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…

Dogs

Normally, when it comes to China, we’re ridiculed, and even looked down upon for eating them. Normally, I say, “Screw you!” To those people, because these same people are normally cultural supremacists who believe in spreading American-style democracy all over…