Opinion

Opinion / Foreign views

WeChat has taken over China — next stop, the world!

People have said for a long time — rightly or wrongly — that one of China’s greatest skills was copying others. But the tables have well and truly turned...
Opinion / Foreign views

Engineering students head to rural school to teach sex education

Some Chinese university students arrived at nightmare "internships" this summer, but others beat their own track, finding fulfillment and satisfaction in helping others.
Opinion / Chinese views

Travel may broaden horizons but does it really brighten life prospects of the young?

It’s September, that time of the year which brings an abrupt end to the wanderlust and when children enter or return to school.
Opinion / Chinese views

Brewer chases bigger dreams than sales growth

THE e-commerce boom in China has many ramifications. Among them are “festivals” created to stimulate online shopping.
Opinion / Foreign views

A netizen army has taken the food safety fight onto the streets and social media

The issue of food safety is a huge topic in China today, and that's been the case for at least the last decade.
Opinion / Chinese views

Experts gather to consider comprehensive reform of college entrance examination

Achievements and problems in gaokao reforms
Opinion / Foreign views

New Zealand is cool and quiet, but the grass isn't necessarily always greener

Right now I’m sitting at the desk in my dad’s office, looking out at a clear view of Picton, New Zealand – a small seaside town with a population of 3,500. But I wish I wasn't ...
Opinion / Foreign views

Does action hero in 'Wolf Warrior 2' signal the end for 'fresh little meat?'

Is the reign of xiaoxianrou about to come to an end in contemporary Chinese pop culture? 

Opinion / Chinese views

Defining childhood in time of smartphones

Children used to be clearly definable, for they belonged to the great outdoors, spoke a language of their own, and read certain books.
Opinion / Foreign views

Authorities aim to make Shanghai more bike-friendly — let's start with plain consideration of others

After biking in Shanghai for about two years, New Zealander Andy Boreham has some tips for making Shanghai a more bike-friendly city.