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Moon Land Claims in Beijing Court

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

The saga continues. (see previous post on selling the moon).
The Beijing company ‘Lunar Embassy’ is not giving up its right to sell pieces of the moon, despite being forbidden to do so by the Beijing’s industrial and commercial watchdog agency.
It filed suit in Beijing to regain its business license.

The industrial and commercial watchdog agency […]

Mao in Dutch Big Brother House

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

It’s amazing where you can run into Mao’s picture these days. It even found its way into the Dutch Big Brother Show. For those of you who haven’t heard of one of the best selling Dutch quality export TV formats ever, picture this.
You put 12 strangers in a House that has been inundated […]

Crash Testing Chinese Export Cars

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

According to a test by the Dutch Car Consumer Association (ANWB) and it’s European counter parts driving the new Chinese SUV Jiangling Landwind gives another meaning to knocking the front screen.
With the moderate speed of 65 Kilometres bumping frontally into another car or enduring a nice side-impact crash will result in one thing. Death.
The […]

Cigarette Vending Machine Banned in China

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

I read it in China’s English mouthpiece, I read it on international news websites and even in Dutch Newspapers which quoted, probably verbatim, Xinhua, another great source of information.
What did I read. Something totally remarkable and irrelevant.
China, the world’s biggest market for cigarettes, ratified an international treaty aimed curbing tobacco-related deaths, […]

Kids Vaccinated Against Corruption | Blame the West

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

I paraphrased the title of an article in the China Daily that reads “China to ‘vaccinate’ kids against corruption”

China plans to ‘vaccinate’ the younger generation against the evil of corruption by teaching a new class, as part of the on-going nationwide anti-corruption campaign.
So far so good, actually I would say it is about […]

Pig Sperm in Space

Monday, July 18th, 2005

It reminds me of a game we used to play when we were kids. We would sit in circle and one of us would start-off.

“I go to the moon and I take a .. toothbrush. ” The next one in the circle then continued by saying “I go to the moon and I take […]

A Great Shanghai Daily Headline

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Some names seem to be missing in the mapping team, which names, …. , I have no clue ..

Happy Feet, Marriage Education & Scream Machines

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

It’s raining and while I am cleaning up my mail I came across these nice snippets collected by Google news alerts.Instead of drinking baijiu (some very hard liquor) during negotiations a healthier alternative is making inroads in Shanghai, Feet Massage.

The number of divorces is on the rise since the government decided that it […]

Real Socialists Don’t Lip-Synch

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

It’s that time of the year again. The Chinese People’s Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC) has gathered in Beijing to talk on
important Chinese matters and advise the CPC Central Committee (The
cabinet). The CPPCC is the closest thing to a real parliament. They
just like rubber stamps a bit more. Many important matters are
discussed and one stands […]

World Mother Tongue Day

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Apparently I missed an important day. The World Mother Tongue Day.
Never heard of it , maybe because the Dutch language is never allowed
to participate. The People’s Daily carries a lovely “Opinion”
which rambles on about the poor state of comprehension Chinese
youngsters have of their own language. One of the conclusions in this
article is ” […]

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