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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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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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15 Shanghai World Expo Pavilion Secrets

15 Shanghai World Expo Pavilion Secrets

Meme circulating in Chinese internet forums on special awards given to the Shanghai World Expo pavilions. Fun guide when you go to the Expo Park. See for yourself if these pavilions really do deserve their “awards”.

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Shanghai World Expo Preview

Shanghai World Expo Preview

As part of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo trial run, CNReviews gives you a heads up on what to expect on May 1 and the following days. Includes getting to the Expo site and a whole lot of personal observations.

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Are you or your Chinese friends 小资 (xiaozi)? (quiz)

Are you or your Chinese friends 小资 (xiaozi)? (quiz)

The slang term 小资 (xiaozi) originates from the Marxist term petty bourgeoisie, but means “yuppie” or “hipster” in today’s China. We’ve developed a 20 question quiz to tell if you or your Chinese friends are xiaozi. See if you agree with us.

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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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Quote: British Paul Carr on American Paranoia

Quote: British Paul Carr on American Paranoia

“This is of course typical American paranoia of all points foreign. ‘The natives are savages! We won’t be able to walk the streets in safety!’” ... 

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China Manufacturing Reality With Media, A Frightening Prospect?

China Manufacturing Reality With Media, A Frightening Prospect?

Could the Chinese buy American media to create a false conception of China and Chinese society, culture, values? A psychiatrist examines a spoof by The Onion.

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Quote: Col. Timothy Reese on Americans Staying In Iraq

Quote: Col. Timothy Reese on Americans Staying In Iraq

“They will tolerate us as long as they can suckle at Uncle Sam’s bounteous mammary glands.” ... 

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Untrue Uighur Execution Reports & The Onion Mocks China

Untrue Uighur Execution Reports & The Onion Mocks China

Turkey and Azerbaijan news media reports that China executed 196 Uighurs in connection with the recent Urumqi riots scruitnized while The Onion satirizes China.

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Shanghai Blogger Summit: Not To Be Outdone By Beijing Bloggers

Shanghai Blogger Summit: Not To Be Outdone By Beijing Bloggers

An introduction to the bunch of China bloggers based in Shanghai who met up for drinks and lively conversation, and a review of the shenanigans they were up to.

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Quote: Elaine Chow on Chadni Chowk to China

Quote: Elaine Chow on Chadni Chowk to China

“That part took place in Japan, assholes.” ... 

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Quote: Josh on Why Urumqi Uighurs Rioted

Quote: Josh on Why Urumqi Uighurs Rioted

“The only thing that can convince rioters to take to the streets and act violently is…Old People. Usually from abroad.” ... 

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Quote: Elaine Chow on Transformers & Children

Quote: Elaine Chow on Transformers & Children

“(dun dun dun!)” ... 

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Chinese Internet Maintenance Day Is Today

Chinese Internet Maintenance Day Is Today

Today is a day just like any other in China, especially because memories of the events 20 years ago have been edited, lost, or never existed especially among younger... 

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