5 Chinese Brothers the Band - American band with NO Chinese people in it (Let alone brothers) 4 Albums and 4 videos
-Love the music, love the lyrics, too bad they broke up!?
5 Chinese Brothers - Singer Songwriter Beggarman Thief
5 Chinese Brothers began life as The Special Guests, a collection of college buddies dedicated to playing great bar band music. At first an all-cover band, the Special Guests morphed into an originals band that blended 12-bar rock, R&B, and country.
More can be heard at their MySpace page.
5 Chinese Brothers--She's a Waitress (And I'm in Love)
5 Chinese Brothers - Stone Soup
Numerous personnel changes eventually suggested a name change was in order. The band was The Bugs for one gig, then received a cease-and-desist order from The Bugs of San Francisco.
5 Chinese Brothers - The Fruitcake Song
5 Chinese Brothers - Let's Kill Saturday Night
A drunken pow-wow resulted in the unfortunate selection of the name 5 Chinese Brothers, evoking scowls from Chinese audience members and from those expecting an REM cover band.
5 Chinese Brothers - 3 Cool Guys
5 Chinese Brothers - A Window Shopper's Christmas
Nonetheless the band persisted through 4 albums and numerous tours that took it to 34 states, 5 foreign nations, and several expulsions from Canada. 5 Chinese Brothers threw in the towel in early 1999 but they'd be willing to play a reunion show just for you, if the price was right.
5 Chinese Brothers - Paul Cezanne (Father of Cubism)
-how about those fireworks a couple years ago?
Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television
As China navigates the murky waters of a “third way” with liberal economic policies under a strict political regime, the surprising battleground for China’s future emerges in the country’s highest rated television network—China Central Television, or CCTV.
With 16 internationally broadcast channels and over 1.2 billion viewers, CCTV is a powerhouse in conveying Chinese news and entertainment. The hybrid nature of the network has also transformed it into an unexpected site of discourse in a country that has little official space for negotiation. While CCTV programming is state sponsored—and censored—the popularity and profit of the station are determined by the people. ...
About the Author:
Ying Zhu is a professor of media culture and co-coordinator of the Modern China Studies Program at City University of New York, Staten Island. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she is the author or editor of five other books, including Art, Politics, and Commerce in Chinese Cinema. She lives in New Jersey.
Two Billion Eyes: The Story of China Central Television
By Peter Foster the Telegraph's US Editor based in Washington DC. He moved to America in January 2012 after three years based in Beijing, where he covered the rise of China.
But – and I expect you guessed there would be a "but" here – as a new arrival to America I keep stumbling over things that I find gloriously, surprisingly – how to put this? – backward.
And the roads. Oh, don’t start me on the roads. I’ve driven several thousand miles in the last month or so, chasing the Republican hopefuls around Florida, Michigan and Ohio and I now fully understand why Americans drive such vast, wallowing cars – the roads are a complete mess.
Most of the motorways/highways are like driving down the M1 in about 1977, constructed from sections of rumbling, rutted concrete that have been endlessly patched up over the years. I forget how spoiled I’ve been speeding along the black baize of China’s recently constructed motorways."
The quaintness of America, the backwards superpower – Telegraph Blogs:
Singapore arrives in Qingdao after completing Race 8, Singapore to Qingdao. The team finished fourth in the race to China and were given a hero's welcome.
EU Nixes EURO Propaganda Video due to its 'racist' (Kung Fu Chinese) and 'sexist' (what? Sexy woman?) Content
The European Commission this week pulled the plug on this 127.000 euro propaganda video after it was accussed of being 'racist' and 'sexist.' The video, intended to promote the benefits of EU enlargement, shows three men from various ethnic minorities using different threatening martial-arts skills surrounding a young white woman dressed in a yellow jumpsuit similar to that worn by the heroine in the Hollywood hit movies "Kill Bill."
The three men include a Kung Fu master from East Asia, a black man practicing the Brazilian art of Capoeira, and an Asian man doing Kalaripayattu moves. Stefano Sannino, the official in charge of the Commission's enlargement and neighbourhood policy, insisted that the film, targeting 16 to 24-year olds, had been well received by target audiences and focus groups.
"The clip featured typical characters for the martial arts genre: it started with demonstration of their skills and ended with all characters showing their mutual respect, concluding in a position of peace and harmony. The genre was chosen to attract young people and to raise their curiosity on an important EU policy," he said.
But following many complaints, Mr Sannino said that, despite the €127,000 production cost, the two minute video would be axed.
"The clip was absolutely not intended to be racist and we obviously regret that it has been perceived in this way," he said.
"We apologise to anyone who may have felt offended. Given these controversies, we have decided to stop the campaign immediately and to withdraw the video."
I got the chance after I lost to John McCain last time, to go over to -- that was the good part of losing -- I got to go to the Olympic Games in China. It's pretty impressive over there how quickly they can build things, how productive they are as a society. You should see their airport compared to our airports, their highways, their train systems. They're moving quickly in part because the regulators see their job as encouraging private people. It's amazing. The head of Coca-Cola said the business environment is friendlier in China than in America. And that's because of the regulators. That's because of government.
which goes on to talk about why China can do the things they do...because they seize property etc.
They're also moving quickly, of course, because China's communist government can seize property by fiat and marshal state-owned industries to build large projects.Didn't Obama talk about China glowingly?
Oh yeah. He did.
Obama Says China's Infrastructure Is Better Suited Than U.S.
Obama says it would be easier to be President Of CHINA !
If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen!
I wonder what Chef Ramsey would say ?
This should outrage every American.I was watching Fox on Sunday
doing some house work, and hit record on the VCR, sorry not HD.
Young Chinese designer Masha Ma, in Paris for her first Fashion Week show in the city, talks to AFPTV about her style and ambitions -- which include setting up shop in the French capital.
Chinese Gov't Officials Eat US Military Academy! 雷人两会：政协委员餐厅英文标示令人忍俊不禁(图) - Chinese National Committee Chinglish Mistake
The sign is supposed to say Western Dessert or 西方点心 or just 西点 but the literal translation of WEST POINT is laughably wrong. But I'm sure the Chinese big wigs all had a good laugh about eating the American Military Academy!
雷人两会：政协委员餐厅英文标示令人忍俊不禁(图) - wenxuecity.com:
English: A Daily Obama Must see. "Only Socialism Will Save America"
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Why Peter Schiff Will Argue that China's Capitalism Is Better Than America's and why Adam Smith might have moved to Beijing!?
-A must watch. Schiff is right about so much in this world!
Why Euro Pacific Capital CEO Peter Schiff will argue that China does economic policy better than the U.S. at the Slate/Intelligence Squared live debate on March 13.
-Sucks to be a Chinese person in Bulgaria...
The minimum monthly wage in Bulgaria is lower even than the one in China's remote rural areas, according to experts from the International Labor Confederation.
Minimum monthly wages in various Chinese provinces range between USD 160 and 240.
In Bulgaria, after deducting taxes and insurance contributions, the net minimum monthly wage is EUR 96 or about EUR 3.6 a day.
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Bo, 62, took reporters' questions in Beijing today after he was absent from a session of the National People's Congress yesterday, calling into question his political future amid an investigation into Chongqing Vice Mayor Wang Lijun, whose stay at the
China's Bo Signals Wealth Gap Breached Unrest Trigger Point
San Francisco Chronicle
(Updates with NPC head Wu's quote in fifth paragraph. For further coverage of the National People's Congress see EXT2.) March 9 (Bloomberg) -- China's wealth gap has exceeded the point that triggers social unrest, according to figures revealed by
Hu Jintao versus Bo Xilai, "reforms" versus "Maoism". But the people are excluded
by Wang Zhicheng It is war between princes and bureaucrats, between the "Chongqing Model," which was inspired by Maoist justice, and the "Wukan model," about political reform and liberalization in the economy. But maybe it's just an internal struggle
Sydney Morning Herald
Mr Bo, party chief of the south-western city of Chongqing, admitted he had made an error in promoting Wang Lijun, his former police chief. "This was a case of negligent supervision on my part," he said. Mr Bo had appeared on track for promotion to the
Wall Street Journal
But he repeatedly declined to offer fresh details about the circumstances in which Wang Lijun, Chongqing's vice mayor and former police chief, spent a night in the US consulate in the nearby city of Chengdu on Feb. 6. Mr. Bo answered the first question
Bo, the Communist Party boss in the sprawling south-central municipality of Chongqing, said he was as surprised as anyone when his aide, Wang Lijun, who was the vice-mayor and former police chief, sought refuge Feb. 6 at the US consulate in neighboring ...
"This view is a relatively new and unusual one in China. Some immigrants to the U.S. have gone so far as to claim that they practiced Falun Gong, whose members are officially branded as cultists in China and sometimes tortured, in order to claim political asylum in the U.S.. American citizenship, in other words, has typically been considered to be a big deal."
What China's Talking About Today: Is American Citizenship Still Desirable? - Massoud Hayoun - International - The Atlantic:
Yet it isn’t a sure that that the billionaire boom will return soon. The government, after following an export-led and industry-heavy development model for years, appears to be struggling to nudge the economy in new direction. And China, long a high-ranking member of the “Forbes Misery Index” due to steep tax rates, appears to be looking for ways to increase its take from successful entrepreneurs and individuals through new tax hikes at a time when many entrepreneurs are already worried that state-owned companies receive growing under treatment.
China's Billionaire Boom Halts, Country Leads World In Forbes List Drops - Forbes:
美国人谈最新iPad和血汗工厂 Americans comment on Apple iPad and sweat shops in China
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乘客买票上了“公交车”后，遭到“司乘人员”公然抢劫，这是发生在深圳868 山寨公交车上的一幕。而且这辆山寨公交车挂着真车牌，更让市民难辨真假。深圳龙岗平湖派出所破获该起抢劫案，抓获4 名犯罪嫌疑人。自2010 年来， 羊城晚报一直关注868假公交在深圳横行，并进行了多次报道。时隔两年，868 山寨公交仍难以根绝。6 日，记者致函深圳交通委了解山寨公交整治情况，截至记者发稿时，仍没有得到答复。
Here's how it happened: A former bus driver in Shenzhen surnamed Xu was laid off during a redundancy. Together with three accomplices, he purchased a retired bus, repainted it and made it look exactly like a No. 868 Bus in Shenzhen. They even stole a licence plate of a real No. 868 Bus.
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The 44-year-old said frankly that she ever used to wear fur for its luxury, but after learning how theanimals were tortured to death for producing fur clothes she swore not to wear fur anymore.
Featured in the advertisement billboard, Annie Yi wore nothing, but crossing her arms to cover breasts only, to promote PETA’s position of “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur.”
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Annie Yi goes nude for PETA’s anti-fur campaign | China Buzz:
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The body of a 37-year-old woman who died in China has been brown back home as the family seeks answers over her death. Maureen Moraa Mayieka is said to have been taken ill but was turned away by three hospitals in Guangzhou before she died. A postmortem to determine the cause of her death is set be conducted.
What do you get with a locker room full of asians?
You get Kung Fools.
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Asian Championships 2011, 23 Feb 2012 - 01 Mar 2012, Macau, CHN
Men's Team - Final : CHINA - JAPAN : 3-0
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Disney's new Toy Story 3 iPad app teaches Chinese language to kids
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Bachmann: Obamacare Could Lead to One-Child Policy
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Taiwanese left-hander Wei-Yin Chen said he struggled with adjusting to a new mound and a new atmosphere in Saturday's intrasquad game, in which he threw 31 pitches and lasted only two-thirds of an inning. But Chen, 26, expected to be a member of the
Chen made a neat exhibition debut, pitching two scoreless innings for the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-0 win Wednesday over the Minnesota Twins. Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched in Japan the last four seasons. He retired the Twins in order in the first
There was an old Chinese farmer who had nothing but his one son and one horse. One day the horse got out of his little corral and was nowhere to be found...."
-from Harvard Biz Review.
This premise is wrong because America and China are not playing the same game. The United States is playing free-market free-trade capitalism while China is playing mercantilist state capitalism. Or to put it another way, China is playing football while America plays tennis and acts like China is, too.
It is important to recognize that in most of our trade with China, the assumptions of free trade (objective currency valuations; absence of economies of scale; perfect competition; full employment; no cross-border flows of technology, investment, and people; no economies of scale; etc.) don't apply. Therefore, contrary to free trade orthodoxy, trade is not a win-win game. Rather it is a zero-sum game of win-lose. In that kind of a game, game theorists know very well that tit for tat is the winning strategy.
This week, Jamie Thomas and Dane Burman head to Beijing, China to skate the ISPO tradeshow with Corey Duffel, Taylor Bingaman, JT Aultz, and more!
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When people realized what had happened, they rushed to rescue the boy who was already screaming with blood gushing out of his crotch. They nailed down the father to the ground and picked up the penis that was thrown into the shrubs.
Fu Chengyu's first attempt to buy a piece of the U.S. oil industry kicked up a storm of protest and ended in failure. Seven years later, the Chinese executive is pouring billions of dollars into the oil patch without even a whisper of trouble. His new recipe for success: Seek minority stakes, play a passive role and, in a nod to U.S. regulators, keep Chinese personnel at arm's length from advanced U.S. technology.
The September issue of the Hurun Report, a magazine and events business targeted at China's high-net-worth individuals, discovered that seven of the world's top 10 wealthiest entrepreneurial female billionaires are Chinese. In a post for The Guardian...
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-It's all America's fault...
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health
T. Colin Campbell co-authored a bestselling book touting the health benefits of eating like the rural Chinese. Now he’s trying to reacquaint the Chinese with the benefits of the plant-based diet he learned from them.
Campbell, who co-authored The China Study with his son, Thomas M. Campbell, said the Chinese are abandoning their vegetable-rich meals for fast food and other western fare.
“It’s ironic that some of the things we learned from the Chinese now we’re sort of taking back to China,” said Campbell, an American who is professor emeritus in nutritional sciences at Cornell University.
Exporting the Chinese diet... to China:
What are all these bags of tissues all about? How and why do I use a Chinese toilet? What do they look like? How do you use them and how do you ask for the toilet?
A mentally disabled Chinese man has spent almost his entire life locked inside a wooden cage because his family cannot afford to look after him.
Tragic Wei Yun, 23, who lives in Gongchuan village, in southern China's Guangxi Province is unable to walk or talk and can only crawl.
As a young child he was allowed to crawl around the home but at the age of two he knocked over a pot of boiling water and almost died.
Wei Yun: Heart-breaking plight of Chinese man who's spent life locked in a wooden cage | Mail Online:
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This year's anniversary of the Mar. 10, 1959 uprising in Tibet and the escape into exile of the Dalai Lama takes place at a time of deepening crisis. Since February 2009, at least 27 Tibetans, including many monks, have set fire to themselves in what is an unprecedented development in Tibetan society. The Chinese leadership has failed to appreciate the extent to which the nature of the Tibetan struggle has changed. As a result, China risks losing Tibet.
When I first saw footage of a monk standing ablaze like a column of fire, I experienced a mixture of emotions...
He means Tianjin Union Development Group, a real-estate company from northern China, which is transforming 340 sq km (130 sq miles) of Botum Sakor into a city-sized gambling resort for "extravagant feasting and revelry," its website says. A 64-km (40-mile) highway, now almost complete, will cut a four-lane swathe through mostly virgin forest.
"It's been my land since my grandparents' generation," says Srey Khmao, 68, from Thmar Sar. "I lived peacefully there until Union Group threatened the villagers and told them to remove their belongings."
Such protests could ratchet up anti-Chinese sentiment in Cambodia, where China is both the largest foreign investor and source of foreign aid. That aid, often in the form of no-strings-attached infrastructure projects, has made Hun Sen less reliant on Western donors, who generally demand greater transparency and respect for human rights.
China is gearing up for its own version of Gossip Girl! Chinese production firms Mei Tian Mei Yu and H&R Century TV will partner with Metan Development Group, Warner Bros. International... ... International Television Production and Gossip Girl's creative team to hash out a 30 Mandarin speaking episode season. So where will these gossipy vixens dish? The series will feature ... Will designers flock to Shanghai with their latest creations? Will we get to hear someone say, in all ...