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Monthly Archives: December 2007

SpongeBob, meet Haibao

The moment we’ve all been waiting for - the mascot of the Shanghai Expo has been unveiled. Well, I wasn’t waiting for it, but someone must have been. The China Daily tells us that Haibao (the blue thing) can now be seen on every corner in Shanghai. I will take that into consideration if I […]

Chain reaction

Via Wang Xiaofeng:
The boss says to his secretary: I’m taking you to Beijing for a few days. Get ready to go.
The secretary phones her husband: I’ve got to go to a meeting in Beijing with the boss for a few days. You’ll have to look after yourself.
The husband rings his lover: My wife’s going to […]

The Global Times defends Edwin Maher

I haven’t seen Edwin at CCTV9 for a week, so I haven’t had a chance to tease him about his appearance in the LA Times last Tuesday. (You sellout, Edwin. You stooge.) His popularity is likely to rise even further in China as news of this slander spreads like wildfire throughout the country. How could […]

The premier’s visit to China’s most infamous AIDS village

Saturday was World Aids Day. On Friday, Premier Wen Jiabao went to Shangcai county in Henan - famous for the disastrous number of people who contracted HIV through the criminal negligence of government-organized blood buyers. The most famous of all Shangcai’s villages is Wenlou.
From Xinhua’s report:
According to the villagers, with the help of the government, […]