Bricks and Stones

Bricks and Stones is hewn of paozhuan yinyu (to cast a brick to attract jade), a Chinese idiom used to elicit more valuable opinions from others. In this column, young Shanghai Daily reporters will share their opinions on issues that matter, providing insights and raising awareness about topical news and contemporary topics.
Bricks and Stones is hewn of paozhuan yinyu (to cast a brick to attract jade), a Chinese idiom used to elicit more valuable opinions from others. In this column, young Shanghai Daily reporters will share their opinions on issues that matter, providing insights and raising awareness about topical news and contemporary topics.
One woman's experience aboard a train provokes an online controversy - China Opinion
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One woman's experience aboard a train provokes an online controversy

Should sanitary napkins be sold on trains? Insensitive comments foment a backlash.
The 'offal' truth about exotic dishes: They bring people from different cultures together - China Opinion
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The 'offal' truth about exotic dishes: They bring people from different cultures together

A video of foreigners eating Chinese fruit went viral online. Why is that?
Don't bother. These wild guesses about foreign brands are simply rumors - China Opinion
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Don't bother. These wild guesses about foreign brands are simply rumors

Apparel giant Gap has opened a new store in Qingdao, Shandong Province, debunking reports that big-name firms are exiting the Chinese market.
Lady M setting an example of good corporate decency - China Opinion
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Lady M setting an example of good corporate decency

When many businesses are troubled by the COVID resurgence, consumers worry about the fate of their beloved stores, particularly those in which they have invested in prepaid cards.
Job discrimination against ex-COVID patients both wrong and stupid - China Opinion
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Job discrimination against ex-COVID patients both wrong and stupid

The story of a young woman identified with the alias A Fen is probably one of the most heatedly topics discussed online recently.
Are sexy-looking 'frisbee ladies' harming the sport? - China Opinion
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Are sexy-looking 'frisbee ladies' harming the sport?

The sport of frisbee is generating some heat off the pitch, with netizens taking issue with inappropriately dressed women showing up for selfies rather than for the game itself.
Giving cold shoulder to 'ice-cream assassins' - China Opinion
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Giving cold shoulder to 'ice-cream assassins'

As we strolled along the street recently, my friend suddenly sighed: "How I miss the cream popsicle my grandma used to buy me after school!"
More sports facilities open in city to meet fitness needs - China Opinion
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More sports facilities open in city to meet fitness needs

Recently, Shanghai government updated the list of opening hours of the sports venues that reopened in the city. Many sports fans cannot wait to get back on the courts.
Shanghai witnesses a revival of neighborhood spirit - China Opinion
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Shanghai witnesses a revival of neighborhood spirit

Lockdown has been tough on everyone, but it has brought us all closer. And that is a benefit that will likely outlast the pandemic.
Bravo for making life skills compulsory courses in schools - China Opinion
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Bravo for making life skills compulsory courses in schools

Household skills like cleaning, repairing appliances and raising animals often can be more helpful than some of what is currently taught in schools.
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