“Jones Lang LaSalle, a global real estate management firm, is under police investigation for alleged theft of a huge amount of electricity at a luxury residential property in Shanghai.”
“More than 10,000 kilograms of fish, which were being raised for sale to restaurants and wet markets, were found dead in the pond on Tuesday.”
“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.
“Shanghai weather bureau issued this morning yellow alert for fog, which means the visibility in some area of the city is no more than 500 meters.”
“I’ve studied the speech patterns of Chinese people of all walks of life. They are invariably dry and devoid of humor. Former Premier Zhu Rongji has it, but he is one of a kind.”
“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.”
“Ling, director of Shanghai’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, was dismissed for ‘seriously violating disciplines’, said the committee in a report.”
“China’s movie censor will not approve Golden Globe-honoured film The Departed for domestic cinematic release due to its mention of a Chinese plan to buy military equipment, government sources said.”
“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.”
“The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris is to open a ‘branch’ museum in Shanghai, deepening a row in the French art world about the alleged commercialisation of national art treasures.”
“Internet users have transformed the emblem for the 2008 Beijing Olympic into signs for male and female public restrooms.”
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