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2012/01/07

Huntsman criticizes Romney in Mandarin over China policy

-He really said "I'll kung fu your butt!"
Huntsman criticizes Romney in Mandarin over China policy - The Washington Post: 'via Blog this'

It's all Mandarin to me: Huntsman speak to Romney in Chinese #NHDebate

The American Spectator : The Spectacle Blog : It's All Mandarin To Me: 'via Blog this'

Did you know that the US Gov't has a Congressional China Caucus?

-Twitter, e-mails everything! 
Caucus Brief: U.S. Defense Strategy Plan Focuses On Thwarting China, Iran | 

Congressional China Caucus:

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Breakingviews: China running out of steam in Year of Dragon?

-Love the host's shoes!  So great for a news shoe! 
Breakingviews: China running out of steam in Year of Dragon ...
A shaky property market and social unrest threaten China's economic growth in 2012, says Reuters Breakingviews.
www.reuters.com/.../breakingviews-china-running-out-of-stea...
Breakingviews: China running out of steam in Year of Dragon

Chinese build a 30-story building in 15 days - Construction time lapse

-Love the earthquake test... WOW! 


What can you accomplish in 360 hours?
The Chinese sustainable building company, Broad Group, has yet attempted another impossible feat, building a 30-story tall hotel prototype in 360 hours, after building a 15-story building in a week earlier in 2011.

You may ask why in a hurry, and is it safe? The statistics in the video can put you in good faith. Prefabricated modular buildings has many advantages over conventional buildings.

Higher precision in fabrication (+/- 0.2mm).
More coordinated on-site construction management.
Shorter construction time span.
Lower construction waste.
Also many other health and energy features are included in Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB)

The building was built over last Christmas time and finished before New Years Eve of 2012.

WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE. BIG Brawl at Chinese Restaurant, Montreal

-Can't be good for business


Food fight! Party-goers smash up Chinese restaurant and throw bowls of rice at each other during massive New Year's Eve brawl

High spirits got completely out of control at one restaurant on New Year's Eve, descending into a full-scale brawl as revellers flung plates of food and hit each other over the head with chairs.

The fight was captured on cameraphone and uploaded to YouTube by one diner Shawn Turnbull who titled his video 'Chinese vs Blacks'.

The riot broke out at New Dynasty, a Chinese restaurant in downtown Montreal, Canada.

Chairs were broken across people's backs as diners screamed and threw punches. Bowls of noodles and rice went flying through the air and glass doors were smashed as the waiters ran for cover.

At one point, a young woman in a slinky black dress picked a chair up over her head and tossed it at another party-goer before tipping over a table full of plates.

Patrons can be seen on the film laughing and taking pictures as the restaurant is completely destroyed. Diners were then heard telling each other to run as police were on the way.

The restaurant manager, who did not wish to be named, told MailOnline today that he was not at work when the fights broke out but that significant damage had been done to the walls and carpets.

Montreal Police also told MailOnline today that officers had attended the restaurant in the Ville-Marie area of the city but that no arrests were made as the owners decided not to press charges. They did not know the cause of the fight.

Mr Turnbull, who made the video, told The Smoking Gun that police officers and emergency services were at the scene.

He said: 'Two black guys were getting their wounds treated while police were kind of asking around. I don't think arrests were made that night because the Asians fled the scene before police arrived.'

Mystery Chinese blogger scores a hit with Cultural Revolution novel

-Cool story. Good for her! 
Under The Hawthorn Tree has already sold more than a million copies in China alone
Mystery Chinese blogger scores a hit with Cultural Revolution novel
The Guardian
It has been snapped up by publishers in 15 countries who have been impressed by the fact that it has sold more than a million copies in China and inspired a film by an Oscar-winning Chinese director. Some publishers even bought it before reading a ...



The Guardian


Asian of the Year

-What does Ai Weiwei, Anna Hazare, Thein Sein, and the Fukushima 50 have in common? 
He was interested in design and eventually put up the Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd. This was the company that got him into trouble early in 2011 when the Chinese government accused him of evading the payment of taxes worth 15 million yuan ...
Asian of the Year
Inquirer.net

What China Can Teach Europe -- NYTimes

-China is like Europe? Geographically and culturally yes.  
The main reason is the hukou (household registration) system that limits ... Chongqing has also improved the lot of farmers by loosening the hukou system. ...
Daniel A. Bell is a professor at Shanghai's Jiaotong University and Beijing's Tsinghua University, and co-author of "The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age "

China's war against Harry Potter |

China's leader sounds like a old high school principal stopping teens from wearing gangsta rap T-shirts - Foreign Policy 
China's war against Harry Potter | Stephen M. Walt
Chinese President Hu Jintao waded into the culture wars yesterday, but not the ..... his critical views of American culture, played a show in Beijing and Shanghai

Chinese Filmmaker Walks the Line Between Outsider Status and Official Approval--NYTimes

-Zhang Yimou is sooo cool. 
"We have seen many incidents where people feel lost spiritually, when culture lags behind the economy so much," he said. "I think it is necessary for culture to develop in pace with the economy; otherwise the world will see China as a rich neighbor that lacks culture." 

In the first part of his career, Mr. Zhang made beautiful art films set in rural China that were banned by censors here.

Is there Surfing in China? Oooooh YEAH!!

 "It was pretty unbelievable," said Cory Lopez, a competitor for Team USA. "I've been to a lot of surf events and I've never seen anything even close to this. It's so big that it doesn't even feel like it would be for a surf contest."  
Surfing in China gets new boost in Hainan Island
SurferToday
Surfing in China will certainly be remembered for the opening ceremony of the Hainan Wanning Riyue Bay International Surfing Festival. The spectacular show gathered surfers, coaches, Chinese dignitaries, sponsors, ISA officials and guests before waves
 

SurferToday
 

Asian Americans lose as California schools pursue Chinese students NMA.tv

-Sucks to be a Californian! 

Funding for University of California schools has been slashed in recent years, and UC schools are looking to students to make up the difference. This means cutting spots reserved for Californian students in favor of out-of-state or international students, who pay full tuition.

UC San Diego, for example, will be accepting 500 fewer in-state students this year. Some of these slots will be filled by students from China. The number of Chinese students at UCSD increased 12-fold from 2009 to 2011 to almost 200, while the number of Asian-American Californians enrolled fell 29 percent to 1,230. UC San Diego tuition is $13,234 for California residents and $22,878 for non-residents.

Although an American education is expensive, students return to China with a prestigious degree and a broadened outlook. American universities, in turn, get a welcome injection in funds. The only losers are in-state students.

From NMA.Tv

Pútáo people: Who’s Who in the China wine scene

-Wines Wines and more Wines!
Pútáo people: Who’s Who in the China wine scene, part 1 | Grape Wall of China:

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China's Social and Moral Decline. 中国社会道德真没滑坡吗? | 中文主页 | VOA

-Zhōngguó shèhuì dàodé zhēn méi huápō ma?
China's social and moral decline really did it?
中国社会道德真没滑坡吗? | 中文主页 | Chinese:

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What Obama Needs to Learn From China About Taxes - Forbes

-I don't agree, but still interesting.
What Obama Needs to Learn From China About Taxes - Forbes:

'via Blog this'

Chinese revolution: Open cashes in on Li's 200 million fans

-Tennis not political.
Chinese revolution: Open cashes in on Li's 200 million fans:

'via Blog this'

2012 off to dangerous start. What will Russia, China and North Korea do to help IRAN?

-American Thinker.
Blog: It took just a week for 2012 to become a very dangerous year:

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China in US gunsights: BBC

-a very robust message of deterrence to China.
BBC News - China in US gunsights: "
"China must make the US realise that its rise can't be stopped”
-Global Times
State-run Chinese newspaper

'via Blog this'

Chinese, Burmese ships attacked on Mekong River

-International incident?
"Police force from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand launches joint patrol along the Mekong River "
China Defense Blog: Chinese, Burmese ships attacked on Mekong River:

'via Blog this'

Beijing Calling: The Trouble With China's New English-Language News Network |

-Don't think it'll work.
"The Chinese government has dreamed for years of creating an English-language news network that could successfully compete with CNN or Al Jazeera for global eyeballs. The TodayChina network is China's third attempt to start a BBC of its own. Will the third time be the charm?"
Beijing Calling: The Trouble With China's New English-Language News Network | Fast Company:

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Chinese Girls Before and After Makeup –

-最会化妆的就是中国人了

Amazing Shanghai Time Lapse Video

-Complete with the cranes...
time-lapse video I shot during my last trip to Shanghai, China.
Shanghai from salvus on Vimeo.


Shanghai on Vimeo:

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China's problems are more systemic than generally thought | Seattle Times

"China's economic and political rise in the world is well-known. But guest columnist Kam Wing Chan from the University of Washington notes that it has systemic problems of its own."

Rice for the rich rips off peasants --

-China's solution: ban expensive rice. Whatever. 
Rice for the rich rips off peasants -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -

- English Window to China New:


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101 East - China: Unnatural Selection - from Aljazeera English

-Half hour program. Brew the coffee sit back and enjoy! 


China is facing an array of social dilemmas including a widening gender imbalance, decreasing fertility rate and an ageing population. At the root is its controversial one-child policy, which China is now considering loosening up on.

2012/01/06

We're building down, China building up Video with Peter Brookes

-Cuddly panda or fire breathing dragon?! 
We're building down, China building up

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Heritage Foundation's Peter Brookes about the threat of China's rapidly growing military.

UPDATE with VIDEO Huntsman outraged at ad targeting adopted Chinese daughters

-Nasty, just plain nasty.

An online ad authored by "NHLiberty4Paul" shows footage of Huntsman with daughters Gracie, who was adopted from China, and Asha, adopted from India, when they were infants. "American values. Or Chinese," the ad asks to a soundtrack of Chinese music.

Republicans on China #tcot

-What does @RickSantorum say about China?
It's all about the economy, stupid: Mitt Romney's China policy is all about trade—keeping counterfeit goods out, aggressively pursuing intellectual property infringement cases, levying tariffs and sanctions on Chinese industry that have unfair trade ...
Republicans on China
The Diplomat

Chinese look to Harry Potter to put magic in genetics courses

-Chinese are muggles too!
Instead, thousands of impatient Potter fans flocked to counterfeit DVD shops to pick up poor quality foreign versions smuggled in to the country. The prestigious Sun Yat-sen university is not the first to introduce JK Rowling's wizardry into its ...
Chinese look to Harry Potter to put magic in genetics courses
Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk
 

Homicide, robbery suspect wanted in Jiangsu Province -

-No guns allowed except for criminals!
By Wang Zhenghua (China Daily) SHANGHAI - Police in Jiangsu province said the person they suspect shot and killed a man during a robbery on Friday is also believed to be responsible for a series of robberies and shootings. The Public Security Bureau of ...

US Spying on Chinese Space Program -

-Mission Impossible...
U.S. Spying on Chinese Space Program of the Day. U.S. Allegedly Spying on Chinese Space Program of the Day: The U.S. may be spying on China's space lab, Tiangong-1, using a classified spaceplane called the X-37B, the BBC reports. ...
TDW Geeks

Medical devices and Chinese toys share same level of safety checks

-Same thing right?
"Some 80% of toys are produced in China. Manufacturing plants in China have all the papers needed." Regulating the number and variety of medical devices is a huge job. The CE mark assessment must be done by one of the EU's accredited "notified bodies", ...


The Guardian
 

235 million to take trains during Spring Festival

-That's 1 long train!
Economic hubs such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Hangzhou and the inland provinces of Sichuan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Anhui and Hunan will see the most activity during the period, as millions of rural migrant workers and students head home for family ...

China syndrome dictates Barack Obama's Asia-Pacific strategy

-something's brewing...
As chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, General Martin Dempsey likewise has no interest in starting a fight with Beijing so soon after extricating US forces from Baghdad. But Dempsey knows China's defence spending is growing each year.
The Guardian
 

Policy Peep Show with Zhou Xiaochuan - Caixin Media

-China Pulse: Pretty good write up and good translations.
 
China's goal for inflation for FY 2011 was around 4%, but they will be hard pressed to meet this goal. The final figure for the year will come in at around 5%.
 
China Pulse

China has 1 billionaire per 11.3 million people -

-China has 115 billionaires compared to Venezuela who has 2 billionaires in a population of 28 million people, further compared to the U.S.' 412 billionaires in a nation of 307 million.
"China, that vaunted "model" of centrally planned development touted by New York Times columnists Paul Krugman and Thomas Friedman, as well as President Obama himself, has 115 billionaires. Impressive, until you consider that it has 1.3 billion people. That means one billionaire per 11.3 million."
 
Article about a bank chief economist Branko Milanovic who has come out with a book called "The Haves and the Have Nots," whose purpose seems to be to argue there's something wrong about America having an outsized concentration of the world's wealth.
 

China's vice president orders more thought control over students

-you are very sleepy... verrrrry sleeeeeepy.
Xi Jinping, the Chinese Vice-President, who is tipped to take over from President Hu Jintao later this year, has ordered universities to increase thought control over students and young lecturers. By Peter Simpson, China's vice president orders more thought control over students
Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

 
 

Chinese Immigrant and his baby Killed in Rome, resisting a robbery -

-Follow up on this story.
AP The body of a Chinese immigrant is covered with a blanket after he was killed as he tried to resist during a robbery in Rome Wednesday night, Jan. 4, 2012. The slaying by robbers of a father and his baby as he held her in his arms in Rome outside ...
Killing of father and child leads Rome to deploy more police in the capital
Daily Journal

#Apple threatens Chinese company over Steve #Jobs doll

-It comes with a small #iPad too!
LITIGIOUS Apple is apparently threatening the Chinese maker of a Steve Jobs action figure with legal action. According to the The Telegraph, Apple has told Chinese company In Icons, which makes the 12-inch doll, that it will sue unless they cease and desist.
Apple threatens Chinese company over Steve Jobs doll
Inquirer (blog)

China officially Audi's biggest market -

-What is Mandarin for Audi?
Luxury German carmaker Audi said Thursday that 2011 sales in fast-growing China had outstripped its home market for the first time, adding it expected further acceleration in the coming years. ... Audi announced last month it planned to build a vast new plant to provide up to 200000 new cars a year for the booming Chinese market. The new factory in the southern Chinese city of Foshan will be up and running by 2013, said the firm. Germany is the world's number two exporter after ...
The Local - Germany's news in English

Israeli 'Desert Queens' Traverse the Deserts of China

-Not sweet Desserts but hot Deserts.
Finally, we arrived in rural China to meet the Nakhi, one of the world's last matriarchal societies where women are in charge of the affairs of family and other things.
 

American Opinions Of The Chinese Through The Decades |

-I love the "hackers" one recently!
American Opinions Of The Chinese Through The Decades | MandMX.com:

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Chinese Almond Chicken

-chicken and nuts seem to go perfectly together.
Chinese Almond Chicken:

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China warns US on Asia military strategy

-Making the US military smaller is bad?
BBC News - China warns US on Asia military strategy:

Xinhua News OpEd mentioned in the BBC article.
-However, while boosting its military presence in the Asia-Pacific, the United States should abstain from flexing its muscles, as this won't help solve regional disputes.

Chinese provincial debt reaching crisis point –

-Perhaps China is TOO BIG TO FAIL!?
Chinese provincial debt reaching crisis point – Business 360 - CNN.com Blogs:

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Cesarean Nation: Why do nearly half of Chinese women deliver babies via C-section? -

-1 Child Policy. Why lose your figure?
Cesarean Nation: Why do nearly half of Chinese women deliver babies via C-section? - Slate Magazine:

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#UFO at Taiyuan city, China. Dec 25, - YouTube

-The Magi weren't looking for this "star!"
UFO at Taiyuan city, China. Dec 25, 2011 - YouTube: ""

'via Blog this'

Dams, teeth, and Myanmar's China ties

-Such an important area of the world.
Asia Times Online :: Dams, teeth, and Myanmar's China ties:

'via Blog this'

Jamaican in China! Guess Who's Coming for Dim Sum!


Available on the Kindle!

Jamaican in China: Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum is a humorous, hellacious, insightful, instructional, fun, fascinating, yet oddly functional all-in-one reality show travel guide blog book lifestyle primer chronicling Goodridge's adventures in China, Laos, Singapore and Saipan. You can visit his award-nominated blog's archives, but THE BOOK....ahhh! The BOOK, my friends is where the action is! It's even better than the blog! Really! 


January 2012--China: Join nomadpreneur, minimalist, vegan, author Walt F.J. Goodridge as he occupies Justin Bieber's Beijing, Selena Gomez' Shanghai, Rebecca Black's Xishuangbanna, Kardashian's Kunming, and Herman Cain's Hainan, proving--as the consummate marketer--that he's not above throwing in the top ranked keyword search terms in his press releases in order to attract attention for his compelling blog to book release, Jamaican in China: Guess Who's Coming to Dim Sum!


From the post on the website! 

2012/01/05

Guangzhou woman cleaner’s hands and salary slip |

Guangzhou cleaner woman's hands
-What stories could these hands tell?
Pictures: woman cleaner’s hands and salary slip | China Buzz:

'via Blog this'

6 peculiar European destinations sought by Chinese tourists |

-Marx's Birthplace in Germany. Ah ya.
6 peculiar European destinations sought by Chinese tourists | CNNGo.com:

'via Blog this'

China No Country for Old Men as Government Battles ‘Demographic Tsunami’ -

-Cockroaches too!
China No Country for Old Men as Government Battles ‘Demographic Tsunami’ - Bloomberg:

'via Blog this'

China's Kissing Dinosaurs

-The year of the kissing dragons.
For the ultimate experience in romantic getaways, try China's Dinosaurs Fairyland. The city of Erlian is home to rich fossil beds, so you can find an appropriate theme park there. Among its attractions are enormous, concrete models of kissing dinosaurs?
Neatorama

"Shokay" Tibetan for "yak" 5 lessons from an experienced social entrepreneur

Shokay, which is the Tibetan word for yak, is a lifestyle brand that designs stylish products made from soft yak down. By sourcing from Tibetan herders in Qinghai and employing women in rural areas, it helps promote sustainable income in rural China.
 
Carol hails from Taiwan while Maria is from Hong Kong.
 
Social Enterprise 101: Five lessons from an experienced social ...
SGentrepreneurs
By sourcing from Tibetan herders in Qinghai and employing women in rural areas, it helps promote sustainable income in rural China.

 

China sees culture as a crucial battleground - CNN

-Quoting Goldkorn!
China sees culture as a crucial battleground - CNN.com:

'via Blog this'

Warren Buffett to perform for China over Chinese New Year

-Sing "yesterday once more" please sing "yesterday once more!"
BEIJING (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will reach out to millions of Chinese in the most curious of ways: singing for the online version of China's annual Spring Festival gala. The Berkshire Hathaway chief executive.

Taiwan elections: US must show respect for self-determination -

-Countdown to January 14
Taiwan elections: US must show respect for self-determination - CSMonitor.com:

'via Blog this'

100m users exposed in hacks of popular Chinese sites

-Chinese hackers hacking Chinese!
Chinese Internet users are getting a taste of what users in the Western world have already become accustomed to: changing their online passwords and fearing that their credit card and other personal and financial information was stolen and will be ...
100m users exposed in hacks of popular Chinese sites
Help Net Security


Help Net Security
 

Chinese companies battle over Internet video

-Pop the popcorn, this fight ought to be good.
Tudou says it has filed suit in Shanghai and Beijing accusing Youku of showing a Taiwanese series, "Kangxi Has Come," after Tudou obtained rights to it. The company claims Youku showed Japanese cartoons without the owner's permission.
Chinese companies battle over Internet video
Bismarck Tribune

A Migrant Worker's Letter To China's Railways Ministry

-Heart breaking. 

To the Leaders of the Railways Ministry,
My name is Huang Qinghong, I'm 37 years old, from Chongqing City, Pengshui, and I've been working in Wenzhou for more than 10 years. I've only seen you on TV, and I think that in this life I will never have a chance to meet you in person, but I have a lot that I'd like to say, so I'm writing this letter. I don't know where to send it, so afterward I'll deliver it to the news and entrust the reporters on the newspaper staff to deliver it to the appropriate persons.
Today I went to the train station for the fourth time to buy a ticket. I hoped that today I would have good luck, but unfortunately left again empty-handed. Every time I've gone, the agent at the ticket window has told me that all of the tickets are being snapped up by people ordering in advance over the phone or online, leaving none left for sale at the station.
Among my 40 co-workers and I, none of us are able to use a computer. Our boss felt sorry for us and offered to help, but after trying for half a day could also do nothing; all of the tickets were gone. “Even if they still had tickets,” he said, “you still need to open an online bank account.” We're common workers, we're not white collar, such things are ridiculous for us.
One of my coworkers bought a bus ticket to Jiangxi, and was so excited. For us, a bus ticket is just like a winning lottery ticket!
My daughter is 6 this year, and it's been a long time since I've seen her. I don't know how tall she's grown or how much she's learned to write. A train ticket home for me is 190 RMB, a bus ticket is 560 RMB. I don't want to take the bus because of the expense, I'd rather save the money to spend on my daughter.
Every year during the Spring Rush, buying a train ticket home is like torture for migrant workers. But this year, even torture will not bring us any closer to home as there are no tickets left.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/a-migrant-workers-letter-to-chinas-railways-ministry-2012-1#ixzz1ibk9jhs1

North Korea coup rumors fueled by Chinese social media and @chinageeks

-A coup is not good news.
North Korea coup rumors fueled by Chinese social media - BlogPost - The Washington Post:

'via Blog this'

China’s JFK moment -

-Not that day in Dallas.
WORLDmag.com | China’s JFK moment:

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US urges China to restrain North Korea -

-How to restrain?
US urges China to restrain North Korea - Monsters and Critics:

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Taiwan Blockbuster: You are the apple of my eye - Trailer

-High School China... same as the rest of the world. 



So I paid attention when a number of students started talking about a new movie called You are the Apple of My Eye (Chinese title: 那些年,我们一起追的女孩) It’s a new movie, released in 2011, from Taiwan director Giddens Ko who has a badass pen name: 九把刀. It has been a major hit in Taiwan and Hong Kong, breaking all sorts of box office records (including one which was previously held by Kung Fu Hustle) but has not yet been released in mainland China.

From Review on Lost Laowai.
Great review and write up.  Go there now.

McDonald's in China - Localized, Growing, and Influencing -

-巨无霸 please.
McDonald's in China - Localized, Growing, and Influencing - Isidor's Fugue - Brian Glucroft:

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China Releases Algae-eating Fish to Clean Lake

-The Next Hollywood monster movie premise.
China Releases Algae-eating Fish to Clean Lake:

'via Blog this'

More crap architecture going up in Chongqing: Shanghaiist

-Yep, it's crap.
More crap architecture going up in Chongqing: Shanghaiist:

'via Blog this'

Pet dog killed by Chinese airport staff after escaping travel kennel

-The HORRORS!!!
Pet dog killed by Chinese airport staff after escaping travel kennel | Ministry of Tofu 豆腐部:

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Crouching dragon, rising sun

-Wasn't this a movie a long time ago?

Asia Times Online :: Crouching dragon, rising sun:

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Chinese professor wins patent for panda poo tea|

-What are you drinking?
Panda Poo Tea.
Pu Er Tea?
No, Panda Poo.
It was nice meeting you!

Chinese professor wins patent for panda poo tea|Society|Topics|WantChinaTimes.com:

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2012/01/04

Henan court sentences 19 child traffickers to prison

-...and heaven rejoices!
Jiao was directly involved in the sales of nine children in Henan, Shanxi, Shandong and Guizhou provinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from 2006 to 2011, the court heard. Jiao and her partners acted as agents to sell children for their ...

Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire

-Fascinating piece of history.
Come chat with fellow Humanities lovers about John Dardess' engaging exploration of how the Ming dynasty was able to endure for 276 years. Focusing on the dynasty's foreign relations, the lives of its 16 emperors, its system of governance.
Ming China 1368-1649: A Concise History of a Resilient Empire
US-China Institute

Uncorking China's Wine Market

-Attention @grapewallchina Site about Wine in China.
The company also plans to hold similar events in Shanghai and Beijing. However, Cockfield notes that Hong Kong is a more sophisticated market, and mainland Chinese consumers will require more active guidance. When asked about ABW's different approaches ...
Uncorking China's Wine Market
Knowledge@Wharton

Louis Vuitton and the Traveling Chinese Consumer

-Chinese LOVE LV. L-O-V-E!
Going forward, LV and other similar luxury retailers need to continue to focus on their ability to connect with customers in China. LV's segmentation strategy in its brick-and-mortar stores in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai is a good start.
Louis Vuitton and the Traveling Chinese Consumer
Knowledge@Wharton


 

Did Patty Mills fake an injury in China? #nba #portland

-Fake viagra, fake iphones but fake injuries by an American?
During their lockout-inspired temporary employment. Playing in China requires a different set of expectations than playing in Portland. It's still basketball, but the worlds couldn't be more different. Did Patty Mills fake an injury in China ?
 

Guardian China Round up: Tiger Mums, Curb your Entertainment and China Airlines: NO CARBON TAX!

 -There's only ONE Tiger mum!
Wonderland: Meet Britain's Chinese Tiger Mums
The Guardian
At GCSE level, Chinese students are the highest-performing ethnic group in Britain but, as this amiable documentary points out, that isn't a statistic that just happens. For some Chinese kids, school is one thing – but the real work begins at home, ...


The Guardian
 
-Now the Chinese can continue to watch crappy programming.  
China claims it has successfully curbed 'excessive entertainment' on TV
The Guardian
A campaign to curb "excessive entertainment" by cutting the number of racy programmes on Chinese satellite television channels has been successful, state media reported, after President Hu Jintao warned that western culture was out to attack China. ...

 
-YEAH GOOD FOR CHINA AIRLINES! Good for you!  Oppose idiotic taxes! Oppose idiotic taxes!
China airlines refuse to pay EU carbon tax
The Guardian
"China will not cooperate with the European Union on the ETS, so Chinese airlines will not impose surcharges on customers relating to the emissions tax," said Cai Haibo, deputy secretary-general of the China Air Transport Association (CATA).

 

Chinese-funded institutes raise concerns on US campuses

-The Chinese are coming! The Chinese are coming!
Some of the institutes are at universities with extensive programs and academic strength in Chinese studies, while others are not. The Confucius Institutes are run in cooperation with Chinese partner universities and overseen by Hanban.
Chinese-funded institutes raise concerns on US campuses
USA TODAY

Chinese Survive Cannibalism, Bad Management, Mao: Book Review of "Demystifying the Chinese Economy"

-"You don't try to cross a chasm in two jumps," goes a famous saying about the leap from a planned economy to open markets.
Just mind the gap before you spring, advises the World Bank's chief economist, Justin Yifu Lin.
"Demystifying the Chinese Economy" "Demystifying the Chinese Economy" Cambridge University Press via Bloomberg

iPhone look-alike flies off shelves in China -

-Is this news?
iPhone look-alike flies off shelves in China - YouTube:

'via Blog this'

Chinese Year Of The Dragon Postage Stamp Deemed 'Too Ferocious' :

-Way too scary!
Way Too Scary!

Chinese Year Of The Dragon Postage Stamp Deemed 'Too Ferocious' : The Two-Way : NPR:

'via Blog this'

Traditional Chinese restaurants take root in #Chicago

-Chicken feet in Chicago? Nice!
Chinese cuisine have become well established in Chicago's Chinatown, serving traditional Chinese foods popular among both Chinese and foreigners.
Traditional Chinese restaurants take root in Chicago
Xinhua

Enter the Water Dragon | China Daily |

-OpEd from a Laowai predicting that the Mayans are wrong.
If the navel gazers and prophets are correct, 2012 will be a year of conflict and disasters, but Lee Hannon believes we will all survive.
Enter the Water Dragon | Op-Ed Contributors | china daily

China Eastern Flight Attendants Help Woman Give Birth During 2-Hour Flight |

-Teacher: Where were you born?
child: Somewhere above Wuhan.
Flight Attendants Help Woman Give Birth During 2-Hour Flight | Fox News:

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Dunkin' Donuts Hits 10,000 Stores On China Push

-Krispy Kreme's big competition!
Dunkin' Donuts Hits 10,000 Stores On China Push, Stock Going To $29 - Forbes:

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Exclusive: Chinese ambassador on release of Indian traders -

-short and sweet.
Exclusive: Chinese ambassador on release of Indian traders - YouTube: ""

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Debate over Chinese-funded institutes at American universities | Inside Higher Ed

-Ivory Towers up in arms!
"If we had a U.S. government agency that was stating that it was a tool for U.S. government propaganda, my colleagues would be up in arms about having a center like that on campus," said Anne-Marie Brady, associate professor of political science at the University of Canterbury, in New Zealand.

Debate over Chinese-funded institutes at American universities | Inside Higher Ed:

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TripAdvisor CEO: Looking At China For Growth - YouTube

-Everyone is looking to China for more money!
TripAdvisor CEO: Looking At China For Growth - YouTube: ""

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"Watching TV With the Red Chinese" Movie Trailer -

-Looks great!



When Tzu (James Chen), Wa (Keong Sim) and Chen (Leonardo Nam) come to New York City in the summer of 1980 to study, they find themselves in a strange land far, far away from life in communist China. Consuming a heavy daily diet of American T.V., they are captivated by the cacophonous culture surrounding them. They make friends with their next-door neighbor Dexter (Ryan O'Nan), his sometimes girlfriend Suzanne (Gillian Jacobs) and the struggling filmmaker Billy (Michael Esper). They party. One falls dangerously in love. But a brutal mugging and an ex-boyfriend's crazed jealousy plunge them into a state of cultural confusion and fear. When, on December 8, 1980, John Lennon is murdered, the trio fatefully confronts the social violence that surrounds them. 


Originally found here: Made in NY movies are larger than life this month!
       In Watching TV with the Red Chinese, three Chinese exchange students find their visions of America brutally shattered when they move to New York in the summer of 1980. The film opens in limited release on January 20.
Watching TV With the Red Chinese Trailer - YouTube:

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2012/01/03

Police think poisoned cat meat killed China tycoon - msnbc

-Meow!
Police think poisoned cat meat killed China tycoon - World news - Asia-Pacific - China - msnbc.com:

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Speaking of China's Top 5 Posts for 2011 |

-Love and relationship related... yikes!
Speaking of China's Top 5 Friday Posts for 2011 | Speaking of China:

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Wandering China, Resounding Deng on Vimeo

-Well done video. Nice job.


Wandering China, Resounding Deng from Wandering China on Vimeo.


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'Thanks, But No Thanks' to Made in China?

-Good luck in buying a toaster!
However, as China has opened up to the world, this strategy has become less successful.
Although these products are still available, the Chinese government has been increasingly
vigilant about policing sales of counterfeit goods.

China's dam frenzy exacts an environmental toll

-is that DAMN FRENZY or damn FRENZY?
By BRAHMA CHELLANEY NEW DELHI — China's frenzied dam-building hit a wall recently in Burma (Myanmar), where the government's bold decision to halt a dam was shocking.
China's dam frenzy exacts an environmental toll
The Japan Times

VIDEO | Chinese farmers choose coffee over tea for profit

-I'd like a Venti Chinese coffee with room for milk!
In rural China, often called "the land of tea," a worldwide love of coffee is luring farmers to grow coffee beans, with some ripping up their tea crops and growing coffee crops.

Coach Collaborates With Chinese Artist Zhang Lan On “Year Of The Dragon” Collection «

-These bags look really cool!
Coach Collaborates With Chinese Artist Zhang Lan On “Year Of The Dragon” Collection « Jing Daily : The Business of Luxury and Culture in China:

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American DollHouses™ are Made in China?

-"Chinese Dollhouses" just doesn't sound the same...
Many businesses want to manufacture in the US but when the costs are higher and the American consumer doesn't value the product any more for it being Made in America the basic math means Made in China is here to stay."
American DollHouses™ are Made in America

Chinese downloaded 99 million Apps over the Holidays

-That's small for China.
The geographic breakdown is also notable, with the US> accounting for nearly half of all downloads (509 million), followed by China (99 million),
Flurry: 1.2 Billion Mobile Apps Were Downloaded Over The Holidays
TechCrunch
 

Weird Trend Alert: Fake Designer Paper Bags Are All the Rage in China

-I want a soggy COACH paper bag!
by Yuka Yoneda, 01/02/12 Knockoff designer bags are a dime a dozen in China, but the nation's latest "It bag" requires less effort—and money up front—from counterfeit rackets.
 

Eastern wisdom has clue for love

-and westerners have no clue.
Kim Halford, professor of psychology at the University of Queensland, and lead author of the study, said Chinese couples traditionally had very low divorce rates. ''Marriage in the Western world has become very fixated on romance."
Eastern wisdom has clue for love
Sydney Morning Herald

What does LAOWAI mean? - Yahoo! Answers

-Somebody help this laowai!
What does LAOWAI mean? i know it isnt a insult, is it?

The 6 most dangerous myths about Chinese translation and interpretation

-Great bit of cultural mixing there.
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Why China Will Collapse in 2012 by Gordon Chang -

-Better late than never!
In the middle of 2001, I predicted in my book, The Coming Collapse of China, that the Communist Party would fall from power in a decade, in large measure because of the changes that accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) would cause. A decade has ... In June, a Chinese friend of mine who grew up in the northern industrial city of Shenyang and recently graduated from university moved to Beijing to follow his dream -- working for a media company.

Chinese dragon float rose parade - YouTube

-Nice. Love the Rose Parade.
Chinese dragon float rose parade - YouTube:

Do the Chinese People Currently Consider Mao Zedong to Be Evil or a Hero? - Forbes

-Monomaniacal- 1. Pathological obsession with one idea or subject. 2. Intent concentration on or exaggerated enthusiasm for a single subject or idea.

Do the Chinese People Currently Consider Mao Zedong to Be Evil or a Hero? - Forbes:

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China's cranes are flipping out now - Bizarre Rescue Video

-When I saw this I flipped out too!
Bizarre rescue in China as crane flips leaving workmen stuck 40ft in the air - YouTube:

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Cultural Revolution Cook Book


-Complete with recipes and historical significance!


Cultural Revolution Cook Book 
Review:

Scrambled eggs with tomatoes

‘The two main ingredients in this dish seemed like very strange bedfellows to me until I first tasted it in Taiwan. I was amazed at how well they actually complemented each other, both in taste and in appearance. The ingredients were not particularly hard to find during the Cultural Revolution; eggs, though rationed, were nonetheless available from black markets, where they provided an important source of income to the peasants during the really hard times. I think what makes this dish especially tasty is the sugar.’



Ingredients
2 large or 4 small tomatoes
4 eggs
5 Tbsp. (75ml) vegetable oil
4 Tbsp. (50g) sugar
Dash of salt
Several sprigs of cilantro or parsley (for garnish; optional)
Cut the tomatoes into wedges, each no more than an inch (2.5cm) thick at its widest point. Squeeze out the excess liquid in each, but reserve the liquid. It is not necessary to remove all of the seeds.
Break the eggs in a bowl, add the liquid from the tomatoes, and beat the mixture together.
Put the oil in a wok and heat it until it begins to smoke. Stir-fry the egg mixture quickly until it solidifies – this should take about a minute. Remove from the wok.
Stir-fry the tomatoes for four to five minutes until they lose their resilience. Then add the sugar and continue to stir-fry until it dissolves. Allow to boil for a full minute and then add the egg mixture.
Stir-fry for less than a minute until the eggs are thorough­ly cooked. Remove from the wok and add the salt. Garnish with cilantro or parsley, if desired.

Tons more recipes and a review found here: Time Out Beijing 


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