Category: Society

Comment on the stricter smoking ban from March in Shanghai

SMOKING will be banned in all indoor public venues and workplaces in Shanghai from March next year. The ban will cover hotels, restaurants, offices, airports, railway stations and entertainment venues after a new smoking regulation was approved by …

Chinese council should collect recyclables from people’s houses

I think that our local council should collect paper, plastic and recyclables from our houses directly. Currently, in Shanghai, most communities that run recycling projects ask people to bring their garbage to a center in the community. And …

The true world

I watched The Truman’s Show, a really great film that was worth to see, last night. The film attracted and touched me in various ways: the evil and horrible director, Truman with unswerving determination, the people around the …

Microcredit: helps or worsens

Microcredit, which is a kind of small loan for the poor to help them set their own businesses and get rid of poverty, has experienced an explosive growth in the last decade. Except the non-government organizations, finding a …

The Savant Syndrome

Introduction Definition: Savant Syndrome is a condition in which persons with various development disabilities but astonishing special islands of ability or brilliance. Origin and history: It was first named Idiot Savant in 1887 by Dr. J. Langdon Down. …

H.P. Lovecraft’s “Beyond the Wall of Sleep”

This whole post is quoted from my friend Sheng Zhengmao’s blog. The original title is H.P. Lovecraft’s “Beyond the Wall of Sleep” Translation. The Chinese-version translation, which is in PDF form, is copyrighted by him. This one is …

Foreign social media should not be banned in China

Oops! You will get “404 Not Found” if you try to access Facebook or Twitter when you stay in mainland China. The Chinese government has prohibited people who live in mainland China from visiting foreign social media websites …