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2012/01/28

Beijing firecracker spree causes 184 tonnes of waste

-More than 5,000 sweepers worked during the holiday to keep residential communities andstreets clean, said Zhang Zhiqiang, a manager with the Beijing Environmental SanitationEngineering Group.  

On average, a family may spend hundreds of yuan on firecrackers during the Spring Festival,with some paying more than 10,000 yuan (about $1,500) for the seasonal spree.

Lucky Foods for the Year of the Dragon - WNYC

-Great program with Grace Young, 3rd generation Chinese food cook! 
Last Chance Foods: Lucky Foods for the Year of the Dragon - WNYC Culture:  'via Blog this'
Grace Young wrote this book:
The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen: Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing
What are people saying about it?  Here's Amazon's first commenter:
"As an American Born Chinese, finding this book was a huge relief. Like so many ABCs, I love the food of my culture but certainly didn't know how to prepare it. This is an authentic down home Chinese cookbook. No fancy dishes here - only comfort food need apply. The book is divided into the following: 1) rice from steamed, fried, dumplings and porridge 2) stir fry - including tomato beef and beef chow fun 3) steamed cooking- egg custard, sponge cake, spareribs with black bean sauce 4) cooking with ginger - drunken chicken, cabbage noodle soup 5) seasonal market dishes - braised taro and chinese bacon, stir fried bitter melon with beef 6) celebratory dishes - stir fried clams with black bean sauce, pepper and salt shrimp, sweet and sour pork 7) New Year's dishes - turnip cake, seasame balls 8) authentic recipes from the homeland - savory rice tamales, pork dumplings, stuffed noodle rolls 9) Chinatown favorites - soy sauce chicken, roast duck, barbecued pork and salt roasted chicken 10) a slew of healing soups and dishes. Reading it was a trip down memory lane for me. The dishes are truly authentic to the Chinese family experience and or those who seek authenticity, Young has presented it here. She also includes a handy guide to shopping and mail order resources!"  -Debbie Tam

Generate Free Chinese Handwriting Practice Paper with HanziGrids |

-Good for every student teacher etc etc.
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China female body guards in demand -

-Chinese Amazons!
China female body guards in demand - 25Jan2012 - YouTube:

Chinese Dragon Woman who seeks the Impossible Man

-Feng Jie WARNING!
My Chinese Wife: Chinese Dragon Woman who seeks the Impossible Man:

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American Media reacts to "Chinese Soldiers Play Hot Potato"

-They are laughing at you CHINA!
Chinese Soldiers Play Hot Potato - YouTube: ""

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The Year of the Dragon past and present -American Thinker

-1976, 1988, 2000 and now 2012 tumultuous years on earth! 

American Thinker: 'The Year of the Dragon' Steve McCann

Barney Frank Opens Chinese Restaurant? -Joke

-I love the first comment! 
Barney Frank Opens Chinese Restaurant -i own the world! 
http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=110868

“Sleeping Sister” in Spring Festival Gala Audience Goes Viral –

-ZZZZZZZzzzzz
“Sleeping Sister” in Spring Festival Gala Audience Goes Viral – chinaSMACK:

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Alien Hybrid Or Starchild Discovered In China?

-WEIRD WEIRD STORY!
Alien Hybrid Or Starchild Discovered In China? 2012 - YouTube: ""

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Will China help out the West in Sudan?

-But perhaps only China has the deep pockets and appetite for risk to buy the world's way out of its Sudan problem: a problem created largely by Western fecklessness. 
Asia Times Online 
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/NA28Ad01.html

January 28th 1945 : Burma Road is reopened from Lashio, Burma to Kunming, Yunnan Province, China

On this day, part of the 717-mile "Burma Road" from Lashio, Burma to Kunming in southwest China is reopened by the Allies, permitting supplies to flow back into China. 

The road is 717 miles (1,154 km) long and runs through rough mountain country.[1] The sections from Kunming to the Burmese border were built by 200,000 Burmese and Chinese laborers during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 and completed by 1938.[2] It had a role in World War II, when the British used the Burma Road to transport materiel to China before Japan was at war with the British. Supplies would be landed at Rangoon (now Yangon) and moved by rail to Lashio, where the road started in Burma. In 1940 the British government yielded to Japanese diplomatic pressure to close down the Burma Road to supplies to China for a period of three months. After the Japanese overran Burma in 1942, the Allies were forced to supply Chiang Kai-shek and the nationalist Chinese by air. They flew these supplies from airfields in Assam, India, over "the hump", the eastern end of the Himalaya uplift. At the insistence of the United States, and much to the chagrin of Winston Churchill, the wartime leader of Britain, British forces were given, as their primary goal in the war against Japan, the task of recapturing Burma and reopening land communication with China. Under British command Indian, British, Chinese, and American forces, the latter led by Vinegar Joe Stilwell, defeated a Japanese attempt to capture Assam and recaptured northern Burma. In this area they built a new road, the Ledo Road which ran from Ledo Assam, through Myitkina and connected to the old Burma Road at Wandingzhen, Yunnan, China. The first trucks reached the Chinese frontier by this route on January 28, 1945. (Winston Churchill, The Second World War, v. VI, chap. 11.)

Confusing Behavior, Western Born Chinese appeal, & Caucasians sexual attractiveness |

-JUST ASK!
Chinese Girls : Confusing Behavior, Western Born Chinese appeal, & Caucasians sexual attractiveness | LoveLoveChina:

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Aussies who adopt Chinese children? Pandaroos!

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Families with two cultures build new bonds:

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Despair, crackdowns breed more violence in Tibet |

-Each time, police respond with bullets.
Despair, crackdowns breed more violence in Tibet | CNSnews.com:

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Fake IDs from China look too real -

-another problem Chinese teens don't have.
Fake IDs from China look too real - YouTube: ""

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China's young power base


Joining China's Communist Youth League is a highly selective process, but for many top students it is a first step toward full-fledged membership in the ruling Communist Party.

National leaders of the youth organisation often go on to top positions in the government, notably current president Hu Jintao.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Sichuan province.

FINGERLESS ARTIST: Chinese girl learns to stitch with wrists


Peng Jiangya learns to cross-stitch intricate artworks, despite losing all her fingers in an accident. Report by Sam Datta-Paulin.

2012/01/27

10 signs China is serious about space

-they send Yunnan monkeys into space.
10 signs China is serious about space - Holy Kaw!
Already boasting scores of satellite launches, a handful of crewed orbital missions and two lunar probes, Red China now stands poised to assume a leading role ...

iPad, Mercantilism and the Chinese Plantation

-Thomas Friedman is confused.
I think Friedman confused capitalism for what the Chinese practice aided and abetted by their government and by American business. Friedman envisions a plantation economy, not modern business. It is a form of mercantilism, not capitalism.
 

The 10 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys Exported by China

-Wait, I have 3 of those!!! WTF!
The 10 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys Exported by China ... maniac elephant smash into things is actually how Chinese people teach their babies to drive!
The 10 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Toys Exported by China

Caught: Is This Man A Shill For CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala? –

-Hilarious!
Caught: Is This Man A Shill For CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala? – chinaSMACK:

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Zimbabwe News: Cheating married woman gives birth to Chinese baby?

-Frenzied rumors sparked!
A married woman has given birth to a Chinese baby in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, sparking frenzied rumours in this community. Anywhere Gezi 20 and her kombi driver Bright Kachanga 24 have been trying for three years to have a baby with no luck.
Cheating married woman gives birth to Chinese baby
UKZAMBIANS

Notable Chinese artist to deliver guest lecture at School of Art & Design

-Most important artist of his generation?!
Xu Bing, who is considered to be "one of the most important Chinese artists of his generation," will deliver a guest lecture at 5:20 pm Monday, Feb. 6, in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, on the Alfred University campus. His lecture, which is presented

Why China Won't Buy American

-They don't like hamburgers.
That still seems to be the case. China is the fastest-growing consumer market in the world, and American companies have made billions there. At the same time, Chinese consumers aren't spending nearly as much as American companies had
Why China Won't Buy American
By The Huffington Post News Editors

The Chinese Zodiac |

-Great collection of everything you need to know!
The Chinese Zodiac | Chinese Language Blog:

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China denies nuclear accident

-ooopss!
China has moved swiftly to deny it has become the latest nation to experience a nuclear accident, after claims that it was forced to shut down its newest nuclear reactor last year. By David Eimer in Beijing A report from Japan's Atomic Energy Agency ...
 

Can London 2012's opening ceremony beat Beijing's?

-Not a chance!
Beijing 2008 saw computer faked footprint-shaped fireworks trek across the sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest stadium, and a seven-year-old singer's vocals mimed by a more aesthetically-pleasing girl. In 1984, not content with sending

Golden Triangle mystery: Who killed 13 Chinese sailors?

-Good question...
By Andrew RC Marshall ON THE MEKONG RIVER — A thin line divides tourism, trade and terror in the Golden Triangle, where the lawless borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. In Myanmar, where the jungly banks of the Mekong River vanish into the mist ...

English Judge in the Chinese Countryside

-American woman married to a Chinese guy! 
The English Judge | talesfromhebei: 'via Blog this'

China's state-capitalism braces for a free-market backlash

-Asian countries hope the Dragon will be an auspicious year. 
China's state-capitalism braces for a free-market backlash
The Nation
But the fears go beyond China, as seen in the latest issue of The Economist, with its cover stories on "The rise of state capitalism: the emerging world's new model." The magazine describes the 88-storey Petronas Towers soaring above Kuala Lumpur, ...
 

How Walmart Is Changing China

-Chinese buying cheap Chinese stuff? 
China's leadership, with its socialist roots, has long stressed "serving the people," while Walmart, with its capitalist roots, emphasizes "service to the customer." In fact, Walmart stores in China prominently display personnel charts that are
 

Traditional Chinese Chicken Soup | The All-American Chinese Cookbook

-HOLY YUM!!! 
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Is China winning the space race? -How Stuff Works

-ambitious 5-year plan for space exploration, evoking fading echoes of the US-USSR space race 
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If China Attacks America (JUST IMAGINE)

-Gets you thinking... 

Ron Paul 2012 political ad.

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping's State Visit January 15, 1979


Footage of President Carter welcoming Mr. Xiaopeng was shown, both made remarks at the ceremony, followed by a state toast from the president.

Cultural thirst drives China's high-end tea boom


In recent years prices for speciality teas have rocketed, as China has encouraged renewed development of a luxury tea culture which parallels that of wine.Duration: 02:28

Chinese Takeaway - Laura McCracken


Laura McCracken - Toastmasters - London Division B - Humorous Speech Contest 2011

Year of the Dragon CBC.tv Vancouver


Ian Hanomansing looks at why the year of the dragon is considered to be the luckiest sign of the Chinese lunar calendar.

Cadbury Monks

-Cadbury using Buddhist monks to sell, um.. balloons? 

just a video to make you happy!

Apple SIRI can't understand Chinese

-I love the BAO ZI BAO ZI!!! 

WARNING CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE. But it's freaking hilarious!

Maobama?!

Obama's surprising opinion of Chairman Mao.
Maobama?! | Tealeafnation.com:

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2012/01/26

Dragon Week Caters to China's Rich -

-Complete with Michael Bloomberg!
Dragon Week Caters to China's Rich - WWD.com:

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Han Han’s U-Turn?

-yeah, with no blinker!
Blogger Han Han Controversy On Democracy in China - NYTimes.com:

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Tibet, Portrait of Despair - China Media Project

-Complete with a Crazy Crab comic!
Tibet, Portrait of Despair - China Media Project:

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Dog and cat 'hotels' popular now in China

-with a doggy biscuit on your pillow?
Dog and cat 'hotels' popular now|Home|chinadaily.com.cn:

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Animation is booming, not blooming in China

-a chubby baby animation industry??
By Huang Ying (China Daily) BEIJING - China's animation industry is still in its infancy but it's a very chubby baby, fed by investors pouring in capital and by favorable government policies. It has been productive, too. In 2003, the industry turned
Animation is booming, not blooming
China Daily
 

China's Next Boss Has Some Capitalist Cred

-He cut his teeth in State Capitalism!
Xi's rise to power comes amid questions about China's commitment to capitalism. "We continue to be concerned both in terms of what's happening in China, where the movement toward a market economy seems to be pretty much stalled, and in terms of what ...
 

A headline I never thought I'd see – Up to China to save capitalism

-We're sunk!
Asked what he thought the future held, Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University, cited research that historically crises of this magnitude last at least ten years. Dating the start of the financial crisis, to August 2007, that would ...
The Stump

Exploring Conservation in China

-CONSERVE CONSERVE CONSERVE!
The hurdle rural China must overcome is reaching equilibrium between economic growth and environmental conservation. This might be more expensive than unregulated expansion and even hinder their progress, but, in the long run, the benefits of a stable

Fresh from China: Thousands of fake NFL jerseys seized at LAX

-Hope they were all PATRIOTS!!!
Since the National Football League season began in September, federal agents working at Los Angeles International Airport and Ontario International Airport have intercepted 304 packages containing 10710 fake NFL jerseys, according to US Customs and ...
Thousands of fake NFL jerseys seized at LAX
Los Angeles Times

What Chinese People Really Do on New Year's

-eat, drink and blow stuff up!
Kylie Hood, a junior from Collegeville, Pa., majoring in political science, is half Chinese — her grandparents are from Xi'an and Nanking, China. According to Hood, even with her Chinese background, she knows little about the holiday and its ...
Daily Universe

Iowa readies welcome for China heir apparent

-Wait, what? IOWA?  WTF?!
Xi is widely tipped to assume the leadership of the Chinese Communist party and the presidency from Hu in a process due to begin this year. Besides Xi's fondness for Iowa, it is known that his daughter studies at Harvard University.
 

Is Obama Getting Serious about China Trade? | World Affairs Journal

-He's getting serious but now is not the best time... WE'RE BROKE!
If there were any time for the White House to get serious about Beijing's predatory trade policies this is it Clearly China's surpluses are not sustainable ...
Is Obama Getting Serious about China Trade | World Affairs Journal

Newt threatens Russia, China with cyberwar

-uh oh. That's not good.
By Xeni Jardin at 1:27 pm Wednesday, Jan 25 "I think that we have to treat state-based covert activities as the equivalent of acts of war. And I think that we have to respond to that and create a level of pain which teaches people not to do it.
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Blue-eyed Chinese boy can see in the dark

-Nong Youhui here lives in a village in southern China, and was born with bright blue eyes. Aside from being lucky that they weren't green (or else Lo Pan would be all over his ass right now), Nong can apparently see in the dark, which he demonstrated by completing a test underneath a stairwell while Chinese journalists "used blankets to block out most of the light." While Chinese journalists aren't exactly known for strict adherence to the scientific method, this is clear evidence that the ...
FilmDrunk

8 China travel tips from a veteran hotel CEO |

-Shanghai is different than the rest of China.
Don't confuse Shanghai with China. china travel tips -- shanghai. Barr considers Shanghai one of the great world cities. But he warns travelers not to form a view of the entire country based on one modern city. "I always tell others that

How to Understand Chinese Humor - GoChengdoo: Chengdu & Sichuan

-Funny, ha ha ha. 
How to Understand Chinese Humor - GoChengdoo: Chengdu & Sichuan living, business, travel: 'via Blog this'

"Chinese Cheating SUCKS!" -Obama and the Post-State of the Union Analysis -Gallup

-What did you think??
We've brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last ... Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires.

Celebrate Chinese New Year like a dragon -Jerusalem Post

-Celebratin' the world over!
A number of different styles contribute to Chinese cuisine, but perhaps the best known and most influential are Guangdong (Cantonese) cuisine, Shandong cuisine, Jiangsu cuisine and Sichuan cuisine. These styles are distinctive from one another due to

Discover Gems in New York City's 2 Chinatowns

-Yeah, like Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao!!!
As someone who has spent decades exploring Chinese cuisine in New York, as well as in China, Hong Kong, and San Francisco, I thought I had a pretty good sense of the depth and breadth of China's culinary offerings. But on a recent visit to Chinatown in

Japan's role in the 19th-century modernization of Chinese art

-Great cooperation!  NICE!
The final installment of the yearlong indulgence culminates at the Kyoto National Museum with "Modern Chinese Painting and Japan," which runs through Feb. 26. The show explores a re-orientation of the long-established line of cultural transmission from ...
 

Obama's $2 billion to Brazil ends up helping send oil to China

-Love it. What a doofus!
Obama's $2 billion to Brazil ends up helping send oil to China. ... was off to Beijing to sign oil contracts with two huge state owned Chinese companies ...
Obama's $2 billion to Brazil ends up helping send oil to China

CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPE ft Levi Roots - SORTED

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To celebrate Chinese New Year and in particular, the Year of the Dragon, we invited the biggest dragon slayer we could find into the SORTED kitchen to cook up a Chinese treat. Levi Roots joins us to cook our sesame prawn toast recipe, which is smothered with prawns and served with a fresh, zingy beansprout salad. This will beat the Chinese takeaway every time! Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at SORTED!

Get the recipe at http://sortedfood.com/prawntoast

Find out more about Levi Roots here: http://reggae-reggae.co.uk

Take a sneaky look at our next recipe here http://sortedfood.com/comingsoon

Is 'Made In America' Better For The Environment compared to "Made in China"

-Eco Etiquette from the HUFFPO
Jennifer Grayson: Eco Etiquette: Is 'Made In America' Better For The Environment?:

Obama confronts the China challenge

-1 year ago the message was DIFFERENT!
BBC News - Barack Obama confronts the China challenge:

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Can you become fluent in Chinese in three months? - Hacking Chinese

-Ummmm. No. 
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Top 10 movie dragons! : Shanghaiist

-Great list... some I couldn't remember!
Festive New Year's list: Shanghaiist's top 10 movie dragons! : Shanghaiist:

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2011: The Year in Review - GoChengdoo

-It took a month but this is a great review of month by month of China news and Sichuan news from 2011
2011: The Year in Review - GoChengdoo: Chengdu & Sichuan living, business, travel:

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China and the State of the Union : The New Yorker

-during the #SOTU his tone changed.
Letter from China: China and the State of the Union : The New Yorker:

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Come On, China, Buy Our Stuff! - NYTimes

-China has become the greatest boon and the biggest disappointment.
Come On, China, Buy Our Stuff! - NYTimes.com:

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Chinese Word of the Day - businessman (noun) -Chineseclass101

- "国际商人 guójì shāngrén international businessman"

ChineseClass101.com Blog » Blog Archive » Chinese Word of the Day - businessman (noun):
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China’s burning issue: waste incineration plants, pollution and public protest |

-The state remains unprepared for the pollution and protests its ambitious garbage-incineration plans could generate, writes Yu Dawei.

US vs China: Who rules the roost?


As the gathering of the Pacific Rim's political and economic heavyweights winds down in Hawaii, it's the latest rift between the globe's two centres of financial influence which is dominating. The U.S. has been criticising China for its trade and currency practices. This year the U.S. and China continued to outline competing economic programs. Hu Jintao insisted on more influence for Beijing as a growing power, while Obama zeroed in on China's trading decisions. RT's Oksana Boyko explains the differences that have piled up between the two. Nov 14, 2011
http://youtu.be/sWM95d7qYeM

Murong Xuecun: Internet Literature in China


NEW YORK, November 5, 2011 — Murong Xuecun describes the burgeoning genre of Internet literature in China, and how it helps ordinary Chinese evade state censors.

China prepares for 'dragon year' baby boom


The year of the dragon is regarded as the most auspicious in the zodiac by many Chinese people. Many young couples are dreaming of a baby dragon that will bring luck to the entire family.

Obama's State of the Union #sotu 'How insane can you be to threaten China?'


As the U.S. Presidential race picks up pace ahead of November's vote, Barack Obama is trying to ratchet-up support for re-election. He's delivered his annual State of the Union address, making new promises of change ahead. President Obama reiterated his committment to cutting down on military spending and trimming the armed forces. But U.S. professor Paul Sheldon Foote says his pledge is at odds with Washington's foreign policy goals.

2012/01/25

Chinese Readers on the 'iEconomy' - NYTimes

-If people saw what kind of life workers lived before they found a job at Foxconn, they would come to an opposite conclusion of this story: that Apple is such a philanthropist. 
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Fatal Chinese New Year fireworks explosion caught on camera

-Massive explosion! 

Fireworks set off during an official Chinese New Year celebration have sparked a blaze that burned homes, killed three people and injured others in central Thailand.

Apple's Chinese factories to be audited after violation of working conditions

-Apple has been auditing itself since 2007. Working hours are a major issue. In China, 12 and 16 hour shifts are common. In 2008, 82% of factories violated Apple's limits – a 60 hour week with no less than one day off. By 2011, the number was 68%. In 2008, half violated wages codes by deducting salary as a disciplinary measure, or not providing pay slips. The figure was 30% last year. 
Apple's Chinese factories to be audited after violation of working conditions
The Guardian
These are a few of the many shattering images in performer Mike Daisey's account of his 2010 visit to China. After hearing about the Foxconn suicides, he determined to meet members of Apple's largest subcontracted workforce.


The Guardian

Panda Animated gif called "OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?"

Very funny. Who comes up with these things?  Originally from here.

Global Ed class volunteer trip to China inching closer

-SPRING BREAK CHINA!!! 
Global Ed class volunteer trip to China inching closer
The Westerly
To help the students achieve their goal to go to China to learn the culture, build a school, and help teach English to Chinese students, Ryles urges residents to attend the January 28 fundraiser and bid on silent auction items.


The Westerly

Can 'Made in China' stay competitive?


Higher wages and tight credit have led some manufacturers to leave southern China, but others are staying and moving up the value chain. The FT's Josh Noble visits two Austrian-owned factories that have operated in Guangdong province for over 30 years.

For more video content from the FT, visit the Financial Times video section at:http://www.ft.com/video

Chinese New Year in Chengdu


My roommate and I went up to the top of our 23-story apartment building in Chengdu to watch the fireworks on Chinese New Year.

For China's 'Left-Behind Kids,' A Free Lunch |

-Radio report from WBUR NPR 90.9
For China's 'Left-Behind Kids,' A Free Lunch | WBUR & NPR:

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How Murdoch made a killing in China after dumping Chris Patten's book | guardian

-Why did China love Titanic?
How Murdoch made a killing in China after dumping Chris Patten's book | Media | guardian.co.uk:

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How To Say “Justin Beiber” In Chinese |

-How do you say "wet behind the ears" in Chinese?
How To Say “Justin Beiber” In Chinese:

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Chinese Shoppers Putting Premium On “Made In USA” Labels «

-I'd rather Made in China myself.
Chinese Shoppers Putting Premium On “Made In USA” Labels « Jing Daily : The Business of Luxury and Culture in China:

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The Poet and the Dragon

-Long ago there lived a man name named Qu Yuan
The Poet and the Dragon:

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Masters Degree In Chinese Philosophy |

-What it isn't good for? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! 
Masters Degree In Chinese Philosophy | 

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Calendar of Chinese New Year Activities -

-From the first day to the Lantern Festival. 
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How to recreate Chinese New Year in Beijing, from the comfort of your computer

-Great post! 
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What's with the Red Underwear Traditions for Chinese New Year?

-All about luck. 
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Inside a Chinese Communist Party school


China's ruling Communist Party's 80 million members attend special schools to learn party ideology at facilities that serve as a training ground for the next generation of Chinese leaders.

And defying stereotypes, it appears that one of the freest places in China is at the heart of the Communist Party.

The schools offer a safe space for officials to throw out ideas, talk about sensitive issues, and try to come up with solutions to some of the country's problems.

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.

5 cheap and cheerful Beijing hostels |

-Some great and some God Awful. 
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2012: The Year of the Dragon by Jonah Kessel


2012: The Year of the Dragon from Jonah Kessel on Vimeo.

China welcomes in the year of the dragon.

By Jonah M. Kessel, Keith Bedford, Kit Gillet, Paul Morris and Jim Fields.

According to ancient Chinese mythology, an evil spirit known as Nian (年) would terrorize villagers on the first day of the new year. To protect themselves, villagers would create loud noises to ward off the evil spirit. Millennia later, the Chinese still uphold this tradition by setting off fireworks continuously for a two week period.

To see last year's New Year's video and the back story of this video see: bit.ly/zOxDzZ

Warren Buffet Rings In Chinese New Year By Playing Ukelele On Chinese Television


How come he doesn't do this for the USA?? 

Where "The Sound Of Music" Meets China: Over A Lager -

-Climb every 山! Ford every 河! 
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2012/01/24

'Pandaman' creator finds political cartoon a risky business in China - CNN

-Actually pretty good. 
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Chinese Movie: "The Flowers of War" -American Thinker

-Educate yourselves.
While relatively few Westerners are familiar with the particulars of the Nanking massacre, the genocidal barbarism wrought upon the Chinese citizenry still provokes controversy and pain. Over a six-week period, Japanese soldiers would rape tens of ...
The Flowers of War
American Thinker

Asia to Be Plagued by Dragon Babies in 2k12

-Bad Dragon Tattoos in 2k30
Considered the most fortunate of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac, the dragon is associated with power, wealth, and intelligence. As such, "dragon years" typically see marked increases in birthrate. The last one, 2000, saw a more than 5% rise in ...
Asia to Be Plagued by Dragon Babies in 2k12; Bad Dragon Tattoos in 2k30
Gawker

Chinese New Year Cupcakes WTF???

-These are not cool.
Chinese New Year Cupcakes of the Day: Today marks the start of a new Chinese year -- Gung/Gōng/Keong/Kiong/Kung hei/xǐ/hee/hí/hii faat/fā/huat/hoat/fatt ...
The Daily What

VIDEO: Chinese Army play Hot Potato with a Hand Grenade!

-These guys are a joke.

Chef Martin Yan shows us the art of noodle-making

-YAN CAN MAKE NOODLES!
Yan's cooking show, "Yan Can Cook," has been on television for over 30 years, and he's excited to bring Chinese cuisine to San Francisco with his upcoming restaurant "MY China." He dropped by 7Live with some help from master noodle puller, Chef Joo


Taiwan, the world's convenience store capital|

-All that food that makes you vomit! 
Taiwan, the world's convenience store capital|Economy|News|WantChinaTimes.com: 'via Blog this'

The Chinese hate JR Smith. He's the worst US export ever!!!

-Wow.  That's saying something!
by John Reidy January 24, 2012 After a tumultuous tenure as a Denver Nugget, JR Smith packed his bags and headed off for a lucrative payday in Asia, playing for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls based out of Yiwu, Zhejiang China. Smith, like some other Nuggets ...
 

Chinese Statistics Start with Skepticism

-I'm skeptical of the skeptics...
When the Chinese government is the sole source of information, ... in two weeks as China claims to do every quarter Beijing does revise GDPbut only upward ...
Chinese Statistics Start with Skepticism

Claustrophobic offices stifle creativity says Chinese Scientists

-Dilbert is waaaay ahead of you!
Chinese and US scientists conducted an experiment which saw volunteers seated inside or outside a cardboard box measuring five feet by five feet. Those seated outside the box, in an airier, less constricted environment were found to be more stimulated, ...
 

What it means to be "Chinese" in Hong Kong

-China would do best to win over the population through trust, enlightened governance and respect for differences, not by vitriolic propaganda.
What it means to be “Chinese” in Hong Kong | Zhongnanhai: 'via Blog this'

Profiled China's disruptive cartoonist Remon Wang - The Daily Cartoonist

-Gotta love the Chinese political cartoonists!
CNN profiles Remon Wang a Chinese editorial cartoonist who's putting his ... injecting a sense of civil society in their minds China will change one day and ...
Profiled China's disruptive cartoonist Remon Wang The Daily Cartoonist

AP Raw Video: NYC Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year


Asian Americans gathered to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with fireworks, dancing and confetti on Monday which marks the beginning of the Chinese year of the Dragon.

loving the challenge of china

-an email account of my initial experiences in China. It was the first destination of a life changing, 15-month journey through over 30 counties and still remains at the top of my list of favourites. I travelled with a German girl whom I met en route and despite the absolute chaos of China, or perhaps because of it, we had a fantastic time. I can’t recommend China highly enough if you’re after an eye-opening, all sense-assaulting, entertaining and thoroughly worthwhile travel experience.
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The Year Of The Dragon | On Point with Tom Ashbrook

-WBUR NPR program always thought provoking! 
The Year Of The Dragon | On Point with Tom Ashbrook: 'via Blog this'

Digital Chinese Whispers: Death Threats and Rumors Inside China’s Online Marketplace of Ideas

-The Chinese internet is a wonderfully raucous and interesting place. 
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How It's Made: Tofu 豆腐



Tofu, also called bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in many East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines.[3][4]There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.
Tofu originated in ancient China.[5] Chinese legend ascribes its invention to prince Liu An (Chinese: 劉安 Liú Ān, 179–122 BC). Tofu and its production technique were introduced into Korea and then Japan[6][7][8]during the Nara period. It also spread into other parts of East Asia as well.[9] This spread likely coincided with the spread of Buddhism because it is an important source of protein in the vegetarian diet of East Asian Buddhism.[6] Li Shizhen in the Ming Dynasty described a method of making tofu in Bencao Gangmu.[10]
Tofu has a low calorie count, relatively large amounts of protein, and little fat. It is high in iron and, depending on the coagulant used in manufacturing, may also be high in calcium and/or magnesium.

Black Lung, Sina Weibo and China's Charitable Few

-He started with a call for donations on his microblog to buy 25 oxygen concentrators for miners suffering from black lung disease in his hometown in Chaoyang county, Liaoning Province.
Charities in shambles: 'via Blog this'

How Youku is helping China's film-makers get round the censors | guardian.co.uk

-China's YouTube is bringing that which was blocked to millions. 
How Youku is helping China's film-makers get round the censors | Film | guardian.co.uk: 'via Blog this'

Chinese business hits Broadway


"Chinglish" is a Broadway play that explores the mix-ups that arise when an American goes to China in hopes to make a fortune for his family's sign-making company. He encounters many misunderstandings along the way.
Nov 18, 2011
http://youtu.be/NGsDJp_Xzzg

Maximize your feng shui potentials and avoid setbacks this Water Dragon Year |

-Keep the water dragon in the water closet! 
How to maximize your feng shui potentials and avoid setbacks this Water Dragon Year | Inquirer Lifestyle:

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Taiwan's plummeting birth rate

-In 1951 Taiwan had 7 children per woman. Now? not even 1 per woman. 
In 1951, the average Taiwanese woman would have seven children. In 2010, the fertility rate was 0.89. The population is expected to start shrinking in the next 15 years. Equally worrying is its rapid ageing. About 14% of citizens are over 65. Within two decades, that will double. On current trends, it will become the oldest country in the world, warned Yang Wen-shan, a demographer at the Academia Sinica in Taipei: "Right now, seven working people are supporting one older person. By 2045, 1.45 people will be supporting one."
Taiwan offers baby bonus to fix plummeting birth rate | World news | guardian.co.uk: 'via Blog this'

2012/01/23

江苏卫视春晚刘谦上演《国际魔法秀》 Jiangsu Satellite TV Spring Festival staged "International Magic Show"

-Watch a Chinese magician make money! 


江苏卫视春晚刘谦上演《国际魔法秀》

"扬帆2012——江苏卫视龙年春晚"于大年初一(1月23日)隆重推出。视频为刘谦上演魔法秀。
http://youtu.be/Lj786SwXeNE


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