Opinion / Li Xing

Micro blogs a means not an end

[2011-02-11 07:40]

Those harboring doubts about micro-blogging should now be convinced that micro blogs can play an effective role in mobilizing society for a just course.

Debate: Chinese mothers

[2011-02-09 08:11]

The high-profile debate over Chinese mothers continues. A China Daily senior editor says Chinese education needs to incorporate broader values but an education researcher praises China's educational achievements

Learning different ways of thinking

[2011-01-28 08:05]

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama highlighted the importance of education by stating that to win the future for the United States, "we also have to win the race to educate our kids".

Weathering storms to chart common course

[2011-01-21 08:10]

On Wednesday, both Chinese President Hu Jintao and US President Barack Obama recalled in their speeches the days when China and the United States broke off their estrangement and started to engage in exchanges and improve mutual understanding despite their differences in ideology and social systems.

A hard time learning the lingo

[2011-01-14 08:02]

Last Sunday, I visited the University of Cincinnati's Raymond Walters College campus. It was the opening day of the new semester of the Greater Cincinnati Chinese School.

Cities on the front line of climate change

[2011-01-07 07:40]

Garbage has been piled up on the streets of New York for nearly a week after a blizzard hit the northeastern part of the United States on Dec 30. The city's sanitation workers had a hell of job to tackle the garbage after days of hard work to clear the streets of thick snow.

Unfairness of selling low and buying high

[2010-12-30 07:50]

I may not have picked the best time to visit my sister in New York, as a full-scale blizzard, with hurricane-force winds and something called "thunder snow", hit the East Coast of the United States on Sunday.

Less salt can better preserve health

[2010-12-20 08:02]

About 6,000 years ago, our ancestors discovered that salt can preserve food.

Time is of the essence at Cancun

[2010-12-10 07:00]

Each of us - officials, activists, and journalists - left a substantial carbon footprint just to get here. According to the host's website, I will have created 14.51 tons of carbon dioxide traveling to Cancun from Beijing and riding buses every day between my hotel and the conference venues.

Japan should take pride in Kyoto Protocol

[2010-12-03 07:58]

Japan has long been recognized as one of the global leaders in battling climate change. It is arguably the most energy-efficient country in the world.

Bring action plans, not empty words

[2010-11-26 07:15]

'Please consider taking the stairs if you're going to one of the first five floors," says a sign by the elevators in an office building of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in Beijing.

Starting green lifestyle with the haves

[2010-11-12 08:01]

New heroes are born every day on the major Chinese Internet portals. One of the most recent is Zhang Qingtian, 74, a farmer in mountainous Fude village, Kaixian county of Chongqing municipality.

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