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Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily


The wisdom of less is more

Since time immemorial, frugality has been a governing tenet in Chinese ideology....

October 21, 2016, Friday

Cleaning cyberspace of perverse speech

IN today’s cacophony of cyberspace, everybody has something to say or share. In the omnipotent WeChat, for instance, you can reap, gratis, a harvest of aphorisms, injunctions, or consolations every few ...

October 19, 2016, Wednesday

Rediscovering the usefulness of the elderly can help us better understand urban woes

NEWS reports from Japan over the October holiday suggested that elderly Japanese, some as old as 80, were still working. I asked a native octogenarian how he felt about it. His response was mixed — ...

October 12, 2016, Wednesday

Journalist conference highlights challenges faced by cities in dealing with urbanization

WHILE agglomeration in urban areas provides economies of scale, it is associated with significant externalities, notably noises, congestion, and pollution. It was a view shared by panelists at the 11th ...

October 11, 2016, Tuesday

China’s urban consumers lose appetite for simple tastes and basic food knowledge

I have the greatest respect for those who are skilled at cooking, like my father-in-law, who has demonstrated considerable resourcefulness and originality in preparing good food. We Chinese believe that ...

September 14, 2016, Wednesday

With Belt and Road initiative, China lays new path forward for global development

LEADING experts aired their views on the manifold political and economic implications of China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative, as well as the cultural and financial challenges expected in its implementation, ...

September 13, 2016, Tuesday

By connecting ‘mindfully,’ we can rid ourselves of digital distractions

WHEN computers first appeared, they were hailed as great emancipators that promised to liberate human workers from the monotony of daily drudgery, enabling them to engage in endeavors more conducive to ...

September 2, 2016, Friday

Hard work takes on new meaning in villages bled by urban prosperity

FOR years, water has been seeping in from walls under the windows in many homes in my neighborhood on rainy days. After long delay, haggling over costs, and false starts, renovation formally started ...

August 31, 2016, Wednesday

Getting off hook just part of getting ahead

According to a report last week on, a nine-year-old girl was killed while playing near her home in Lu’an, Anhui Province, by hunters who allegedly mistook her for a hare....

August 24, 2016, Wednesday

For traveling youngsters, grandeur of nature and culture can’t compete with online media

I have just returned from a trip to China’s northwest provinces of Gansu and Qinghai, which include some of China’s best-known tourist destinations. Among these are the Mogao Grottoes and the Singing ...

August 17, 2016, Wednesday


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