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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 ...

Wan Lixin | July 30, 2014, Wednesday


Antarctic ice collapse shows need for quick action

RECENT satellite observations have confirmed the accuracy of two independent computer simulations that show that the West Antarctic ice sheet has now entered a state of unstoppable collapse. The planet ...

Anders Levermann | July 30, 2014, Wednesday


World’s carbon-free system requires cooperation

THE major powers view climate change as a negotiation over who will reduce their CO2 emissions. Each agrees to small “contributions” of emission reduction, trying to nudge the other countries to do more. ...

Jeffrey D. Sachs | July 29, 2014, Tuesday


Why do American media ignore truth about the history of Diaoyu Islands?

Lately, the Diaoyu Islands have been in the news not only in China, but also in America. American news media organizations have consistently tried to portray China as the aggressor. Little time is ever ...

Doug Pancoast | July 29, 2014, Tuesday


How to stop US firms from moving abroad

A growing number of American companies are seeking to move their legal headquarters abroad by acquiring or merging with foreign companies. In the latest case, Medtronics plans to acquire Irish-based Covidien, ...

Laura Tyson | July 28, 2014, Monday


America must fight poverty by making tax fairer

HERE are two related statistics, both of which may surprise you: 1) More than 1.2 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty, and 2) Every year, poor countries lose more money to tax avoidance ...

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | July 28, 2014, Monday


Meat scandal reveals sheer greed on part of McDonald’s, others

WHEN I passed through a McDonald’s outlet in the vicinity of my office last night, I saw an almost empty dining room in the wake of allegations that the American fast-food giant fed its customers in Shanghai ...

Li Xinran | July 25, 2014, Friday


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 ...

Wan Lixin | July 25, 2014, Friday


Economic slowing in China not a problem, but less codependency with US is needed

EDITOR’S note: Few people are in a better position to make observations about the Asian economy than Stephen Roach, former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and its chief economist. Roach now teaches at ...

Ni Tao | July 24, 2014, Thursday


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 ...

Wan Lixin | July 23, 2014, Wednesday




 

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