- Yahoo might face a lawsuit over the jailing of Chinese reporter Shi Tao
- We love Boston and we love The Globe, but what’s up with this article?:
BEIJING — Di, Chao, Xu, and Wentao now answer to Eddy, Super, Promise, and Wendy.
For the ever-pragmatic Chinese, adopting English names has always represented a way for them to bridge the linguistic and cultural gap. Now, as China widens its reach abroad and as the number of expatriates living in China swells, picking an English name has become a rite of passage for most young, urban Chinese.
So … this is news?
- Mac William Bishop discusses the PLA’s cadre of young hackers and the information warfare attacks between the PRC and Taiwan
- Another interview with Qiu Xiaolong, the Shanghai born writer of English language detective novels featuring the poetry-loving Inspector Chen.
- Taipei has gay pride parades every year, but this year was a bit different: the parade culminated with a wedding ceremony for four lesbian couples, a first in Asia.
- The number of people to be displaced by the Three Gorges Dam has been raised by 270,000 to 1.4 million.
- Photos from Reuters: a man in Hefei attempting to extinguish a torch in his mouth.
- A Chinese company unveiled a “G spot” female condom that they say 90 percent of female users to achieve orgasm. This number came from a clinical trial of 135 people, and other than seven women that were pregnant and four that were post-menopausal, all the other women reported achieving orgasm. The report (in Chinese) says that the “bumps” on the top of the condom do the trick.
- Photos: a man in a remote mountain village in Chongqing who has not cut his hair in 26 years decides that washing his hair isn’t a bad idea. His hair is 2 meters long and his beard a close second at 1.5 meters. If you’re not squeamish, you check out the pictures of people washing his hair — they had to use nine bags of detergent to do the job.
- Michael Schumacher lifts the Shanghai curse.
- Ten expats win friends of the city prizes, and we were not one of them.
- Shanghai is on its way to becoming a major airport hub in Asia — and all will come to pass, you guessed it, before 2008.
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