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20 Sep 2018 Independent thinking is arguably the primary purpose of education. In the Chinese classic text Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu said: “Knowing yourself is true wisdom … mastering yourself is true power.” Knowledge is only useful when a person acquires it to benefit him or her and the common good.
13 Sep 2018 A Chinese rap competition’s presentation of the music genre developed by African Americans is both laughable and ridiculous.
28 Jun 2018 Likening sexuality with morality, and this has become an excuse for blatant discrimination. This needs to stop.
28 May 2018 Your family are the ones that will always have your back, even if you forget to have theirs when you are growing up.
17 May 2018 The 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which took place on Sunday, April 29, was particularly moving for the co-hosts of American talk show The Real – this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host award.
26 Apr 2018 Beijing has evolved to embrace capitalism, so is secularisation the most effective path to modernisation?
16 Apr 2018 Every assumption we make based on our ever-inadequate understanding of each social group is then automatically flawed.
19 Mar 2018 Once you realise that the judgment of other people doesn’t matter, you’ll stop trying to explain your actions to other people and feel all the better for it.
18 Dec 2017 Not long ago, I thought I didn't need any friends. But now I understand that it was fear of betrayal that was holding me back.
20 Nov 2017 The phrase “kill them with kindness” is overrated. It promotes benevolence and forgiveness, which is great, but it also brings to mind visions of a perfect, ideal society – one that is utterly unattainable.