I suppose it is generally a good idea not to pick up a fight with someone agreeing with you. Or as Sherlock Holmes would have said, "it's elementary". So with that in mind, this following story probably sounds rather amusing. (H/T to Charles Liu) The short version: Some Falun Gong followers literally stopped the press of a Canadian newspaper over a sympathetic article towards … [Read more...] about Something to chuckle about #4
Space, the inaccessible frontier, or: how I learned to stop worrying about alian invasions and love the rockets
Something remarkable happened yesterday at about 780 kilometers above Siberia. Love was in the air vacuum at first sight encounter between a U.S. satellite, Iridium 33, and a Russian one, Kosmos-2251. And they immediately multiplied and prospered into at least 600 and increasingly counting descendants set to enjoying high flying life styles for years and decades to come. … [Read more...] about Space, the inaccessible frontier, or: how I learned to stop worrying about alian invasions and love the rockets
Have you seen these journalist/analyst types?
Since a recurring theme of discussion here is the truthfulness or truthiness of various reports and claims regarding China, I compiled a list of figures illustrating the very different styles practiced by some journalists and analysts. Can you attach some names to them? … [Read more...] about Have you seen these journalist/analyst types?
Something to chuckle about #1
Well, in an effort to introduce something lighthearted as far as China is concerned, I would like to start the first of a (hopefully) long list of humorous/amusing items. Andy Borowitz had just written a funny piece titled "China Buys Naming Rights to U.S.", which I am pretty certain is completely made up. (H/T to China Hearsay) … [Read more...] about Something to chuckle about #1
An explanation for the financial crisis with a recycled joke
A friend directed me to this joke today. I vaguely remember hearing something similar years ago, but this version is now much more interesting because of a new/amended moral of the story, which addresses the Chinese investors but is perhaps just as relevant globally. … [Read more...] about An explanation for the financial crisis with a recycled joke