“Tough-talking Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi is to meet with key Congressional panels during her visit to Washington this month for a “strategic economic dialogue” launched by the two powers in December, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.”
A survey found that the standard of living of migrant workers isonly about one half of that of city residents.
“The police officer’s actions in firing his revolver in the air sparked further fierce clashes with protesters and was attacked by critics as heavy-handed and an affront to freedom of expression.”
“St. Lucia indicated last week that if it resumed relations with Taipei, it would still want to be friends with Beijing. The Chinese Embassy sent a rebuff on Friday, saying that China does not accept ‘double recognition.'”
“With no more investment than a computer and a taste for taking risks, several dozen Webbased investigative journalists have set up sites and started advertising their willingness—for a price—to look into scandals that traditional reporters cannot tou
“Authorities believe Mak, a naturalized U.S. citizen, took thousands of pages of documents from his defense contractor employer, Power Paragon of Anaheim, and gave them to his brother, who passed them along to Chinese authorities over a number of years.”
“…A much larger inheritance battle has transfixed Hong Kong residents: a will purported to have been written by one of the world’s wealthiest women, Nina Wang, leaving her feng shui adviser an estate estimated at more than $3 billion.”
“From June 1 any official found to be keeping a mistress will face dismissal. Government officials, who are usually men, frequently socialise in the evening as part of their job. “
“A bear riding a bicycle is chased by his trainer during an animal performance for the Chinese May Day holidays at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park.”
“Colonial-era war graves in Hong Kong have been left riddled with schoolboy spelling errors, including China spelt Cihna and Hong Kong spelt Honc Honc after a renovation project, a news report said on Wednesday.”
“Danshui Lu is so warmly old school urban living, it begs the question: what bad road is life taking us down when we forgo this type of community living for an overly stylized, space wasting, luxury flat on the 27 floor of some soulless concrete tower?”
“Chinese police have received more than 13,000 reports about pornographic material on the internet since the nation launched a campaign to restrict the spread of online pornography on April 12.” Only 13,000?
“The comment was among insights Yang shared with more than 1,000 Chinese and US technology entrepreneurs gathered in the California city of Santa Clara to discuss opportunities and challenges presented by the meteoric growth of China’s economy.”
“Tourists disgusted by stinking toilets at Chinese tourist sites or even angrier because they can’t locate it are in for a pleasant surprise in east China – a ‘restroom revolution’ is taking shape before their eyes and noses.”
“Chinese netizens spend ten times more money on the internet than people in developed countries. A World Bank report … reports Chinese netizens spend an average of 83.5 yuan on the internet every month, more than 10 percent of their monthly income.”