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Eating with thankfulness has its benefits

Dear Wang Yong,I very much enjoyed reading your column (August 15), and discussed it with my wife, Karen....

August 22, 2014, Friday

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),...

Wan Lixin | August 22, 2014, Friday

‘Asianization’ of Innovation: China closing gap with US, Europe on R&D spending

FOR a century, the major economies of Western Europe, the United States and Japan have dominated innovation. Today, they have been joined by large emerging economies, spearheaded by China. In 2012, China’s ...

Dan Steinbock | August 21, 2014, Thursday

Low-brow trash succeeds while better films fail

The other day I went to see the movie “Brotherhood of Blades.” It was set in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and revolved around the life of three brothers, who worked as assassins for Jin Yi Wei,...

Wang Xiaolin | August 21, 2014, Thursday

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,...

Wan Lixin | August 20, 2014, Wednesday

Billionaire’s about-face shows peril of climate politics

There are few areas of public discourse where the adage, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,” is more applicable than climate change....

Dale Jamieson | August 20, 2014, Wednesday

Ebola outbreak shows need for global health fund

The Ebola epidemic in at least four West African countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria) demands not only an emergency response to halt the outbreak; it also calls for re-...

Jeffrey D. Sachs | August 19, 2014, Tuesday

Robin Williams — A comic genius who named it all except his own depression

Robin Williams once joked that death is “nature’s way to let you know your table is ready....

Andrew Lam | August 19, 2014, Tuesday

Give our newspaper kiosks new lease on life

AFTER lunch, I went to a newspaper kiosk downstairs to check the latest edition of my favorite magazine and buy an ice cream bar. The August edition of the magazine was out of stock but the ice cream ...

Li Xinran | August 18, 2014, Monday

Technocrats’ creative ways of obtaining patents indicate latest form of corruption

CHINESE bureaucrats are sometimes referred to in Western press as dull technocrats. Indeed, some of them appear exceptionally worthy of the term because they churn out “high-tech inventions” at a speed ...

Ni Tao | August 18, 2014, Monday


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