Opinion Columns

The way of water

Wang Yong Opinion editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wangyong@shanghaidaily.com

When city and countryside live in harmony, village life prospers and all breathe easier

What does a city truly crave? Better villages on its doorstep....

April 8, 2019, Monday

Taking the road to urbanization, stop to appreciate the forests

It is shinrin yoku in Japanese, salim yok in Korean, and senlin yu in Chinese....

March 22, 2019, Friday

Escaping online shopping gala to rural idyll

ON November 11, the day when a shopping gala gripped the nation on Alibaba’s B2C platform Tmall, offering steep product discounts, I bought nothing. My fellow countrymen, on the other hand, went into ...

November 13, 2018, Tuesday

Escape to the countryside, the good earth

“WHY don’t you move to live in the countryside if you really like it?” a big-city man said satirically several years ago to the author of an article in praise of rural life. Both were my acquaintances. ...

September 6, 2018, Thursday

We’re great people, but still only human

IN protecting your rights when you travel overseas, please behave in a way that justifies the greatness of our nation (da guo guo min fan er). That was the plea of a commentator from Xinhua News Agency ...

February 7, 2018, Wednesday

‘Battlefield’ lays bare the truth: Victory can also feel like defeat

FOUR actors and a drummer with bare minimum stage setting — there is probably no other economical drama for presenting the world’s oldest and longest epic poem, the Mahabharata, to a modern audience than ...

November 17, 2017, Friday

Spreading seeds of compassion in dialogue among civilizations

“Who is he?” my Nepalese guide asked me eagerly about the solemn statute of a monk at the front gate of the Chinese Temple of Nepal at Lumbini, the birthplace of Sakyamuni, founder of Buddhism....

August 11, 2017, Friday

Bhutan’s therapy for happiness: Better evolve at your own pace

“DO they look up to you because you are a foreigner — someone from big Shanghai?” A colleague asked me on Tuesday upon hearing my praise of the Bhutanese people I had met during my recent trip to the ...

August 4, 2017, Friday

East or West, a better life is dream for all

EDITOR’S note: Award-winning American diplomat and scholar Dr. Patrick Mendis has just completed visiting all the provinces of China as a Confucius Fellow and had recently interviewed with Shanghai Daily ...

June 30, 2017, Friday

You gotta love our teeming city

WHEN I took Metro Line 12 on my way to work on Monday, I was surprised to find myself in a carriage carrying neatly posted messages from netizens about why they love Shanghai. It was a pleasant surprise, ...

May 11, 2017, Thursday


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