“With the critical and audience acclaim that it received in Shanghai, the production will kick off a national tour of China in Beijing in 2007. A complete list of dates and cities will be announced soon. “
“FCC’s Aqua Bar boasts more than 30 varieties of water, including bottles from England, Scotland, the United States, Italy, Norway, Serbia, France, Spain, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, the Netherlands and New Zealand.” Ridiculous.
“But even these remarkable changes pale next to the astonishing transformation of the Communist Party. Around 1980, the party leadership admitted that three decades of orthodox Communism had produced little economic gain and constant political upheaval.”
“But in the years since Starbucks brewed its first mediocre latte in the famous, imperial redoubt, Beijingers have become used to seeing the shops in every available space. It’s second only to coal smoke and yappy dogs in its ubiquity in Beiijing.”