Watch this video to see how to Import from China and make money! Click Here!

2012/01/21

Mainland Chinese Televsion Hongkonger are dogs中國 電視台 香港人是狗


憑甚麼說我們香港人是狗是王八蛋!!!你媽的。。你們大陸人才是狗啊。。。在路上拉屎在地鐵上小便,在人家店舖外面拉屎~~~你們不是狗是甚麼???
This video is Peking University professor Kong Qingdong‘s commentary on “Verbal Wars on Train Hongkonger vs Mainlander” through Mainland China internet TV station TV.V1.
Great coverage of this whole thing over here at the site called "Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese"

Hong Kongers hate Mainlanders when Mainlanders eat stuff on their subways

-So what's new? 


Mainland visitors eating on Hong Kong train causes huge fight | ChinaHush: 'via Blog this'

Chinese Art School Students make perfect miniatures

-Love the WC one!  It almost stinks! 
Insanely Detailed Miniatures By Chinese Art School Students (PHOTOS): 'via Blog this'

China's New Year: there be dragons, but not enough train tickets - CS Monitor

-This weekend, hundreds of millions of Chinese will return to hometowns to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Dragon. But the annual pilgrimage is marked by the annual struggle at the train station.
China's New Year: there be dragons, but not enough train tickets - CSMonitor.com: 'via Blog this'

Normal Chinese people singing Chinese artist Gong Linna's famous work 'Uneasy' 忐忑

-If you have no clue what's going on... you have to first watch this or just look at below video if you dare...

Normal Chinese people singing Chinese artist Gong Linna's famous work 'Uneasy' at Qianmen, Tian'anmen Square, Houhai, Zoo Park, Dashilan in Beijing, China.
2011, Hunan Satellite TV New Year's Eve concert: single Gong Linna "uneasy" hunantv.new.year.concert.2011-tante 

Garlic Bok Choy Recipe

-perfect for busy weeknights. The trick is have all the ingredients on hand, and to stir-fry quickly so that the garlic doesn't burn (adding the water or chicken broth helps also).Bok Choy Recipes - Garlic Bok Choy Recipe: 'via Blog this'

Chow vs. Chow: Miami Beach feud food lands in federal court -


In one corner — Michael Chow, aka “Mr. Chow,” the creator and owner of the eponymous chain of upscale Chinese restaurants.
In the other — Philippe Chow, 53, a former Michael Chow disciple (and no relation) who went out on his own seven years ago. With the financial backing of restaurateur Stratis Morfogen and several famous athletes, he opened similarly swanky Asian cuisine restaurants intended to compete with Mr. Chow in New York, Los Angeles and South Beach.
The name of his growing empire: Philippe by Philippe Chow.
Confused? According to Michael Chow’s attorneys, that’s the point.

Chow vs. Chow: Miami Beach feud food lands in federal court - Broward - MiamiHerald.com: 'via Blog this'

Truth Without Tears in China - Harvard Business Review

-Fascinating manager experience in China, dealing with Juniors and Seniors, Westerners and Chinese. 
Truth Without Tears in China - Frank T. Gallo - Harvard Business Review: 'via Blog this'

For the Love of Chinese Bread - An economic analysis of a local bread maker


Economic analysis of a local, family-run bread bakery is the topic of the latest dispatch from Yoram Bauman, our temporary economist-in-residence in China. Using his improving language skills and a visit to the local Wu-Mart, he estimates the small shop's production, profit and costs.

Hunan Kitchen: Grand Sichuan taste in Flushing • TimesLedger

Dong An Chicken is one of Hunan’s signature dishes...
Hunan Kitchen: Grand Sichuan taste in Flushing • TimesLedger: 'via Blog this'

The Chinese Gundam Seed XuYouJi 虚游记 aka Chinese Voltron Rip-off


-Let's see if you can bear all 6 minutes!? 

China's CCTV New Year's Gala loses fans - LAtimes

-a billion people could tune in for a ritual that is as deeply ingrained in the holiday tradition as watching the Rose Parade is for Americans.
China's CCTV New Year's Gala loses fans - latimes.com: 'via Blog this'

China to open pollution data to public - AlJazeera


The Chinese government has stepped up efforts to make data on the country's air quality more transparent, including allowing the public to tour the country's pollution monitoring centre.

It is a rare bow to public pressure, as citizens have been complaining of hugely underestimated rates of pollution.

Many experts say the government has not taking enough steps to fight the "hazardous" problem, caused mainly by the usage of fossil fuels, which many of China's nearly 1.4 billion residents rely on for energy.

Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.

China Daily: Enter the Dragon -Raymond Zhou

-whoever designed this year's dragon stamp took this liberty in big strides.
Enter the dragon: 'via Blog this'

Gordon Chang's "China’s Unstoppable Billion" | The Diplomat

The most important global trend is the emergence of a great people from millennia of despotic rule, says Gordon Chang. The Chinese people, in short, are the world’s unstoppable force.
China’s Unstoppable Billion | The Diplomat: 'via Blog this'

Chinese Migrants Return home for New year - AFP Video

-World's largest Human migration. 

The world's largest annual human migration is nearing its climax as Chinese New Year approaches. Millions of workers from the countryside are returning home from Chinese communities around the world prepare for their main public holiday. Duration: 00:43

China not the only threat to democracy


In 2010, I spent a month at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS) as a research fellow.

That month was the best my brain has ever spent in any place. I was like a child in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory because I had the opportunity to engage with scholars and intellectuals from home and abroad, including a scholar who had written on the topic I was there to research, that is, historical memory and politics in postapartheid South Africa. Do not panic -- I am not about to go heavy on you so early in the year with a treatise on historical memory. I will reserve that for Easter.

US and China Ping Pong Diplomacy revisited in recent Iran and Russia incidents - Daily Kos

-another The ping heard around the world 
Daily Kos: U.S. and China Ping Pong Diplomacy revisited in recent Iran and Russia incidents: 'via Blog this'

The Secret Document That Transformed China : NPR

-NPR likes collectivist ideas! 
The Secret Document That Transformed China : Planet Money : NPR: 'via Blog this'

2012/01/20

Contrast China growth with America's Decline -Washington Post

"Contrast our approach with China‘s. China astutely has assured its future supply of oil and other energy resources. Over the past decade, the Chinese have gone around the world negotiating long-term supply deals. The U.S., instead, has rejected an oil supply laid at our doorstep. Which nation is making better preparations to be the superpower of the future?"

NORTON: Obama chooses American decline - Washington Times: 'via Blog this'

China driving schools teaching millions the art of war-

-In 2010 alone, China reported 3.9 million road accidents that killed 65,225 people and injured 254,075. 

In hopes of instilling some sense of order, Chinese law requires drivers to attend a driving school before passing a written test. As a result, thousands of driver training schools, charging as much as 8000 yuan ($1300), have mushroomed across Beijing,
China driving schools teaching millions the art of war
Reuters UK

Can coffee really thwart type 2 diabetes? Chinese researchers think so...

-What no tea?
"These findings suggest that the beneficial effects of coffee consumption on type 2 diabetes mellitus may be partly due to the ability of the major coffee components and metabolites to inhibit the toxic aggregation of hIAPP (human islet amyloid polypeptide)," Ling Zheng, professor of cellular biology at Wuhan University in China, and colleagues wrote.
Can coffee really thwart type 2 diabetes?
USA TODAY
... be partly due to the ability of the major coffee components and metabolites to inhibit the toxic aggregation of hIAPP (human islet amyloid polypeptide)," Ling Zheng, professor of cellular biology at Wuhan University in China, and colleagues wrote.

USA TODAY
 

Romney's Tough China Talk May Fall Flat

-Like Obama's tire tariffs.
"Tire production is coming back to the US," said economist Doug Woodward of the University of South Carolina. "We're benefiting from that in South Carolina." China, too, has resorted to trade levies. In December, it imposed tariffs on imports of ...
Romney's Tough China Talk May Fall Flat as South Carolina Trades
BusinessWeek
 

What One Chinese Blogger Said About SOPA/PIPA

-Voices from behind the Great FireWall...
The L.A. Times reports that Chinese Internet users praised American Internet users for taking action against their own government. Wen Yunchao, a prominent ...
What One Chinese Blogger Said About SOPA/PIPA

China's Weibo Guru, Kai-fu Lee

-Are you on Weibo yet??
About 250 million Chinese internet users, or nearly half of China's online population of 513 million, signed up on Weibo, up from 63 million a year ago. The spread of smart phones accelerates the fast adoption of Weibo, now more popular than emails. ...
China's Weibo Guru, Kai-fu Lee
Forbes

 
 

What China's Rise Really Means - Gallup

-new economic + political leader?
Unless America gets its economic engine restarted and roaring, the world will have a whole new economic and political leader in the coming decades, says Gallup's chairman
If current trends continue, China's GDP will surpass the United States' in ... by 2040 the Chinese economy will be right at $123 trillion That's more than ...
gmj.gallup.com/content/152012/china-rise-really-means.aspx

What China's Rise Really Means

 

Celebrate Chinese New Year With This Tasty Stir-Fry

-Chinese cuisine is more interesting than takeout.  Duh!
To celebrate this event, I spent several days testing this fascinating new cookbook which proves that Chinese cuisine is much more interesting and complex than mere fast food takeout. In addition to more than 100 recipes from throughout China, ...
Celebrate Chinese New Year With This Tasty Stir-Fry
Tucson Citizen

China's Spring Festival: mass movement - in pictures |

-11 photos that really show the truth!
China has started the 40-day Spring Festival peak travel season, with a total of 3.16 billion journeys expected to be made.

China's urban explosion: A 21st century challenge

-One Child policy failed I guess.
Without an urban hukou permit, they are often denied access to the subsidized ... This hukou system has been a source of controversy among experts who

Watch: Shaq Fu on Hunan TV's Spring Festival Gala!

-Wait. where's the host? I can't see them!
What began as sideline kung fu slapstick goofiness after he was drafted in '92 eventually spawned the godawful Shaq Fu videogame, and a visit to Henan province's Shaolin Temple in 2009. The Quotatious Big Aristotle even declared that he would try to

China's days as workhouse of the world could be numbered

-more expensive stuff coming soon.
By Malcolm Moore, Shanghai The proportion of Chinese people aged between 15 and 64 dropped 0.1 percentage points to 74.4 per cent in 2011, the National Bureau of Statistics reported, adding that while it was a "small shift", there is "a need to place
China's days as workhouse of the world could be numbered
Telegraph.co.uk

 

Ice festival in China anticipates Year of the Dragon

-those are some cold Chinese! 

A 137ft ice dragon is the centrepiece of the Longqing Gorge Ice Lantern Festival as the Chinese get ready to welcome in their New Year.

China gets jump on U.S. for Brazil's oil - Washington Times

-Less than a month after President Obama visited Brazil in March to make a pitch for oil, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was off to Beijing to sign oil contracts with two huge state-owned Chinese companies.
China gets jump on U.S. for Brazil's oil - Washington Times: 'via Blog this'

The Tiger Chinese New Year Shuffle - The coolest Chinese Dragon dance for the 21st century!

-So cool! 

Lol not only had they a CNY "Tiger" dance, but the tigers can shuffle!

The Dirtiest City in the World is Linfen, Shanxi Province - Journeyman Pictures

-Toxic Linfen - China 30 minute report.


Welcome to the dirtiest place on Earth! Breathing the air in Linfen in China for a day is like smoking three packets of cigarettes. This shocking report reveals why Climate Change may be here to stay.

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Linfen, located at the heart of the Shanxi Province, is one of the mining centres that have been central to China's rapid economic growth. It is an endless landscape of factories and smoking towers, which is constantly emptied by thousands of trucks, taking its coal to the rest of China's cities. Linfen, as Ailun Yang from Greenpeace China points out, is the dark side of China's economic miracle. "There's something fundamentally wrong with the economic model. That's why the more the economy grows, the more the environment starts to get worse." Not only is the air toxic, but the water is so polluted that many towns in the area have become so-called 'Cancer Towns'. "Many illnesses are common to this area: pesticide exposure, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung problems..." But for the 4 million inhabitants of Linfen, it was only 20 years ago that their city was nicknamed 'The fruit and flower town of Shanxi Province'.The environmental impact of coal exploitation has destroyed the environment and with no way back the people of Linfen are paying a high price for China's economic progress.

Top 5 Chinese New Year celebrations around the world 2012 |

-Beijing, Hong Kong, San Fran, London and Milwaukee???? 
Top 5 Chinese New Year celebrations around the world 2012 | Travelbite.co.uk: 'via Blog this'

Netanyahu speaks Chinese

-Let's see Obama try it! 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a pre-recorded Chinese New
Year's well-wishes, in Mandarin, in a bid to tighten Israel's ties
with the world's most populous nation. In a video posted on YouTube,
the PM expressed his hope for closer relations between Jerusalem and
Beijing. Netanyahu said he was certain that the Chinese people would
continue to amaze the world with their progress and prosperity in the
coming year. The video will be distributed with the help of China's
news agency and is expected to be watched by millions of people via
social networks.

Qipao gains favor among young Chinese -

-Video with CCTV host... 
Qipao gains favor among young Chinese - China.org.cn: 'via Blog this'

Delicious dumplings represent wealth for Chinese New Year | Detroit Free Press |

-Yum, yum and super yum! 
Delicious dumplings represent wealth for Chinese New Year | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: 'via Blog this'

Obama shifts his focus to China’s backyard

-Not in my backyard! #NIMBY 
GuelphMercury - Obama shifts his focus to China’s backyard: 'via Blog this'

China Launches iPad Alternative for Communists [VIDEO] -Mashable

-It's called REDPAD and it sucks. 

It’s the tech device communists have been waiting for — the 9.7-inch tall Android 3.2 tablet, China’s alternative to the Apple iPad, called RedPad Number One.
From Mashable. 

Chinese Star Wars - CAUTION: the person speaking is NOT Chinese but is Freaking Hilarious


here's his website:
http://www.thisissimonking.com/

Hepatitis B in China -Vimeo

-130 million in China suffer from HepB. 

Hepatitis B in China from Simon Lim on Vimeo.

Out of 350 million people world-wide infected with hepatitis B about 130 million live in China and that is almost the equivalent of the combined population of France and the United Kingdom.

Although there are no clear transmission paths for the disease in China, it is widely acknowledged that the three most common cause of infection is through contaminated blood transfusion, mother to child and sexual contacts. Awareness of the disease among the general public and health workers are even lower than that of HIV and AIDS.

Hepatitis B sufferers face severe discrimination in China in virtually all aspects of work and life. As recent as 2009, many Chinese employers require employees to have their blood tested for HBV (hepatitis virus) and most of those who tested positive would be told to leave their job. Even Chinese universities and some kindergarten were known to refuse entry to students who are infected with the disease.

Since October 2009, the Chinese Health Ministry has abolished mandatory testing for Hepatitis B for students, workers and even government employees. This is the result of pressure from the public, health advocates and activists rather than an acknowledgement of the problem and a genuine desire to raise public awareness. However, this still doesn't stop illegal blood testing and discrimination by many Chinese organisations and businesses as many of these laws are unenforced. In the same year, the Chinese government also pushed forward a free hepatitis B vaccination policy for all children under the age of 15. Unfortunately, this policy neglects children in the vulnerable age group from 16 - 18.

For the adults infected with the disease, there are no clear-cut and cost effective treatments available to them. Many have to pay for these regular treatments with no support from the state or the health care system. This means that financially challenged patients have to abandon the treatment once they are unable to continue paying for it. The only way an infected person can get free medical treatment is if they are also infected with HIV.

Simon Lim
MAPJD 2011

2012/01/19

Chinese Millionaire Billionaire Trillionaire

-No such thing of a trillionaire in Chinese or English... 
Chinese Millionaire Billionaire Trillionaire |

'via Blog this'

Letters from Shanghai: The non-Asian “Asian” signing - A Football Report

-uh oh, Drogba might play for Shenhua. 
Having allowed opposition teams to sail through the Shanghai backline with relative ease at times, the team is in desperate need of the sort of capable defensive players who are neither cheap nor freely available within Chinese football...

WSJ Book Review: Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes: the story of the 1976 Tangshan Earthquake

“This is a terrific book, gripping yet humane, and essential reading for anybody wishing to understand how Mao’s reign came to an end.”  Frank Dikotter, author of Mao’s Great Famine

Book Review: Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes - WSJ.com:

In 1976, an earthquake devastated a populous Chinese city. China's political landscape shifted as well, with effects that are still visible today. Michael Fathers reviews Heaven Cracks, Earth Shakes

 'via Blog this'

What are the Chinese looking up RIGHT NOW!???

Ma Ying Jiu - Taiwan's president who was elected for a second term



Results from Google Insights.

US website blackout draws praise in China

-Companies standing up for people, against the gov't.
Such a display in China would be nearly impossible right now, given Beijing's tight grip on citizens' online activities. "Only an American company could protest the way Wikipedia or Google has to the government," said Zhao Jing, a closely followed
 

Driving in China - Chinese Drivers and Their Bad Habits

-For anyone who doubts that they are bad drivers... they are.
Driving in China series. The second post is about Chinese drivers, their bad habits and possible explanations for those habits.
chinashmina.com/driving-in-china-chinese-driver-350

FBI arrests Chinese programmer

-He stole $10 mil from the NYC Fed.
The Untouchables have fingered the collar of a Chinese computer programmer claiming he stole more than $10 million worth software from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Bo Zhang, 32, from New York, worked as a contract programmer at the bank and ...
 

China vs. India: the battle for Buddha

-Come on don't fight over buddha... there's enough of buddha to go around.
And the bizarre snafu of the fake agreement with UNIDO was simply another example, apparently, of the inscrutability of Chinese espionage. This week, Beijing's special representative Dai Bingguo is in New Delhi hoping to flag off a "golden period" for ...
China vs. India: the battle for Buddha
GlobalPost

Chinese Girl Band S.H.E reunites |

-NNoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! 
S.H.E reunites | Yoolm:

'via Blog this'

US Representative Steve King: Oil Will Be Sent to China if the Keystone XL Pipeline isn't Built

-It won't be built, China will get it all. What's new?
King: Oil Will Be Sent to China if the Keystone XL Pipeline isn't Built. Wednesday, January 18 ... "If we block it, that oil will certainly go to China. It will enrich their ...
steveking.house.gov/index.php?...

Shanxi Province: From city grit to ageless serenity

-facinating perspective of this lowly gritty place.
Here in Shanxi province, the townships appear to have been shaded for gritty effect. They get sootier as we move inland. Ah yes, coal-mining territory. The man in the booth opposite has shadows under his eyes from working around these parts.

Chinese New Year Resolution: Get The Facts Straight

-Fact 1, eat. Fact 2, eat more, Fact 3 eat again. Simple.
For many, the festival will be simply a reason to eat traditional Chinese dishes, including the delectable General Tso's Chicken, followed by tasty fortune cookies. For some, however, it will be a day to reflect on the achievements of Chinese

Man to stand trial for Forbidden City theft

-Finally we hear about the rest of the story.
19 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese farmer will stand trial at a Beijing court for stealing priceless art pieces from the Forbidden City last year, court authorities

Live chat: Ken Hom on Chinese cookery

-from takeaway to our own kitchens...
For people of a certain generation, Ken Hom is the man who moved Britain's love affair with Chinese food out of the takeaway and into our own kitchens. Few home cooks in the early 1980s would have believed they could recreate exotic Chinese dishes at

 
 

Suspicion Grows China Hacked US Govt E-mails

-Did the Chinese hack Anthony Weiner's account?
WASHINGTON - BEIJING Suspicion is growing that operatives in China rather than ... that Chinese hackers whether amateur or directly affiliated with Chinese ...
Suspicion Grows China Hacked US Govt Emails

Crossing The Bridge Noodles: Yunnan's Signature Dish + Where To Find Them

-LOVE YUNNAN NOODLES!!!
Yunnan cuisine doesn't get the kind of respect accorded to the cuisine from other provinces. It isn't included in the "Eight Schools" of Chinese cuisine, instead being relegated to a subset of its neighbor to the north, Sichuan. ...
Crossing The Bridge Noodles: Yunnan's Signature Dish + Where To Find Them
LA Weekly (blog)

What China's Rise Really Means

-Means we'll all be eating more Chinese food!
If current trends continue, China's GDP will surpass the United States' in ... for Economics Robert Fogel He said that by 2040 the Chinese economy will be ...
gmj.gallup.com/content/152012/China-Rise-Really-Means.aspx

What China's Rise Really Means
 

China Literary Journey - The Late 1980's

-Starting her China library. 
Outside In: Literary Journey - The Late 1980's:

'via Blog this'

Lu Expects China to Continue Easing Monetary Policy

-Bloomberg TV can be seen on YouTube. 
Lu Expects China to Continue Easing Monetary Policy - YouTube: 'via Blog this'
Lu Ting, a China economist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, talks about the outlook for China's economic growth. Ting speaks with Rishaad Salamat, Susan Li, Zeb Eckert and Mia Saini on Bloomberg Television's "Asia Edge."

Nike: Leveraging Online Video to Attract Female Chinese Consumers |

-Young women athletes talk about dreams. 
Nike: Leveraging Online Video to Attract Female Chinese Consumers | The China Observer:
GO HERE FOR THE TUDOU PAGE!!! 
'via Blog this'

Huaxi: The socialist village where everyone is wealthy - The Independent

-everyone is entitled to a free home, a free car and free healthcare. 
Huaxi: The socialist village where everyone is wealthy - Asia - World - The Independent: 'via Blog this'

Cute Chinese baby + hair dryer blowing on them + video camera = cutest video ever!

-Superman to the rescue!!! 


Cutest Chinese Baby Ever! | Discovering Life Now: 'via Blog this'

Dragon Year to see Chinese baby boom

-Quick have babies!!! 
Chinese people are preparing to say good-bye to the Year of the Rabbit and welcome the Year of the Dragon. It's considered particularly lucky to be born in a Dragon year - so for a lot of parents-to-be, it's going to be an exciting 2012.
Dragon Year to see Chinese baby boom
China.org.cn 

Radio Free Asia: Chinese Dissident Writer Describes Abuse

-“I was stripped naked and made to kneel on the ground while plainclothes policemen pelted me with blows to the head and body, slapped me, made me slap myself, bent my fingers backward, kicked me in the chest, and stomped on me,” Yu told a press conference in Washington on Wednesday.
Dissident Writer Describes Abuse:

'via Blog this'

HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL: Recent Tibet Immolation talk with high ranking TIbetan monk and translator

Kirti Rinpoche Chief Abbot of the Kirti Monasteries in Tibet
1 hour talk and video phone conference originally took place in November 16, 2011
"No Han was harmed in the self immolation..."
"There have been 11 official immolation since last March."

2012/01/18

网易NetEase's tribute to year 2011: The Best Life

-Learn what real Chinese want. 

What kind of life do Chinese people desire the most? The news documentary was produced by Chinese news portal Net Ease and translated into English by Ministry of Tofu.

Photo Essay: The Smog That Ate Beijing - Sean Gallagher | FP

-Amazing photos... a must see! 
Photo Essay: The Smog That Ate Beijing - Sean Gallagher | Foreign Policy: 'via Blog this'

Discussions, Debate, Drama at Beidaihe -Caixin

-Beidaihe is where the Chinese government goes to play. 
Discussions, Debate, Drama at Beidaihe_From Caixin's Blog__Blog_English_Caixin: 'via Blog this'

Modern Chinese New Year Table Setting

-Perfect idea for your banquet! 
Pulpit rock
Modern Chinese New Year Table Setting: 'via Blog this'

U.S. ambassador: Political situation in China “very, very delicate” | The Cable

-"I do believe that there is a power of the people, and there is a growing frustration among the people over the operations of government, corruption, lack of transparency, and issues that affect the Chinese people on a daily basis that they feel are being neglected,"
U.S. ambassador: Political situation in China “very, very delicate” | The Cable: 'via Blog this'

Locke: China Is A Country Of Great Contrasts -NPR

-How politically correct.
Gary Locke is Washington's ambassador to Beijing. He took over the post after Jon Huntsman left to run for president. Locke is the first US ambassador to China to have ancestral roots in that country. Ambassador Locke talks to Steve Inskeep about his ...
Locke: China Is A Country Of Great Contrasts
NPR
 

The dragon swoops Stateside

-This is a great time for Americans to know more about China.
"I see more and more Chinese cultural activities happening in the US." SAFA was also invited to participate in the annual Times Square ball-drop celebration on Dec 31.
The dragon swoops Stateside
China Daily


ProMusica celebrates Chinese New Year

-Chinese want to go home for new year!
By Jim Fischer But the Chinese-born and -raised Wu never seems to be in China for the Chinese New Year celebration. "It's funny," she said. "You think it would happen some time. But it's great to be a part of this celebration. ...
ProMusica celebrates Chinese New Year
ThisWeekNews

China's Cinderella Story - The Daily Reckoning

-When will the clock strike midnight on the Chinese?
Things are slowing down, and it ... Ben speaks both Mandarin and Arabic and has traveled extensively in Asia and the Middle East. As such, he has an inside look on ... "A look at major city clusters around the country shows that property sales have collapsed in areas centered on Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou," he writes, "even as they remain steady in places such as Chongqing, Hefei and Shenyang." Ben continues: "My own ...
The Daily Reckoning

Northern MP calls for action on Chinese Sky Lanterns

-Here we go again, so ANTI-Chinese tradition!
Should action be taken against Chinese Sky Lanterns, whose little flames drift over our skies increasingly frequently? Cumbrian Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron says Yes, and is stepping up a campaign to bring the attractive but potentially harmful hot
The Guardian (blog)
 

China charges a dissident for writing freedom poem

-Gary Locke in hot water, he won't be so popular on Sina Weibo anymore!
Earlier, US Ambassador Gary Locke claimed China's human rights situation is getting worse – an allegation flatly denied by the Beijing government. "China's strides and achievements have been well known to all. Over 80 per cent of the Chinese people are ...
China charges a dissident for writing freedom poem
Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
 

Chinese Baby Not Worth Saving? – CBN

-Touching story. 
Not Worth Saving? – CBN.com Doctors told Ba Xiao's parents that their daughter wasn't worth saving but this Chinese farmer and his wife refused to give up. Learn how this thirteen-year-girl defied the odds… The Christian Broadcasting ...
SloppyNoodle.com

Extremely Rare Turtle No Longer on Chinese Dinner Plates but Released Into the Wild

-How about Medium Rare? With Steak Sauce!?
... turned it over to the WCS Cambodia turtle team instead of being sold into the black market trade where it would have been sent to food markets in China. ...
Extremely Rare Turtle Is Released Into the Wild
Science Daily

"Internet Censorship Affects Everybody" -China Expert Rebecca MacKinnon

-Even in "free" America.
Actually, most Chinese internet users are using Chinese-language websites that are run by Chinese companies based in China, and those companies are all held responsible for everything their users are doing. And so, they have to hire entire departments ...
"Internet Censorship Affects Everybody": Rebecca MacKinnon on the Global ...
truthout

Chinese, It's the New Spanish

-But so much more useful!
"There are close to 300 million people learning the English language in China, which is almost the population of the United States. And we have approximately 60000 students learning Mandarin language. They're trying to be competitive with us, ...
Chinese, It's the New Spanish
San Diego Reader

1st SOPA, Then Identity: What the US Can Learn from Chinese Censorship

-US censoring the internet?! NO!!!!
In China, the real-name policy is an assault on China's growing (and powerful) blogger community. Serving as a Chinese breaking news service -- like Twitter here -- Weibos has provided alternative (and accurate) perspectives to the state-monitored

The Poor Man's Consumption Fix for China - WSJ

-Expanding residence rights for migrants would do more to boost consumption than fiddling with interest rates.
Without formal residency rights (called "hukou") that provide access to ... If migrants had hukou or residence rights in the urban areas they worked in, ...

Stiglitz Says Slower China Growth Probably `Good Thing'

-video can be seen on Youtube. 
Stiglitz Says Slower China Growth Probably `Good Thing' - YouTube: 'via Blog this'
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks about China's economic growth and Europe's sovereign debt crisis. He also discusses the U.S economy and the credibility of credit-rating agencies. He speaks in Hong Kong with John Dawson on Bloomberg Television's "Asia Edge."

Shanxi busts Mafia group, 68 civil servants punished

-There are Italians in Shanxi province?? 
A Mafia-style gang led by a former public prosecutor in northern Shanxi Province was destroyed and 51 gang members were detained. Meanwhile, 68 civil servants were punished for assisting the gang, China National Radio reported today. ...

Peter Brookes on Chinese Military Might on CNN

-Heritage Foundation 
 Peter Brookes discusses Chinese military might.

Chinese Shopper Shortage Means Trouble Ahead |

-Look east young shopper: China’s many malls are wide-aisled, well stocked and inexpensive. Oh, and they’re deserted.


But in no economic model or system yet devised have acres on acres of deserted shopping malls ever meant anything but big trouble ahead.


Chinese Shopper Shortage Means Trouble Ahead | Via Meadia: 'via Blog this'

Chinese entrepreneur strikes gold as locals go mad for sheep-powered taxi | Metro.co.uk

-What in the world?? 
Chinese entrepreneur strikes gold as locals go mad for sheep-powered taxi | Metro.co.uk: 'via Blog this'

How China is advancing its military reach - BBC

-Gotta love the thinly veiled messages to China. 
BBC News - How China is advancing its military reach: 'via Blog this'

Charlie Rose guest Gary Locke new Ambassador to China.

-Rose looks like he's uninterested. 

Gary Locke, United States Ambassador to China on censorship and human rights in China.

Han Han and the “Suzhi” Argument | ChinaGeeks

-Suzhi is a Chinese term that means roughly “quality” or “character” 
Han Han and the “Suzhi” Argument | ChinaGeeks | analysis and translation of modern China: 'via Blog this'

"Am I speaking Chinese to you, n-----?" the ringleader screams.

-Fight video goes viral with racial slurs! 
Copy of original found here since it was already taken down.
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Cops don't believe the attack was racially motivated.
Along with the shoes, the gang took the boy's wallet and $180 in cash.
The boy was treated at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center for a split lip, bruises and cuts and later released, cops said.


Six teens detained after brutal beating of Chicago boy appears on YouTube (VIDEO) - NY Daily News: 'via Blog this'

Craft Ideas for the Chinese Year of Dragon | Chinese for Kids Blog

-every one a scary one! 
Craft Ideas for the Chinese Year of Dragon | Chinese for Kids Blog: 'via Blog this'

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Mr. China

-My jaw dropped when I got to the end of that paragraph. I felt like Clissold had written this page just for me 
Mark's China Blog: Mr. China: 'via Blog this'
Mr. China: A Memoir

First signs of French romance for panda pair

-Just give them bamboo and make sure they won't die and you'll be good.
China has been sending pandas abroad in a sign of goodwill since the 1950s, and it is hoped Yuan Zi and Huan Huan will further repair tensions between Paris and Beijing that began when pro-Tibet activists disrupted the Olympic torch relay in Paris in ...

886 years ago tomorrow Song Dynasty Emperor Huizong abdicates his throne to his son!

January 18, 1126:

Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty of China abdicated the throne in
favour of his son Qinzong.

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Pigeon on a peach branch, by Emperor Huizong of Song, Northern Song Dynasty, ACE 1108 or 1109, mounted on hanging scroll, color on silk


Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty of China abdicated the throne in
favour of his son Qinzong.
Read more about this and more about the Song Dynasty here...
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Huizong_of_Song>

#Brooklyn school sings praises of learning Chinese

-How do you say "fuggedaboutit" in Mandarin?
She got some training from Hanban, a government-affiliated institute for promoting the Chinese language and culture abroad. "I wanted to teach Chinese to ...
 

Chinese New Year travel chaos ensues - CBS News

-and chaos it is let me tell you!
Some know how to tame worried parents: In China, it's increasingly popular to hire a fake girlfriend or boyfriend to take home over the holidays. For as little as $20 or as much as $600 a day, college students rent themselves out using China's version

Fake China Product number 54: Fake Malaria drugs sold in Africa.

-ugh. so so so sad.
Scientists said the rise in poor-quality and counterfeit antimalarials sold in Africa, some of which have been traced to China, could threaten gains made in fighting malaria. A new report by the World Health Organization announced that malaria deaths ...
Fake malaria drugs "put millions in Africa at risk": study
GlobalPost

Chinese firm halts production of Steve Jobs doll

-Dang it. I wanted to use it as an iPhone holder!
By Kate O'Flaherty Customers who have pre-ordered the 12-inch doll, which was on sale for $99 on the Hong Kong firm's web site, will be given full refunds. The legal battle centred around the likeness of the action figure to the late Apple co-founder, ...
Chinese firm halts production of Steve Jobs doll
Inquirer

Chinese tourists fueling boom at Korea`s duty-free stores

-are they buying duty free Kimchi??
Such establishments do not sell counterfeit products and prices of luxury brand goods there are far cheaper than in China. The strong yen and Japan`s nuclear accident last year also prompted more Chinese to visit Korea. To attract more Chinese tourists ...
Chinese tourists fueling boom at Korea`s duty-free stores
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Humane Society warns about dog treats made in China

-makes them look yummy to humans.
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is reminding dog owners to be cautious with the treats they feed their canine companions after a dog died in Ohio after eating treats made in China. The dog suffered kidney failure after the family said it was ...
Humane Society warns about dog treats made in China
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iPhone 4S shortage in China. Apple to check for a Hukou #iphone4s #apple

-Apple's worst idea ever.
I've read that it is a 90% sure foolproof way to check that a scalper wouldn't get an iPhone and prevent migrant workers from being exploited, saving a ton.
iPhone 4S shortage in China. Why shouldn't Apple check for Hukou ...

Chinese Billiards News: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats BGC Masters champion Ding Junhui

-Ding now behind the 8 ball!   But in China that's good luck!
... victory over the man who beat Marco Fu in the final 12 months ago, and who O'Sullivan defeated in a 2007 Masters final which was tainted by hostility towards Ding from some audience members which reduced the then teenage Chinese player to tears. ...
Ronnie O'Sullivan beats reigning BGC Masters champion Ding Junhui
Telegraph.co.uk

Beijing Disappears Beneath the Great Smog of China : TreeHugger

-I couldn't find it... can you!?
It's a common misconception that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space, but there is another manmade object close by that is visible from 438 miles up -- a soupy mass of smog hovering over Beijing so thickly opaque that it can actually ... As if the health effects of such pollution on the Chinese population alone were not enough to cause concern from such a massive cloud of smog, this day's picture of pollution is but a snapshot of a long-term problem wherein excessive ...
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Will The Chinese Twitter Become More Popular Than English Twitter?

-It already has and it's called WEIBO!
Will The Chinese Twitter Become More Popular Than English Twitter? By Emma Hutchings on January 16, 2012. Chinese microblogging platform Sina Weibo has over 250 million registered users and is one of the most popular sites in China. ...
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Panda pair begins 10-year French holiday

-Pass the champagne and bamboo...
"When China agrees to lend pandas to a country, it's a great show of confidence and friendship," Delord told journalists. Relations between Paris and Beijing have been tested in recent years, starting with the disruption of the Paris leg of the Olympic ...

Appeasing Red China: A Path to Self-Destruction |

-Chinese don't like peas. They like peace.
In their aptly titled book, Bowing to Beijing: How Barack Obama is Hastening America's Decline and Ushering a Century of Chinese Domination, Brett Decker ...
 



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