The “creative” 2010 Asian Games preparations in Guangzhou

| November 5th, 2010
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The 2010 Asian Games are going to be hosted in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. Only days away from the opening ceremony, much efforts have been putting into transforming Guangzhou into the hosting city. Newly constructed venues have just been finished; equipment, infrastructures have been installed for the disabled; English translations were added to all the signs; even the Guangzhou subway is free for 30 days during the Asian Games. “Passion Guangzhou, Creative Asian Games”, recently [...]Read more…

Jail for VIP only

| August 21st, 2010
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(Netease) Guangzhou Daily reported on August 19: Getting up at 6 am in the morning every day, cleaning, reading books and newspaper, doing exercises etc. going to bed at 10 pm without any manual labor, after being locked up in the detention center, many high ranked officials who “fell off the horse” became healthier. Due to a regulated life, problems like fatty liver, high blood pressures, hyperglycemia, high blood lipids etc. all went away, some even gained 10 jin. [...]Read more…

Severe rainstorm questions Guangzhou City’s drainage system

| May 7th, 2010
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How to decide whether a country is a developed country or a developing one? Taiwanese essayist and cultural critic Lung Ying-tai proposed a simple way: when there is a rainstorm that last for 3 hours or so, take a walk, if you find the legs of your trousers are wet but not muddy, the traffic is slow but not jammed, the streets are slippery but not waterlogged, this is probably a developed country; on the other hand if you find [...]Read more…

Office dating rules of an internet technology company in Guangzhou

| March 21st, 2010
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The following list of dating rules are from an internet technology company in Guangzhou (from Mop):

Translated:

Rule #42: Males who have been employed for less than a year and females who have been employed for less than three months are prohibited from finding a boyfriend or girlfriend in the company.

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A step toward democracy: The case of Guangzhou

| January 4th, 2010
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 “It’s not even a tad democratic”

This article (from Netease) got me really excited because I have always been interested in China’s democratization efforts. I previously translated a post on “How should we live before democracy?” As somewhat of a follow-up, this article will explain the changes happening in Guangzhou while also discussing how the Chinese government actually interprets democracy, which is something I’ve not seen discussed in most blogs about China (some of this is from my own blog). [...]Read more…

Netizens select top 10 cities in China where men feel the most pressures

| December 29th, 2009
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From  Morning H:

Perhaps no men are under more pressure than the men in the cities. Even there are some men in the cities are always relaxed, most of the men are under pressure, slowly attempt to get even closer to the center of the city. The excitement of the city living and expanding buries many men’s sweat and tears.

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16 people threaten to jump off the bridge together for wages

| November 4th, 2009
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[Daqi] Because of labor disputes with the factory, more than 30 Hunan province contractors from a (beer) brewery in Guangzhou went to the Haizhu bridge (海珠桥) together performed a “jumping off the bridge show”. Police yesterday said, after the investigation 16 people involved in climbing the bridge were punished accordingly. Two organizers were held in criminal custody, 14 others were held for civil detention.

The afternoon of November 2, Guangzhou Haizhu bridge was paralyzed. 16 workers climbed on top of the [...]Read more…

Top Ten Cities in China with the Most Beautiful Women

| August 31st, 2009
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Women’s beauty should not be intimidating, but beautiful women make men lose self-control. Beautiful women flaunting their intractable personality, is not passive beauty, but charm that can destroy men’s rationality. Often, when beautiful women formed into a group, they will intimidate men with great pressure. This article from Netease tells us the top ten cities in China where you can find the most beautiful women.

 

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