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.
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.
The snack industry profits from our cravings - China Opinion
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The snack industry profits from our cravings

Despite being deemed unhealthy, the snacks food industry has seen robust growth, recording more than 2 trillion yuan in sales in 2021. It could top 3 trillion yuan this year.
It's time for youngsters to take up the cudgels for seniors and disabled in today's digital world - China Opinion
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It's time for youngsters to take up the cudgels for seniors and disabled in today's digital world

A civilized society should allow people to run quick, but also allow some to walk slowly, despite their alienation from a pandemic society running on apps.
Make war on rumors before they spread like a virus - China Opinion
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Make war on rumors before they spread like a virus

People should remember that each receiver of hearsay is a potential transmitter and untruths are not helpful at this time of heightened anxieties.
Rap song's anthem to lockdown life hits the right notes - China Opinion
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Rap song's anthem to lockdown life hits the right notes

"Maicai's" ironic and humorous lyrics, performed in Shanghai dialect, imply a sense of optimism and strength in the people facing COVID-19 restrictions.
Shikumen memories evoked in lockdown lives - China Opinion
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Shikumen memories evoked in lockdown lives

The lockdown may have made lives difficult for the moment, but the neighborly spirit has not ceased.
Be proud of your kid for not being 'loud' - China Opinion
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Be proud of your kid for not being 'loud'

As it turns out, introversion is a personality trait that should be celebrated, not derided.
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