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Opinion Columns

One man's meat

Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wanlixin@shanghaidaily.com

Remember education’s chief role in cultivating higher virtues

The BBC series “Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School,” which documents (or, more accurately, dramatizes) how British kids react to China’s “tough” teaching style, has created quite a stir. As was ...

August 14, 2015, Friday


Time-honored moral lessons forgotten as traditional master-disciple ties dissolve

Chinese VIEWSReading a recent Oriental Morning Post article on an art forum in Shanghai on Wu Changshuo’s influence on overseas artists, I was intrigued by a passage on why the famed Chinese calligrapher...

July 22, 2015, Wednesday


Our number’s up if we continue to view GDP as gauge of our success

AFTER getting a warning from on high in light of the new law on environmental protection, the city of Linyi in Shandong Province early this year launched an environmental cleanup blitz. In this effort, ...

July 17, 2015, Friday


The inexorable flow of homogenization is leaving our great cities indistinguishable

Last Thursday, I met a friend from Beijing whom I used to see a lot while working there 18 years ago....

July 15, 2015, Wednesday


Elite universities fail test in how to attract students, breaking promise of education

Chinese VIEWS No sooner were the national college entrance exam results released late June than some leading universities began to fight to enroll top scorers....

July 8, 2015, Wednesday


Human beings struggle to find solutions to long-term problems

In reviewing the state of human affairs, most of our civilized earthlings instinctively sing the praises of modern living standards, notably the growing material affluence and digital connection....

July 3, 2015, Friday


Words coined on the Internet may be popular but it is also the rape of language

Chinese VIEWS While going to school recently, my son described me as quite doubi, a term that was quite new to me....

July 1, 2015, Wednesday


A case for changing priorities

As author David C. Korten observes in his book “Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth,” people have always told stories to frame daily life, and such stories determine...

June 19, 2015, Friday


Tales of easy money violate work ethic

I called one of nephews recently who lives in Shenzhen, in south China’s Guangdong Province....

June 17, 2015, Wednesday


Troubling tolerance of divorce underscores urgent need to strengthen familial bonds

Last Wednesday, I got a phone call from my hometown telling me that a relative was in the midst of a divorce....

June 10, 2015, Wednesday




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