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2012/04/14

Canadian Band - Men Without Hats -- "Living in China" (1983)

Men Without Hats Living In China DOWNLOAD SONG http://bit.ly/bhz3TC The new wave synth pop collective Men Without Hats were formed in 1980 by brothers Ivan and Stefan Doroschuk. Ivan was the leader of the group, writing the majority of the songs and providing the lead vocals; Stefan was the guitarist; and other members changed frequently throughout the course of the group's career. They independently released their debut EP, Folk of the '80s, in 1980; it was reissued the following year by Stiff in Britain. During 1982, the band consisted of Ivan, Stefan, another brother Colin Doroschuk (keyboards), along with drummer Allan McCarthy; this is the lineup that recorded Men Without Hats' 1982 debut album, Rhythm of Youth. Taken from their debut, the single "The Safety Dance" became a major hit, peaking on the American charts at number three in 1983. Driven by an insistent three-chord synthesizer riff, the song was one of the biggest synth pop hits of the new wave era. The group wasn't able to exploit its success, however. Folk of the '80s (Part III) stalled at number 127 on the charts in America and made even less of an impact in other parts of the world. Thanks to the minor-hit title track, 1987's Pop Goes the World was a bigger success, yet it didn't recapture the audience their first album had gained. Released two years later, The Adventures of Women & Men Without Hate in the 21st Century failed to chart, as did its follow-up, 1991's Sideways. The two albums' lack of success effectively put an end to Men Without Hats' career. http://youtu.be/5fSxT2Gc2s8
Lyrics: They got the red book, they got the new look All the little people that are living in China They got the answers to all the questions All the little people that are living in China The solution is revolution For all of the little people that are living in China They got ping pong egg foo yung For all the little people that are living in China What would Chairman Mao say, if he knew what they're doing to his wife today What did China do? She ordered out for submarines instead of chinese food China fields of rice, modern man no longer evil he's a paradise What did the Chairman want? A great big wall they could all watch orientals on They got the red book, they got the new look The little people that are living in China They got the answers to all the questions The little people that are living in China The solution is revolution For all the little people that are living in China They got ping pong egg foo yung All the little people that are living in China What would chairman mao say If he knew what his people think of him today Revolution is out of hand The gang of four, trying to make it as a western band China, what do you need You've got everything from your scruffy head to dirty feet China you want to dance You're wearing makeup and listening to Adam and the Ants They got the new look, They got the red book, All the little people that are living in China They got the answers to all the questions All the little people that are living in China The solution is revolution For all the little people that are living in China They got ping pong egg foo yung The little people that are living in China The solution is revolution They got the answers to all the questions All the little people that are living in China China, living in China China, living in China China, living in China
From Wikipedia:
Men Without Hats is a Canadian New Wave group from Montreal, Quebec. Their music is characterized by the distinctive baritone voice of their lead singer Ivan Doroschuk as well as their elaborate use of synthesizers and electronic processing. They achieved their greatest popularity in the early to mid 1980s with their most successful single, "The Safety Dance", a Top 10 hit in both the US and the UK, as well as other countries including South Africa. Their other big success was the 1987 hit, "Pop Goes the World".

5 Chinese Food Tweets: American Chinese food, Chinese Street Food and Made in China

-Real Chinese food is AMAZING! I hop a bus to the other side of town to visit my friend, Francis, in his hometown village on the South side of Xi'an. In his neighborhood we try some delicious, black pepper tofu. Please subscribe if you like the channel! :) http://youtu.be/GulrpYhdmzI

Mike Wallace Back from the Grave: 60 Minutes Full Interview with Chinese President Jiang Zemin (60分钟江泽民专访)

-Amazing. 
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Mike Wallace interview deng 1986
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4 Foreigners Sing Chinese: An African, a Frenchman, a Drunk Guy and a Canadian!

-Become a famous Laowai! Sing Chinese! 
YouDuoShaoAiKeYiChongLai(有多少爱可以重来) --- Hao Ge(郝歌)From Africa

Hao Ge,29,Liberian. A famous LaoWai in China.He can sing perfect Chinese songs and he won the silver medal of XingGuangDaDao TV program Singing Contest hosted by CCTV last year. His Chinese songs encourage me a lot to handle foreign language when I lost my confidence.He's one of my idols.Did I mention that I love his voice? ^_^
120,000+ views
http://youtu.be/9lLaHxHb3bk


French man in Shanghai / 上海的法国人 2009: THE Chinese cover of Sting's "English man in New york" by the Lions of Puxi, Shanghai.
56,000+ views.
http://youtu.be/kt4BLnRxPrI

老外唱中文歌 foreigner singing chinese
really silly video, maybe too much beer~~~~~
51,000+ views
http://youtu.be/_47Mc2fzqb8

白人唱"甲乙丙丁"

Winnipeg white guy sings Chinese song for fun
56,000+ views
http://youtu.be/OJkU_JIhDjk

BBC Wild China: Harbin Ice Festival

-That guy has the UGLIEST jacket I've ever seen! 

BBC Wild China: Harbin Ice Festival from George Chan on Vimeo.

The Harbin Ice Festival is one of the highlights in the BBC series WILD CHINA. It takes ten-thousand people four weeks to build this winter wonderland, which draws spectators from all over China and the world.

2012/04/13

Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon -FULL VERSION and Behind-the-Scenes Trailer of a Race Car Driver Turned Kung Fu Fighter!

-When he drives I think she's about to VOMIT!!! 

Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel started his Chinese Grand Prix weekend in unusual fashion on Wednesday, starring in a martial arts short film alongside Hollywood actress, model and martial arts expert Celina Jade. Filming at a studio just outside Shanghai, Vettel learned a series of Kung Fu moves from Celina, who can be seen in the upcoming Universal Pictures film 'Man with the Iron Fists', before taking to the nearby Tianma circuit where they swapped roles and he taught her performance driving skills aboard an Infiniti G Coupe. This behind-the-scenes video gives you a peek of what to expect from the final film 'Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon' which is set for release in early May.
http://youtu.be/28u5c8zf5m4

UPDATE: May 20, 2012
Full Version.

http://youtu.be/gmQB4uJlqy0

Made In China - A Fairy Tale For The Internet Age & Other Stories

-34 page collection of short stories! 
Made In China - A Fairy Tale For The Internet Age & Other Stories

Chan's family used to fish with birds, cormorants, but now their house backs onto a river so polluted by the distant factory that all the fish have all gone. Chan's father returns on his monthly visit from the factory with a fish won at the works raffle and Chan tastes fresh fish for the first time. As they eat, his grandfather tells the story of his own father, Lin Putan, and his meeting with the Immortal Tashi at The Hidden Temple on the river island. He reveals the contents of the mystery box that holds the Immortals' predictions for the destiny of the Chinese people and the key to Chan's future.

In The Smile In The Garden With The Starfish an old photograph of a childhood friend triggers vivid memories.

In The Long Pig, a young missionary sets himself up on a remote Pacific island where everything is done backwards.

In The Doughnut Dome a new conservatory extension brightens up a nosy neighbor's Sunday afternoons.

Friday the 13th News: 24 dead in commuter crash in Suzhou with a sand hauling truck

-70,000 deaths per year in China due to bad roads and poor driving habits. 

24 people have died in a crash in Eastern China when a truck smashed into the back of a bus carrying commuters in this morning's rush hour.

These are the first pictures we're receiving from the scene in Suzhou city, in Anhui province. The truck was carrying a load of sand when the accident happened. Rescue workers were still reach the truck driver in the mangled wreckage.

You can see from the stills where the truck shot off the road after the crash. Police still don't know what caused it all and there's no confirmation on exactly how many passengers were on the bus at the time.

According to the Chinese state news agency, badly maintained roads and poor driving habits result in around 70,000 deaths a year and 300,000 injuries
http://youtu.be/68aNWwVTDPc

China's Leadership Had 'Knives Out' for Bo Xilai -Orville Schell on PBS

-Et Tu Bo Xilai? 

China's ruling Communist Party is trying to contain headlines about the scandal surrounding the once-powerful political leader Bo Xilai. Margaret Warner discusses implications for China and its internal politics politics with Orville Schell of The Asia Society.
http://youtu.be/d979SyOMOUU

Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2012 Beijing Day 1 and 2 Highlights

- #IDF2012 Cool stuff! 


Highlights from the 2012 Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, which includes keynote soundbites and product demos.
http://youtu.be/Vevotl8skPE


Highlights from the 2012 Intel Developer Forum in Beijing, which includes keynote soundbites from Intel's Ian Yang and Diane Bryant.
http://youtu.be/OTo-fOwsLLg

Victoria Beckham Covers Harper's Bazaar China

-Yikes! That's an interesting look... 


There's more...
China Entertainment News: Victoria Beckham Covers Harper's Bazaar China:
Found via BostonChinatown Twitter

Kung Fu Kids from Logan, Ohio

-These kids are AWESOME!!! 

Tykes learn karate at Jurgie's studio in Logan, Ohio.
http://youtu.be/PXPKAlwUyLA



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Tallest Human (Chinese) Tower Fail! -Watch as they Plummet to the ground!

-OUCH! That's gotta hurt! 

The attempt in this video, shot for Chinese television failed, due to the tower falling.

The current record stands at 6 people on top of each others shoulders and was performed by the Fuyong Acrobatic Arts Group of Bao An District (all China) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi - Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 18 September 2007.

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兰州拉面万岁! Long Live Lanzhou Lamian! · East Asia Student, Plus HOW TO MAKE Hand pulled Noodles Video!

-LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!


Number one Lanzhou LaMian Video on YouTube 43K+ views!
Chinese TV program on how to make 兰州拉面 (Lanzhou Lamian).
http://youtu.be/mKoBnvBE1Mo

"The best thing is of course the 拉面 themselves. Literally they’re ‘pulled noodles’, as in hand made noodles. You can usually spot someone in the kitchen wrenching dough into noodle strips. 拉面 are better known in English by their Japanese pronunciation ramen.

My favourite dishes at 拉面 places include:
兰州炒饭 – Lanzhou fried rice. Usually has egg and various vegetables in it.
土豆牛肉盖面 – beef and potato topped noodles.
番茄炒蛋 – eggs fried with tomatoes."

La Mian Pull Noodle on 27th July 2009 by jovic
Chinese cooking culinary art spectrum
中華料理烹飪藝術系列拉面
http://youtu.be/qvWfBDb8v6Q

Obama Administration Approves Tax Cuts -- in China, We can't afford them in the US

-Perfect Liberal Logic. 

Robert Hormats
State Department Photo

"China lowered taxes very recently, which will help increase demand, but it’s also good to boost consumption in China. So I think what’s interesting is that – sure there are issues with China that I’ve mentioned, but I think a lot of the reform procedures that are going on in China are consistent with the kind of things that we think will be good for China and for the global system."  Bob Hormats, Undersecretary for the State Department.

21st Century Economic Statecraft -State Department:
Weasel Zippers » Blog Archive » Obama Admin Applauds Tax Cuts … In The People’s Republic of China…:

"Wait, so according to the Obama Administration, cutting taxes in China “will help increase demand, but it’s also good to boost consumption,” while cutting taxes in America “either…adds to our deficit, or we’re taking something away from somebody else.” It’s almost as if Hormats is pointing out the obvious economic benefits of a tax cut while Obama is completely ignoring those same benefits.

But, to what end? Why would the President do such a thing? Has he had any recent head trauma?"
The Obama Administration loves tax cuts….in China « Hot Air:

It’s an Obama World… Obama Administration Lauds Tax Cuts in China – While Pushing Tax Hikes Here at Home | The Gateway Pundit:

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Orphans Strawberries and the Death Penalty in Beijing | World Affairs Journal

-Long but fascinating piece. 

Not long ago, I set out to spend the day at an orphanage outside Beijing. Instead, I wound up picking strawberries with a former prison warden. The two are directly connected, which is something I never would have guessed. When the day was over, I had learned a lesson I expect I will encounter many times: just about everything in China today, in one way or another, comes down to business. 

At the beginning of our meeting, I had asked Zhang if she knew of Ding Yu, the popular host ofInterviews Before Execution. She tells me she does not but I am unconvinced. I think if a famous television host came to a Sun Village, Zhang would be the first to hear of it. But I don't push. Something tells me that you don't want to push Zhang.

I leave Sun Village without a lead on Ding. But I now have a unique view on China's death penalty; children in flux, hundreds of them parentless but for the business savvy of a former prison warden turned businesswoman they call "Nye Nye Zhang." In English, it means "Grandma Zhang."   

2012/04/12

Americans Split on Whether China's Economy Is Good for US -Gallup

-1% of Americans think Chinese goods are excellent! WTF!?!
 
Trade imbalance seen as a major barrier to strong U.S.-China relations
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Many Americans say the U.S. and China should cooperate more on economic and energy issues; however they are divided on whether China's growing economy is a good thing or a bad thing for the U.S., according to a Gallup-China Daily USA study conducted in November and December 2011. U.S. opinion leaders are more likely than the American public to think China's burgeoning economy is good for the U.S., at 61% and 45%, respectively.
 

Chinese medicines contain traces of endangered animals -Telegraph

-Aaaah, TCM. Why won't we foreigners understand...
 
A study of 15 samples seized by Australian border officials found that four contained either Asiatic black bear or Saiga antelope, both of which are illegal to trade under international law.  The analysis also revealed that some samples contained potentially toxic plants, while others failed to list ingredients which could provoke a severe allergy, such as soy and nuts, on the packaging.  Experts said the combined risks meant traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs), which are widely available online, posed a "significant potential for harm" to patients and should be avoided entirely.
 

"The risks of Chinese herbal medicine are numerous: firstly, the herbs themselves can be toxic; secondly, they might interact with prescription drugs; thirdly, they are often contaminated with heavy metals; fourthly, they are frequently adulterated with prescription drugs; fifthly, the practitioners are often not well trained, make unsubstantiated claims and give irresponsible, dangerous advice to their patients.
 
"Taken together, these risks amount to a significant potential for harm – I would not recommend Chinese herbal medicine to anyone."
-Edzard Ernst, Professor of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter, UK

The UK Telegraph

Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square by Lisa Zhang Wharton


-by a Chinese Minnesotan, or from Lake Wu Bi Gun. (Wobegon.) 

Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square

"Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square" is a novel based on the 1989 Tiananmen Square Pro-democracy movement. The novel follows a young woman, Baiyun, a junior in college, trying to reconcile her upbringing while in the midst of the rising political movement in Beijing, China.

Baiyun grew up in a strange and cold household: her mother, Meiling, brought her many young lovers to their home while Baiyun was a small child. Often, Baiyun could hear her sad father, drunk and listening by the door.

In order to cope with her dysfunctional family, Baiyun worked as hard as she could, eventually getting herself in the prestigious Beijing University. But even away from her parent's madness, she was unable to escape her haunting memories.

A distraction was right outside her dorm room window. Baiyun joined the Pro-democracy movement to vent her frustrations. While protesting, she met the man of her dreams, Dagong, a handsome and charismatic factory technician who was orphaned at birth and lost his only relative during the Cultural Revolution. But even Dagong couldn't fully take Baiyun away: his face reminded her of one of her mother's lovers, both attracting her and drawing her back...


From a reviewer:
Lisa Zhang Wharton was born and raised in Beijing, China, and now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. In Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square, her first full-length endeavor, she explores everyday life in China in 1989, focused on Baiyun, a college student at Bejing University. Baiyun living at school and finally away from her highly dysfunctional family for the first time, is studying hard to pass the TOFEL exam, which would allow her to study in America and be the gateway to a better life.

She gradually becomes embroiled in the Student Democracy Movement, protesting the authoritarian government and demanding increased freedoms for all of China. While working as a reporter covering the Movement for the school paper, she meets Dagong, an older factory worker volunteering to help the students, and over the course of several action-filled days, experiences true love for the first time.

Intertwined with the global events culminating with the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the book also tells the story of four families huddled within the confines of a government mandated collective house, once the single family dwelling of a prominent family, but now post-Cultural Revolution, divided into four tiny apartments.

As the military gradually clamps down on the protesters, and situation becomes dangerous for all involved, Baiyun learns that Dagong is married and has a young child, and sees her love, her ideals, and the remnants of her dysfunctional family disintegrating before her eyes.

This novel works on many levels. In addition to being a simple love story with a backdrop of world events, it's a close-up look at the lasting effects of the Cultural Revolution on everyday Chinese families and an intriguing exploration of historical events. It's truly a must-read for all audiences.

Meet Me in Shanghai: Romancing the New Global City on the Eve of the World Expo

-Brown University hour long lecture. Remember, the site auto refreshes after 30 minutes. 

As part of the Year of China's China Through the Lens Film Series, Prof. Zhen Zhang presented a talk, "Meet Me in Shanghai: Romancing the New Global City on the Eve of the World Expo." For more information please visit: www.brown.edu/yearofchina
http://youtu.be/EBiRRADMMDc

The end of cheap China - The Economist

-15 minutes of great information! 

Carl Bass, of Autodesk, and Vivek Wadhwa, of Singularity University, discuss how changes in technology are disrupting manufacturing around the world. The session was moderated by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, China business and finance editor for The Economist, at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Innovation 2012 event in Berkeley, California.
http://youtu.be/IocFhKqFqIE

Gunning for Trouble: Cameron on arms trade tour in China backyard

-Opium wars all over again! 


Selling the best defence equipment to one of the world's most important democracies. That's how the British Prime Minister has defended his stop-off in Indonesia as part of his arms trade tour of Asia. It comes a decade after the country saw an embargo by the UK itself for using British jets to bomb civilians. David Cameron arrived in Jakarta from Japan as Britain seeks to boost its military presence in the region - all in China's backyard.
http://youtu.be/3UtJwlaTHfg

Reinforcing the Stereotype: 4 Chinese Motivational Posters

-That's amazing! 

Found on Facebook.

Chinese Food - Demotivational Poster
Demotivational Posters, for those with way too much free time! | FakePosters.com:

Old Chinese Saying - Demotivational Poster
Demotivational Posters, for those with way too much free time! | FakePosters.com:

Chinese Food - Demotivational Poster

Demotivational Posters, for those with way too much free time! | FakePosters.com:

Inside Foxconn: Exclusive look at how an iPad is made

-HORRIBLE WORKING CONDITIONS are so clean... 

Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz is only the second reporter ever to gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities. Hear his full audio reports on your local public radio station or online at http://www.marketplace.org.
http://youtu.be/5cL60TYY8oQ

Russia Today's CrossTalk: China's Century

-I thought this was about 相声 Xiàngsheng ! 

According to a recent IMF report, China's economy is projected to top the US economy by 2016.How realistic is that? Is China's rapid growth engine slowing? Can the U.S. ignore China as a growing power and economic force? How much of a threat does it represent to the West? CrossTalking with Ilan Alon, Martin Hennecke and Joshua Lipman.
http://youtu.be/vOM6npK2zk8

2012/04/11

2 Chinese Grad Students Shot Dead at USC, Both in their 20s

-Triads in America? 

U.S. News - 2 USC grad students from China shot dead in car on LA street:

USC later identified the victims as electrical engineering grad students Ying Wu and Ming Qu.

Police were interviewing neighbors and searching the area on Wednesday.


Slaying of two graduate students stuns USC; LAPD seeks killer - latimes.com:

One of the victims, a man in his 20s, attempted to run for help after being shot but never made it. He was found collapsed on a porch, police said. The other victim, a woman in her 20s, was found slumped over in the BMW parked in the 2700 block of South Raymond Avenue.

Police said both were graduate students from China studying electrical engineering, and Los Angeles authorities were working with school officials and the Chinese consulate to notify their families.

Titanic memories, Asian imprint -Asia Times Online

-Chinese paid $57 million on Titanic!!!!! 

April 15 marks the centenary of the world's most infamous maritime disaster. At 11.40 pm on April 14, 1912, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the White Star liner Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, sinking two-and-a-half hours later.
 
In 1998, Chinese movie goers alone added at least $57 US million to the Cameron film box office takings. Chinese fans are currently heading to 2,400 cinema screens across the country to drink in the 3D re-release. "Experience Titanic in a whole new way", as runs the mass marketing message from the film's distribution company, Paramount Pictures.

Lots of HATE out there for China: 8 Tweets about Hating On China!

-Where's the love ya'll?

Artsmith, Inc. Long Sleeve Infant Bodysuit (onsey) Chinese Dancing Dragon


-Also available in PINK! 

Artsmith, Inc. Long Sleeve Infant Bodysuit Chinese Dancing Dragon

Product Number: 030-503704285 Easy to get your little tykes in and out of, this long sleeved baby bodysuit is both warm and rugged. Perfect for active babies on the move. * 6.1oz 100% combed ringspun cotton * Long-sleeve design * Triple-button bottom for easy on/off * Interlock knit for extra durability * Tagless for comfort * Lap shoulder neck * Super soft * Available in Sky Blue, Petal Pink, Kiwi, and Cloud White

No Drama/Real China: What Do Chinese People Use the Web For? or "Weibo and Porn!"

-What a waste of time... ugh. 

Hundreds of Millions of Chinese Internet Users.... what are they using the Internet FOR?
中国人平时上网玩什么?
http://youtu.be/jkcRGaG4aqc

Von Trapp Grandchildren @vTrappChildren to perform in China: SongList? Why Edelweiss in Chinese of course!

-This would be the concert of a century! 

Justin, Amanda, Melanie and Sofia Von Trapp are the great grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp from the Sound of Music are heading to China!
This taken from Twitter!


Surely whatever the venue in China it will be sold out with this unique concert!

The Von Trapp Children - Edelweiss
http://youtu.be/XuMX7iUGK1k

雪绒花 Edelweiss (The Sound Of Music - Chinese version)

http://youtu.be/WYim8kXovpI

Check out there site!

Kung Fu Karl - Prescription Lorax Now In Pill Form

-WARNING BAD LANGUAGE but funny. 

Check out our new shows! - http://bit.ly/GJslxA

Dr. Seuss was certainly huffing the paint he used to draw on those bizarro kids books, but he never tripped this hard.

Follow KFK (but don't follow too close or you'll get a jump kick to the face!)
https://twitter.com/AskKFK

Episode Credits: Produced by LowBrow Studios
Written by Mike Parker and Michael William
Animation by Chris Spry
Artwork and Color by Mike Parker and Stacey Silva
http://youtu.be/CDctCDBzH4c

The Moscow-Beijing Axis | WFB

-Who thought today's military build up would provide a history lesson!? 

“You would think this makes a compelling case for the Obama Administration to reverse the US position since 2006 and release the 66 new Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+ fighter aircraft that Taiwan have requested to purchase,” said one U.S. industry representative familiar with the situation of the ROC Air Force.

Some point to the PRC’s plans to change the name of the Varyag carrier to the Shi Lang as proof of Beijing’s long-term intentions.

Shi was a Qing Dynasty admiral who in 1683 became famous for conquering the Kingdom of Tungning, a territory known more commonly today as Taiwan.

“The PLA armed forces did not pick a name like this by accident,” said one US industry executive.

The Moscow-Beijing Axis | Washington Free Beacon:

BTV's China Basketball Association (CBA) Beijing Ducks season-in-review show starring Stephon Marbury!

-What in the world are they doing on TV?  Weird... 
BTV's Beijing Ducks season-in-review show (Stephon Marbury feature) - Pt 1 of 2
http://youtu.be/YUFTdaTsz44

BTV's Beijing Ducks season-in-review show (Stephon Marbury feature) - Pt 2 of 2
http://youtu.be/WjOh2pyZQew

China Purges Bo Xilai From Party Posts

-Jonathan Pollak speaks about Bo Xilai. 

China announced that Bo Xilai has been suspended from his party positions and his wife is in custody as a suspect in the killing of British businessman Neil Heywood. Brookings Institution's Jonathan Pollack discusses on The News Hub.
http://youtu.be/VSL6kpSTqaY

Sean Leow of NeochaEDGE: 30 Minutes on Creativity in China

-Creativity: Made in China. 

NEW YORK, March 9, 2012--Sean Leow of NeochaEDGE, a Shanghai-based creative agency, introduced the audience to the emerging Chinese creative community.
http://youtu.be/5wenmSMoIHo

2012/04/10

Chinese Province News: Movie Posters in Hubei, Shandow Banks in Zhejiang, Picking Tea in Moganshan, Hunan Wines, Kidneys and iPads in Hunan, Yunnan Native wins English award.

-Great collection of interesting stories...

The president's choice
China Daily
During a business trip in Wuhan, Hubei province, the veteran distributor saw a board outside a theater that said: "Titanic, recommended by President Jiang Zemin." Ji, working for a Hollywood studio's Beijing office at that time, was surprised.


Shadow Banks on Trial as China's Rich Sister Faces Death
Bloomberg
The daughter of a farmer in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, Wu dropped out of technical school as a teenager to work at her aunt's beauty salon and later opened two of her own, according to the state- run Global Times newspaper.
 
Picking 1.4 million tonnes of tea, one leaf at a time
msnbc.com (blog)
A woman picks tea leaves at a tea plantation in Moganshan, Zhejiang province on April 9. China is the world's largest tea producing country with an output of 1.4 million tonnes and a 33 percent share of the world's total. Moganshan's tea is among the ...
 
Hunan wine market needs orderly competition
Wines-Info.Com
Public places of entertainment of Hunan province, especially night clubs, have big consumption of wine. Therefore, wine market is filled with all sorts of wine brands, high or low in quality. Since end of last year, when Hunan Alcohol Association—the
 
Chinese teen sells kidney to buy iPhone, iPad
CBS News
A woman on duty Saturday at the Chenzhou Beihu District People's Procuratorate in Hunan province confirmed that prosecutors are handling the case and that the defendants are facing charges of intentional injury. She refused to give her name and
 
Sophomore chosen best of 100000 English orators
China Daily
"I feel overwhelmed to win the top award, and I want to thank my tutor," said Chen Jiehao, the 20-year-old winner of the 17th edition of the contest in Yunnan Convention Center. Chen triumphed over 100000 participants from 19 regions nationwide in this
 

Foxconn Bears The Brunt Of Ivory Tower Assault On Capitalism

-The author @ruslankogan makes really good points!

Why don't we see children working in the West today, or even in developing economies like the Chinese industrial zones? It isn't because of some government decree banning child labour, it's due to economic growth and capitalism. When a family survives on a dollar a day, they have no choice but to make their children work. But, as the economy develops and parents grow richer, they support their children's education – freeing their children from labour, and providing genuine opportunities to the next generation...
 
...We also need to recognize that all countries go through a phase of industrial manufacturing during their development. This happened in England through the industrial revolution, and in the United States in the 19th century. We should not be trying to deprive the Chinese of increasing their prosperity through this significant and mandatory stage of development.
 

12 Rubber Ducky CHINESE DUCKS Party Favors


-They don't float upright, brutally honest. 
One Dozen (12) Rubber Ducky CHINESE DUCKS Party Favors

  • You'll receive 12 total.
  • They don't squeak, but they do have a tiny hole in their beak for squirting water.
  • These make great party favors, use as cake toppers, or just fun to play with.
  • Each measures approx 2" x 2".
  • These do not float upright.
Customer Reviews:
  • The paint job on the ducks are TERRIBLE !! There's smudged paint on every duck. Appears that the paint did not dry before they were handled.
  • I bought these on a lark. They are adorable. They fit in your palm. I am keeping most of them, but I have given some away too. They bring a smile to everyone. I am ordering more.

China court jails disabled activist and husband

-Yeah, the Chinese gov't is wicked nice! 

A Chinese court has sentenced disabled activist Ni Yulan and her husband to jail for "provoking trouble", a year after the couple were detained during a widespread crackdown on dissent
http://youtu.be/97zWybe3KBQ

Breakingviews: China's "Good News" Hides Economic Pain

-Did Reuters just discover Propaganda? 

April 10 - China's high inflation and trade surplus are misleading as prices fall and imports slow, says Reuters Breakingviews.
http://youtu.be/x_Jgwd4GiMA

Mr. McFeely's Purple Panda Scares Bejesus Out of Kids

-I'm scared too! 

http://beijingcream.com/2012/04/purple-panda-scares-bejesus-out-of-california... ... A visit by Mr. McFeely and Purple Panda of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood doesn't go so well with the kids at Pennsylvania's Center in the Woods.
http://youtu.be/3A8bb9qHhHw

Chinese Characters Inspired by God: Fact, Fiction, Belief and a Debunking

-Interesting theory.

Genesis hidden in the Chinese language? Part 1

Did those who formulated the ancient Chinese written language have a knowledge of pre-Babel Bible history? An analysis of certain characters suggests that they didhttp://youtu.be/-xYv4IC9TFE

Genesis hidden in the Chinese language? Part 2

Did those who formulated the ancient Chinese written language have a knowledge of pre-Babel Bible history? An analysis of certain characters suggests that they did
http://youtu.be/Q7Q4GQnqbUE

Chinese Characters and Genesis

Dann Johnson Presentation
http://youtu.be/kRLBMN2UJ8M

CHINESE GENESIS 1 (Finish with Part 2)

Many ancient Chinese characters are combination words that match the concepts of Genesis and the necessity of animal sacrifice before approaching the one true God.
http://youtu.be/Ypshv4cXLo4
Finish with part 2

Genesis in Chinese Characters Debunked by Avowed Athiest

I look at whether genesis is hidden in Chinese characters.

I can read a bit of Japanese... But corrections from any Asian viewers would be appreciated.
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I first heard about this from a caller on the Atheist Experiencehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xR0_mAYiA
Some people who make these claims:
Nephilimfree http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtTR7Q4_KGM
Bible probe http://www.bibleprobe.com/chinese.htm
ICR http://www.icr.org/article/chinese-language-creative-hands-god/
creationism.org
mrpapisir http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRLBMN2UJ8M&feature=player_embedded
Answers in Genesis http://www.answersingenesis.org/docs/388.asp
C. H. Kang and Ethel Nelson in The Discovery of Genesis : How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language
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HOW TO FIND CO-INCIDENTAL MEANINGS:
1. Choose a word and put it into google translate (or wikipedia for names).
2. Take the Chinese translation and save all characters to a word file.
3. Put the individual characters back into google translate and translate back into English. Choose your favourite interpretation.
4. To look at the smaller characters which make up Chinese characters put the individual characters into wikipedia or www.chineseetymology.org/.
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HERE IS A LOOOONG DISCUSSION OF THIS WITH ME ON A CREATIONIST WEBSITE
http://fightatheism.com/2009/11/27/do-chinese-characters-prove-a-worldwide-fl...
http://youtu.be/J2dFkbEkt3s

Pat Robertson on All Things Chinese: Feng Shui? Demonic, Kung Fu? Demonic but Tai Chi is OK

-(shaking my head...) 
FENG SHUI IS "AT BEST DEMONIC"

In April 2010, Robertson told viewers that he once invited a "feng shui expert" to arrange the office of an internet company he founded in China, but "the business went broke." He added: "You don't want to fool with that stuff. It is at best demonic, at worst it's just superstition." (The 700 Club, 4/15/10)


SOME MARTIAL ARTISTS GAIN STRENGTH BY "INHALING SOME DEMON SPIRITS"
In November 2007, a viewer asked Robertson whether it was okay to accept a job teaching martial arts. Robertson posited that while some uses of martial arts can be helpful (as evidenced by Chuck Norris helping "ghetto" kids through martial arts), it can also be very dangerous. Why? Because, according to Robertson, some martial artists gain their strength from a "demonic source" by "inhaling some demon spirits." (The 700 Club, 11/26/07)

YOGA IS PROBABLY DEMONIC, BUT TAI CHI IS SAFE
Responding to a viewer question about whether it is permissible for a Christian to enroll in Tai Chi classes, Robertson explained: 

ROBERTSON: I don't think it is of any demonic - I think it may be deist in origin. But in any event, that's the idea. Chi is the life force, and so you're stimulating the life force. Beyond that - there's some of these things - I mean, yoga, I think, and some of these mantras you say definitely have Buddhist and sometimes demonic origins. I don't think Tai Chi does. (The 700 Club, 4/19/06)
Pat Robertson, Demon Hunter | Media Matters for America:

2012/04/09

CNN Take a Look at This!: Japan's Bunnies, China's Polar Bear Cub and Crazy, Wacky Zany Americans!

-How about polar bears racing in San Fran. That would be awesome! 

Rabbits work magic at cafes, a Chinese polar bear cub turns 100 days old, and really big kids racing kiddie trykes.
http://youtu.be/PUH7htVNhzg

Inside Shanghai's Schools -The Diplomat

-Great article, great research and great subject!

...In other words, I found Shanghai's schools to be like Shanghai itself:  organized and efficient.  But I also discovered that while seemingly open and progressive, Shanghai schools are burdened by an impossible mission:  They have to educate high-performing test-takers who are happy and creative.

During my Shanghai visit, I had an opportunity to converse with four Shanghainese seventh-graders at a new private Western-style boarding school catering to the growing minority of progressive parents who could afford to opt out of the Shanghai's public school system. All four were happy with their experience so far; "I finally have control over my own life," one freckle-faced boy told me with joy and pride in his face. When I asked them about how much homework they had to do in elementary school one cherub-faced boy begged me to stop asking. With his head hung low, he said in a failing voice, "I don't want to re-live that trauma."

By Jiang Xueqin Ever since it topped the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings, Shanghai schools have been the envy of the world. Last week, I visited Shanghai to get a sense of how it's educating the world's smartest 15...
Inside Shanghai's Schools
The Diplomat

Michelle Yeoh On Becoming Aung San Suu Kyi for 'The Lady' [Trailer]

-This will be a great movie!!!

http://youtu.be/SMYAzQC3UjI

Thanks to memorable roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha and Tomorrow Never Dies, Michelle Yeoh has established herself as a formidable force in Hollywood. With a habit of doing her own on-screen stunts and a beauty-queen past, she has a blockbuster pedigree. But in 2008, she began to chase a role that was unlike anything she'd played before—the story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese leader who had been leading a non-violent revolution to bring democracy to Burma. Suu Kyi had been under house arrest in Yangon since 1988.
The biopic film, titled The Lady, became a passion project for Yeoh. With her husband, she convinced Luc Besson, best known for The Fifth Element, to direct. She devoted herself to significant language studies and physical training to transform into Suu Kyi. Yeoh opened up about her experience on- and off-set before the film's U.S. release on April 11....

Globe and Mail China Wrap Up: Top Fugitive, Growing Garbage problem, Deserted Olympic sites and Anonymous Hacking MORE Chinese sites

-Quick tell London about Beijing empty Olympic sites!!!  Too late.

Deported from Canada, China's former top fugitive goes on trial ...
Lai Changxing, accused of running China's largest-ever smuggling ring, fought ... Canadian embassy's posting on Lai Changxing taken off Chinese site ... On Friday, the Canadian Embassy in Beijing issued a statement saying that under ...
 
China faces growing garbage problem
Globe and Mail
The Beijing suburb of Tongzhou has had to learn how to live with rubbish. In one neighbourhood that was once surrounded by fields, a giant landfill covered by tarpaulin rises like a green mountain amid apartment buildings and factories.


Beijing's deserted Olympic sites
Globe and Mail
Four years after Beijing hosted a spectacular summer Olympics, China's bustling capital sees vastly improved public transport and infrastructure, but many of the venues built for the event languish unloved, underused and draining public finances.
 
 Anonymous hackers vow more attacks against China sites
Globe and Mail
Anonymous, a loosely knit group that has attacked financial and government websites around the world, hacked into Chinese government websites last week, defacing several, media reports said. The group used the Twitter account "Anonymous China" to ...

Tiger Head, Snake Tails


-I feel like I want to flip a coin. 
Tiger Head, Snake Tails

There have been a plethora of books on China in recent years. Authors have forecast the coming collapse of the People's Republic or looked to the day when it will rule the world. So why another book on the most heavily populated country on earth which has emerged in the last three decades to occupy a central position on the global stage? Because, despite the stream of publications, there is no single book which pulls together the whole of the China story linking its very disparate elements to present a coherent portrait that explains to the general reader what China is and why it matters so much. With its expanding economy (already the second largest in the world), its population of more than 1.3 billion, its place at the core of the G20, its $2.4 trillion in foreign exchange reserves, its trade surplus, its nuclear weapons and modernising military forces, its permanent seat on the UN Security Council and its ability to dispense cash without conditions to poor countries in return for the raw materials it gobbles up, China will become steadily more important in the world. It will not collapse.


Jonathan Fenby is a former editor of the OBSERVER and of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. He is the author of several books including the acclaimed ON THE BRINK: THE TROUBLE WITH FRANCE and GENERALISSIMO: CHIANG KAI-SHEK AND THE CHINA HE LOST.

Make Panda Bread! Photos and How To Videos!

-No wonder Chinese don't use ovens. 



Picture originally Found at:
Shit I Want Wednesdays | Roy Reid Comedy – Canada's #1 Source For All Things Comedy:


One how to video that I can't understand...

http://youtu.be/bM7M5pQBa5Y

This one is really great.

http://youtu.be/yUQ4oEnu0Mc
How to bake a bread loaf with a cute little panda hiding inside!

Thanks to you tuber paperbridgeblablahs who mentioned in a comment that she made panda bread, I googled it and fell in love immediately. :)
It is a little weird eating green bread but you can only taste bread, and a very nice bread at that!

Found the bread recipe I used and instructions here:
http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/panda-bread-recipe/1/
(this site has bread machine instructions)

Here is a website with more photo instructions, step by step. The text is in Japanese but the photos are excellent:
http://cookpad.com/recipe/349795

This video is not in English but shows the method quite well but from a "bottom up" perspective. He assembles it "backwards" from the other methods, I may try it this way the next time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7M5pQBa5Y

Recipe:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tbsp white granulated sugar
1 cup milk
1 egg yolk
3/4 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened (I used salted butter, not enough salt to make a difference)
1 tbsp green tea powder mixed with 2 tsp hot water (I used green paste food colouring)
3 1/2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder mixed with 1 1/2 tsp hot water
2 1/4 tsp instant active dry yeast (1 envelope)

Mix milk and egg yolk together in a large bowl and place in microwave for 40 seconds until mixture feels very warm to the touch.
Add butter and blend
Add sugar, salt and yeast and mix together.
Blend in one cup of flour with a spoon or whisk.
Blend in second cup of flour with spoon, dough will pull away from sides, add a bit more flour until dough starts to come together. Knead into dough ball in bowl and then invert onto countertop and knead for at least 5-7 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic (adding a little bit of flour to countertop if sticking) You may not need the entire three cups of flour.
Divide dough as follows:

First division: Divide white dough into three pieces two large and one small (small one about a third the size of the one of the other two large ones)
Place one plain dough ball in a greased bowl, turning dough to coat and cover.

Knead in green food colouring into other large plain dough ball, this may take a while, be patient. (don't worry about over kneading bread dough, that isn't possible). Place in greased ball, turn to coat and cover.

Knead black food colour into small dough ball. Place in greased ball, turn to coat and cover.

Place all three covered bowls in a warm place to rise. I used my oven with just the oven light on inside. Let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
The rising time will depend on the temperature.
If it won't rise or takes hours, could be your yeast was not good. Make sure it is not passed the expiry date on the package.

After the dough has risen divide the dough:

Black dough : Cut into four equal pieces
Green dough: Cut into two pieces, one piece twice as small as the large one.
White dough: Cut into three pieces, two large, on small (one half the size of one of larger ones)

Assemble the panda loaf as per video and website directions.

Hints:
Use a pastry brush to lightly brush bread dough with water to help the pieces stick together.
Make sure that the black pieces are long enough to stretch the entire length of the white dough so that your end pieces will be prettier.
When wrapping in green dough, stretch to cover entire loaf and make sure seams are secure and well sealed, use a bit of water to help.

I was hoping to get the "kidney bean" shape of the panda eye patches. I will try to get this the next time I make this. I think that next time I will divide off a bit more dough for the black to make the eye parts larger.
I bet that making panda cookies like these would be just as easy!
It really is like revealing something magical when you cut into this loaf :)

10 Examples of Fast Food in Other Countries: Anybody ever heard of a Double Prosperity Burger?

-This is not an ad for Mickey D's I swear. 

2.  Double Prosperity Burger: This is either two chicken breasts (not breaded or fried) or two beef patties in an oval shape served on a hoagie type bun. They are dripping in a pepper sauce and have raw onions on the top. Their big push was to eat this in Malaysia during the Chinese New Year.


Originally found at:
Au Pair » 10 Examples of Fast Food in Other Countries:
There are tons more Fast Foods from Other Countries.
-Thanks for the tip!



http://youtu.be/UDvS5BDo3i8


http://youtu.be/hatzQWhLX4c


Sketching in a Shanghai Wet Market

-What a great place to do sketching. 

James Gurney leads a group of art students from the Shanghai American School on a sketching trip to the "wet market," with its live fish and slithering eels. Gurney paints a watercolor portrait of an egg dealer and then does an ink wash drawing of the market exterior, ending with a steaming bowl of the noodle soup called lamian.
http://youtu.be/z81Sb9-5a2Y

Shanghai Alleycat 2012 - Urban Bike Racing at its Best!

-What a great way to see the city, for him and for us! 


The 2012 Shanghai Alleycat bicycle race as seen from my head.
I ended up getting 5th place overall, and fastest time in my category: local, non-fixed gear. (Still no idea what the time was: too busy having a blast.)

April 7. 21 kilometers.
Almost six hundred competitors.
So. Much. Fun.

http://www.smartshanghai.com/wire/community/alleycat-the-results
http://youtu.be/dTiNwLQXpnc

Low Brow Chinese Humor: 爆笑版推销卫生巾 Hilarious Way of Selling Sanitary Napkins

-Stuttering is not funny! 

http://youtu.be/cNzauYgYGnA

2012/04/08

A Hands-on Chinese Seal Engraving Workshop with Henry Li

-This is so cool!!! 

Are you interested in a live workshop with Henry Li? Click here for the next workshop information:
http://www.blueheronarts.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=103

Thanks for watching!

Henry
http://youtu.be/9sDiOh73gDg

Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person

-Emotional, moral lives of Chinese people. 
Deep China: The Moral Life of the Person

Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua delve into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal life and social practice to observe and narrate the drama of Chinese individualization. The essays explore the remaking of the moral person during China's profound social and economic transformation, unraveling the shifting practices and struggles of contemporary life.


Arthur Kleinman is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University; Yunxiang Yan is a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles; Jing Jun is a Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing); Sing Lee is a Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong; Everett Zhang is a Professor at Princeton University; Pan Tianshu is a Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai); Wu Fei and Guo Jinhua are Professors at Peking University (Beijing).

NPR China Round up: Fang Lizhi, Kidney for iPad, and Pillowfights

-Interesting juxtaposition of Fang Lizhi (old generation) and a kid selling his kidney for an iPad... 

Fang Lizhi, Who Inspired Chinese Dissidents, Dies
NPR
by AP BEIJING (AP) — Fang Lizhi, one of China's best-known dissidents whose speeches inspired student protesters throughout the 1980s, has died in the United States, where he fled after China's 1989 military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.
 

Chinese Teen Sells Kidney To Buy IPhone, IPad
NPR
by AP BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have indicted five people in central China for involvement in illegal organ trading after a teenager sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPhone and an iPad. The case has prompted an outpouring of concern that not enough 
 

Artifacts Worth $3.2 Million Stolen From UK Museum
NPR
by AP LONDON (AP) — Two Chinese artifacts with an estimated combined value of 2 million pounds ($3.2 million) have been stolen from a British museum, authorities said Saturday. Two men and a woman from the West Midlands area have been arrested in 
 

A 'Warm And Fuzzy' Dino? (Yes, But Mind The Teeth)
NPR
Sullivan and his colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences suspect the feathers kept the animal warm. It was cooler during that period than in the days of T rex, who lived tens of millions of years later. There's no indication what color the 

Ploompf!! Pillow Fights Erupt Across The Globe
NPR (blog)
In Shanghai, as MSNBC.com reports, the cushy conflict was hastily broken up by police after just five minutes. If you are unfamiliar or unprepared, don't worry; Pillowfightday.com has a handy guide plus a list of cities that are participating.



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