Micro-blogging War in China
It is already a cliché now to argue that Twitter has become one of the landmark changes brought by Internet-based communications. With more and more companies in the United States using or planning to use Twitter-oriented business communication or marketing, Twitter is more than ready to compete in the business world as an independent and competitive grown-up.
2011 Chinese Zodiac Sign Fortune Forecast – The Rabbit!
Since this is the Year of the Rabbit, people born under the Rabbit sign will experience some undesirable impact. Poor health, career obstacles, relationship problems, and diminished income – these are some problems that the Rabbits are bound to face this year. Home life will also experience some disruption in the form of unexpected family issues and runaways. Your business may also experience some hindrances, so remember that looking ahead can be difficult, but attempting to make things right after they’d gone wrong can be just as problematic. Be cautious. Interpersonal relations will also suffer this year, with misunderstandings and reckless words causing stress between you and your family and friends.
An Introduction To Feng Shui
It is very easy to dismiss feng shui as just another one of those hokey magic tricks that capitalize on Asian mysticism, like fortune telling with tea leaves or palm-reading. After all, some avid followers of feng shui swear that they can change their fortune by re-arranging their furniture.
China’s Got Talent, a Talent Show or an Emotional Show
Yes, the talent shows are now in China. The Chinese version of America's Got Talent was officially introduced to China in July 2010 by Fremantle Media. Shanghai-based Dragon TV, the producer of "China’s Got Talent", has long been determined to import all the major features of the talent show to China, and to find the Chinese equivalent of Susan Boyle, who gained her fame when competing in "Britain’s Got Talent".
Wives of Homosexual Men in China – A Disadvantaged Group
Homo wives (同妻)” are wives of homosexual husbands. It is estimated that more than 80% of the approximate 20 million homosexual males in China are married or will marry females. Therefore, there are more than 16,000,000 Chinese women are now homo wives or homo wives-to-be. The “homo wives” phenomenon can hardly be found in countries besides China, as some of the homosexual people would remain single, the others would cohabit with their lover or enter a homosexual marriage.
In wrapping up the G20 summit on Nov 12 in Seoul, President Obama encountered an aggressive Chinese reporter from CCTV, Rui Chenggang. Obama wanted to give a chance to reporters from South Korea for final question; but Rui hijacked the opportunity and created an interesting, yet controversial conversation: Here is the question Rui asked Obama: …
November 7 marks the beginning of winter on the lunar calendar – recognized not only by the Chinese but also by all who follow the lunisolar system, particularly in East Asia. The influence of Chinese culture is felt most strongly in Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Case in point: all three follow the system of “solar terms” established in ancient China.
The idea of the “solar term” is unfamiliar to the Western world, but not entirely unfathomable. The British mark the middle of winter, known as the winter solstice. “Solar terms” are not unlike the marking of seasons; the West measures …
Shark’s fin is one delicacy that simply refuses to die, global outrage notwithstanding. In July 2010, British freelance photographer Alex Hofford spent two days documenting the unabashed attack against the dwindling shark population in Kesen-numa City, Japan – also known as the country’s shark fin capital. Despite the ban on shark fishing, Kesen-numa’s shark fin …