Wan Lixin

Opinion Writer
Book review

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

The labor market doesn't pay you for the useless subjects you master; it pays you for the preexisting traits you reveal by mastering them.
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Shanghai is unique, and we are all part of it

Reform and opening-up, innovation and development ultimately boil down to satisfying people's aspiration for good life.
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It's time for gov't to hold tech companies to account over rumors and fake news online

It has turned out to be a false promise,with more and more countries in the West mulling stronger action against disrupting flow of rumors,fake news and improper information online
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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 to explore opportunities and challenges in deepening cooperation between China and the Middle East.
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It's time to clean up the pollution out there clouding our cyberspace and choking us

Naming and shaming some culprits need to intensify, if you have any idea of the scale of the sink of iniquity hosted by unscrupulous online providers.
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Wasted money on grand schemes takes away the real meaning of what home is

Some grassroots officials characterize this upgraded version of image projects as 'borrowing money to buy luxury brands.'
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Public space can improve urban landscape

The conversion of a part of Sinan Mansions into public space is salutary. Since August, every month visitors can register online to participate in a guided tour of the area.
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As bridgehead, Shanghai seen playing exemplary role in Belt and Road initiative

In her speech, Ioana Kraft, used three words to symbolize how Shanghai could synergize its local strategies – reciprocity, connectivity and mobility.
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Purpose of education: To build moral values

The best of West and East wisdom more or less concurs. Ralph Waldo Emerson,for instance,while discussing education, pointed to 'the power of beauty, the power of books, of poetry.'
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Creating incentives for ecological protection

If the local people are advised not to make use of things that can be monetized, are they deserving of some sort of encouragement, or even compensation?