Opinion / Zhu Yuan

Zhu Yuan

Zhu Yuan is an editorial writer with China Daily’s opinion department. He writes editorials about social and cultural issues.

Moutai is wrong target for attacks

[2012-03-24 07:51]

To drink, or not to drink Moutai, that is the question.

Existential angst and a wave of innovation

[2012-03-14 08:08]

The book, The Sixth Wave: How to Succeed in a Resource Limited World, by James Bradfield Moody and Bianca Nogrady, points to the emergence of an exciting new wave of innovation.

Lighting the fire of learning for teenagers

[2012-03-01 08:04]

Chinese schools do not encourage students to express their own ideas about what they are being taught, instead students are encouraged to accept whatever the teachers tell them.

The importance of people-first principle

[2012-02-11 08:11]

The second edition of Huang Wanli's biography, Lonely Journey Along the River, was published just before Spring Festival.

Individual efforts count in social progress

[2012-01-14 07:49]

Chinese scholar Xiong Peiyun's new book, You The Freedom (Ziyou Zai Gaochu), elaborates on how an individual can live a better life by adopting a positive attitude toward life. "Making the best use of the freedom you have is as important as the efforts to strive for the freedom you want," is what the author said in a recent interview.

Birth of plenty, but work still to be done

[2011-12-21 08:06]

Property rights, scientific rationalism, capital markets, and improvements in transport and communications are the four factors that have made the world.

Small ray of hope for future

[2011-12-12 08:00]

The flexibility all parties have shown to reach an agreement at the end of the Durban climate summit offers a glimmer of hope for our children and grandchildren.

The good, the bad and the ugly of laissez faire

[2011-12-03 07:52]

Using the good parts of something and getting rid of the bad is the wisdom of our forefathers, and it is wisdom that should also be applied to economic principles.

Once a matter of life and death

[2011-11-16 08:03]

Whatever changes have occurred in our morals and ethics, the due respect we owe our parents and the duties we are supposed to perform for them in their old age are eternal.

Cutting corners undermines social morals

[2011-10-20 08:06]

Responsibility and Judgment is a collection of Hannah Arendt's unpublished papers, most of which are concerned with moral philosophy. Talking about moral issues would appear to be out of fashion when many Chinese seem to place personal interest before anything else. But I think that it is precisely because money-worship appears to be the be-all and end-all for so many that discussing moral issues has never been so urgent.

News websites must find new model

[2011-09-20 08:09]

How will traditional print media forge a working relationship with news websites in the digital age? This is a question that both sides need to consider from a long-term viewpoint.

Looking at history from a different angle

[2011-09-08 08:11]

The only thing new in this world is the history you don't know" is a quote I once came across when I was looking for quotes about history.

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