Retire in peace, Oprah

2011-06-04 11:03:08

Most Americans don't watch Winfrey Oprah's show. They are at work or school or shopping or watching something else on TV.

IMF head should look to future, not past

2011-06-03 11:34:40

The main direction of lobbying for the IMF's new managing director is unfortunately showing the weak side of that organization, not its strong one.

Disregard university rankings

2011-06-02 09:27:58

Many things can be ranked but universities should not be among them. As the stakes have become too high for colleges to ignore their rankings, it might not long before we see a collusion scandal break out.

Chinese hospitals scare Indians

2011-05-31 16:04:56

India has many free or charitable medical institutions that can cater to the poor. Is it the lack of such institutions that one now finds many with illness in China begging on streets or is it the scariness of Chinese treatment that makes them run away?

Smile, Darn Ya, Smile

2011-05-30 16:42:11

Conventional wisdom has it that when you smile, the world smiles with you, but when you frown, you frown alone. Researchers Jessica Tracy and Alec Beall suggest that smiles may not be all they are cracked up to be.

Selling naming rights can be a win-win

2011-05-27 14:59:26

The retail business is seemingly incongruous with a university environment, on the face of it, there doesn't seem to be an obvious ethical dilemma.

And now a word from your sponsor

2011-05-26 10:12:16

There is quite the brouhaha about the renaming of the Teaching Building at Tsinghua University. The new name is the Jeanswest Building in honor of the apparel manufacturer.

Hope for Middle East peace talks bleak

2011-05-25 17:03:27

Any anticipation that US President Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East on May 19 would help break the impasse in the region's peace process may look too good to be true.

People should choose when to retire

2011-05-24 10:14:15

While good suggestions have been made to solve the ageing problem, the outdated mandatory retirement policy is not being fully addressed.

India's positives China could learn-Part II

2011-05-23 09:46:28

Here I would like to concentrate on the many things India has that the Chinese could learn. The main objective is to introduce the many facets of each country where some mutual learning can take place.

Baijiu can be a bottle of fun at parties

2011-05-20 13:50:59

I would like to suggest an entry to the "things to do before you die" list. One word. Six letters, four of which are vowels. Baijiu (bye chew, but with a "J") is what I call Chinese Moonshine or Chinese Firewater.

More flexible RMB will help China?

2011-05-20 13:37:18

Many Americans are blaming America's deficits on China's RMB exchange rate policy.