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On China Housing Crisis: People Buying Houses Getting Younger

On China Housing Crisis: People Buying Houses Getting Younger

The dream of earning your own house in China is presenting a lot of issues like the skyrocketing prices of housing and its effects among the young people. Netizens talk about housing affordability and why those applying for housing loans are getting younger and younger.

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Book Review: Egg On Mao by Denise Chong

Book Review: Egg On Mao by Denise Chong

Egg On Mao by Denise Chong is reviewed by Adam Daniel Mezei, and chronicles some stories of the turbulent period before the TAM incident in China.

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Shanghai Metro Explosion

Shanghai Metro Explosion

There was a rumor going around in the internet that an explosion occurred in the Shanghai Metro 25th of June in the afternoon. Trace its roots and find out what really happened. Such is the power of social media.

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Expo Launches Plan, Website For Carbon Emission Reductions

Expo Launches Plan, Website For Carbon Emission Reductions

The Shanghai World Expo is living up to its name of providing a Better City and Better Life to the people by taking actions to help Mother Earth and her environment. Learn more about Voluntary Emission Reductions and what you can do to help.

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21 years: Modern China is too busy to remember

21 years: Modern China is too busy to remember

On the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen incident, it feels that modern China is just too busy to remember what happened.

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The 12 Sustainables Of The Shanghai World Expo

The 12 Sustainables Of The Shanghai World Expo

Is the Shanghai World Expo sustainable enough? Guest blogger Elizabeth Balkan shares her insights. Vote for the most “energy-saving” design.

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EXPOnential Shanghai: Japanese Toilets, Custom Goods, Passport

EXPOnential Shanghai: Japanese Toilets, Custom Goods, Passport

For today’s EXPOnential Shanghai, explore uber comfortable (and expensive Japanese toilets); know exactly how much goods entered China already for the World Expo; and more on the Shanghai World Expo passport.

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EXPOnential Shanghai: World Expo Numbers

EXPOnential Shanghai: World Expo Numbers

CNReviews brings you the first of Shanghai World Expo statistical trivia. How much Expo-licensed products were sold already? What is the time record held for stamping the Expo Passport? How many families will get to enjoy the “Expo Spree”?

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Vote For 5 Best Expo Pavilions To Be Retained

Vote For 5 Best Expo Pavilions To Be Retained

Forty-two country pavilions in the Shanghai World Expo were decided to be temporary infrastructures only. Only 5 pavilions will be retained. Who wants the top spots most? Who deserves it most? Help decide.

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Yushu Earthquake: Expo Volunteers, Students, Etc. Mourn

Yushu Earthquake: Expo Volunteers, Students, Etc. Mourn

The Chinese people came together to mourn the victims of the Yushu Earthquake. Expo volunteers, students, and online portals contributed in their own ways.

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Proposed Yushu Earthquake Pavilion: Good Idea Or Not?

Proposed Yushu Earthquake Pavilion: Good Idea Or Not?

Children’s writer Zheng Yuanjie proposes a Yushu Earthquake Memorial Hall for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo to grieve for the victims. Netizens give him a piece of their mind.

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Baidu Mourns Qinghai Earthquake

Baidu Mourns Qinghai Earthquake

English translation of Baidu’s press statement in light of the Qinghai earthquake.

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The Hukou Domino Effect

The Hukou Domino Effect

The hukou issue presents more reasons to debate about it–abolish it or not? How do we go about it serving 1.3 billion Chinese?

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Hong Huang: Zhang Ziyi and “China’s Soft Power Army”

Hong Huang: Zhang Ziyi and “China’s Soft Power Army”

ChinaGeeks’ C. Custer translates Chinese blogger Hong Huang about the nature of “soft power” vs “hard power” and the need for China to unleash an army of Zhang Ziyi’s–not Confucius–on the world to further China’s soft power and persuasiveness.

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Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google Leaving China Will Not Be A Revolution, Televised Or Not

Google leaving China will not be as big a revolution in the business world as you think. Getting excited over China’s loss of face may be playing into its hand.

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