“It might be time to admit that we really don’t understand China. The country simply does not conform to our most basic beliefs about what makes nations grow.”
“China needs a law to restrict a ‘violent culture’ in films and Internet to protect the youth from being corrupted, a Chinese lawmaker said Tuesday.”
“And Guangdong appears to be the source of renewed waves of the H5N1 strain, which has killed or forced the destruction of hundreds of millions of birds, the team at the University of California Irvine reported.”
“The Xinhua News Agency said 14 government departments, including the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information Industry, had issued a notice saying that ‘in 2007, local governments must not sanction the opening of new Internet bars.'”
“Italy’s master violin makers said they are worried that the Chinese, who can turn out a violin, bow and case for $25 are now eyeing the more prestige market.”
“The Sunday blizzard dumped up to 50mm of snow on parts of Heilongjiang in China’s far north, while significant snowfall closed the airport in the city of Shenyang further south, causing 144 flight cancellations and stranding thousands, Xinhua news agency said.”
“Based on data from the new study and from the International Energy Agency, the increase in the amount of China’s greenhouse gas emissions is now greater than that of all industrialized nations put together.”
“Warnings will be issued to smokers during the April 1 to 9 grace period, after which penalty points will be allotted under the Marking Scheme for Estate Management Enforcement.”
“Beijing taxi drivers should stop eating and sleeping in their cabs because the smells could tarnish the city’s image during the 2008 Olympics.”
“The female contingent in the Top 10 includes actresses Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Zhou Xun, and Fan Bingbing, Super Girl Li Yuchun, director-actress-blogger Xu Jinglei and Hong Kong actress Carina Lau.”
“According to All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), Shanghai women are the happiest in China, followed by Beijing, Qingdao, Ningbo and Tianjin women.”
“In Shanghai, where mega-developments are the norm, the small stone houses known as shikumen along Lane 248 are being lovingly restored and converted into trendy boutiques, patisseries and cafes.” Taikang Lu.
“Two packages containing human body parts — including a liver and part of a head — meant for a medical research lab instead were delivered to a home.”
“More than that, the actual location is insane. The first time I tried to get there I couldn’t find it and wandered around for half an hour.”
“Shaanghai Metro is expected to offer passengers services similar to those in airliners, the head of the Metro system said yesterday.”
“The historic bomb, 2.6 meters in length and 0.43 meter in diameter, is waiting to be uploaded onto a container carrier at a ferry dock in the city’s northern Baoshan District.”
“The 66-seat open-topped bus has been running nine times daily since its launch, but 80 percent of seats remain empty.”
“The collection of over 200 black and white photos is maintained by Dr Rob Linrothe, Associate Professor and Director of Art History at Skidmore College.”
Washington Post on Chun, Guyi and Fu 1039.
“Average temperatures were 8.1 degrees Celsius (46.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a dramatic 2.6 degrees warmer than in previous years and the highest since records were first taken in 1873, Xinhua news agency reported.” Until today.