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Opinion Columns

One man's meat

Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wanlixin@shanghaidaily.com

Squalor behind garden points to divide

Walking recently along a newly landscaped riverfront, as I approached a bridge sitting astride a river called Yangjinggang in Pudong, I found myself in an exquisite Chinese garden....

November 12, 2014, Wednesday


Snobbish obsession with weird high-rises betrays lack of confidence in native culture

This Sunday, when I passed by the gate of the former Shanghai Maritime University on Minsheng Road in Pudong, I came upon a scene of utter desolation....

November 5, 2014, Wednesday


For cultural renewal, society must be willing to end its enslavement to market dictates

A few years ago, I had to introduce myself to a gentleman who worked for an advertisement firm. After learning that I was a journalist, he exclaimed, “Oh, we are in the same business.”...

October 29, 2014, Wednesday


Scandals show urgency to save teachers

These days, with the beefed up fight against corruption, we are exposed to cases of official corruption almost daily....

October 22, 2014, Wednesday


Return to traditional cultural root promises key to our rejuvenation

A couple of weeks ago Chinese President Xi Jinping attended an international seminar marking the 2,565th birth anniversary of Confucius, becoming the highest official ever to attend such a seminar....

October 15, 2014, Wednesday


Profit-driven media’s credibility hit by scandals, to be saved by values

Speculating about the future of newspapers in the digital age does not generally inspire optimistic sentiments, at least not for those still actively engaged in the “business.”In George Brock’s “...

October 10, 2014, Friday


Epic eruption changed the world

While Shanghai has seen an unusually cool summer this year, some Chinese provinces have experienced unusual heat and drought....

September 5, 2014, Friday


Too much charity work reeks of self-praise, quackery as more anti-graft efforts needed

In the run-up to the new school year that began on Monday, my 11-year-old son had been busy rushing through his homework.Part of this was a requirement to document each day a shanshi (charitable deed)...

September 3, 2014, Wednesday


Scandal-ridden celebrities show the decay of moral fiber and the need for clean-up

In Chinese, when we describe a person utterly lacking in moral scruples, we say the person is “desiring to have a memory archway (paifang) erected in her (his)...

August 27, 2014, Wednesday


Eco-pessimists underrate human ingenuity in plundering resources

After reading my “Rush to dam Jinsha River for ‘clean’ energy ignores myriad ecological risks” (August 13, Shanghai Daily),...

August 22, 2014, Friday




 

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