Opinion / Chen Weihua

Chen Weihua

Chen Weihua is the Chief Washington Correspondent of China Daily and Deputy Editor of China Daily USA. He has a particular focus on US politics and US-China relations.

No instant formula for science prize success

[2011-04-26 08:00]

There is a fine line between students who admire scientists such as Albert Einstein and Madame Curie and those whose main purpose of study and research is to ultimately win a Nobel Prize, a Fields Medal or a Turing Award.

Get rich quick is not the right message

[2011-04-13 07:55]

The public outcry over the remarks by Beijing Normal University professor Dong Fan is the latest reflection of how people are saddened and maddened by the increasing money worship permeating our society.

Better teachers could stem student exodus

[2011-03-29 07:55]

Even as US citizens stand in awe of the Shanghai high school performance in the recent International Student Assessment, more and more Chinese middle school and college graduates are flocking to US universities. One has to ask, what has gone wrong with our higher education.

Safety key to plans for nuclear power

[2011-03-15 07:57]

The fight to avoid a disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant after the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake should serve as a warning to China that it must exercise caution in its ambitious nuclear energy program over the coming decades.

Pay the lobbyists to beat double standards

[2011-03-14 07:54]

So far, the reaction among politicians and the public in the United States on the possible acquisition of the New York Stock Exchange by Deutsche Boerse AG and Nasdaq by the London Stock Exchange has been relatively muted. There has been less panic, protest or paranoia than expected.

Truth another casualty of shootings

[2011-03-01 07:46]

While listening to Hillary Clinton's speech on Pakistan and Afghanistan at the Asia Society in New York on February 18, I wanted to ask her if Raymond Davis, the former US Special Forces soldier, held in Lahore for shooting and killing two Pakistanis, was a CIA agent as one blogger reported.

VOA signing off comes as no surprise

[2011-02-22 07:57]

Established in 1942 during World War II under the Office of War Information, VOA had its heyday in the Cold War years under the State Department when the flow of information between the East and West was like molasses.

Too many lawyers spoil the law

[2011-02-15 07:55]

It is often said that there are too many lawyers in the United States, and I have started to see that for myself after living in New York for just 16 months.

New dog law tells tale of two cities

[2011-02-09 08:11]

Shanghai and New York have become more alike with their huge number of skyscrapers and long subway systems. But new laws being mooted by the two cities set them clearly apart.

A canny way to get things done

[2011-01-27 07:47]

When China first opened up to the outside world 30 years ago, Chinese people applying for jobs at foreign-funded ventures learned that they had a better chance of getting the job by answering questions in the way a US jobseeker would.

Try putting yourself in China's shoes

[2011-01-24 07:54]

The seminar "China in the world" at Columbia University on Thursday brought together a panel of respected China scholars from the US and Australia. However, as you may have noticed, there was something missing in the conversation.

Double standards of Western companies

[2011-01-11 07:11]

For months, the West has been attacking China for tightening control of its rare earth exports. The assault is likely to escalate, as China recently announced it would slash its rare earth export quota by 37 percent for the first half of 2011

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