Okay okay, we’ve all had a bit of a Macau overdose lately, but we just couldn’t resist sharing with you this tid-bit of information that we found on the blog of Telegraph journalist Richard Spencer. He shares a rumour that “the Louis Vuitton store in Macau is, per square foot, the company’s most profitable anywhere in the world. And that the big seller is man-bags. The men buy them to put their cash in before going gambling.” He also makes the comment that suddenly, the world wants China to go shopping!
Gosh. With the third allegation of hacking by the Chinese military into government computers in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom surfacing within two weeks, the guys at the Foreign Ministry have been kept busy! Fons Tuinstra points to past cases of bored teenagers who have successfully hacked into other governments and surmised that the German government could not have said that they had an issue with millions of bored Chinese teenagers! Richard Spencer made the erudite argument that if the “US and other western governments are busy infiltrating the computer systems of foreign governments… it is disingenuous to complain too vigorously when those same foreign governments become good at doing it back”. Hmm…
To combat the rise in prostitution and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, the Ministry of Commerce has issued new rules that will require all public bath houses to make their premises more accessible to public inspections. From now, “foot-massage parlors must have their cubicle doors unlocked when attending clients.” Also, all hotels, resorts and public bath houses are now required to provide condom vending machines. In Shanghai, public baths and hairdressing salons must have clear glass windows. As with all new laws, only time will tell if they are really serious about enforcing them this time!
Photo of LV manbag from Another Laowai.
Picture of hacker from Luiso.
Photo of “massage parlour” by danieljwoodard.