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.
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Beijing Winter Olympics to more than make up for my regret caused by the pandemic

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In wake of Tonga, what's on your bucket list in the event of Doomsday?

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On artistic licence and the questionable utterances in Shojo manga

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Play by the rules, Novak. No one is above the law

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Breast feed or formula? It's the mom's choice

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Frenzied purchase of KFC blind box 'should be stopped'

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New-concept travel in time of COVID-19 pandemic

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Learning Chinese will help expats go beyond the superficial

Big cities like Shanghai and Beijing have gone to considerable lengths to make life easier for foreigners.
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Subway expansion a delight, with care also taken for those left in slow lane

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Giving an A for Shanghai's quality life after viewing 'B for Busy' - China Opinion
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Giving an A for Shanghai's quality life after viewing 'B for Busy'

The recently released film, centered around local life in Shanghai, helps natives appreciate the city and its quality of life as well as its unique quirks.
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