“It is 25 meters taller than the London Eye, currently the tallest observation wheel in the world, and only cost one-eighth the price to build.” Probably very safe.
“A contractor had tried to conceal the collapse from authorities by sealing off the site and confiscating the workers’ cell phones, it said, citing rescuers.”
“The film, to be titled ‘Nanjing! Nanjing!’, has been approved by the State Administration of Radio Film and Television, and filming is expected to start in April and be completed by the end of the year.”
“Yang Lijuan, a crazy fan of Hong Kong star Andy Lau, left Hong Kong yesterday with broken dreams, a destroyed family and no plans to take her father’s ashes home.”
“A father whose daughter has been obsessed with a Hong Kong pop star for 13 years committed suicide in Hong Kong one day after he and his wife escorted his 28-year-old daughter to meet her idol.”
“In sidewalks, ditches and piles of rubble, Bar-Gal, a 41- year-old Israeli photojournalist, searches for slabs with a sign — a Hebrew character, a Torah shape, a Star of David — that identifies the long-lost headstones of Shanghai’s once-thriving Jewish community.”
“Former NBA centre Wang Zhizhi led the Bayi Rockets to the 2007 China Basketball Championships Wednesday, dethroning three-time defending champs Guangdong Tigers 88-83.”
“The filming of the movie was extraordinary, extremely beautiful and capturing a number of Shanghai’s distinctive elements very well, without a glance at Shanghai’s tourist skylines.”
“Two countries – China and Japan – are excluded. ‘We will continue working with these markets on their storage plans, Kremer said in a statement.” But can’t anyone in China just use a .com account?
“An initial investigation showed that the victim didn’t have any contact with infected or dead poultry. A local veterinarian center also didn’t find any animals infected with the bird flu.”
“Beijingers who send pornographic text messages or pictures on their cell phones may face fines up to 3,000 yuan (US$385) and two weeks in administrative detention, the local public security department has warned.”
“Tourists can walk along a two-kilometer shoreline in the park, which is at the confluence of the Huangpu River and the Yangtze River. The park also has three piers.”
“I was pushed to the front of the crowd, and the train was pulling into the station just centimeters away from my body,” Gu recalled. “But nobody would move out of the way and no one was there to keep the anxious crowd in order.”
“However if you’re like me and want to save a few RMB and already host your own web-site on a Unix-based server you may want to set-up your own secure proxy server through the use of SSH tunnelling. Sounds difficult? Well, it isn’t. “
“Nuclear Area – Wonderful space for individuals”. Picture taken near the Yangchang road in Shanghai, China.
“Shanghai hosted the season-ending Masters Cup in 2002, 2005 and 2006, but this will be the first time a top tier Masters Series event has been staged in Asia.”
“Shanghai Yangpu Department of Industry and Commerce has identified a batch of pirated Windows Vista software worth about RMB2 million and they have transferred two suspects to the local police.” Wow. What a surprise.
“John Daly confirmed Tuesday that a recent injury would not prevent him from appearing at the BMW Asian Open next month at Tomson Pudong.” Their headline typo, not ours.
“Oh dear. How mighty brands can fall! Nanjing Auto, the new owners of MG, the classic British marque, have re-branded it as “Modern Gentleman” (however, it still apparently carries the British flag, so not all is lost).”
“The Buddha Machine from Chinese manufacturer FM3 looks like a cheap transistor radio. Turn the single dial, and it starts making crazy-ass, generative ambient music.”
“The makers of China’s popular MMO Cabal told banned players that they could get back into the game if they donated blood.”