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2012/02/18

Oriental Dreamworks: Are Chinese Business Partnerships Good for U.S. Companies? PBS

-Great debate. 
A joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks launched Friday as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up a U.S. tour. Jeffrey Brown discusses the benefits and drawbacks of U.S.-China business partnerships with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Stephen Orlins and University of California, Irvine's Peter Navarro. http://youtu.be/45P2PzZitjc
Peter Navarro is the author of Death By China.

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action
The world's most populous nation and soon-to-be largest economy is rapidly turning into the planet's most efficient assassin. Unscrupulous Chinese entrepreneurs are flooding world markets with lethal products. China's perverse form of capitalism combines illegal mercantilist and protectionist weapons to pick off American industries, job by job. China's emboldened military is racing towards head-on confrontation with the U.S. Meanwhile, America's executives, politicians, and even academics remain silent about the looming threat. Now, best-selling author and noted economist Peter Navarro meticulously exposes every form of "Death by China," drawing on the latest...

ESPN Racist Jeremy Lin Headline: Network Apologizes For Insensitive Headline

Jeremy Lin headline
-US Politicians pounce pretending they are offended! 
Several hours after the Knicks' Lin-spired winning streak was snapped by the New Orleans Hornets, ESPN ran the headline "Chink In The Armor" to accompany the game story on mobile devices. ESPN's choice of words was extremely insensitive and offensive considering Lin's Asian-American heritage. According to Brian Floyd at SB Nation, the headline appeared on the Scorecenter app. The offensive headline was quickly noticed, screen grabs, Twit pics and Instagrams were shared and it began circulating widely on Twitter.


Good old Leland Yee (Democrat San Fransisco) took no time to feign his shock for the headline:
"This incident harkens back to 1947 when Jackie Robinson heard some of the ugliest racial epithets as he broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. It is shocking that in 2012, Jeremy Lin's meteoric rise in the NBA is accompanied by the same offensive comments and slurs. It is even more disturbing when such racism is promoted by our nation's leading sports network. ESPN should be ashamed and must do more than just apologize in addressing this unacceptable act."
-From Leland Yee's Facebook Page.

3 Videos on China's Mission to Syria: Bluster, Bashar and Beijing

-What did we expect?? 
'Beijing will not tolerate US pressure on Syria' Crisis-locked Syria finds itself caught between two very different diplomatic efforts. As the U.S. and its allies pile pressure on the government, Russia and China are trying to mediate a negotiated solution. One of Beijing's top diplomats is in Damascus for talks, calling on all sides to halt the violence, and work out a peace deal. The Chinese effort follows up on months of attempts by Moscow to bring the warring sides together. But the rebels refuse to negotiate, unless Assad gives up power. Violence is escalating almost daily now, with dozens reportedly killed over the past 24 hours. Political science professor Joseph Cheng says U.S. dominance in the region is forcing some world powers onto the defensive.
http://youtu.be/aBtt6-3p_qU

Chinese mission fails to stop Syrian bloodshed A Chinese diplomatic drive to end the bloodshed in Syria seems to have had little impact so far. Opposition activists say the army opened fire to break up a protest in Damascus, killing at least one person. It happened after the funerals of three youths killed in a demonstration yesteday. The shooting came as a Chinese envoy met with Bashar al Assad elsewhere in the capital. Zhai Jun, who was also expected to meet opponents of the president has called on both sides to stop the violence.
http://youtu.be/JKw1DTCFGU4

Chinese envoy urges end to bloodshed after Assad talks A senior Chinese envoy called for all sides in Syria to stop the violence and for elections to go ahead peacefully after Damascus talks with President Bashar al-Assad.
 http://youtu.be/tEJiIn3788c

Proview/Apple China Fight: The Cost of iPad's Name: $2 Billion

-I have neither an ipad nor proview. 
Apple agreed in 2009 to pay Chinese computer-display maker Proview about $55,000 for the iPad trademark in a number of countries, documents show. But Proview is still claiming ownership of the trademark in China, Ian Sherr reports on digits.
http://youtu.be/3tGHUOz6b4o

Obama's Chinatown stop serves ban-facing shark fin

-Obama love Shark Fin Soup! 
The president “was not aware of this report” in San Francisco newspapers about the soup, Mr. Carney said.

‘“The president enjoyed his visit to Chinatown,” he said.

The restaurant’s menu includes a bowl of braised shark fin soup for $48.Mr. Obama didn’t try the soup, instead ordering a takeout meal of shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, steamed pork buns, Shanghai dumplings and stuffed mushrooms.

Hong Kong asserts identity to dismay of Beijing rulers - Washington Times

-This is not good. 
Hong Kongers feel less Chinese and more an island unto themselves than ever as they face a growing influx of visitors from the mainland.

And that’s a headache for the communist masters in Beijing, who are concerned about the threat of disloyalty in the semiautonomous territory and are lashing out against the notion of a separate Hong Kong identity.

Doing Business in China: Perspectives from Brown Alumni 2/14-2/16 | Year of China

-been there done that. 
Doing Business in China: Perspectives from Brown Alumni 2/14-2/16 | Year of China:

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The Branding of Jeremy Lin...

-How does one market this guy? 

Marketing expert Con Williamson of the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi discusses the celebrity branding of rising New York Knicks superstar Jeremy Lin. Williamson notes that "the beauty about [Lin] is that he's accessible. He's kind of one of us. I mean it wasn't that long ago, it was a couple weeks ago he was sleeping on a couch. The fact that he's from Taiwan, the fact that he's a Christian, they all add up to these sort of relatable, accessible things. And I think where you start to hone in is that part of him."

Playing Zither or GuZheng on the #iPad

-Ready for the big time! 

This website is always full of great stuff like this.
Made in China Gadget
http://youtu.be/os4ojZuv6xc

美国会议员要求调查王立军事件 U.S. congressmen requested the State Department to release details about Wang Lijun.

-This is getting interesting. 
美国会议员要求调查王立军事件 U.S. congressmen requested the State Department to release details about Wang Lijun.

共和党党内初选双雄争霸, 习近平访问华盛顿和爱奥华州 The Republican party primaries planes hegemony, Xi Jinping's visit to Washington and Iowa

1) 共和党党内初选双雄争霸 Romney and Santorum lead in Republican primaries. 2) 习近平访问华盛顿和爱奥华州 Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited Washington D.C. and Iowa. 3) 联合国大会通过决议谴责叙利亚 U.N. General Assembly adopted resolution condemning Syria. 4) 奥斯卡入围最佳导演介绍: 午夜巴黎;永生树 Movies: Midnight in Paris, The Tree of Life http://youtu.be/ZUFAb6MD2fg

3 Big Myths About China

Myth No. 1: China is primed for an Arab spring.
Myth No. 2: China is stealing American jobs by manipulating its currency.
Myth No. 3: China is trying to upend the world order.

Three Big Myths About China - Forbes: 'via Blog this'

History Channel Documentary - "Declassified, Tiananmen Square"

-This won't be allowed! 
History Channel - Declassified Tiananmen Square protests
http://youtu.be/EvMF7M-krds
Found via China Hope Live

Cambridge History of China - Everything you ever wanted to know about China but afraid it existed

Vol. 1: The Ch'in and Han Empires, 221 BC-AD 220

This volume begins the historical coverage of The Cambridge History of China with the establishment of the Ch'in empire in 221 BC and ends with the abdication of the last Han emperor in AD 220. Spanning four centuries, this period witnessed major evolutionary changes in almost every aspect of China's development, being particularly notable for the emergence and growth of a centralized administration and imperial government. Owing to their pioneer achievements and the heritage that they left for later empires,...


Vol. 3: Sui and T'ang China, 589-906 AD, Part 1

The Cambridge History of China is one of the most far-reaching works of international scholarship ever undertaken, exploring the main developments in political, social, economic and intellectual life from the Ch'in empire to the present day. The contributors are specialists from the international community of sinological scholars. Many of the accounts break new ground; all are based on fresh research. The works are written not only with students and scholars but also with the general reader in mind. No knowledge of Chinese is assumed, though for readers of Chinese, proper and other names are identified with their characters in the index...


Vol. 5 Part One: The Five Dynasties and Sung China And Its Precursors, 907-1279 AD

This first of two volumes on the Sung Dynasty (960-1279) and its Five Dynasties and Southern Kingdoms precursors presents the political history of China from the fall of the T'ang Dynasty in 907 to the Mongol conquest of the Southern Sung in 1279. Its twelve chapters survey the personalities and events that marked the rise, consolidation, and demise of the Sung polity during an era of profound social, economic, and intellectual ferment. The authors place particular emphasis on the emergence of a politically conscious literati class during the Sung,...


Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part 1

This volume in the authoritative Cambridge History of China is devoted to the history of the Ming dynasty, with some account of the three decades before the dynasty's formal establishment, and of the Ming Courts, which survived in South China for a generation after 1644. Volume 7 deals primarily with political developments of the period, but it also incorporates background in social, economic, and cultural history where this is relevant to the course of events. The Ming period is the only segment of later imperial history during which all of China proper was ruled by a native, or Han dynasty...

Vol. 9: The Ch'ing Dynasty, Part 1: To 1800

This volume of The Cambridge History of China considers the political, military, social, and economic developments of the Ch'ing empire to 1800. The period begins with the end of the resurgent Ming dynasty, covered in Volumes 7 and 8, and ends with the beginning of the collapse of the imperial system in the nineteenth century, described in Volume 10. Ten chapters elucidate the complexities of the dynamic interactions between emperors and their servitors, Manchus and non-Manchu populations, various elite groups, competing regional interests, merchant networks and agricultural producers, and rural and urban interests, and,...


Vol. 11: Late Ch'ing, 1800-1911, Part 2

This is the second of two volumes in this major Cambridge history dealing with the gradual decline of the Ch'ing empire in China (the first was volume 10). Volume 11 surveys the persistence and deterioration of the old order in China during the late nineteenth century, and the profound stirring during that period, which led to China's great twentieth-century revolution. The contributors focus on commercial and technological growth, foreign relations, the stimulation of Chinese intellectual life by the outside world, and military triumphs and disasters. The impact of Japan is emphasized and there is consideration of the movements of reform and revolution in the two decades ...

...and so much more!

2012/02/17

Introducing Oriental Dreamworks: Dreamworks Animation heads to China

kungfu panda -LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Kung Fu Panda" creator Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc plans to build a production studio in Shanghai with some of China's biggest media companies, a landmark deal that gives the company a foothold in one of the largest untapped markets for Hollywood. The California-based animation studio behind "Shrek" agreed to form a joint venture with China Media Capital, Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Alliance Investment Ltd. The deal was announced while Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was visiting Los Angeles and wrapping up a U.S. visit.



The new studio will be called Oriental Dreamworks and will launch business operations in Shanghai later this year.

The venture's first animated feature film is planned for 2016, Katzenberg said. The studio likely will release one animated feature per year in 2016 through 2018 with the goal of increasing to two per year. A live-action movie could come out within two years.

Dreamworks Animation heads to China - Yahoo! Finance:

Shit Asian Moms Say

-Roll on the floor hilarious! 
Shit Asian Moms Say - YouTube:


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HIGH ROAD TO CHINA (1983) Trailer Starring a young Tom Selleck

-Never heard of it. 
High Road to China
Available on DVD through www.umbrellaent.com.au

A rollicking, high flying thrill ride in the classic tradition of Romancing The Stone and Indiana Jones, High Road To China soars across six countries and two continents in the name of action and post-war adventure. Brought together by fate, Patrick O'Malley (Tom Selleck, Magnum P.I) and Eve Tozer (Bess Armstrong, Jaws 3) are at odds from the start. He is a hard-chiseled, cynical biplane flyboy - often drunk and always unshaven. She is a headstrong young socialite, pushy by nature and used to getting what she wants. But when Eve's father Bradley (Wilford Brimley, Cocoon) disappears in Far East Asia, the two must get it together and find him before her entire inheritance falls into the hands of her father's shady business partner. Featuring a rousing score by Oscar® winner John Barry (Dances With Wolves), from the director of action classics Where Eagles Dare and Kelly's Heroes, it's time to spin that prop, call 'contact - chocks away' and take off on a perilous ride sky high and beyond.
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A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.
From IMDB

High Road to China

http://youtu.be/s7A7OUE6rFQ

Watch Ding Junhui play snooker and sink every freaking ball!

-9 minutes all by himself. 
FULL 147 HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-6OmLNL2wo This video start AFTER 6 REDS, 5 BLACKS!!! Ding Junhui made his 4th official 147 against James Cahill (1st round).
http://youtu.be/CoYMn60cq3s


Objective

The objective of the game of snooker is to strike the white cue ball with a cue in the direction of other object balls and to pot these object balls in one of the six pockets. This must be done according to the rules of the game, described below. By potting object balls points can be scored. The player who scores most points wins the frame, and the player who wins most frames wins the match.

Gameplay

At the beginning of each frame the balls are set up by the referee as explained. This will be followed by a break-off shot, on which the players take turns. At the break-off, the white cue ball can be placed anywhere inside the D, although it is common for players to start by placing the ball on the line, between the brown ball and either the green or yellow ball.
Players take turns in visiting the table. When one player is at the table, the other cannot play. A break is the number of points scored by a player in one single visit to the table. A player's turn and break end when he fails to pot a ball, when he does something against the rules of the game, which is called a foul, or when a frame has ended.
The ball or balls that can be hit first by the white are called the ball(s) "on" for that particular stroke. The ball(s) "on" differ from shot to shot: a red ball, if potted, must be followed by a colour, and so on until a break ends; if a red is not potted, any red ball remains the ball "on". Only a ball or balls "on" may be potted legally by a player. If a ball not "on" is potted, this is a foul.
If the cue ball is touching another ball which is on or could be on, the referee shall state Touching ball, whereupon the striker must play away from it without moving it (if the ball moves, it is a push stroke, and a foul). No penalty is incurred for thus playing away if (1) the ball is on; (2) the ball could be on and the striker nominates such ball; or (3) the ball could be on and the striker nominates, and first hits, another ball that could be on. If the cue ball is touching another ball which could not be on, it isn't called a touching ball, but the striker must play away from it and first hit a legally nominated ball.
If a ball is potted when a penalty has been conceded, the offending player's ball which has been potted is to be placed once again back into the original spot it was at before as it was an illegal pot.
The game of snooker generally consists of two phases. The first phase is the situation in which there are still red balls on the table. In the first phase, at the beginning of a player's turn, the balls "on" are all remaining red balls. The player must therefore attempt to first hit and pot one or more red balls. For every red ball potted, the player will receive 1 point. When a red has been potted, it will stay off the table and the player can continue his break. If no red has been potted or a foul has been made, the other player will come into play.
In case one or more red balls have been potted, the player can continue his break. This time one of the six colours (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black) is the ball "on". Only one of these can be the ball "on" and the rules of the game state that a player must nominate his desired colour to the referee, although it is often clear which ball the striker is playing and it is not necessary to nominate.
When the nominated colour is potted, the player will be awarded the correct number of points (yellow, 2; green, 3; brown, 4; blue, 5; pink, 6; black, 7). The colour is then taken out of the pocket by the referee and placed on its original spot. If that spot is covered by another ball, the ball is placed on the highest available spot. If there is no available spot, it is placed as close to its own spot as possible in a direct line between that spot and the top cushion, without touching another ball. If there is no room this side of the spot, it will be placed as close to the spot as possible in a straight line towards the bottom cushion, without touching another ball.
Because only one of the colours is the ball "on", it is a foul to first hit multiple colours at the same time, or pot more than one colour (unless a free ball has been awarded (q.v.)).
If a player fails to pot a ball "on", it being a red or nominated colour, the other player will come into play and the balls "on" are always the reds, as long as there are still reds on the table.
The alternation between red balls and colours ends when all reds have been potted and a colour is potted after the last red, or a failed attempt to do so is made. All six colours have then to be potted in ascending order of their points value (yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black). Each becomes the ball "on" in that order. During this phase, when potted, the colours stay down and are not replaced on the table, unless a foul is made when potting the colour, in which case the colour is respotted.
When the colours have been potted, the frame is over and the player who has scored most points has won it (but see below for "The End of Frame" scenarios).
from Wikipedia

China-slamming campaign ads: "Thank You" -

-Former Rep. Zack Space not only lost his seat in the 2010 election, but the Ohio Democrat also debuted one of the most over-the-top China ads of the cycle. In the spot, he claims his Republican opponent, now Rep. Bob Gibbs, sent Ohio jobs to — you guessed it — China.
“As they say in China, ‘xie xie Mr. Gibbs!’” the narrator says as a Chinese dragon dances across the screen.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/72834.html#ixzz1mMxxqEZn

"Thank You" - YouTube:


Asian Men Can Jump by Gish Jen - NYTimes

-Does Chinese mean a threat or a gift? Touching. 
MOST people watching Jeremy Lin these past two weeks saw Jeremy Lin, New York Knicks star; but I, watching him, saw someone else. That was my older brother, Bob, who, contrary to stereotype, is athleticism personified. He could never sit still when he was in second grade; he had to get up every now and then and run around the room. And sure enough, he grew up to be a starting player for an N.C.A.A. championship lacrosse team. He was a Nike-endorsed marathoner, too, and reached the summit of Mt. Everest, unguided, in his 50s...Asian Men Can Jump - NYTimes.com:

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China Female SWAT Team

-They can hold up half of my sky!!! 

More found at MIC Made in China
http://youtu.be/Le2TjeD8fhA

North Carolina School Gov't Agent: Girl's Lunch from Home Not Up to FDA Standards Harkens to Communist China

An odd combination of themes in the title, don't you think? Yet, that is exactly what is at play at West Hoke Elementary School in the town of Raeford, North Carolina these days. A disturbing article proffered by Matt Willoughby of the John W. Pope Civitas Institute has highlighted a school mandate in Hoke County which has been compared to a measure reminiscent of schools in Communist China. The incident is centered upon the actions of a government inspector from the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised program at the FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- and a four-year-old girl. If the aforementioned government title seems unduly arcane, you are in good company.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/02/school_lunches_and_tyranny.html#ixzz1mfEVXX9K


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Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum pledge tough stance on China

-They don't like China so much... 
Republican Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum criticised US policy toward China while campaigning in Michigan as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping continued his visit to the US.
http://youtu.be/TsJiKWztA2c

The New York Knicks' 'Linderella': American-Born Jeremy Lin Is The Pride Of China : NPR

-Linderella??
How do you say "Linsanity" in Chinese? Lin Shuhao feng.
And how do you quantify it? Jeremy Lin has more than a million followers so far on the Chinese version of Twitter.
The New York Knicks' 'Linderella': American-Born Jeremy Lin Is The Pride Of China : NPR:

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The Jeremy Lin Problem - David Brooks - NYT

-Only sinful non-believing athletes can be athletes? OK WHATEVER! I give you 1 Corinthians 9:24 
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize." (NIV)


"Lin says in that interview that he has learned not to obsess about stats and championships. He continues, “I’m not working hard and practicing day in and day out so that I can please other people. My audience is God. ... The right way to play is not for others and not for myself, but for God. I still don’t fully understand what that means; I struggle with these things every game, every day. I’m still learning to be selfless and submit myself to God and give up my game to Him.”

Jeremy Lin is now living this creative contradiction. Much of the anger that arises when religion mixes with sport or with politics comes from people who want to deny that this contradiction exists and who want to live in a world in which there is only one morality, one set of qualities and where everything is easy, untragic and clean. Life and religion are more complicated than that.

The Jeremy Lin Problem - NYTimes.com:

Chinese Ad about Taiwan

-We're separated by the sea not by politics! 
Though this ad is about facial tissue - its political message is quite obvious.
http://youtu.be/uMu_4e8SLnU
Found via ChinaShmina

What Do Chinese People Think of Jeremy Lin? -

Lin is an American and never considered himself as Chinese. Why are we so excited and emphasizing that he is an American born Chinese?
@罗永浩可爱多:林书豪作为一个美国人,没觉得自己是中国人,倒是中国人贱嗖嗖地老强调林是“美籍华人”,
Weibo Watch: What Do Chinese People Think of Jeremy Lin? - Shanghai - Shanghai Blogs Blog | City Weekend Guide:

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Yes China! – An English Teacher's Love/Hate Relationship with a Foreign Country


-Another Expat teacher's adventures in China. 

Yes China! An English Teacher's Love-Hate Relationship with a Foreign Country


The remainder of the book takes a wide angle view of daily life as an expat in China (30-40%). His descriptions of bus rides, overnight trains, and cafeteria food are again humorous and fairly accurate. I appreciated that he tried to describe scenes as they were, but at times he gets caught up in hyperbole to the point that it can be hard to tell what was actually happening. As another reviewer noted though, there is a fair amount of “bathroom humor,” and he seems to relish the opportunity to describe in full detail some of the worst bathrooms he’s seen.
Excerpt from Yes China! – Book Review | Seeing Red in China:

Yes China! An English Teacher's Love-Hate Relationship with a Foreign Country
from Amazon:
Yes China! is a story about... wait for it... wait for it... tacos. You thought I was going to say China, didn't you? Well, there might be something about China in here, but this is not your ordinary travelogue. Sure, I did the whole "traveling on a budget" thing and came face-to-face with some of the most horrifically poo and maggot-filled restrooms in existence, but the real reason I was in China was to teach. More specifically, I was there to pretend like I knew how to teach. Because I didn't.

So how does someone who had no interest in China and no experience in teaching end up spending a total of two years there? It was a spontaneous decision to go in the first place, but through the series of cultural mishaps that followed, the embarrassing dates, teaching successes and failures, cross-country adventures, personal revelations, and moments of thinking, "What the hell am I doing?!" I fell in ....

Learn some history today: February 17, 1979 : China invades Vietnam

In response to the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, China launches an invasion of Vietnam.

Tensions between Vietnam and China increased dramatically after the end of theVietnam War in 1975. Attempting to expand its influence, Vietnam established a military presence in Laos; strengthened its ties with China's rival, the Soviet Union; and toppled the Cambodian regime of Pol Pot in 1979. Just over a month later, Chinese forces invaded, but were repulsed in nine days of bloody and bitter fighting. Tensions between China and Vietnam remained high throughout the next decade, and much of Vietnam's scarce resources were allocated to protecting its border with China and its interests in Cambodia.

The Sino–Vietnamese War, also referred to as the Third Indochina War, was a brief but bloody border war fought between the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, from February 17, 1979, to March 16, 1979. The Chinese launched the offensive in response to Vietnam's 1978 invasion and occupation of Cambodia, which ended the reign of the PRC-backed Khmer Rouge.

The Chinese invaded northern Vietnam and captured some of the northernmost cities in Vietnam. On March 6th, China declared that the gate to Hanoi was open and that their punitive mission had been achieved and retreated back into China. Both China and Vietnam claimed victory in the last of the Indochina Wars of the 20th century

Ask The Yangxifu: When Politics Interfere With Love in China

-My father’s job requires him to have a high-level security clearance. Because of this, my parents understandably fear that were I to marry my “Communist” Chinese boyfriend, my father would be forced to quit his job. Even though my boyfriend is not a CCP member, his nationality is all that matters in the clearance.
Ask The Yangxifu: When Politics Interfere With Love in China | Speaking of China:

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10 Chinese Dishes you should try (or at least know the name of) –

-From Gong Bao Jiding to Dumplings! Great list!
10 Chinese Dishes you should try (or at least know the name of) – Part 1 | ProofReadChina | 校对中国:

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Chinese Students 3 Years Ahead of Those in West - Report - WSJ

East Asia is now home to the world’s best primary and secondary schools, producing students who are able to outperform their counterparts in the Western world, according to a recent report from the Grattan Institute, a think tank based in Australia.

Chinese Students Three Years Ahead of Those in West - Report - China Real Time Report - WSJ:

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美国人给习近平的建议 Americans offer suggestions for Xi Jinping

-You should wear more sweatpants. 
美国人给习近平的建议 Americans offer suggestions for Xi Jinping http://youtu.be/K4IQiY-o5K4

Survival Guide for Teaching English in China -- Local Laowai - BON TV China

-How long did you study??  I LOVE YOU!!!  FUNNY! 
Go to: bon.tv/locallaowai to watch all episodes of Local Laowai! Teaching English is a classic Laowai job. But what does it really entail, and how can you avoid the pitfalls? Donny visits Mitchell Masilun at Beijing Foreign Studies University to find out all the details! BON -- Blue Ocean Network
http://youtu.be/UL4ufd8JlGo

2012/02/16

Actress Lisa Chan Apologizes for Portraying Funny-Talking Chinese Job-Stealer in Campaign Ad

From her Facebook Page"I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities. As a recent college grad who has spent time working to improve communities and empower those without a voice, this role is not in any way representative of who I am. It was absolutely a mistake on my part and one that, over time, I hope can be forgiven. I feel horrible about my participation and I am determined to resolve my actions."

Lisa Chan
--
CEO/ President, The Strive
Vice President, Sparxo Inc.

Actress Apologizes for Portraying Funny-Talking Chinese Job-Stealer in Campaign Ad -- Daily Intel:

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Chinese Influence U.S. Policy Through Ex-Military Officials | WFB

-This can't be good. 
China’s intelligence services are using a private exchange program for retired U.S. and Chinese generals to influence the U.S. government and downplay Beijing’s large-scale military buildup, according to a congressional report.

The Sanya Initiative launched in 2008 with support from retired Adm. Bill Owens, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the China Association for International Friendly Contact (CAIFC), a Chinese military front organization, the report said.
Chinese Communists Influence U.S. Policy Through Ex-Military Officials | Washington Free Beacon: 'via Blog this'

Gambling in China: High/Low 高/低 - 5 minute documentary trailer

With gambling in China illegal, Hong Kong and Macau have become the premier destinations for Chinese gamblers. In China gambling has long been part of life, but with a society increasingly divided by rich and poor, the Chinese have become obsessed with winning easy money. As they pin their hopes on games of luck and fortune, four gamblers bring us on an emotional search for belief and identity in money-centric modern China.

"I beg you Jesus, to save me, from this gambling problem," a preacher says as he holds his hand to the head of a sobbing young girl. The girl, her voice tremulous, repeats his words carefully. She represents a surprisingly large amount of the Chinese population that, as Peter a dedicated gambler at the race-track tells us, is obsessed with easy money: "They're all dreaming they will be millionaires. So that makes people crazy."

Watch full film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiJqvu2KiBw&list=PLA7D309B84E482D47&in...
http://vod.journeyman.tv/store?p=4741&s=High%2FLow
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According to Michael, a taxi driver whose gambling lost him his family, this is a cultural obsession. "It is Hong Kong's culture to put money first. It's like we're competing with each other." In Hong Kong and Macau the desire for money and material goods hangs over those who live and work there, and speculating on the stock exchange, backing a horse, or gambling on a roulette table has become a way for ordinary people to try and reach this dream of wealth and fortune.

"I want to change my life. Life is about happiness? What about me?" JI, a young man who can only find meaning for his life through the highs and lows of gambling, tells us. For many like him gambling can represent an opportunity to reach happiness, or at least experience some excitement. For others it is an escape from the problems of everyday life. "I believe that people gamble to escape a problem, or when they're unhappy, they want to escape from reality." For Michael this realization has now led him to find refuge in religion rather than gambling.

But for some gamblers, like Auntie, there is no escape because gambling has swallowed up their whole life. "I don't have any close friends now, in this gambling city there are no real friends." Divorced, abandoned by her daughter and totally cut off she is a lost soul who has disappeared into the casinos of Macau to hide from her problems.

This slick and incisive film examines the effect that the pressure of consumer society, and the pull of gambling, is having on the people of Hong Kong and Macau. It is a film about two modern cities, the people trying to make their way in them and the forces of fate, luck and fortune that effect us all.

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China is a greater threat than the Soviet Union ever was « Hot Air

-Quick someone wake up Ronald Reagan!!!
I arrived in the United States a month ago thinking I had escaped the reach of Beijing only to realize that the Chinese government's shadow continues to be ...
China is a greater threat than the Soviet Union ever was « Hot Air

Zhouzhuang was elected "the most beautiful place in Jiangsu province"

-Been there done that, and agreed with the beautiful place!!
The results of the vote for "the most beautiful place in Jiangsu province" were recently announced and Zhouzhuang was successfully elected to the "five-star most beautiful place in Jiangsu". The vote was organized by the Chinese National Geography


Why China's Political Model Is Superior

-Some more hogwash with an eggroll on the side.
Shanghai THIS week the Obama administration is playing host to Xi Jinping, China's vice president and heir apparent. The world's most powerful electoral democracy and its largest one-party state are meeting at a time of political transition for both.

Why China's Political Model Is Superior
New York Times
 

China soon will overtake India as top gold market

-Take that 60 Minutes!!!
HONG KONG — China is poised to overtake India to become the world's biggest gold market this year as rising incomes fuel demand for the precious metal ...
 

Chinese man faces financial ruin after smashing sedan into Rolls-Royce

-From the Toronto Star via Chinasmack!
According to ChinaSmack, the Nanjing incident involved a $1.9 million Rolls owned by a VIP car shuttle service at the airport. The man involved in that incident works as a chef on minimum wage and it will take him 41 years to pay off the damages,

Chinese man faces financial ruin after smashing sedan into Rolls-Royce
Toronto Star

 

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping in Times Square

-Please say IOWA correctly! Thank you. 
Known as "the crossroads of the world", New York's Times Square displayed a 30-second video to welcome Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping from 7am Feb 14 to 1am Feb 15. Produced by the Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA), the video titled "Sino-American Friendship, a Witness to History" will be shown every five minutes to the audience. http://youtu.be/EcuQFrroty0

War of Words Escalates Between Hong Kong and Mainland China

-Can't we all just get along ?? 
LinkAsia: Another battle was fought in China's ongoing culture war this past week when Hong Kong residents took out a full page advertisement in a major newspaper comparing mainland Chinese to a swarm of locusts. Footage from Reuters.
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China 38-year-old Virgin

-So sad. Even after valentines day she has no one to love. Cry Out Loud COL!!!

http://youtu.be/emBrW5wlvfo

Practice your State Mandarin: Welcome Ceremony for Xi Jinping - CSPAN

-Watch Panetta gives Xi State secrets! 

Secretary Panetta welcomed Chinese Vice President Xi to the Department of Defense. Secretary Panetta talked about the need to build a cooperative partnership and to enhance mutual trust between the two countries.

Chinese artist brings five decades' worth of clutter to London exhibition . Guardian

-10,000 pieces of junk is ART??? 
10 umbrellas, 16 chairs, 3 ancient radiators, innumerable medicine bottles and old boxes of tea – and that's just scratching the surface. On Tuesday, the Barbican in London opened its doors to reveal five decades' worth of possessions accumulated by Zhao Xiangyuan, the mother of the Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong, 46.

The 10,000 items, transported to London in two shipping containers, took a fortnight for Song and his family to arrange on the floor of the Barbican's corridor-like Curve gallery, creating a work called Waste Not. The slogan was drummed into the Chinese population during the cultural revolution: nothing was thrown away in case it could be used later.
Chinese artist brings five decades' worth of clutter to London exhibition
The Guardian

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Practice your State Mandarin: US-China Relations - Biden and Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room

-Listen to the Translation.. good or bad? 

Vice President Biden met with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room.

Practice your State Mandarin: US-China relations - Press Conference

-Watch Hillary gush! 

Secretary of State Clinton, Vice President Biden, and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping spoke to reporters before a luncheon at the State Department.
there's lots more of this!  here Practice your State Mandarin: Welcome Ceremony for Xi Jinping - CSPAN
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Practice your State Mandarin: US-China Relations - Biden and Xi Jinping in the Roosevelt Room

US-China Relations: C-SPAN

-Watch Biden put his foot in his mouth. 

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice President Joe Biden made remarks at a business roundtable at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

House Probes Botched Defection in China | WFB

 "Ros-Lehtinen stated in the letter that reports indicated Wang traveled to the Chengdu consulate on Monday Feb. 6 wearing a disguise. She said Wang might have been denied asylum by the United States after Chinese authorities learned of the attempted defection and police and security forces surrounded the consulate. “Wang’s current whereabouts are unknown,” she stated."
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Top 10 Jackie Chan Stuns

-From First Strike to Police Story. Flinch worthy and painful! 

http://cinemassacre.com/2008/03/18/top-ten-jackie-chan-stunts/
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2012/02/15

Chinese Epic at the Berlin Film Festival - "White Plain Deer"


A sweeping Chinese epic set against the bloody upheaval of the early 20th century emerged Wednesday as a front-runner at the Berlin film festival, which is dominated this year by revolutions and their consequences.
"White Deer Plain" (Bai lu yuan) by Wang Quan'an had its world premiere at the event and despite its three-hour running time, drew enthusiastic applause at a press preview.
Wang captured Berlin's Golden Bear top prize in 2007 for "Tuya's Marriage", an unconventional love story about a herdswoman and her two husbands set against the rural exodus in contemporary China, and a screenwriting prize in 2010 for "Apart Together".
The sexually explicit new picture is based on what festival director Dieter Kosslick called "one of the most controversial novels in modern Chinese literature", Chen Zhongshi's 1992 book of the same name...


Chinese epic breaks out as front-runner at Berlin fest | Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

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Fork In The Road Chinese Meatballs -HuffPo

When you think meatballs, don't just think Italian. Ground meat is a ridiculously versatile blank canvas for so many kinds of dishes, so many different seasonings. These take on typically Chinese seasonings, and are poached instead of sauteed or baked, resulting in meatballs that are very reminiscent of the inside of a steamed or boiled dumpling, just without the wrapper (and therefore much less labor intensive).
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Don't believe a Chinese student who has a degree from Dickinson State Univerisity, IT'SASHAM!


(Reuters) - Hundreds of foreign students in a joint degree program at a North Dakota state university were admitted despite lacking credentials and awarded degrees without completing coursework, an audit of the program has showed.
According to a review of the procedures in place for certain international programs at Dickinson State University, just 10 of the 410 foreign students awarded joint degrees since 2003 actually fulfilled all required course work.
The majority of the degrees in question were granted to Chinese students, the remainder to Russian students, according to the report.

Foreign students given unearned degrees at North Dakota college | Reuters:

Foreign Service Life: Teaching Adventures in Cambodia, Taiwan, and Japan

"Taiwan (1959-62) At our second post, Taipei, I was asked again to teach English at a local school. To my surprise and pleasure, I was to teach at the Taipei First Girls High School, the premier girls school with the brightest students on the island of Taiwan."
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China bear-bile producer faces IPO backlash - Xinhua

-How can I get my hands on some Bear Bile!?!?! 
BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's recent move to boost securities transparency by releasing a full list of applicants for initial public offerings (IPOs) has unexpectedly sparked public outcry over a medicine company that turns a profit selling bear bile.

Gui Zhen Tang, a pharmaceutical company that produces traditional Chinese medicine containing bear bile, has roiled the public after being spotted on an IPO application list published by China's securities regulator earlier this month.

The company, based in southeast China's Fujian province, harvests and processes bear bile for medicinal powders, capsules and other products. The company owns the largest black bear breeding center in south China.

Internet users and animal lovers have accused Gui Zhen Tang of animal cruelty in extracting the bile from live bears, despite the company's claims that it uses humane "no tube" drainage methods.

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Hollywood All Too Happy to Bow to China Soft Power

Keen to get a slice of China’s fast-growing movie market pie, Hollywood studios are bending over backward to accommodate official Chinese restrictions.Hollywood Bows to China Soft Power | The Diplomat:

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While Wang Lijun was going on Lai Changxing was being extradited to China from Canada

-Smuggling is not for the weak of heart anymore. 
Inside China - Washington Times:

"Lai Changxing, the primary suspect in China’s biggest smuggling case since the founding of the communist state, was charged last week after a 12-year legal battle between China and Canada, according to official Chinese press. Mr. Lai had applied for asylum repeatedly in Canada, but his applications were denied several times. Known as the Yuanhua case in China, this legal entanglement is far more than a simple smuggling case. The timing of the legal action was viewed as a snub to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was visiting the communist country."
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Love Is: When China, US chitchat 'tricky'

-Why is it tricky? 

It was an East-meets-West love story that was meant to warm your heart this Valentine's Day. US President Barack Obama and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping overcame obstacles and defied the odds, but that will all be in the past. Tension between the two nations have escalated recently with the US criticizing China's currency policies and Washington bolstering its military presence in the Asia Pacific. Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar tells RT that the latest round of talks between US and China just seems to yield new trade-offs, as both parties seek to pursue their usual policies.
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Master Lock brings jobs back from China: Obama Gloats

Master Lock prepares for Obama visit 
Last month in his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama highlighted Master Lock bringing 100 jobs back from China. Now the company is preparing for the President to see its work first hand.

Obama: Good US-China Ties Help the Whole World

-So let's hold hands! 
President Barack Obama says good ties between with United States and China are essential and help the rest of the world. Obama welcomed Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping
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China zoo holds Valentine wedding for deer and ram

-Inter Species love? WTF??! 

A Chinese zoo holds a Valentine's Day wedding for their star attractions: a male sheep and a female deer.

In China, Knicks’ Lin Emerges as a Star and a Symbol - NYT

-Xi Jinping also watches NBA!!!! 
In China, Knicks’ Lin Emerges as a Star and a Symbol - NYTimes.com:

"HANGZHOU, China — The clearest sign that Jeremy Lin’s appeal has spanned the Pacific to mainland China may lie not in the 1.4 million Chinese microblog messages mentioning him in recent days, but in a rare failure to meet demand here in the heart of one of the world’s largest centers of pirated garment manufacturing."

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New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin Fever Soars in China -WSJ


'Linsanity' grows as the NBA's New York Knicks continue their winning streak, led by emerging star Jeremy Lin, with sponsors looking toward Asia to capitalize on his growing fan base. The WSJ's Deborah Kan speaks to Josh Chin.
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Boxing Great Slams Jeremy Lin 'Linsanity' On Twitter, Says Hype Due To Race « CBS NY

-Actual Tweet.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Slams Jeremy Lin 'Linsanity' On Twitter, Says Hype Due To Race « CBS New York:

Eagle vs Dragon: 'US, China rivalry leads to new arms race'

-Is that Russia Today or ReTweet? 

Chinese Vice President Shi Jin-ping has met with US President Barack Obama in Washington in an effort to smooth out their differences. Tension between the two nations have escalated recently with the US criticizing China's currency policies and Washington bolstering its military presence in the Asia Pacific.

For more, on US-China relations, RT talks to Paul Craig Roberts, who served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the Reagan Administration.

Why China's Youth Find Western Culture Attractive starring @kaiserkuo

-who's the rock star? 

As Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping travels to the United States this week -- a trip designed in part to head off mounting tensions between the two countries -- GlobalPost correspondent Kathleen McLaughlin reports from Beijing on the growing influence of Western culture on Chinese youth.

Chinese VP Xi Ready for 'Candid' Dialogue on Human Rights


Amid ongoing tension between China and the United States on a variety of issues from human rights to currency policy, President Obama struck a hopeful note Tuesday as he hosted Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who is likely to become the next president of the world's most populous nation. Gwen Ifill reports.
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Wedding carpet paves with fake money in China

-wall to wall carpet? 


习近平承认人权问题是美中棘手问题 Xi Jinping recognize the human rights issue is a thorny issue in US

-Xi Jinping SPEAKS! 
中国国家副主席习近平访美可以说是美国这几天的重大政治新闻。他14号会晤了美国总统奥巴马、副总统拜登和美国内阁官员

The Early Years of the Silk Road | China History Podcast

-As always, Fascinating! Everyone must subscribe! 
Pulpit rock
The Silk Road or Silk Route refers to a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with theMediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa. The land routes were supplemented by sea routes which extended from the Red Sea to East Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

Extending 4,000 miles (6,500 km), the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade along it, which began during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 220 CE). The central Asian sections of the trade routes were expanded around 114 BCE by the Han dynasty,[1] largely through the missions and explorations of Zhang Qian,[2] but earlier trade routes across the continents already existed.  In the late Middle Ages, transcontinental trade over the land routes of the Silk Road declined as sea trade increased,.[3] In recent years, both the maritime and overland Silk Routes are again being used, often closely following the ancient routes.

Adventures by Disney -- China Vacation

-Where's Mickey Mouse? 米老鼠在哪里?

Uncover the mysteries of China with an Adventures by Disney family vacation. This escape includes visits to Beijing, Chengdu, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Filled with memorable moments, your vacation is specifically designed to keep every member of the family fully engaged. Feel history come alive as you journey through the Forbidden City and walk atop the ancient Great Wall, get an up-close view of the terra cotta warriors in all their majesty, and along the way spend time with its people as local masters teach you the art of Chinese stick fighting, Tai Chi, kung fu and fan dancing.
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2012/02/14

America Abuzz over Xi Jinping: AP and Slate reports

China's Assumed Future Leader Xi Jinping Visits US The big news in American politics this week may have little to do with American politicians. Xi Jinping, the likely future leader of China, is visiting the United States, and his time in America may signal how the world's fastest-growing economic and military power may conduct itself in the coming decades. The 58-year-old Xi comes from a family steeped in China's volatile history; his father both served as one of Mao's trusted advisors but later was persecuted and even jailed by the Communist leader. Xi senior also helped engineer some of the country's economic reforms, contributing to China becoming a power that rivals the United States more every day. He also reportedly advocated for negotiating with Tibetans during an uprising, rather than using China's military brute force against them. Like father like son? Xi junior, who is poised to become the Communist Party's general secretary, could also be reform-minded. It's something we won't know for some years, but American leaders are looking for clues. White House Welcomes China's Next Leader China's next leader has begun a U.S. visit by meeting with President Obama at the White House, beginning an effort to ease a contentious but crucially important relationship

Huge chimney demolished in China

-Why is this news? 

A 210-metre-tall chimney in China has been brought down with 192kg of explosives. . Report by Mark Morris.

The Ka-Ching Dynasty! - China

-26 minute report on the filthy rich! 

As Europe's economy burns, China booms.

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Chinese Takeout Optional: Best Valentine's Day Movies

-Frankly I don't give a damn about romantic movies.
No fear; get some Chinese takeout and rent a nice romantic movie. There are plenty out there. Here is the List's top 30 romantic films: 30. Lady and the Tramp (1955) — All of us can take lessons in civility and romance from an upper-middle-class ...

Lao Taitai and Lao Touzi getting it on: Elderly in China also celebrate Valentine's Day!

-a smattering of Chinese media
 
China Exclusive Chinese elderly get into Valentine's spirit Xinhua ...
Chinese people are introverts and if friends spend the festival together we wont feel lonely or awkward she saidMiddleaged people like us hope to keep our ...
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012.../c_131409615.htm

Chinese Elderly Get into Valentine's Spirit
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"Chinese people are introverts, and if friends spend the festival together, we won't feel lonely or awkward," she said. "Middle-aged people like us hope to ...
China Exclusive Chinese elderly get into Valentine's spirit ...
BEIJING,Feb.14(Xinhua)--Onafreezingafternoon,80-year-oldZhaoQianboughtaboxofblackch.
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Americans Opinion Leaders See U.S.China Ties as Friendly

-This flies in the face of what the people say!
As China's vice president visits the U.S., a Gallup-China Daily USA study reveals that Americans ... Chinese Struggling Less Than Americans to Afford Basics ...
Americans Opinion Leaders See U.S.China Ties as Friendly

China's top court reviews ex-tycoon death sentence

-Little too late! 

"The Supreme People's Court will review the death sentence given to 31-year-old businesswoman Wu Ying "with care," court spokesman Sun Jungong said, according to the China Daily.
Wu was convicted of illegally raising $120 million from private creditors between 2005 and 2007, the official Xinhua News Agency said."

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