’s stinging criticism of society’s obsession with publishing academic papers has earned him considerable sympathy online....

December 31, 2014, Wednesday

Paying the price for trying to buy happiness

One of my colleagues has recently completed a tour of “the happiest country on earth....

December 24, 2014, Wednesday


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