Letters to the editor
I recently read an article about Hainan Airlines' amazing feat of flying more than 100 passengers from Shanghai to Beijing using biofuel made from cooking oil.
It is a great business opportunity for investors. It may improve the quality of food by increasing the competition among food vendors. Also, more people would have access to cheaper food.
We always discuss international and political issues at school, but we need other ways to express our opinions.
Imagine you are an animal in a zoo. Even though you are given food and water every day, you have to stay in the cage all day and night. It's lonely and terrifying. You're like a criminal in jail. You are away from your family, so you feel depressed.
Children under the age of 16 should not be allowed to watch TV as their academic performance will suffer a lot.
Making people give their real details is really bad for freedom of speech. If people make comments that are critical of the central government, their real identities can be revealed and they might even be sent to prison. This is likely to lead to self-censorship on the internet.
Recently, many teenagers have been attacked by sharks off the coast of Australia. Some have survived, others have not been so lucky, such as Jay Muscat, the 17-year-old-boy who died while spear fishing, and Daniel Smith who died while swimming off Port Douglas in the country's northeast.
I recently read a news story about how bosses are not satisfied with the way young people perform in job interviews. The story also gave examples of how teenagers fail at interviews, mostly pointing out that they are too shy, or don't take the interview seriously. The writer said that this led to a...
Children get bored easily when they have "spare time". Many "helicopter parents" fill their child's every waking hour with extracurricular activities. But allowing them to be bored now and then can be a good thing, as it lets them develop their own passions and different life skills.
I am really worried about the number of people who have died of the flu virus. It's particularly worrying that they expect the death toll to keep rising until March. It is frustrating that the government doesn't seem to be doing much to remind people how important hygiene is.