- A bored Henan man living in Shanghai threatened to bomb the Oriental Pearl Tower. Only 12 people read the post before it was deleted by authorities. He faces up to five years in jail.
- From People’s Daily:
Speaking globally, the mainland’s universities lag behind on aspects such as school facilities, faculty quality, campus culture and school structure, said Cai Dafeng, vice president of Shanghai-based Fudan University.
At least they don’t lag behind in anything important!
- What’s next? A Paramount Theme Park in Tianjin?
- ICBC is going public.
- The Ministry of Information has blacklisted 102 wireless services across China and we have no clue why.
- When it’s the anniversary of something important in China (other than your birthday), please do not in any way commemorate it, or buy anything that might be related to it. They’re watching you!
- The Swedish King and Queen sailed to China in a wooden ship — were they on there for the entire 10 months it took to get to Guangzhou? They meet with another unelected leader on Wednesday in Beijing.
- Australian PM John Howard is a realist, which means he doesn’t believe in lecturing Beijing about politics.
- Carrefour is trying to rid itself of corruption which affected how products were placed and stacked!
- In case you haven’t seen Pirates of the Carribean 2 yet, check out Chow Yun-fat’s wicked mustache.
- Just as Starbucks sued a Shanghai place for using its Chinese name (星巴克), now Nestle is suing a Zhejiang teahouse that calls itself Que Chao （雀巢), the Chinese name for Nestle. At least they sell Nestle stuff inside.
- Some venture capital Chinese company claims it cracked Skype protocol and demonstrated this fact by calling someone’s Skype using a non-Skype program. The implications are that Skype could be shut down in China. The Skype folks are dismissing the claim.
- The controversy surrounding Shao Xiaoshan, Zhang Ziyi’s naked body double in The Banquet continues: She talks about how her Chinese-American fiance called her a whore and broke up with her over this issue, as well as the numerous unsavory things that go on behind the scenes in the film biz. Cecilia Cheung says ZZY was unprofessional for using a body double, while Zhou Xun comes to ZZY’s defense. On the whole, Shao thinks she’s done a good job of generating publicity for herself.
- Jaywalking caused 25 deaths in Shanghai this year, leading authorities to crackdown on jaywalking. Same article says that many of the drivers involved don’t have experience either. Seems to us they ought to crack down on shitty driving, too.
- Don’t be the last person on your block to get a Super Voice Girl doll.
- The British Open will be a warm-up for Tiger’s return to Shanghai this fall.
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