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Are some street signs more confusing than helpful?

Are some street signs more confusing than helpful?

SHANGHAI’S street signs are written with a combination of Chinese characters and pinyin romanization, with the Chinese characters on top and the romanized version below. Pinyin, which literally means ...

Clara Marie Schultz | August 16, 2018, Thursday


Ethnic Chinese from abroad ask: Who am I?

Ethnic Chinese from abroad ask: Who am I?

THEY look Asian; they speak Mandarin; they attend schools on the Chinese mainland. Nothing marks their identity as foreigners except their nationalities: Canadians, Americans, Germans ... Most of them ...

Ying Tianyi | August 16, 2018, Thursday


Celebrating elevation of fitness as lifestyle

Celebrating elevation of fitness as lifestyle

LAST week marked National Fitness Day (August 8), and Shanghai celebrated with a plethora of sport and exercise-themed activities across the city. According to an article published in Shanghai Daily, ...

Zac Lowell | August 15, 2018, Wednesday


Authorities must move to clean up social media

Authorities must move to clean up social media

After reading Cao Xinyu’s “A hotbed of disinformation” (August 7, Shanghai Daily), I was saddened, but not really surprised, to see that ill-meaning trolls have invaded China’s online space, too. Why ...

Greg Cusack | August 15, 2018, Wednesday


US ‘economic battle’ against others is counterproductive

US ‘economic battle’ against others is counterproductive

ECONOMIC sanctions imposed by the United States recently against Iran, Russia and Turkey will ultimately undermine US foreign policy goals, experts have said. In the course of a week, the United States ...

August 14, 2018, Tuesday


Leash your dogs, please!

Leash your dogs, please!

LAST Saturday a 13-year-old boy was attacked by an unlicensed and off-leash German shepherd in his neighborhood in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, Chengdu Economic Daily reported. The dog owner had to drag ...

August 14, 2018, Tuesday


Vanity projects in a poor county

Vanity projects in a poor county

LOCAL government in Rucheng county, an impoverished county in Hunan Province, spent 48 million yuan (US$7 million) on a plaza, while some of its residents still do not have access to electricity, according ...

August 14, 2018, Tuesday


Is Trump hurting long-term US growth?

Is Trump hurting long-term US growth?

PRESIDENT Donald Trump regularly thumps his chest and claims credit for each new uptick of the fast-growing US economy. But when it comes to economic performance, US presidents have considerably more ...

Kenneth Rogoff | August 13, 2018, Monday


Higher tariffs take toll on American manufacturers

Higher tariffs take toll on American manufacturers

CHINESE VIEWS The Trump administration has a wrong view on trade, and its protectionist measures will take their toll on American manufacturers, farmers and consumers, a US scholar has said. Washington-initiated ...

August 13, 2018, Monday


Nationwide crackdown on nuisance calls

Nationwide crackdown on nuisance calls

The media reported in late July that national authorities will start a crackdown on nuisance calls through December 2019. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will team up with 12 other ...

August 10, 2018, Friday




 

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