Shanghai Daily columnist Wang Yong in his Op-Ed, At last a manly man who can sing trumps girly boys:
For too long, many domestic TV entertainment channels have profaned music and the notion of competition by giving top honors to tomboys or sissy boys for being what they are – boyish girls and feminine boys – NOT for what or how they sing. The realm of music (which if not sacred should at least require some talent) suffered most when Li Yuchun, a tomboy whose voice was the weakest of all the finalists in a national singing contest in 2005, walked away with the “Super Girl” championship. Shi Yang, a boy who dances like a young woman, became a hot idol during the “My Show” contest in Shanghai last year.
Chen Feng, the chairman of Hainan Airlines, told a panel at the recent World Economic Forum in Singapore:
[Westerners were…] robbers and bandits before you became right-minded people.
Polls show a majority of Americans believe China has mastered basic manufacturing — and it’s now barreling into our high-tech backyard. That’s FALSE. As the product recalls demonstrate, China can barely make low-value goods reliably, much less higher-value ones. The problems are structural, not the result of a few bad apples. [Emphasis from Shanghaiist]
Picture from Shanghai Daily.