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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


‘Killer farms’ a major environmental threat

‘Killer farms’ a major environmental threat

ON April 3, the United Kingdom announced a ban on the sale of ivory that is “one of the toughest in the world.” By restricting the ivory trade, the UK joined other countries — including China and the ...

Maxwell Gomera and Edward Mabaya | July 12, 2018, Thursday


Is it time for China to play soccer, not just watch?

Is it time for China to play soccer, not just watch?

TO the surprise of many World Cup fans, Iceland tied Argentina in the group stage, before 19-year-old French star Mbappé sent Messi home. What’s their secret? China has a population of about 1.4 billion. ...

Allison Zhu | July 12, 2018, Thursday


Solving disinformation puzzle is a challenge

Solving disinformation puzzle is a challenge

GIVEN the vulnerability of digital channels to purveyors of “fake news,” the debate over how to counter disinformation is going on. But if there is one thing that the search for solutions has made clear, ...

Kelly Born | July 11, 2018, Wednesday


Beware of online money traps — they can be fatal

Beware of online money traps — they can be fatal

ONLINE loans have become increasingly common in China. Most online platforms were licensed agencies that brought convenience to the public and earned income only from the interest. But cyber space has ...

Phillip Chao | July 11, 2018, Wednesday


Stray dog management

Stray dog management

SINCE May there have been quite a few reports of stray dog attacks across the country. The Legal Daily reported recently that a female college student, while walking on her campus in Hunan Province, was ...

July 10, 2018, Tuesday


Recipe for gaming disorder

Recipe for gaming disorder

A 15-year-old Briton, after being diagnosed with gaming disorder by UK’s National Health Service, has been hospitalized for over 8 weeks, British media reported. This came shortly after the World Health ...

July 10, 2018, Tuesday




 

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