Opinion Columns

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Wan Lixin Opinion deputy editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wanlixin@shanghaidaily.com

SCO and the importance of Confucianism

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping stressed the significance of Confucianism as a major component of Chinese culture in Qingdao on Saturday, telling the participants to the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit ...

June 11, 2018, Monday

At SCO, India will work with global powers in creating secure, stable, prosperous world

EDITOR’S Note: SUDHEENDRA Kulkarni was an aide to India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Prime Minister’s Office. He has now founded a new organisation called Forum for a New South ...

June 8, 2018, Friday

Isn’t it time for a serious debate about our attitudes on dress, modesty and beauty?

RECENTLY a student surnamed Cui from Hunan Agricultural University lodged a formal complaint with the school that while studying in the school library, he felt distracted by scantily dressed girls there. He ...

May 29, 2018, Tuesday

Divorce test spurs self-reflection, contemplation

IT was reported that in Donghai, Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, couples seeking divorce will have to sit for a test administered by local civil affairs bureau. At the beginning I thought such a procedure ...

May 24, 2018, Thursday

Hurry up and slow down: Life is all about a journey well traveled

SINCE his retirement, my father-in-law has taken to the notion of a long jog every day. He used to be vulnerable to influenza and still suffers from diabetes, but his health has since much improved — ...

April 27, 2018, Friday

Chinese vision of tianxia: a model for global peace and governance

CHINESE philosopher Zhao Tingyang, in an article titled “Can this ancient Chinese philosophy save us from global chaos?”, suggested the Chinese concept of tianxia as a way to achieve global governance. Tianxia ...

March 30, 2018, Friday

Ruled by numbers and measures, we compromise our performance

WE live in an age ruled by numbers, even though quantifying human performance compromises our performance. At the beginning of “The Tyranny of Metrics”, author Jerry Z. Muller quotes Aaron Haspel as ...

March 23, 2018, Friday

The melting pot of cultures and ideas that gives Shanghai its unique spirit as a city

AS one of the first cities to feel Western influence and culture, Shanghai as a rule boasts a strong business culture embedded deeply in its southern style manners which generally impresses northerners ...

March 9, 2018, Friday

Are we wasting time on schooling that won’t prepare us for jobs?

WHEN I took up Bryan Caplan’s “The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money,” I thought about the usual case we made for education. It can allegedly broaden your ...

February 9, 2018, Friday

Traditional art show warms up, instructs local residents about the Spring Festival

WITH the Spring Festival less than two weeks away, we feel subtle changes are coming over the city. It is becoming quieter. Some shops are posting notices about scheduled suspension of business next week. Meanwhile, ...

February 6, 2018, Tuesday


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