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Spat reveals malaise in entertainment circle

A RECENT spat between famous TV anchor Cui Yongyuan and Tsinghua Professor Xiao Ying has grabbed media headlines....

Ni Tao | November 20, 2014, Thursday


President Xi’s ‘APEC blue’ comments reflect hope for China’s environment

A NEW term to describe something ephemeral is “APEC blue....

Ni Tao | November 13, 2014, Thursday


Squalor behind garden points to divide

Walking recently along a newly landscaped riverfront, as I approached a bridge sitting astride a river called Yangjinggang in Pudong, I found myself in an exquisite Chinese garden....

Wan Lixin | November 12, 2014, Wednesday


A few decent acts belie need to hike rewards for people who turn in artifacts

WOULD you turn in an artifact to authorities when you stumble upon one?...

Ni Tao | November 10, 2014, Monday


Quota plan for issuing traffic fines stirs big row

A LEAKED internal police report that revealed a controversial quota plan for traffic violation fines has stirred an outcry, throwing into the spotlight a police squad in Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province....

Ni Tao | November 6, 2014, Thursday


Snobbish obsession with weird high-rises betrays lack of confidence in native culture

This Sunday, when I passed by the gate of the former Shanghai Maritime University on Minsheng Road in Pudong, I came upon a scene of utter desolation....

Wan Lixin | November 5, 2014, Wednesday


For cultural renewal, society must be willing to end its enslavement to market dictates

A few years ago, I had to introduce myself to a gentleman who worked for an advertisement firm. After learning that I was a journalist, he exclaimed, “Oh, we are in the same business.”...

Wan Lixin | October 29, 2014, Wednesday


Australian cooperation in nabbing Chinese fugitives shows exhilarating breakthrough

CHINA’S anti-corruption blitz has achieved a global breakthrough.According to an earlier report, (“Australia helps catch China’s most wanted,” Shanghai Daily, October 22),...

Ni Tao | October 24, 2014, Friday


Scandals show urgency to save teachers

These days, with the beefed up fight against corruption, we are exposed to cases of official corruption almost daily....

Wan Lixin | October 22, 2014, Wednesday


School’s self-promotion on link to Nobel laureate shows angst over lack of winners

About two weeks ago, American chemist Eric Betzig was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with German Stefan W. Hell and American William E. Moerner....

Ni Tao | October 20, 2014, Monday




 

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