Opinion Columns

One man's meat

Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wanlixin@shanghaidaily.com

Who are these people? Online false friends intrude upon our privacy

Not long ago, when I accessed a map app, a request popped up: If you would enable your Bluetooth, it would allow us to specify your location with greater accuracy....

April 11, 2024, Thursday

A proactive governance style adapted to a village of strangers in modern times

A few years ago, I wrote an article extolling the virtues of a traditional Chinese village. A colleague, thinking otherwise, confronted me with the article, and demanded: If you find the village so charming, ...

April 1, 2024, Monday

The ‘basket special’ metro: All honest labor deserves respect

A metro line in Chongqing is so crammed with elderly vegetable sellers at certain times that it is nicknamed beilou zhuanxian, or basket special....

March 28, 2024, Thursday

Why do we find words failing us?

At a family gathering in Nanjing during the Spring Festival holiday, a young man named Li Sichao was asked to make a few remarks in keeping with the occasion....

March 23, 2024, Saturday

When young people turn to yangsheng, it might be somewhat disturbing

It is naturally assumed that young people should be at their most vigorous in terms of their physical condition, and are as yet decades away from the age exhibiting excessive faith in the curative property...

February 26, 2024, Monday

On the subtlety of handling social media accounts of the deceased

We are looking forward to the Year of the Dragon, while full ready to bid farewell to the fading Year of the Rabbit....

February 5, 2024, Monday

When hongbao becomes prohibitive ... it’s all about symbolic significance

According to a recent China National Radio report, as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival approaches, some grandparents, especially those in rural areas, are apprehensive about the sums they are expected...

January 29, 2024, Monday

Tourism authorities super responsive to service issues as Harbin chill radiates

With Harbin — in northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province — as a sensational winter tourist mecca continuing to inspire admiration and emulation, many tourist destinations across the country are going out...

January 22, 2024, Monday

Down-to-earth advice from veteran American businesspeople in China

“Selling to China: Stories of Success, Failure, and Constant Change” is an collection of articles by veteran businesspeople from select industries who have spent decades conducting business here and understanding...

January 8, 2024, Monday

A hotly pursued university teacher renews debate on campus security

When an associate professor at Peking University entered campus by jumping over a gate, he was hotly pursued by a janitor....

December 25, 2023, Monday


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