China has, at 8,358 kilometres, the longest high-speed rail network in the world. In December 2010, the Guangzhou-Zhuhai express rail commenced trail operation, with the travel time between the two cities reduced to 30 minutes. And the high-profile Shanghai-Beijing express rail is scheduled for operation in June. Yet, ordinary Chinese people will have to face… Continue reading China’s high-speed trains
Up to last month, 15 young people working in the Foxconn factories had died from committing suicides. Tian Yu is one of the four survivors of suicide attempts at Foxconn, which produces gadgets for Apple. She jumped from her fourth floor dormitory at Foxconn’s Longhua plant in Shenzhen in March this year. The youngest among… Continue reading Why the Foxconn girl wanted to die
To smear and sabotage Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize, China has gone to the unthinkable extent. It threatens the Chinese living in Norway to stage protest against the award; and it creates a farce by staging an award called Confucius Peace Prize given to a six-year-old girl. According to the South China Morning Post, the… Continue reading Confucius Peace Prize?
It was just announced that Liu Xiaobo has received the Nobel Peace Prize 2010. Great news indeed – the world has not bowed to China and lived up to the common values of human mankind. Liu’s reaction to it? “I dedicate the prize to those having died in the June 4 event.” And then he… Continue reading Liu Xiaobo
It is reported that at a Shenzhen university, some 40 professors competed for the post of Chuzhang (處長)，a mid-level official title in the mailand’s bureaucratic system. Why is it that the professors are so keen to be an official? In most other countries, the professors and scholars are usually happy to be left focusing on… Continue reading Who is the chief at mainland university?