Monthly Archives: April 2011

Small Chinese Entertainment Company has big plans

Independent entertainment company Juli Entertainment Co Ltd, has teamed up with China’s largest film group, China Film Group Corporation to co-produce at least 5 films annually, including one inspired by the American movie, Ocean’s 11. The plot will be original … Continue reading

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Unrest in Tibetan Area of China

In March 2008, Aba county, a Tibetan area of China, erupted in violence when Buddhist monks demonstrated for religious freedom –  now, the region is seeing violence again. The crisis is centered around Kirti Monastery. Last week, hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Shark fin soup’s days may be numbered

Shark fins, long a delicacy in China that have brought in up to $300 per pound according to Treehugger, may be on the out in Hong Kong.  A recent survey of 1,000 Hong Kong residents found that 78% of respondents … Continue reading

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Hong Kong and Hainan Battle For Chinese Tourists

So far this year 7.3 million Chinese tourists have come to Hong Kong – a year-on-year rise of 19 percent. Tourism operators throughout Asia are gearing up for China’s “Golden Week” May holidays and are preparing to go head to … Continue reading

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Demonstrations In Hong Kong Demand Ai Weiwei’s Release

Protesters gathered by the thousands this weekend in Hong Kong calling for the release of prominent artist Ai Weiwei from custody. As I wrote two weeks ago, the detainment of Ai has captivated the proverbial global audience and will truly … Continue reading

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Wellbeing Survey Results & Food Safety in China

The results of Gallup’s 2010 global wellbeing survey were recently issued. It was surprising to see that only 12% of Chinese considered themselves to be “thriving”, with 17% surveyed said they were “downright suffering” and an overwhelming 71% majority thought … Continue reading

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Flawless Virgins Can Get 500 Yuan Daily

What would you do for 500 Yuan a day? Netizens have spurred heated discussions after a job advertisement for tea picking workers go public. A recruitment website recently posted an ad looking for female full-time Kouchun (mouth and lip) tea picking … Continue reading

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“Asian Fit” luxury sunglasses to expand in China market

As a Chinese American living in California, it’s always been hard to find glasses in the states that fit my Asian features. Sunglasses in the States have not been made to fit Asians features, which is typically a lower bridge. … Continue reading

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Shanghai Auto Show opens: the largest ever

(Picture from Xinhuanet, all rights reserved) After two days of media’s preview, Shanghai Auto Show opens to public on this Thursday. According to official statistics, 150,000 visitors visited the show on the first public day and have reached 700,000 visitors so … Continue reading

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E-Public Relations=Online Mafia?

–Government Departments to Curb Illegal Online “Public Relations” Practices According to Xinhua News Agency, four government departments have planned to intensively curb the illegal online “public relations” practices nationwide since mid-April, in order to stabilize the online communication system and … Continue reading

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