Punks in China

| May 7th, 2013

When the Sex Pistols appeared on the BBC singing "God Save the Queen," China was still in the grips of the Cultural Revolution – most music was banned, and Mao ruled supreme. It would take another two decades before punk arrived in Beijing.

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Teachers from UK shocked by Chinese multiplication table

| January 23rd, 2013

From Sina:

The teachers from UK asking questions

January 17th, An English delegation of more than 50 teachers and deans from top 25 middle schools and primary school in UK came to Ningbo city in Zhejiang Province to attend math classes for learning and sharing.

They went to two schools: Ningbo Wanli International School and Ningbo Gaoxin Foreign Language School.

One UK headmasters said that Chinese kids’ are well known for their math abilities in the world. Teachers in UK always puzzled about why […]Read more…

China’s “new Futures” – Chris Barrett’s photographic exhibition on China’s one-child policy

| November 30th, 2012

Chris Barrett is a young British photographer, Master of photojournalism at the University of Westminster, Bachelor of Fine Arts at Nottingham Trent University. In the past he has undertaken photo projects in North Korea, Georgia, Iran and many other Asian countries. He has been working off and on in China for six years spending 2 years researching and shooting his ongoing photographic around the issue of “China’s one-child policy”. [new] Futures is an exhibition of something of this work which […]Read more…

UK Luxury items sale flooded with Chinese faces

| December 29th, 2011

From IFeng:

December 26, the famous British department store Selfridges on Oxford Street in London had a after Christmas sale. Even though, there was the subway workers strike, it still could not stop waves of shoppers rushing in. Worrying about the deep debt crisis, Europeans are tightening their belts, not spending as much as the previous years. But to some Chinese people, this is not a problem.

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Man lies to parents about studying in UK for 6 years, spends 6 million

| October 21st, 2011

Beijing Morning post reported (via Netease): a man has been living in Beijing for long time, but his parents far away in Jiangsu Province thought he was studying at Oxford University. For 6 years, parents sent him over 6 million yuan. But now, he spent all 6 million yuan and also owed another 400,000 yuan to the loan sharks. Parents finally found out the truth, he had nothing to say but to threaten to commit suicide. Yesterday, he finally gave […]Read more…

Wendi Deng Murdoch wins her “tigress” title

| July 27th, 2011

Tiger, in China has always been used to signify people and thing with energy and authority, carrying a commendatory tone. Wendi Deng Murdoch married to the chairman and chief executive officer of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch now is characterized as tigress by netizens because of her quick and powerful reflexes to smack down an attacker during the “phone hacking scandal” press conference.

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