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International struggle for ‘comfort women’

International struggle for ‘comfort women’

RECENTLY, a Manila statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has sparked a major controversy. Yet, history cannot be ignored, especially in the year 2018 which many promote as the “Year of the Woman.” In ...

Dan Steinbock | January 22, 2018, Monday


Giddy markets and grim politics in the new year

Giddy markets and grim politics in the new year

ECONOMIC growth worldwide picked up in 2017, and the best guess is that the global economy will perform strongly in 2018 as well. At the same time, a rising tide of populism poses a risk to the stable ...

Kenneth Rogoff | January 22, 2018, Monday


Revisiting CPC congress legacy in fostering social revolution

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 ...

Ni Tao | January 19, 2018, Friday


Teaching the teachers a lesson in morality

Teaching the teachers a lesson in morality

THE public misdemeanors of several Chinese teachers, ranging from blocking a high-speed train to engaging in a public fist fight, have sparked an online debate on teachers’ ethics. Last week a woman ...

January 18, 2018, Thursday


Why care about corporate social responsibility?

Why care about corporate social responsibility?

WHY the cynicism? Consider this real setting: About 25 owners and top executives of medium-sized companies have come together to discuss sustainability. An executive for a major oil company presents his ...

Paul Strebel and Knut Haanaes | January 18, 2018, Thursday


China’s cabinet ready to report state asset management to nation’s top legislature

China’s cabinet ready to report state asset management to nation’s top legislature

The State Council, China’s cabinet, will report the condition and management of state asset to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) annually, said a key document made public ...

January 17, 2018, Wednesday


Opportunities and challenges along the Ice Silk Road

Opportunities and challenges along the Ice Silk Road

A crucial task for China in the Arctic is to guarantee both sustainable and profitable development in the most sensitive region of the world. Shipping patterns, Nordic-China investment cooperation and ...

Arthur Guschin | January 17, 2018, Wednesday


China and the Middle East seek a new future together, building on past strengths

China and the Middle East seek a new future together, building on past strengths

Leading experts and scholars from home and abroad gathered in Shanghai over the weekend to explore opportunities and challenges in deepening cooperation between China and the Middle East while pushing ...

Wan Lixin | January 16, 2018, Tuesday


The new era: Xi’s thoughts inspire a nation

The new era: Xi’s thoughts inspire a nation

ONE of the most frequently asked questions Qu Qingshan hears from foreign audiences is: “With 89 million members, how does the Communist Party of China stay united?” “We keep learning,” is Qu’s response. As ...

January 15, 2018, Monday


Stop, breathe, and be mindful

Stop, breathe, and be mindful

MANY of us who enter New Year make auspicious and ambitious resolutions. Be it weight management, a healthy diet, physical exercise, improving professional skills, quitting smoking, drinking or drugs, ...

Maqsudul Nuri | January 12, 2018, Friday




 

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