Smoking poses challenge to Chinese government

| June 7th, 2010

The Global Times recently reported that 15 million teens light up in China, according to a 2008 report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Excuses that range from “It helps me relax” to “All my friends do it,” give China’s 13 to 18 year olds reasons to buy cheap cigarettes.

I personally witnessed a young kid, most likely embarking on his teenage years, pressuring his friend to smoke at a bus stop. He teasingly waved the cigarette in […]Read more…

Han Han:Han Feng is a good cadre in China, and 97% surveyed agree

| March 5th, 2010

Over the overwhelming scolds and contempt upon Han Feng, Tobacco Sales Bureau Director of Guangxi province, some critics choose to look at his notorious sex diary at a comparative perspective, and do get different conclusions about him. Han Han, renowned writer, professional car racer and sina.com.cn’s No.1 blogger, wrote on his blog “Han Feng is a good cadre” 10:58 a.m. March 4th.

The post generated 461,526 clicks and 6,144 comments by 12 p.m March 5th. He soon attached an 24-hour online […]Read more…

Chief Director’s sex diary exposed

| March 4th, 2010

From Qingdao News:

Guangxi province Tobacco Sales Bureau Director Han Feng (韩峰) likes to write diary. He writes freely, almost hides nothing in his diary. How the meeting went at work, how he got hotel rooms after work, how much money he collected, how many colleagues or subordinates he slept with, who he drank with and gave gifts to… all of these are concisely recorded with real names in his diary.

Then, this diary somehow was published online and became the […]Read more…

Elementary schools named after tobacco industry in China

| January 20th, 2010

From Xinhua:

“Genius comes from hard work Tobacco helps you to be successful”

After the Wenchuan earthquake last year, Sichuan disaster area has established a “Sichuan Tobacco Hope Elementary School”, not only the “China Tobacco” name and logo was clearly printed on the top of the school building, the stone monument in the center of the school writes “Determine to contribute to society, Tobacco helps you to be successful”. According to statistics, there are at least […]Read more…