Op Rana is a senior editor with China Daily’s opinion department. He has a particular focus on international politics and environmental protection.
'It breaks my heart and I wish somebody would do something about it," said golden boy Michael Phelps almost two weeks ago. He was referring to the use of drugs, performance-enhancing drugs, in sports.
Thanks to the sluggish global economy, rising terrorist attacks and the refugee crisis in Europe, the world has all but forgotten about the effects of climate change.
Parallel economy is much derided term, for it denotes the part of economy run on black money or ill-begotten wealth.
As soon as the Chilcot report was published Blair blurted: "I do not believe (the overthrow of Saddam Hussein) is the cause of terrorism we see today in the Middle East or elsewhere in the world". As if the IS group emerged out of thin air.
The number of tigers across the globe (read Asia) is on the rise for the first time in a century. Tigers in the wild, according to the most recent data, number about 3,890, up from an estimated 3,200 in 2010.
No security is secure enough to stop people from blowing themselves up in the name of religion, albeit driven by the blatantly wrong interpretation of faith.
Peace and democracy are just a ruse. Refuges, indeed humanity, can go to ...
This pretty much sums up the rich countries', especially the US', pledge to fight climate change, including contributing their share to the GCF.
Climate change is no different from terrorism. We have allowed it to gather strength for much too long. It is already spreading terror across the world, especially among the poor who have contributed the least or nothing to its strength.
He was a Syrian refugee, just three years old. His body, face down, was found on the beach of Bodrum, a resort city in Turkey.
People from the Middle East and northern parts of Africa might not have shamed the Europe had the West, under the able leadership of US, not embarked on the noble mission of spreading democracy in uncivilized, despotic lands.
The only problem is that the world will not be what we want it to be because big oil will not allow other types of energy to be developed, and there won't be space to take any step forward.
Last weekend, I was hanging out downtown with a friend and my sister. We were walking through a public spare when all of a sudden a heated argument between a student and a middle-aged woman arrested our attention.