Jasmine Women opens to positive audience responses: “It is a beautiful and poetic flick on women from varied periods,” says Wang Yin, a 30-something movie fan. “I love its impressive backdrop of old Shanghai, as well as the folk song ‘Jasmine’ throughout the story, which adds a decidedly nostalgic element to the film.”
More and more people in Shanghai are coming to the conclusion that drivers who beep their horns loudly at night should be hung drawn and quartered. Or at least have their manners and social etiquette reviewed.
Two drivers escaped death — Pu Yongsheng, and Zhao Lixue, competing in the 2006 Xinjiang Automobile and Motorcycle Cross-Country Challenge, got lost in the barren Lop Nur Desert for 50 hours but made it out to tell the tale.