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No one is too short to teach

No one is too short to teach

RECENTLY, a female in Shaanxi Province was denied a teaching certificate because she was too short. According to the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government, female applicants must be over ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


Obstructing fire fighters hurts

Obstructing fire fighters hurts

The People’s Daily reported last week that, in Sichuan Province, a fire engine was blocked by several illegally parked private cars while responding to an emergency call. After trying to contact the car ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


Make packaging rule bite

Make packaging rule bite

SEVERAL takeaway platforms in Shanghai recently have begun to use paper bowls instead of plastic packaging when delivering foods. Unfortunately, it is yet a non-binding packaging standards drawn up by ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


Too many incentives for start-ups

Too many incentives for start-ups

FAILING tests is no big deal if you show the promise of a business wizard. This was a message recently sent by a vocational college vice dean. According to Qianjiang Evening News, a student of this college, ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


Pay up your debts

Pay up your debts

ACCORDING to thepaper.cn, a man surnamed Rao in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, refused to follow a ruling that ordered him to repay loans of 200,000 yuan from a local bank. It happened that just when the ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


China stands firm to bridge gap in technology

China stands firm to bridge gap in technology

CONSIDERING innovation as the primary driving force of development, China is taking a firm stand to bridge the gap in technological progress, especially in key and core technologies, from internationally ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


We need more than just another band aid

We need more than just another band aid

IN 1984, I gathered the most successful musicians of the time to form a “supergroup” called Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. The next year, an even larger grouping was formed for ...

Bob Geldof | July 16, 2018, Monday


Teach your children well: Life is more than school

Teach your children well: Life is more than school

A one-time payment of 70,000 yuan (US$10,508) for seven years of classes. That is the recent investment a parent made to an English tutoring center for her child, as reported by Hunan Daily. Parents ...

Allison Zhu | July 16, 2018, Monday


The universe and the meaning of life in the words of a scientist-poet

The universe and the meaning of life in the words of a scientist-poet

Like the late Carl Sagan, Loren Eiseley had the great gift of being able to express his thoughts in language that not only made his field of study more accessible to the rest of us, but to also do so ...

Greg Cusack | July 13, 2018, Friday


Tariff wars threaten global economy

Tariff wars threaten global economy

SINCE the world economy is highly interwoven into a global supply chain, tariff wars would hamper the world economy in a way which no one could escape from, a US expert warns. Michael D. Maher, senior ...

July 13, 2018, Friday




 

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