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China through your eyes: lessons on life and perspectives from the community

China through your eyes: lessons on life and perspectives from the community

I’ve spent this week judging a video contest for which you made short films about life in Shanghai and your take on Chinese culture. The campaign is called “Shanghai, My City,” and over the course of several...

Emma Leaning | July 13, 2024, Saturday


What’s that putrid smell in classrooms? A risky lark called ‘stinky water’

What’s that putrid smell in classrooms? A risky lark called ‘stinky water’

Spittle, cockroaches, stinky tofu juice, starch, leg hair. Students are mixing repulsive cocktails of ingredients, left to ferment in bottles until they explode and spray noxious liquid onto classroom...

Yang Jian | July 4, 2024, Thursday


City beckons foreign investors with ever-improving business environment

City beckons foreign investors with ever-improving business environment

The steady improvement of Shanghai’s business environment, particularly in terms of creating legal infrastructure to protect investor interests, is making the city even more attractive to foreign inve...

Wan Lixin | July 1, 2024, Monday


Grow down: a remedy for adult life

Grow down: a remedy for adult life

There’s nothing mean you can say to me that I haven’t said to myself. Lazy, yes. Incompetent, probably. Ugly, sure. Recently I’ve had such distain for myself that I’ve wanted to strip the skin from my ...

Emma Leaning | June 29, 2024, Saturday


AI-generated crimes: 
What can we do 
to stop them?

AI-generated crimes: 
What can we do 
to stop them?

As speculated when ChatGPT 3.5 was released early last year, crimes by means of artificial intelligence have mushroomed around the world....

Lu Feiran | June 27, 2024, Thursday


Two ill-mannered cases within a day: What’s wrong with Manner Coffee?

Two ill-mannered cases within a day: What’s wrong with Manner Coffee?

Last week, two violent cases of baristas assaulting customers within a day pushed Manner Coffee to the forefront of public opinion....

Lu Feiran | June 25, 2024, Tuesday


Tianxia: a grand hope rooted in China’s cultural genes

Tianxia: a grand hope rooted in China’s cultural genes

Tianxia (天下), ​​or a grand hope, is deep in China’s cultural genes....

Zhang Yixuan | June 25, 2024, Tuesday


Children can’t make ‘cents’ of real money. Is it worrisome?

Children can’t make ‘cents’ of real money. Is it worrisome?

MELANIE Zhang didn’t realize that she had never taught her 8-year-old daughter about renminbi until recently, when the Grade-2 student was struggling with homework that required her to solve a maths problem ...

Lu Feiran | June 24, 2024, Monday


Should art explain itself?

Should art explain itself?

What’s the point of art? And more to the point, should art explain itself?...

Emma Leaning | June 22, 2024, Saturday


Literature deepens understanding across different cultures

Literature deepens understanding across different cultures

I always believe that, to know a nation’s soul and spirit, we should gain insight into her history and culture. To know people’s emotions and the social mores of a nation, we should read her literary...

Sha Hailin | June 20, 2024, Thursday




 

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