“We Shanghainese value our image. We don’t want to lose face in front of the entire world…”
Especially for this season’s Mid-Autumn Festival, should you go home for the holidays? Today’s generation does not think so. There are 2 ways of looking at it–being practical and/or just not placing much significance in the cultural background of the holiday.
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.
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.
Shanghai staged a grand fireworks display to kick-off the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The event was definitely one for the books. And because of that, mixed reactions were heard about the crowd turnout and the location of the fireworks display.
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.
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.
In the first half of 2009, CNReviews covered Jackie Chan’s controversial statements, reviewed and interviewed China bloggers, covered the Green Dam and CCTV attacks on Google, broke news on CCTV fire, covered the Swine Flu situation, and remembered the sensitive anniversary of Tiananmen.
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.