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Violence of the 20th century should be lesson in avoidance

One of the most noble and necessary tasks of the historian is to hold up for the rest of us an honest mirror of our past, one that neither distorts the truth nor hides what we would rather not know....

Greg Cusack | September 19, 2014, Friday

An eloquent case for letting a patient die

“I will take my life today around noon. It is time.”With these words, posted online, Gillian Bennett, an 85-year-old New Zealander living in Canada,...

Peter Singer | September 18, 2014, Thursday

If we relegate death to science, what about one’s soul?

In Gillian Bennett, I found the dignity of death. When she decided to die on her own last month, unwilling to burden her family and society, death ceased to be dreadful. How courageous she was!...

Wang Yong | September 18, 2014, Thursday

City missing boat by failing to warn of traffic tie-ups

By invitation of a Swiss business school, I attended a seminar last Saturday at the piano bar of a luxury hotel in Pudong’s Lujiazui financial zone. Well-...

Li Xinran | September 17, 2014, Wednesday

Distorted democracy benefits only the rich

The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century attests to growing concern about rising inequality....

Joseph E. Stiglitz | September 16, 2014, Tuesday

City’s underage drinking culture seems out of hand

On any given night in Shanghai there are restaurants, bars and clubs buzzing with conversation, drinking and dancing. Few people look twice at those entering these establishments,...

Emma Armstrong | September 16, 2014, Tuesday

Manmade cataclysm far worse than global warming

Dear Wan Lixin,Your article in Shanghai Daily (“Epic eruption changed the world, September 5) discussing the 1815 explosion of the Tambora volcano was a welcome reinforcement of the need for urgent,...

Greg Cusack | September 15, 2014, Monday

Pendulum of frugality drive swings too far, sweeps out mooncake gifts for workers

PEOPLE’S Daily published an editorial titled “Anti-corruption blitz should not cut employee benefits” on September 8, the day of the Mid-Autumn Festival.In the editorial,...

Ni Tao | September 15, 2014, Monday

Alibaba takes very Chinese path to market success

It is not hard to understand why Alibaba’s fast-approaching IPO sparks excitement. While only a decade ago the Internet giant felt threatened by eBay’s vigorous entry into the China market,...

Winter Nie | September 12, 2014, Friday

Carter sees peace based on US-China ties

AT 90, Jimmy Carter is still full of vigor, wisdom and idealism....

Ni Tao | September 12, 2014, Friday


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