Nanchang train station puts fence around “benches”, highlights national seat shortage

| August 31st, 2012

Earlier in August, the Nanchang Train Station had trees planted surrounded by stone planters in the public square. Travelers took a seat on the stone surrounding the trees, but the train station administration responded by putting fences around the trees, preventing anyone from sitting.

Train stations are always crowded in China and rarely have enough seats to accommodate travelers, so many people were annoyed by the fences. Southern Weekly on August 2 published an op-ed  by Zuo Zhendong about the topic, […]Read more…

Lunch headaches in Beijing CBD

| August 11th, 2011

From Netease:

In today’s China, price of everything is rising. The most basic need for a human being-"food" is certainly the first concern . Take a look at the people’s lunch in the Beijing CBD (Central Business District), where people of all social levels gather: from cleaners, waiters to senior consultants and white-collars… see what makes lunch one of people’s headaches now.

Kiki,27岁,会计师事务所高级商业顾问。午餐是韩国餐厅的套餐,花费35元。Kiki公司楼下有一条美食街,她说:“吃遍了几十家餐厅后,根本找不到想吃的餐厅。”

Kiki, 27 year-old is a senior business consultant in a CPA firm. Her lunch is a set meal at a […]Read more…