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Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily


Time to reform money-oriented education

OVER the weekend I took a long walk with a neighbor we have known for many years. His son has shown early promise of academic brilliance, having been enrolled in a select class in a good junior middle ...

March 22, 2017, Wednesday

Life’s best moments not found on WeChat

Over the weekend, I saw in my WeChat moments a video showing a grandma asking people if they had heard of somebody called “WiFi,” because when her son’s family last visited her, the grandson suddenly ...

March 16, 2017, Thursday

Even in time when everything is for sale, human connections will always be priceless

LAST week, my family discussed a school assignment about “doing a favor for one of your neighbors.” This was obviously in view of March 5, a day set aside for the memory of Lei Feng, a public-spirited ...

March 8, 2017, Wednesday

Passing of an elderly village aunt illustrates how far we have come from our traditions

ONE of my aunts died recently. It was sad, though not surprising. When my mother and I last paid her a visit in December 2014, we knocked long and hard at the door of a cousin’s home where she was supposed ...

March 1, 2017, Wednesday

China’s rekindled interest in poetry sparks contemplation of timeless value of verse

A recent televised Chinese poetry competition has led to a revival of interest in poetry. Each poem that comes to our attention affords us a glimpse into the wondrous world of the ancients. Take, for ...

February 22, 2017, Wednesday

Documentary on apple-growing family highlights plight of those who live by toil

BEFORE watching the award-winning 2015 documentary “Under the Apple Trees,” I thought my knowledge of apple cultivation was above average. This is perhaps not surprising for someone brought up in Xinjiang, ...

January 11, 2017, Wednesday

Humankind’s fierce nature revealed in narrow-minded views of animal kingdom

IT was reported recently that Shanghai Customs officers seized 3 tons of endangered pangolin scales in one find. This was described as “the largest smuggling case of pangolin scales,” though this discovery ...

January 4, 2017, Wednesday

Amid mass anxiety over smog, few ready to make individual sacrifices for common good

PREDICTABLY, “smog” was the big buzz word last week. By all accounts, it was smog of apocalyptic proportions, worthy of a red alert in north China for five days. The toxic air also sparked many complaints, ...

December 28, 2016, Wednesday

As bike sharing takes off, city planners must move forward with two-wheel transportation

As the year draws to an end, the city’s dreary aspect is being lit up by some brightly colored bikes. These bikes are meant for sharing and they come mainly from Mobike, in their distinctly orange and ...

December 21, 2016, Wednesday

Serious reporting languishes as sensational online stories capture public’s attention

Xinhua reported on December 6 that Beijing’s website and information regulator, in a rectification campaign, named and punished no less than five Internet portals for resorting to sensational and deliberately...

December 14, 2016, Wednesday


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