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"The lanky Ottawa native, a virtual unknown in Canada, is most renowned for his Chinese TV appearances as the quick-witted foreigner who does amusing skits and the first Westerner to perform the ancient Chinese art of xiangsheng, or comedic dialogue."
: Chinese posters from the 1920s and 1930s, and, L'affiche Chinoise
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Is Gavin Menzies
the Stephen Wolfram of history? That's the question today's New York Times
, pw: mabuse
) suggests in a Menzies profile. Menzies has a new book out, 1421
, which claims that the Chinese discovered America seven decades before Columbus did. Some people
have made similarly precise claims about this planet's developments. Others
have seen their amateur claims initially mocked and later proven to be correct. Is Menzies onto something or is he a crank? And how do we place the passionate amateur within the realm of scholarly pursuits?
Jiang outlines plans to make China wealthier
Ah, Adam Smith in and K. Marx out. Brting on the Krispy Kreeme franchises. Bet there won't be labor unions in the near future but an economically powerful China plus the EU will give America some strong competition.
Am I the only one who doesn't think this
is news? This story also showed up here
a few days ago. (more inside)
China thrown off balance as boys outnumber girls Poor young men here complain that modern women are too picky. ''Before, it was men choosing women,'' says Liu Xicheng, 21, a migrant worker who came to Beijing from nearby Hebei Province. ''Now it is women choosing men. Some have high quality standards. It is hard to marry them.''
I checked and this isn't from the Onion
Fire at Internet Cafe 'forces' Chinese government to close all 2400 Beijing cafes.
This one has to rank up there with the line from the Good Old Days in which missing Soviet leaders were often described as 'having a cold.' I can't wait for the 2008 Happy Fun Olympics.
Electronic Arts censors Taiwan
from their FIFA 2002 PC game. What's up with that?
China thumbs nose at Japan, sends asylum seekers on their way.
A happy ending (beginning) for five North Korean asylum seekers who were dragged out of the Japanese consulate in Shenyang by Chinese police -- with more than tacit initial approval from local Japanese officials.
Actor Kevin Smith
(no, not Silent Bob... Ares from Xena) has died
after a large fall in China.
New World Order? As Israel and India form a new friendship
, it seems that Israel's arch enemy, Arafat, is forming alliance with China,
India's arch enemy. Apologizes for linking to DrudgeReport for the Arafat story, but that's all I could find.
this is very odd indeed
chinese news media's flash tribute for the WTC tragedy
rough translation for the song:
elderly american goes to work
was very frightened
someone drove a plane into the building
and it fell down
but he was very fit
so he ran down 937 stairs and got away
the news people asked him to say a few words
that was all he could say
he said someone crashed a plane into the building
they were terrorists
this is bad because it affects ordinary people
China seeking $1 billion from Israel for aborted aircraft deal
How do you say Chutzpah in Chinese? This is just....funny. Do they sue in the People's Republic
Musical extravaganza falls on deaf ears
Has the China Daily finally produced it's most politically incorrect headline?
Chinese sweatshops working overtime producing American flags.
Just so we can show each other how much we value freedom and democracy.
Los Angeles' Curious Role in the Chinese Revolution
"The oddest among the group was a sickly, 88-pound hunchback Angeleno who had bad eyesight, an obsession with military glory and more than a touch of genius."
I can't describe this one. More interesting than anything Hollywood ever dreams up, that's for sure.
Detainees take their lives in China
Ouyr trading partners---no, not those arrested and being held. Wonder how many body parts can be harvested for the transplant market.
Russia-China alliance emerges as a foil to US
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.... Not! Post cold war alliances do indeed make strange bedfellows. Does this mean Vodka will now be served with Kung Pao chicken?
This well may be the new Chinese stealth wave our CIA has been trying to blow away from our shores but to no avail. For the first time, China able to spy on us and to knock down surfers too.
The most inept saber rattling in the history of diplomacy.
"We're through with you rascally Chinese! On second thought, no we're not! We sure want to go to war with you over Taiwan! Or maybe not! We're crazy, yeah - CRAZY LIKE A FOX! You don't know WHAT we're up to, you dirty Commies! PSYCHE-OUT! And stop making such damn nice berets!"
Oops! "Weren’t you
supposed to watch him?" "Me? I thought you
were watching him."
is what happens when they let the Shrub pretend he is actually in charge.
Corrupt Chinese Officials Plan Escape Routes.
Why? Because they believe the collapse of the Chinese government is imminent. Their planning is premature, experts quoted here say. But we all know that experts can often be . . . well, not so expert. Wild headline, to say the least.
I spy. You spy too
Anything we do you do too: China big in the sky spy game
Bush Virtual Pet Game Soars in China
"In the wake of the downed U.S. spy plane, the Chinese apparently have found a new way to ridicule President George W. Bush - a virtual pet modeled after him" [They need a Palm Pilot to mock Bush?]
Bush soft on China, so pundits say
Spouting a tough guy stance, the talk shows guests, all conservative commentators, suggested Bush whimped out and made America look weak. They preferred a much tougher stand even while the military were "on loan."
Chinese F-8 interceptor flying underneath U.S. Navy EP-3E
seconds before the crash. EP-3E banks a hard left. How can you figure out who's to blame when both pilots are being this reckless?
U.S. Refuses To Apologize to China
- This seems to me to be the right decision. What do you think we should do here?
What the Pentagon has lost
The American spy plane carried very sophisticted andf important snoopware...did they destroy what they could before landing?
US Spy plane lands on Hainan after collision with Chinese jet.
Bush wants the crew back. And the plane too, along with all the equipment, please.
All your cultural treasures are belong to us!
At least in China
it was the accidental
kind of stupidity...
17 International Olympic Committee inspectors
are in China reviewing its bid for the 2008 Olympic Games. Should human rights concerns be a factor in their decision? Does a sporting body have a duty to use compliance with the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights as a gauge to measure hosting worthiness for any country (not just China)?
You thought the Holocaust was sickening? Read about the Nanjing Massacre.
A very graphic account of the massacre of Chinese citizens by Japanese soldiers in World War 2. I found this tale to be far more sickening than that of the Holocaust.
Don't read it if you don't wish to read and see accounts of how Japanese soldiers sliced up pregnant women and beheaded children in the streets. It is truly awful.
As if things weren't tense enough between Taiwan and China.
By the way, the standards for ship designations have inflated over the years. These "destroyers" would have been considered light cruisers in WWII.
New evidence of madness
in the halls of power in the Chinese Empire. An excellent example of how water issues will dominate in the 21st century.
Is everyone asleep at the wheel?
"The Senate on Tuesday approved a bill to normalize trade with China, marking a turning point in a half-century of stormy relations between the world’s strongest power and its most populous nation. In return, trade relations will no longer hinge on China’s human rights record, a link that has long irritated Beijing.
" It is a sad day for human rights in China.
China puts '700,000 troops' on Sudan alert.
"The Chinese have been brought in by aircraft and ship ... We've all seen the Chinese being brought in and can only pray about what's going to happen next." I am quite suprised I haven't heard more about this in the western media.
The Mummies of the Tarim Basin
were discovered fifteen years ago by Chinese archaeologists working in the salty deserts of far western China. These bodies date from between 3,000 and 4,000 years ago and have been preserved so well in the extremely dry salty conditions that some of them look like they're still alive. Even more remarkable is that their clothing is still intact including tapestries and tartans. Finally these people were six feet tall, had long noses and fair hair and there is strong evidence that they spoke a language whose closest relatives are Celtic and Latin.
China, our new buddy
It seems like history may be made today. I hope that if China does receive favorable trade status that it will go to improve human life in that nation and improve ties between our countries.
I'd like to buy China a Coke...
Did you hear about the UFO sightings in China?
Apparently, there's been several sightings and many people have seen them. I'd like to see a photograph, but with today's digital techniques, I wouldn't believe a photo if I saw it.