An interesting analysis in TIME magazine, to the extent that it tries to be an analysis: The ChIndian Century And don't forget to check out these two accompanying arguments, one for India and one for China: The Case for India: Free to Succeed The Case for China: The Power of Planning I plan to blog about this general issue sometime soon. Right now however, I just … [Read more...] about India v/s China: We’ve got Facebook! What’ve you got?
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
President Obama is currently visiting China and the very first dispute is shaping up between China and U.S., namely, what his name is and where he lives. … [Read more...] about Ou, bummer! Now we have a real dispute between China and U.S.
There's a new phenomenon sweeping China. Back in January on a Chinese web page, a new video made its way from there into the hearts of internet users all across the country, spawning a wave of related items such as cartoons, documentaries and grass-mud horse dolls. … [Read more...] about Song of the Grass-Mud Horse
Reading TonyP4's comment this morning on the Numbers as Language thread, I noticed he used the acronym FOB meaning "Fresh Off Boat". That reminded me of my Taiwan days and especially Catherine, one of the gals at my office in Hsinchu who was one of the funniest people with one of the driest wits I've ever encountered. She seemed to have an acronym for everything! So I thought … [Read more...] about Silly Taiwan Acronyms