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About mengt

Meng Tian holds a B.A. from Peking University, China, in Broadcasting and Television, and a double degree in Economics. She is currently a first-year M.A. candidate in SPR program at Annenberg School of Journalism. Her motto is: Believe in fate, but never bend it over. Follow her on Twitter:meng1218.

Google Localizes its April Fools’ Prank in China

Baidu, the biggest competitor of Google, has long been puffing  its preempt position in China’s search engine market with a jargon” Baidu knows Chinese better.” However,  on 2011 April Fools’ Day,Google China (Google.cn) releases a product called Google Time Machine Search … Continue reading

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Authority says no to indoor smoking

China, the world’s largest tobacco producer and home to a third of all smokers,is once again puffing out another attempt to curb the health effects of cigarettes, this time by renewing a commitment to banning indoor smoking. According to the … Continue reading

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“Lei Feng Spirit” in quake-hit zone

Lei Feng is more than just a name in China. He is hailed as a cultural icon, symbolizing selflessness, modesty, and dedication. His name creeps into people’s hearts, daily conversation, music, even movies; his imagery can be found on cups, … Continue reading

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Georgeana Fung: CEO of Burson-Marsteller Hong Kong Office

“Hong Kong, because of its history as a trade center, has a more developed economy than many other Chinese cities. Therefore, PR firms with offices in Hong Kong have offered a portfolio of services ranging across various verticals for decades.” … Continue reading

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“Which Chinese province do you live in?”

The February 24, 2011 issue of The Economist features the maps above and below, comparing Chinese provinces with countries in terms of GDP, population and exports. From the captions: “China is now the world’s second-biggest economy, but some of its … Continue reading

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Let the Bullets Fly: Political analogy and prophecy

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Inflation is spreading in China

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/business/global/15chinaecon.html?_r=1&ref=asia Continue reading

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Would Tip-off websites really curb corruption?

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Chinese Spring Festival Gala Offers Stage to Migrant Workers

The CCTV Rabbit Year Spring Festival Gala which was held on February 3, with nearly a billion audiences, offered its stage the very first time to China’s migrant workers. A band formed of two migrant workers, Wang Xu, 44, and Liu Gang, 29, … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao is really full, since he eats his words everyday

Two articles on New York Times last week set China’s Grandpa Wen along with China’s leader group in an embarrassing situation. The first one is entitled ‘China’s Leader Encourages Criticism of Government’ which is proposing raising more questioning voice from … Continue reading

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