Month: August 2011

China’s Dead Sea

http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/pictures/chinese-dead-sea-crowded-with-visitors-escaping-summer-heat.html I’ve been to Busan, Korea’s HaeUnDae district, and it was the exact same thing. piles upon piles of people. If you get lost, and suffer some horrible fate, it’s probably your fault for trying to get in with a…

Fastest-Growing Sport in the World?

Basketball! At least, that’s what basketball enthusiasts say. So maybe that’s why it was chosen as the game of choice for a diplomatic game between China and the US during Biden’s visit? http://www.chinahearsay.com/a-tale-of-two-u-s-china-narratives-biden-vs-the-basketbrawl So how did the fight break out?…

Energy and Climate Change

http://www.chinadebate.com/2011/08/chinas-environmental-crisis-interview-with-chloe-maxmin You know why China has issues with climate change? Lack of modern infrastructure, just like most places in Hawaii, means less efficient usage of energy. For instance, many places in Hawaii still do not have Central Air Conditioning. Apparently,…

Knock-offs Make Stuff Cheaper

It’s true! http://www.chinahearsay.com/from-phones-to-tablets-moving-up-the-counterfeit-value-chain Whether you’re buying movies from some store, or joe schmoe giving you copies of 4 movies fresh from the theater off of a single DVD disc, it’s all good, because you get what you pay for! However,…

XinJiang Ketchup!

http://www.farwestchina.com/2011/08/your-ketchup-probably-came-from-xinjiang.html Sometimes, it’s small things like this that make me want to turn this into a micro-blog. I simply want to tell you, that your ketchup may come from Xinjiang. However, ketchup itself came from China. Modern Cantonese vernacular for…

DaLian Protests

First of all, I think reading these articles on DaLian are nice to know how the city came about, and where it might be going with these protests: http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=3693 http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=3704 As for a background story to what specifically sparked the…