- The October vacation is the perfect time for many Shanghai and Chinese women to get that new face they’ve always wanted: Shanghai plastic surgery clinics reported a 25% increase during the last week.
- Former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji is the most popular politician in Hong Kong — beating out Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabo, despite having left politics several years ago.
- Chinese hackers are suspected of being behind an attack on a bureau of the US Department of Commerce.
- No shit sherlock: Chinese generation gaps are evident in the way that people think of and spend their October holidays.
- Many of the more traditional types as well as visitors from abroad decided to go to Tiananmen Square — and 3700 of them got lost while there.
- Chinese teenagers are a consumer group that marketers are focusing on now.
- Morgan Stanley is shelling out 245 million RMB for a 50 percent stake in a Guangzhou property.
- Morgan Stanley’s Andy Xie resigns following an email message where he characterized Singapore as an economic failure.
- More Mid-Autumn Festival related information:
China marked Friday’s Moon Festival by announcing 30 songs to be broadcast to Earth next year from its first lunar-probing satellite.
The song that got the most votes was the folk ballad, “My Wonderful Home Town,” followed by “I Love China,” “Singing Praises of Motherland” and 27 others, Xinhua news agency said.
- October 6, 2006 was the thirtieth anniversary of the Gang of Four — and the state media is not going to remind you of that fact.
- More space related news: asteroid has been named after a Chinese middle school in Zhejiang.
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