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Bright lights, big benefits: Six ways Shanghai is good for us - China Opinion
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Bright lights, big benefits: Six ways Shanghai is good for us

Those that have quit the rat race in favor of a quiet time are loud about the ways rolling hills and babbling brooks cure all ailments. Well, I know bullcrap when I smell it.
From spaces to places: How Shanghai's local entrepreneurs make our city a home - China Opinion
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From spaces to places: How Shanghai's local entrepreneurs make our city a home

Communities are built on the backs of neighborhood entrepreneurs. Spending our money close to home has far-reaching benefits that shopping online or in chain stores can't offer.
One Day One Job: a day in the life of a Shanghai firefighter - China Opinion
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One Day One Job: a day in the life of a Shanghai firefighter

When I spent a day with the guys at Shanghai's Hongkou Fire Station recently, I learned there's a lot more to it than that.
Will brands think twice about cancel culture after H&M cotton debacle? - China Opinion
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Will brands think twice about cancel culture after H&M cotton debacle?

I'm hoping the recent H&M debacle in China will force brands to act more responsibly instead of so quickly appeasing baizuo who want blood at any cost, usually lacking credibility.

Speak for yourself. Don't let emoji say more than you do - China Opinion
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Speak for yourself. Don't let emoji say more than you do

Messaging enables us to hide our true feelings. And when the emoji lexicon is the fastest growing language in history, it begs the question: Do we rely on it too much?
Four decades in China: The Turkish man and his treasured belongings - China Opinion
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Four decades in China: The Turkish man and his treasured belongings

Noyan Rona has collected a lifetime worth of "things" during his four decades in China, much of which is now shown off in pride of place in his 300-square-meter villa in Pudong.
New thinking needed in tackling our water issues - China Opinion
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New thinking needed in tackling our water issues

Panelists try to redefine the myriad water challenges confronting us from multi-disciplinary perspectives during the 7th World Water Source Summit.
Green markets are not enough to save us from crisis - China Opinion
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Green markets are not enough to save us from crisis

We are simply assuming that climate change can be addressed with a minimally disruptive and financially neutral update to the current operating system.
Shanghai, let's make sleep our superpower - China Opinion
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Shanghai, let's make sleep our superpower

The intolerance of sleep throughout industrialized nations is damaging our health, wellness and safety. We're dog-tired, the impact of which is enough to keep anyone up at night.
What?! Is buying a cat in Shanghai really that expensive?! - China Opinion
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What?! Is buying a cat in Shanghai really that expensive?!

I went down to Big Boss recently, a pet store near my home, to sit down and have a play with some of Shanghai's most popular cats as I chatted with store manager Jiangjiang.
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