It’s a clammy Tuesday afternoon here in Beijing and the thunder is booming and the rain is mercifully falling. The past few days have been like living in a water-sopped towel that desperately needs to be wrung out. It got wrung out yesterday afternoon and the resulting 2 hour downpour flooded the streets. And now […]
Intimate acts of lovers may be initially categorized as “kidnapping” or “robbery” by the computers, which are programmed to be sensitive to violations of “safe distance”, and reported to the command center. Policemen on duty will decide what actions to take depending on whether there are real dangerous situations or not.
Sigh. It’s happened again. For some unknown reason Typepad sites have once again been blocked in China, which means that this blog is now inaccessible from within China. Don’t worry, it’s nothing personal. I haven’t written anything that would have gotten the Net Nanny’s knickers in a twist. Someone else on some other blog may […]
Sigh. China’s having a bad summer, what with all the food scandals of late. Too bad that a country with some of the world’s best food is now becoming known for some unsavory stuff. Today there was yet another headline, the kind of headline that is slightly puzzling: China Prohibits Poisonous Industrial Solvent in Toothpaste. […]
Last week I was in Southern California to do some training session for a hundred or so college students who will be going to China for the summer to work in "English Camps" — providing an intensive English environment for Chinese high school students. Instead of the usual t-shirt with the progam’s logo emblazoned on […]