- “The French have committees for everything. … After much discussion, the geographers and linguists of the CNT have decided that the rest of the world has it wrong. ‘Beijing’ must be spelled ‘Pékin’.”
- “A Chinese government Web site encouraging citizens to report corruption crashed on its first day under the weight of too many hits. China’s National Bureau of Corruption Prevention … launched its official Web site (yfj.mos.gov.cn) on Tuesday.”
- Has anyone heard of this magazine? And if they were going to choose to steal a website’s design, why would they choose That’s Shanghai’s?
- “Apple Inc. is negotiating with Japan’s top mobile phone carrier to launch the iPhone in Japan, though the cut of subscriber revenue that Apple wants has been a sticking point, according to a report published Tuesday.”
- “An entry (the only entry) on a blog purporting to show a ‘cheat sheet’ used by [a Guangzhou company] to pass audits has been widely reported. Most articles refer to the entry as being part of a worker’s blog, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.”
- “Tang Wei finally broke her long-time silence about her former boy friend Tian Yu, saying she definitely won’t have played in the movie without his support, media reported Tuesday.”
- The world needs more giant ferris wheels!
- “Li Bin, 41, was the leader of a notorious gang of 20 based at a nightclub called Baoding Palace in Baoshan District, according to Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court.” Shanghai’s new biggest rogue? Peijin Chen.
- “A court … has sentenced one of two middle school teachers to death and the other to an 11 year jail term for their roles in a prostitution ring that was run by their wives. [They] forced more than 20 students to have sex with men seeking virgins.”
- “The following list of ‘jokes’ was compiled by a Tianya netizen named Laome2018. These ‘jokes’ are not funny at all; in fact, they are solemn and dismal. But these are extraordinary times in China. If you can’t laugh at them, then life is really grim.”
- “As part of the BBC’s season looking at sustainable food, we take a peek in the fridges of people in cities around the world and ask what motivates their food choices.”
- Amazing Buildings: Shanghai Style
“The second clip is realy interesting as it brings together the architects and engineers to talk about the structure, the process of building it, and how the design incorporates various safety elements. .. before the clip cuts off.”
Image from Mike Chen.