Monthly Archives: July 2012

China tops Olympic medal count

We know, it’s still early, but China is once again defeating the United States–this time on the Olympic podium. The Bangkok Post reports that China is on top of the medals table at the London 2012 Olympic games, with nine … Continue reading

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Gu Kailai going down

In major political news, China has indicted Gu Kailai, wife of politician Bo Xilai, for the murder of a British businessman. Reuters reports that Gu could face the death penalty if she’s found guilty. Her husband, long thought to be … Continue reading

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Chaos, rains in Chinese capital

Major bummer. France 24 is reporting that the worst rains to hit the Chinese capital of Beijing in over 60 years have left over 30 dead and affected thousands more: “The storm, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued late … Continue reading

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Lettre de Londres

Read the latest from Austin Ashley on David Cameron’s delicate balance of friends and enemies in the UK: “How time flies. Two years ago, the U.K.’s political newly-weds were walking down the aisle – David Cameron from the Conservative party … Continue reading

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China: Sansha capital Yongxing Island under strict military control

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:
Yongxing Island Hong Kong Ming Pao’s reporter has recently been on Yongxing Island and found that the island is under strict military control due to the rising tensions in the South China Sea. The…

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La Séduction

Elaine Sciolino writes for the New York Times from Paris. She has also just released a book about, what else, the seductive way in which the French go about life. Excerpts from the aptly-titled La Séduction are aaaaallll yours in … Continue reading

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Parisian life for a Chinese student

Name: Yang Ming Age: 23 Hometown: Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province French university: Sciences Po Paris Chinese university: Shanghai International Studies University Program of study: Master of Communication 我在巴黎政治学院读硕士,专业是传播。在这之前我在上海上大学。巴黎的学生生活和上海的完全不一样:某一些方面好过上海,然而在另一些方面却不如上海。但是不管怎样,这两个城市的生活完全不一样。下面是我眼中的中国学生在巴黎的生活。 Translation: I’m studying Communications at Sciences Po in Paris. My life here in Paris … Continue reading

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