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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

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

Real-life skills wither as disaffected youth without jobs take refuge in the virtual world

For senior college students, August should have been a hectic month of transition and fresh beginnings. After years of study, they are now ready to enter the job market.Two decades ago,...

August 20, 2014, Wednesday

Rush to dam Jinsha River for ‘clean’ energy ignores myriad ecological risks

ANOTHER backwater mountain area in China’s southwest recently imposed itself on our national consciousness, in a tragic manner. On August 3 a deadly magnitude-6.5 quake struck Yunnan Province, catapulting ...

August 13, 2014, Wednesday

Ecoliteracy might save the planet

WE saw an unusually cool July this year. There were altogether five days when the high temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius, compared with 25 in July last year. But such is human forgetfulness that ...

August 8, 2014, Friday

Deadly blast and land grab show need to reflect on anything-goes mode of growth

A deadly blast on Saturday at a wheel hub-polishing workshop in Kunshan, Suzhou, has already killed over 70 workers. On such occasions, there are customary charges of negligence of safety standards. I ...

August 6, 2014, Wednesday

Scandal should prompt reflection on what fast food is doing to Chinese diets, culture

In Chuang Tzu, there was mentioned the feat of “turning something foul and rotten into the rare and ethereal.” In the wake of the Husi food scandal, I think we can safely credit that fast-food supplier ...

July 30, 2014, Wednesday

Slow down and look within promise to put us on path to gaining contentment in life

IF we allow ourselves a few minutes for meditation, we would find the Earth we inhabit is perfectly tuned for life. So perfect that the slightest tweaking of any constants of nature cannot but give rise ...

July 25, 2014, Friday

Designers of streets and parks, in pursuing ‘bigger is better,’ lose sight of human needs

“SPACE is the first thing whose magnitude impresses the child. It is the first magnitude which the child encounters in the world. Hence the child holds a big man to be a great man ...” Thus wrote Karl ...

July 23, 2014, Wednesday

Cocooned, we lose sight of our communities

ONE of the salient features of modernity is a cultivated responsiveness to events that do not really concern our immediate environs. Today only a pristine country bumpkin in a backwater village is still ...

July 16, 2014, Wednesday


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