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.

Making a Chinese dream come true

[2011-08-25 07:39]

Without a native religion in the sense of Christianity or Islam, Chinese people's ethos is characterized by pragmatism.

Intellectuals need independent thought

[2011-08-10 07:56]

It has been said that Europe has two types of intellectuals that hold completely different views about the way European countries should be run.

People-first principle points to proper path

[2011-07-27 07:37]

I better understand the significance of the people-first principle after reading My Korean War A Prisoner of War's Memoir of 60 Years.

Opening the mind to new ways of seeing

[2011-07-07 07:58]

The publication of the Chinese version of One Hundred Years of Solitude in June, 30 years after the first appearance of a pirated version in the Chinese mainland, caused ripples in the hearts of quite a number of Chinese writers.

US should put its own house in order

[2011-06-22 07:54]

If the "sacred trinity" of US military power, the Pentagon's global footprint and US' penchant for intervention, described by Andrew J. Bacevich in his book Washington Rules is directly behind the US' military interventions in other countries during the past decades, the US' missionary credo that the United States has an obligation to spread its values to every part of the world by whatever means necessary, is, I believe, at the root of all the problems the world's sole superpower has with other countries.

Severity of drunken driving is in the blood

[2011-05-18 07:46]

The controversy about the severity of drunken driving seems to have shifted attention away from what the lawmakers intended.

An antidote to money-oriented education

[2011-05-11 07:55]

Both parents and schools need to develop a vision beyond the immediate benefit to both students and schools of a good exam result.

Small details can make a huge difference

[2011-04-27 07:59]

Heavenly Small Things, the title of a book, might seem at first a contradiction. But it is actually not.

More money to spend for better or worse

[2011-04-06 08:03]

Are we really becoming poorer or are we just feeling so?

Sparing the rod won't spoil the child

[2011-03-23 08:01]

The first time I came across the Chinese expression koushui zhan, I interpreted it as a fight, in the form of spitting at each other, as koushui means saliva and zhan fight.

Development matters to ordinary people

[2011-02-23 07:46]

Growth and development can mean the same thing sometimes, but they are different, at least to my understanding. In Chinese, growth is translated as zengzhang and is related to figures, while development is fazhan and refers to progress toward better quality.

Declining vitality of rural villages

[2011-01-13 07:40]

A village can soon lose its vitality if the young and middle-aged villagers leave to make money in cities. Left behind are only children and the aged. Against the background that more than 200 million villagers are seeking their fortunes in urban areas, is it surprising that many villages are unable to maintain the vitality they used to have?

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