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Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily


Law enforcement efforts, stranger-danger warnings overlook roots of fraud activity

WE just purchased a phone for my son, as a security measure. Over the years we had been told again and again how he could use a phone in an emergency when he is home alone, or how we could use it to ...

July 27, 2016, Wednesday

Green practices don’t absolve our responsibility for sustainable future

In a society nurtured on market-based doctrines, it is imperative to justify new concepts in terms of economics....

July 22, 2016, Friday

Old habits masked by banner of awareness can’t address root causes of climate change

CLIMATE changes affects us all. As a matter of fact, we are daily confronted with myriad signs of environmental degradation. But so far we urbanites have been insulated from the worst of these manifestations. Yes, ...

July 20, 2016, Wednesday

More inspiring local television programs needed to turn tide against frivolous culture

Quite by accident, I recently watched an old documentary made by Japanese broadcaster NHK that traced the Yellow River all the way back to its origins in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau....

July 13, 2016, Wednesday

‘Inefficiency Assassin’: Helping harried workers reclaim free-time

AS modern urban workers, most of us need to work in a large commercial organization to earn our bread. But we also pay dearly for our subsistence, judging by the hours and energy we put into our work ...

July 8, 2016, Friday

Summer may be a time of escape, but era of enlightening discovery ended long ago

WITH kids across the country loose from school on summer holidays, now is the time that everybody talks about leaving town, or the country. In fact, the annual family summer tour is now so obligatory ...

July 6, 2016, Wednesday

‘Bright futures’ of China’s gaokao stars casts doubt on true value of local education

IN a heart-wrenching farewell message, a long-suffering student recounted the torturous upbringing that ultimately drove him to take his own life. “I will be abused if I got 98 points, would get a slap ...

June 29, 2016, Wednesday

Book makes case for greater investment in worker wellbeing

THE Bible states that “the ravens neither sow nor reap, neither have storehouse nor barn, yet God feeds them” (Luke 12:24). Most of us humans, however, are not so privileged, in that most of us have to ...

June 24, 2016, Friday

Pleasures of wealth, second-hand thrills can’t compete with joy of balanced living

LAST Thursday morning I received a message reminding me that “On this glorious day that belongs to you, wish you a happy birthday, good health, and all the best!” I was a little touched, even though ...

June 22, 2016, Wednesday

As we remember literary legend Yang Jiang, we should not forget her devotion to family

THE literary world received some sad news last week, when author and translator Yang Jiang passed away at the age of 105. Yang was known for her translation of Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” as well as her ...

June 1, 2016, Wednesday


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