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From geek to athlete: the rise of e-sportsmanship

From geek to athlete: the rise of e-sportsmanship

IT’S mid-October and the new semester is now well underway. For some university students in China, this fall will see them focus their academic attention on a new and somewhat unusual field of study: ...

Zac Lowell | October 18, 2018, Thursday


Living in the iron grip of our mobile devices

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 ...

Wan Lixin | October 18, 2018, Thursday


The ugly truth about after-school tutorials

The ugly truth about after-school tutorials

ASKED what she did during the National Day holiday, one of my former students at Suzhou Foreign Languages School sighed. “My parents signed me up for various tutorials that ran through the entire holiday. ...

Ying Tianyi | October 17, 2018, Wednesday


US claim of ‘forced technology transfer’ baseless

US claim of ‘forced technology transfer’ baseless

IN the latest round of mud-slinging against China, the United States has once again resorted to the usual hackneyed charges of “forced technology transfer” and “intellectual property theft.” Those allegations ...

October 17, 2018, Wednesday


People vs money in midterm elections

People vs money in midterm elections

ALL eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Will ...

Joseph E. Stiglitz | October 16, 2018, Tuesday


What lies behind US cyber-slandering of China?

What lies behind US cyber-slandering of China?

THE United States’ ongoing smear campaign against China is rather sweeping, stretching from real-world fabrications to cyberspace concoctions. In an unusually ferocious tirade delivered earlier this ...

Qu Junya | October 16, 2018, Tuesday


The Manila Galleon and ‘the other silk route’

The Manila Galleon and ‘the other silk route’

THE Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is undoubtedly one of the most important development projects in history. The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road cover infrastructure projects ...

Daniel Lemus | October 15, 2018, Monday


Chinese growth prospects in Trump’s trade wars

Chinese growth prospects in Trump’s trade wars

AS Trump tariffs continue to spread, there is much speculation about the state of the Chinese economy. What are the facts? When the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) recently cut banks’ reserve requirements, ...

Dan Steinbock | October 15, 2018, Monday


How to choose ‘best’ students?

How to choose ‘best’ students?

IN different countries and for different reasons, university admissions policies are under attack. In a Boston courtroom on October 15, a judge will begin hearing a lawsuit claiming that Harvard’s admission ...

Peter Singer | October 12, 2018, Friday


The shared future of Argentina and China

The shared future of Argentina and China

EDITOR’S note: DESPITE the great distance between the two countries, China and Argentina have much in common. Under the Belt and Road Initiative, China is supporting infrastructure projects in Argentina, ...

October 11, 2018, Thursday




 

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