“A television station in eastern China which flouted a national ban on U.S. drama ‘Prison Break,’ said it aired the popular serial on its children’s channel for ‘English training’ purposes, state media reported on Friday.”
“Relatives of a man who was crushed by a falling wall while urinating along the street last year are suing a property developer and a demolition company for 510,000 yuan in compensation.”
“It will give downtown residents a chance to enjoy nature,” said Wang Lan, a deputy manager of the site. “Besides, more than 30 Chinese celebrities are buried in the cemetery, giving it a charming human landscape.”
“A Vancouver Sun reporter had offers of pill press delivery from different Shanghai companies within an hour of sending out e-mails requesting information about purchases.”
“I would still recommend the library as a good environment for study and reflection, but it is not without its limitations. Here are a few things worth bearing in mind when you come to Shanghai Library.”
“But today I should at the shelves of Carrefour this ‘Hengjie Paomo’ shaving foam, just under the products of P&G and for eight renminbi, about one third of the Gillette product. It looks like their designers have also gotten their inspiration from Gillette.”
“Putting the books in my Amazon-cart was no problem, but when I wanted to check-out, the Amazon computer said they would not ship to my address. No explanation given.”
It will be in traditional Chinese characters. “After targeting Hong Kong consumers, Flickr’s Chinese site will also focus on the Taiwan market, the spokeswoman said, but declined to elaborate on the mainland Chinese market.”
“While it’s all too easy to finger point at Chinese smokers, the group that gets under my skin—and into my clothes, eyes, nose and lungs—are western smokers. They are becoming increasingly odious, i.e., they stink.”
“As waiting crowds grew bigger around 10am, the shop had to ask customers to fetch a number first. Starbucks staff said they delivered more than 100 numbers in half an hour.”
“Quite a bit of a crowd in front of the little store, waiting for new coffee being brewed. I might be Dutch, but are not going to wait for an hour for a free coffee. Quite some people seemed happy to do so.”
“Every now and then, hyper from too much caffeine in my blood, I order a decaf. Every time I order this I get first a blank stare after which I’m told, ‘We don’t have’. Giving free coffee away is great, listing coffee for sale that is never available sucks.”
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