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A court house for the Olympics

The Olympic Village People’s Court moved out of its temporary location in Yayuncun and into snazzy new digs between the Athletes’ Village and the Badaling Expressway.

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Noted Political Thinker on Chairman Mao

Mike Tyson delights, terrifies his Chinese hosts Last year’s publication of a controversial biography by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday and a proposal at this year’s NPC that he be removed from China’s currency have suggested that Mao Zedong may … Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Hits Wall?

Translated from today’s Massage Milk: Rolling Stone to Roll On Out? Free verse-style linebreaks are in the original: Just one issue after starting, Rolling Stone‘s been told to stop. Word is that the decision came from the Shanghai News Publications … Continue reading

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Skinhua Presents: Ladies of the CPPCC

With this year’s NPC and CPPCC convening in Beijing, the Chinese government has taken steps to address a startling, ever-widening gap dividing the government from the general public. Not the wage gap — they’re totally kidding about that one — … Continue reading

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CPPCC blogs strengthen country, enthrall readers

CPPCC member Zhang Jia opens a blog on People’s Daily Qiangguo platform.

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Massage Milk on the Chinese version of Rolling Stone

Wang Xiaofeng comments on the new Chinese version of Rolling Stone magazine.

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Xinhua: Won’t someone think of the children?

Kids these days. Occasionally tardy! Sometimes truant! Unconcerned by ‘substandard food makers!’ Chaos reigns in schools acriss the country, apparently, as students fake absence notes, cheat on tests, show up late for appointments, and skip 7 AM morning exercises. A … Continue reading

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Shark Soup and Whaleburgers: Endangeriffic!

The people at Walt Disney, Co. must be wishing that they’d never heard of Cantonese food. Their announcement that shark’s fin soup – a traditional, mostly tasteless delicacy – would be on the menu at Hong Kong Disneyland pissed off … Continue reading

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CAST IRON FOUNDRY wanted: The new Craigslist Beijing.

Shanghai has had its own version of Craigslist since the beginning of June; now Beijing has joined the Craigslist club. As with its Shanghai sibling, Craigslist Beijing is new, and not many users have heard about it, so for now … Continue reading

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Esperanto estas stulto

Via Wanbro, an old article from the “No Shit, Really?” section of the People’s Daily reports that “Esperanto’s spread in China faces challenges.” Apparently, there were roughly 400,000 Chinese speakers of the artificial language during the 1980s; that number shrank … Continue reading

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