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Photo series: Granny Ding and her stray cats

From Simao’s Home blog: Retired college professor Ding Shiying, 77, has been a celebrity in Beijing for years. She keeps about 150 stray cats, excluding another 150 that have died, in her old courtyard house near Beihai. People called her “Granny Ding”. During SARS In 2003, the number of the stray cats, most abandoned or […]

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100 killed as typhoon hits China – David Fickling and agencies

From Guardian Unlimited: More than 100 people were today reported to have died as the strongest typhoon to hit mainland China for 50 years battered industrial districts in the east of the country yesterday. At least 41 people were killed when a concrete building collapsed in Jinxiang, an industrial town in Cangnan county close to […]

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Disappearing Beijing – Jeremy Goldkorn

From Danwei: Dazhalan§ßʆÖʆè (pronounced da shi lan’r in Beijing) is an alleyway and the area around it just southwest of Tiananmen Square. Since the Ming Dynasty, it has housed shops, inns and hotels, theaters and brothels. Some of the theaters and shops (such as Tongrentang PharmacyÔºàÂê剪ņÇÔºâ have been operating in the same building for more […]

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80 years of Chinese animation –

From One of the best works of 1964 was the paper-cut animation “Hongjun BridgeÔºàÁ∫¢ÂÜõÊ°•Ôºâ”. The story is set during China’s civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party of China. The film is famous for its vivid characters. To make things easy for everyone, the Kuomintang soldiers are portrayed as ugly, hunch-backed cowards. […]

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