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AP:Chinese adviser urges lip synching ban

From the AP via The San Jose Mercury News : BEIJING – Chinese government advisers meeting in Beijing this week have some weighty matters to discuss: blocking Taiwan’s formal independence, alleviating dire poverty in the countryside. And lip synching. Ma Bomin, an official with Shanghai’s municipal radio, film and television administration, likens the practice of […]

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Xing Xiaofang: Being vigilant about good and bad in retro-culture in Shanghai

From Sinopolis.com: The “halt of programs at Lanxi Theater,” has encouraged scholars in Shanghai to call for:Being vigilant about good and bad in retro-culture As Shanghai’s economy has begun to take off, intellectuals and ordinary urban residents have taken to reminiscing about the past through retro-cultural performances. People are looking for a reference for the […]

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BBC:Web demo launches hip-hop in China

From BBC NEWS: A demo placed on the internet has triggered the initial success of one of China’s first hip-hop groups, Hi-Bomb. Hi-Bomb – composed of Lionel “Little Lion” and Shang Hao – rap in English, Mandarin and the Shanghainese dialect. Their success was triggered by Lionel placing a demo on the web – which […]

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Mian Mian reaches maturity with ‘Panda Sex’

From Keralanext.com : Once banned from publishing in her home country, China’s bad girl of literature Mian Mian is back with a novel which she says reflects her new found maturity after steering her life clear of drugs, booze and even sex. China’s bad girl of literature Mian Mian is back with a novel which […]

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Hu Tianshu: High-Quality Housekeepers Are Tough to Find

Translated by the Press Interpreter (link to original article:Nanfang Daily): “High-quality housekeepers are not easy to find; development in this area lags behind other areas of China’s development.” By Hu Tianshu, Shanghai Correspondent Mrs. Yang, who lives by the Pu Dong Century Park, cannot remember clearly how many housekeepers have come and gone in the […]

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