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Shanghai is unique, and we are all part of it

TAKING pride in being where you were born is often deemed a mark of “provincialism” and, paradoxically, this sentiment characterizes quite a few of the residents born here. But even the most severe critic ...

January 26, 2018, Friday

Public space can improve urban landscape

The challenge of defining and building communicative cities and urban space was a theme that was explored at a forum held in Shanghai this week. The forum, which was held at Sinan Literature House at ...

December 1, 2017, Friday

New parents learn valuable lesson after inviting superstar yue sao into their lives

LIKE many new parents in China, my wife and I decided to hire an ayi to look after our infant son....

February 23, 2016, Tuesday

GDP is out

AN official’s political life now hinges more and more upon environmental issues. Officials will lose face if they rank low on the list of environmental protection. Zhejiang Province has taken the lead ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Statistics, statistics, and statistics!

Jumping of officials into a river may assuage public fear of the water quality of the river, but such a public stunt cannot withstand closer scrutiny. Ultimately, people believe in statistics. Without ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

No public show

WHAT we really want to see are clean rivers in which people can swim any time, not a clean portion of otherwise polluted rivers. We don’t need a show in so-called “swimmable” rivers. We should make laws ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Artistic behavior

Jumping of officials into a river is really an artistic behavior, which is probably more obvious than statistics to the general public. If the general public choose to trust officials’ jumping show instead ...

July 4, 2014, Friday

Ridding Internet of incitement to terrorism is a war China needs to win

IF terrorism is threatening the world like a cancer, online videos and audio promoting terrorism are like cordial that speeds up the growth of the cancer. China is determined to eliminate such content ...

June 30, 2014, Monday

Curbing approval powers to cut cardres’ corruption

The other day I called my friend for a cup of coffee but was told he was a dozen kilometers away, waiting in line to have his car checked in accordance with an old state rule. He called me back the next ...

June 24, 2014, Tuesday

Which megatrends merit investment?

In 2003-2004, Hong Kong-based Chang Sun, managing director of private equity firm Warburg Pincus, surveyed prominent economists and researchers on China’s megatrends for the next decade. The megatrends ...

January 29, 2014, Wednesday


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