Opinion Columns

One man's meat

Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wanlixin@shanghaidaily.com

Living in the iron grip of our mobile devices

With children today growing up in a virtual world that seems much more fascinating than the real one, few parents are unconcerned by such a pervasive addiction. And addiction it certainly is. It can ...

October 18, 2018, Thursday

China-Africa ties example of mutual respect

AS the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) opened in Beijing on Monday, there was a whiff of excitement in the air, as evidenced by the ubiquity of forum banners on my way from the airport, the ...

September 5, 2018, Wednesday

The chilling story of the melting north calls for reflection, action

WE are in the midst of an epic heat spell, with a warning that extreme heat will be more frequent, intense and prolonged with global warming. Gone viral via social media in recent days is a post “With ...

August 17, 2018, Friday

Tsai’s illustrated edition brings to life the wisdom, humor, vivacity of Confucianism

THAT we could have an illustrated edition of the life of Confucius and his Analects is not so remarkable as it first seemed. As Michael Puett observes in his forward to “The Analects,” as adapted and ...

July 20, 2018, Friday

Connecting us to nature by spending wisely

A friend of mine has developed a habit of making unplanned visits to a nearby branded outlet, and would not hesitate after espying a good bargain. I sometimes want to question whether he really needs ...

July 19, 2018, Thursday

SCO and the importance of Confucianism

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping stressed the significance of Confucianism as a major component of Chinese culture in Qingdao on Saturday, telling the participants to the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit ...

June 11, 2018, Monday

At SCO, India will work with global powers in creating secure, stable, prosperous world

EDITOR’S Note: SUDHEENDRA Kulkarni was an aide to India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Prime Minister’s Office. He has now founded a new organisation called Forum for a New South ...

June 8, 2018, Friday

Isn’t it time for a serious debate about our attitudes on dress, modesty and beauty?

RECENTLY a student surnamed Cui from Hunan Agricultural University lodged a formal complaint with the school that while studying in the school library, he felt distracted by scantily dressed girls there. He ...

May 29, 2018, Tuesday

Divorce test spurs self-reflection, contemplation

IT was reported that in Donghai, Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, couples seeking divorce will have to sit for a test administered by local civil affairs bureau. At the beginning I thought such a procedure ...

May 24, 2018, Thursday

Hurry up and slow down: Life is all about a journey well traveled

SINCE his retirement, my father-in-law has taken to the notion of a long jog every day. He used to be vulnerable to influenza and still suffers from diabetes, but his health has since much improved — ...

April 27, 2018, Friday


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