“Where Manchester’s worker dissidents of the early 1800s had the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley to urge them to ‘rise like lions after slumber’, China’s modern equivalents have World of Warcraft and dissident bloggers.”
“Christian mission groups from around the world plan to quietly defy the Chinese ban on foreign missionaries and send thousands of volunteer evangelists to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.” Another reason to avoid Beijing next year.
“Athletes staying in the Beijing Olympic village in 2008 can stretch out in beds 10 centimetres wider than those that were provided in Athens for the Summer Games, according to the Beijing News. But there won’t be a lot to do in the room besides sleep.”
“The 10 day holiday, priced from £1758 departs on the 3rd November 2007 and spends two days in Guilin which is the central backdrop to the epic Hollywood adaptation of the classic 1920’s Somerset Maugham love story.” Ugh.
“Witnesses said two passengers including the victim surnamed Lu scrambled to get on the bus when it stopped near Jiangning Road and Wuding Road. The two men got into a fight and police were called in at 8am when Lu fell to the ground.”
“A radio tower in Harbin City, China has installed a 700 foot swing. Swingers start at the peak of the tower, which is 1,100 feet off the ground. The tower is actually the world’s second highest steel tower …” If by ‘brave’ you mean ‘stupid’.