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Going To The Toilet In China (And Toilet Terms You Should Know)

Going To The Toilet In China (And Toilet Terms You Should Know)

Definitely not a how-to guide on using the famous or infamous Chinese toilets. Toilet stories in China. Toilet terms you should know.

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What Is “Laowai” To A Chinese?

What Is “Laowai” To A Chinese?

The Internet is filled with opinions if the term “laowai” is degoratory or not. I doubt this will end the discussion, but I asked the Chinese instead on what they think of the word “laowai”; since the word came from them anyway.

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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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Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google In China Is Better Than No Google In China

Google.cn features manipulated & censored search results, but it still offers Chinese internet users a choice other than Baidu. Less choice is less freedom.

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“In China, My name is…”: Chinese People & English Names

“In China, My name is…”: Chinese People & English Names

Valerie Blanco and Ellen Feberwee, both Dutch, have compiled an impressive book sharing the stories and reasons behind the names Chinese people give themselves. How does one explain “Creamy?”

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Stanford’s FACES Student Exchange Program Experiences

Stanford’s FACES Student Exchange Program Experiences

Forget Obama and Hu, can 40 American & Chinese exchange students contribute to and strengthen US-China ties? I think so and here are my three reasons why.

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Quote: Howard French on China-Obama Press

Quote: Howard French on China-Obama Press

“It may have made certain people in this society feel better about themselves, but if the goal is changing behaviors in China…” ... 

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America Interferes With China’s Internal Affairs, Yes, True, And…?

America Interferes With China’s Internal Affairs, Yes, True, And…?

Why authoritarian China is defying Western democratic expectations by not failing & imploding…and how foreigners indeed interfere with its internal affairs.

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Quote: Kelly Hammond on Pepsi for China

Quote: Kelly Hammond on Pepsi for China

“What does all this mean for scholars who work so hard to deflate this false conflation of westernization and modernization?” ... 

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Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Rednecks, Red Guards & Trolls: Kaiser Kuo on US-China Online

Kaiser Kuo speaks at TEDxHonolulu about the crisis in US-China relationships on a person-to-person level, exacerbated by large-scale and unmediated contact over the internet.

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CNBloggerCon: For The Chinese, Not The Foreigners

CNBloggerCon: For The Chinese, Not The Foreigners

The China Blogger Conference is largely inaccessible and irrelevant to most foreigners. Even so, what happens here, every year, is something we can all appreciate.

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English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

English Blogs About China: Moser Interviews Goldkorn & Anti

Summary of interesting points and the English-language China blogs mentioned in the recent BON TV David Moser interview with Jeremy Goldkorn and Michael Anti.

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Quote: Andy Keller on the CCP

Quote: Andy Keller on the CCP

“…the Party seems to view itself as more of a shepherd in charge of moving sheep around…than the vanguard of a rising world power.” ... 

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Shanghai Side Streets: Snacks, Sights, & Stories

Shanghai Side Streets: Snacks, Sights, & Stories

Scenes observed in passing, of local Chinese in Shanghai on streets far away from the main avenues familiar to tourists and foreigners. Ever wonder what stories are behind those faces?

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Empire State Building Honoring PRC 60th Anniversary Outrage

Empire State Building Honoring PRC 60th Anniversary Outrage

Americans outraged by the Empire State Building honoring the People’s Republic of China’s 60th anniversary with red and yellow lighting reveal their own bias & hypocrisy.

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