- Somehow we let Lei Feng Day pass without a mention. Sorry about that.
- ‘ESWN + Danwei + phone call = New York Times story’
- Shanghai correspondent Running Dog heads to Beijing for the National People’s Congress … and wonders if he still wants to be a correspondent.
- This time it is Hotmail: A Chinese journalist is jailed for sending “subversive” emails.
- Like heroin and prostitutes? Go to Ruili.
- The bad news: “Fifty-four people were killed and 90 injured from 4,310 fire accidents [in Shanghai] last year.” The good news: The city’s fire departments are getting some 88-meter ladders.
- Someone is promoting edible toothpicks at the National People’s Congress. You can find them locally at Vegetarian Lifestyle.
- Heard of the Shanghai Municipal Internet Email Service Agreement? “The agreement stipulates that email service providers should use Chinese to display email settings and email error messages so that users can know the status of their messages. In addition, it requires service providers to notify users in advance when a system upgrade or other necessary adjustment is scheduled.”
Image from Stefan Landsberger.