Opinion Columns

Woodpecker at work

Ni Tao Opinion writer of Shanghai Daily

Email: nitao@shanghaidaily.com

With Internet, nothing is private any more

THE biggest news these days in the tech industry is the grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg by a US Congress committee over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. For three consecutive days, the iconic ...

April 17, 2018, Tuesday

Nondescript villa played a critical role in Communist revolution and city’s liberation

SPY thrillers have become a popular genre on Chinese TV in recent years. They offer an insight into how bravely and resourcefully Chinese Communist heroes fought and outwitted their enemies, and how ...

April 3, 2018, Tuesday

Plight of ‘only children’ calls for more state support in providing care for the elderly

THIS year’s “two sessions,” or the meeting of the country’s top legislators and political advisers, has seen a surge in the number of proposals and draft bills related to senior care. A lot of them try ...

March 22, 2018, Thursday

Going down to grassroots makes officials more responsive to people’s basic needs

THE proliferation of e-bikes in urban China has left many city managers scratching their heads. In Shanghai, this problem affects a large number of people as many residential complexes do not have a ...

March 7, 2018, Wednesday

Time-honored White Rabbit candy a sign of the old and new in Shanghai’s innovation

ASK a Shanghainese to name indigenous Shanghai brands, he or she will probably blurt out the White Rabbit milk candies. The candies, named after the cute bunny wrapping they come in, sparked an unlikely ...

March 6, 2018, Tuesday

The special corner of Shanghai that helped Mao form his ideas for creating a new China

CONFUCIUS once said that age 30 marks the beginning of a man’s mental independence. This aphorism can be well applied to our revolutionary forebears. Many founders of the Communist Party of China were ...

March 2, 2018, Friday

Tough measures needed to deleverage real estate and bail out local governments

WHERE is Chinese economy heading in 2018? This is a question that has occupied many economists of late. Ma Jun, director of Center for Finance and Development at Tsinghua University, believes that the ...

February 14, 2018, Wednesday

Better care for our children and pediatricians

THE recent outbreak of influenza has claimed its latest victim: my family. Since January my toddler son has fallen ill, sneezing, coughing and running a fever. Believing that medication was premature ...

February 7, 2018, Wednesday

Revisiting CPC congress legacy in fostering social revolution

ON a recent frigid day, I visited the memorial of the Fourth National Congress of the Communist Party of China in northern Shanghai’s Hongkou District. This is the third such visit following my tour ...

January 19, 2018, Friday

The next big thing: Mobile Internet of Things moving life into fast lane

THE advent of mobile Internet has considerably changed our life and created business opportunities once thought impossible. Shared bikes and food delivery are cases in point. But with the increasing ...

December 29, 2017, Friday


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