I don’t believe that Jasmine Revolution will break out in China, because any suspicious move of assembly will be quashed by the government, and what is more, there are too many benefiting from the establishment. They don’t want to overthrow it. I like what a Chinese writer (慕容雪村）said: the flower season of the jasmine has… Continue reading The smell of Jasmine
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?
I was crossing the border to Shenzhen from Hong Kong at Huanggang the other day, and was standing behind the customs area, waiting for friends. A foreigner was walking through the customs carrying with him a box, the package of which suggests that it contained an ipad. He was stopped by the customs officers and… Continue reading Carrying iphones & ipads into China