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,…

DaLian Again?

Aside from the recent DaLian Protests about kicking out a potentially hazardous chemical plant, I just learned that China’s first aircraft carrier was just sent underway for sea trials out of the same port city, on August 10, 2011: http://www.thechinabeat.org/?p=3733…

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,…