“Shanghai is about to become a quieter city – from June 1, drivers of cars, mopeds and bikes will be banned from blaring horns within the Outer Ring Road.” We don’t see this being enforced.
“Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Wild Animal Park were crowned as two of China’s top-grade scenic spot, according to a list today published on the official Website of the country’s tourism watchdog.” Watching ducklings die = top-grade.
“China’s Ding Junhui will be able to play two ranking events on home soil next season after Tuesday’s announcement that the inaugural Shanghai Masters will take place in August.” The sport is snooker.
“The Starbucks decision actually came down earlier this year, but Brad wrote the post now to extol the fact that Xingbake (after losing to Starbucks) just changed its name and taken down all offending signage.”
“And by ‘intimate, personal’ they mean ‘smaller, pricier.’ And by ‘design-conscious travelers’ they mean ‘fucking retards.’ The article is insipidly subtitled ‘to the delight of savvy travelers, boutique hotels are finally sprouting up in Asia.'”
“The Pudong New Area People’s Court ruled the store had defrauded consumers because it had turned the best-before date on the imported cookies into the production date on the Chinese-language label.”
“Tim Fenton, head of McDonald’s Asia-Pacific unit, said in a telephone interview that breakfast is a ‘long-term strategy’ in China, where the first meal of the day is more likely to include rice porridge with pork or mushrooms than eggs or hashbrowns.”
“As the environment ministry said pollution across the country was getting worse, China signed five joint agreements yesterday with the European Union, as the United Nations marked International Biodiversity Day.”
“Sculptor Mark Armstrong cuts an ice block in a basement on Huaihai Road Middle this morning. About 40 tons of ice has been transported from northern Sweden to build city’s first ice bar, which is scheduled to open next month.” At least our third ice bar.
“Shanghai Bites essays to uncover the best of the ‘xiao chi’ experience in Shanghai, as well as other comfort foods and occasional glimpses at “the other half” of food in Shanghai. “
“About 200,000 people die in China each year from improper use of drugs, Chinese doctors and pharmacists say, and they are calling for greater efforts to educate consumers.”
“Buildings in Rizhao, a coastal city of nearly three million on the Shandong Peninsula in northern China, have a common yet unique appearance: most rooftops and walls are covered with small panels. They are solar heat collectors.”
“For the second time in weeks, a Chinese drug or food product has been singled out as a threat overseas. … In both cases, Chinese producers said they believed the use of the chemicals to be safe and knew of no rules regulating their use.”
“’Ghost shares’ are highly risky, but ‘black horses’ have beaten expectations. Buying cheap to sell high later is known as ‘fighting for the hat’, while selling at a loss to avoid further losses is ‘meat slicing’.”
“The government looks set to back down from its long-held intention of imposing real-name registration for the country’s 20 million bloggers following protests from the industry.”