Opinion / Web Comments

Unbelievable signboard-demolishing movement

[2011-04-30 10:27]

Shenzhen is known as an "experimental field" for China’s reform and opening-up. But the local authorities now seem determined to erase all these fond memories that one can possibly associate with the city.

Marketing of a Royal Wedding

[2011-04-29 10:08]

What most spectators are interested in is the romance and the pageantry. But as someone who was in charge of the marketing of London for eight years, I can't help looking at it as an economic opportunity for marketing and branding a city and a country.

Royal wedding: Mysterious charm of monarchy

[2011-04-27 17:16]

Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29. How will this royal wedding impact Britain? So far no consensus has been reached.

A birthday wish for Tsinghua

[2011-04-26 13:23]

Chinese President Hu Jintao urged Tsinghua to enhance "innovation and research capabilities" and encouraged students to develop "innovative minds." Regrettably, research and teaching do not always go hand-in-hand.

Why do polls show more satisfied people in China? (43 comments)

[2011-04-25 13:56]

International opinion polls consistently show that the population of China is more satisfied with the direction of their country than people in the US. Naturally, here one is not talking about polls carried out by governments.

Do 'Tiger Moms' make the best parents?

[2011-04-22 08:56]

Read Amy Chua's best-selling book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and it's hard not to react. Tiger Mother has been the subject of numerous commentaries. Chua has appeared publicly many times since the book’s January publication to explain and defend what she wrote.

'Red songs' alone don't bring on purity

[2011-04-21 10:07]

In Chongqing, it's yesterday once more as a citywide campaign has been launched to popularize 36 "melodic revolutionary songs" among its 30 million citizens.

More empowered women means later marriages

[2011-04-20 15:56]

Women in Hong Kong are making their way to break that glass ceiling and join the club of social elites and rule-makers. The pressure from society, however, has mounted for them as they decided consciously that marriage could be a matter of later or never.

Political reform paved way for economic growth

[2011-04-19 17:24]

China's rapid economic progress shocked the world. It gave people the impression that China only made economic reforms but not political ones. That is not a complete picture. In fact, it is the political reform that has paved the way to rapid economic development.

Time to end the abuse of animals

[2011-04-18 17:11]

Beijing's animal rights activists were caught in a dilemma. As they were trying to save the lives of some 500 dogs on the way to slaughter over the weekend, they helplessly found the law was not on their side.

Chengguan making our streets safe from vendors (25 comments)

[2011-04-15 16:46]

Salute to China's chengguan (urban management officers). They have never let us down in terms of bravery and courage displayed during their battle to ensure that our cities are free from disorder and chaos caused by unlicensed street vendors.

BRICS – a step towards prosperity and democracy

[2011-04-14 15:27]

The Hainan summit of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) gives a foretaste of what the world will increasingly look like in the 21st century.