- Marriage offices are going to be busy today.
- Last year there were 912 cases of bribery involving 171,950,000 RMB in Shanghai.
- A local exhibition of Shanghai Spring Festival rituals and customs is on at the San Shan center.
- More boob-fondling and kissing at China Law Blog tells us about a Wall Street Journal article about how foreigners and Chinese get along (or sometimes don’t) at the office.
- China Law Blog has a take on the debate between the American Chamber of Commerce and the Foreign Policy in Focus think tank on the subject of China’s proposed new labor laws.
- Many pregnant women like to wear anti-radiation clothes, but some of them don’t even work.
- Hey, so is this the year of the Golden Pig or what?
- That nuclear disarmament pact on the Korean peninsula everyone’s talking about.
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s eldest son, Kim Jong-nam, is in Beijing, on his way back to North Korea for his dad’s 64th birthday. He normally lives in Macau, where he leads a low-key life spent in villas, bars, and casinos.
- Adidas and the China Golf Association sign a deal.
- The police have caught eight people behind the creation and spread of the Panda Burning Incense computer virus. They are all Chinese men in their 20s. They sold the virus for about 3000 yuan a pop.
- An editor of Southern Metropolitan Daily has been released from prison early. That paper’s aggressive reporting on subjects ranging from the fatal beating of a university student in detention to SARS got them attention—some would say too much attention. The embezzlement and graft charges that sent Li Minying to jail are believed to be trumped up.
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