Google issued a press release on their blog just a few hours ago pertaining to their operation in China. It is big news and will take some time to digest. I don't want to comment, just get the story out. … [Read more...] about Google – A New Approach to China
Shanghai Style: Pajamas in the Great Outdoors
It seems the long held social custom of Shanghainese to walk down the street in their pajamas is causing some discomfort to the organizers of the Shanghai World Expo scheduled for next year and a campaign has been started by the municipal government to end the practice. It's not that unusual to see middle aged women milling around on the street in their pajamas, or even … [Read more...] about Shanghai Style: Pajamas in the Great Outdoors
Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China (APHAFIC)
Welcome to APHAFIC, the Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China. This organization was started in San Diego by Nancy Lo, the current president, as a rebuttal to some of the historical inaccuracies coming out of Japan concerning the Japanese invasion of China in the early to mid 20th century. Nancy is wearing a floral dress in this photo. … [Read more...] about Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China (APHAFIC)
Can Ma Ying-jeou Weather the Storm?
From August 6-9, southern Taiwan was hit with the worst typhoon in 50 years. Per the Associated Press story: "Morakot dumped more than 80 inches (two meters) of rain on the island last weekend and stranded thousands in villages in the mountainous south. A total of 15,400 villagers have been ferried to safety, and rescuers are working to save another 1,900 people. The storm … [Read more...] about Can Ma Ying-jeou Weather the Storm?
Louis Yu's Indie Podcasts
It's not often a guy working on his PhD in theoretical computer science is also one of the hottest Chinese DJs in North America, but there's always an exception and Louis Yu (余雷) fits that role. Originally from Guilin, China, he's currently in Vancouver, Canada studying at the University of Victoria while also doing a weekly podcast featuring world indie music. And where can … [Read more...] about Louis Yu's Indie Podcasts