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Opinion Columns

Mobs at Luxun Park show city’s woeful lack of open space for public enjoyment

It isn’t always as easy as a walk in the park. After a year of renovation, Luxun Park reopened to the public last Thursday. But it was pandemonium when the park in northern Shanghai’...

Ni Tao | September 1, 2014, Monday

Outcry over foreign student scholarships justified, given paltry stipends for locals

EDUCATION authorities in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province recently stirred an outcry with publication of a plan to lure foreign students....

Ni Tao | August 29, 2014, Friday

A little tolerance brings inner peace on subway train

As soon as I elbowed into a packed carriage on the No. 2 subway line during rush hour on Wednesday, I saw several tall Western ladies losing themselves to chanting and dancing,...

Wang Yong | August 29, 2014, Friday

Throwing ice bucket is worth the gimmickry

When an acquaintance of mine asked me to join his wife to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS, I wondered what it was and what ALS stood for. He later shared pictures of the event on WeChat....

Li Xinran | August 28, 2014, Thursday

Scandal-ridden celebrities show the decay of moral fiber and the need for clean-up

In Chinese, when we describe a person utterly lacking in moral scruples, we say the person is “desiring to have a memory archway (paifang) erected in her (his)...

Wan Lixin | August 27, 2014, Wednesday

Demolition of half-built twin towers hotel shows consequences of unchecked power

THE explosion that brought down twin buildings of an unfinished hotel was the death knell of Fang Xiping’s career.According to media reports, the ex-Party chief of Huainan City, Anhui Province,...

Ni Tao | August 26, 2014, Tuesday

How to balance marketplace of ideas with reasonable Internet laws and controls

EDITOR’S Note: Mark Grabowski is a professor at Adelphi University in New York, where he teaches Internet law and ethics. Shanghai Daily reporter Li Xinran held an interview with him on August 15. Due ...

Li Xinran | August 25, 2014, Monday

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

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

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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