Dr. Yu Jianrong (于建嵘), chairman of the Social Issues Research Center of the Rural Development Institute of the China Academy of Social Sciences, delivered a speech entitled “Maintaining a Baseline of Social...
by Elena Favilli | Nov 17, 2005
From Usa Today: BEIJING ” The number of Americans living in China has reached a historic high of 110,000. They are teachers, hairdressers, diplomats, travelers, students and business fat cats. There’s even a bluegrass banjo player and singer who is scheduled to perform in Mandarin here Friday night. What kind of advice about dealing with […]
by Elena Favilli | Nov 10, 2005
From Sinosplice: The other day I got in a taxi to discover that my driver was a pleasant middle-aged woman. Female taxi drivers are not exceedingly rare in Shanghai, but they’re not common, either. I was feeling gregarious, so I started chatting her up. (That’s one of the things I love about China barring language […]
by Sachi Fujimori | Mar 15, 2005
From LA Times: CHONGQING, China ” Tian Liang, 25, is handsome, tall and was, until recently, the pride of China. When he returned from the 2004 Athens Olympics with a gold medal for synchronized diving, his star appeal skyrocketed and advertisers banged on his door. Tian decided to take a breather, grab some endorsements and […]
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