2011 China News in Review

High speed train accident kills more than 30 – it could happen to travelers Real estate prices take bumpy ride – it could happen to owners Wukan villagers protest over land grab – it could …

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Of Milk and Tobacco

@赵晓  [Mr. Zhao Xiao is a professor at Beijing Technology University School of Management]: Got this joke from a friend, really got a kick out of it. “Ten years ago he adopted the bad habit of …

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Flying Home

Left: Take off from Australia. Right: Landing in China. Same plane, same seat, same window, same camera. Pretty shocking when you put it together.

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Harbinger of Bad News

  CCTV anchor Zhang Quanling tweets: “One of our foreign correspondents Xu Shenyi was sent to Pakistan; Bin Laden subsequently died. She was then sent to Libya, where many reporters had rotated in and out, but …

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Chinese Netizens React to the Death of Kim Jong-Il

Chinese netizens are watching the “Korean drama” and, in tune with the festive season in the West, humming a self-invented theme song of “Jinge [Brother Kim] bye, Jinge bye, Jinge on the way.” Many scoff …

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Hidden Message in a Confession

Can one man outwit a Kafkaesque system? Attorney Li Zhuang was prosecuted for instigating false testimony and obstruction of justice as a defense attorney of a gangster in 2009. The case was widely seen as a way …

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