(Source: neutralistic, via istalkfashion)
China reports one more bird flu death, toll rises to 32| Reuters -
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported one more death from a new strain of bird flu on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 32, with the number of infections staying at 129, the official Xinhua news agency
It ain’t over till it’s over. I haven’t eaten chicken in weeks.
With Shanghai’s luck, we’ll probably be the first to discover an eggplant retrovirus that decimates the population,” he said glumly. “Or that our produce contains trace elements of poisonous chemicals from pesticides or polluted groundwater that was used to grow it. —
Shanghai Municipal Government Encourages Citizens to Become Vegans : Ministry of Harmony
—seriously though, what a twisted message! 自相矛盾！
Bankers: Here's 10 Reasons Why You Should Request A Transfer To Shanghai Right Now -
Aside from the fact that they’re begging you to go over.
Cute article, but I left NY to leave the bankers behind. ;P
Something special for breakfast this Sunday morning: my own rendition of the Chinese-inspired New Orleans street food known as Yaka Mein, a dish which is a regular feature at Second Lines and after long nights of boozing. This dish tells a story of Chinese laborers who were brought to Louisiana after the Civil War to work on sugar plantations. They formed a once-thriving but now-extinct Chinatown centered around Tulane Avenue. There were over 50 Chinese businesses listed in New Orleans in 1897, but Chinese Exclusion Laws and The Driving Out took their toll and Chinatown gradually faded away. Yaka Mein, however, has remained.
Being a Chinese American guy making an African American dish which has Chinese origins is particularly funny and poignant. It’s traditionally made with beef broth and spaghetti noodles, so I braised brisket in the slow cooker overnight in beer and water with ginger, scallion, carrot, a dash of soy sauce and worcestershire sauce, a bit of cayenne pepper and star anise. This morning I sliced the brisket and strained the broth, and poured it over pasta noodles with scallion, a boiled egg, hot sauce and soy sauce. It’s normally not served with the braised carrot so that was my one departure. Yaka Mein is sometimes called Old Sober because it’s good for hangovers, and I can see why. Soothing, warming, easy on the stomach, economical and satisfying.
U.S Ambassador to China Gary F. Locke, a 1972 alumnus of Yale College, visits Yali Middle School in Changsha.
The Yale-China Association founded the school in 1906. The first Chinese-American to serve as U.S. Ambassador to China, he is one of many distinguished Yale alumni to serve as ambassadors to China in recent years.
…brings stereotypes of “yellow fever” and “gold-digging immigrant” into compelling interplay. No radical cultural deconstruction ensues, but preconceptions and expectations are discreetly overturned in the wake of real-life experience.
Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China
I’m getting there this year if it kills me!
Ecuador auctions off Amazon to Chinese oil firms -
On Monday morning a group of Ecuadorean politicians pitched bidding contracts to representatives of Chinese oil companies at a Hilton hotel in central Beijing, on the fourth leg of a roadshow to publicise the bidding process. Previous meetings in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, and in Houston and Paris were each confronted with protests by indigenous groups.
Attending the roadshow were black-suited representatives from oil companies including China Petrochemical and China National Offshore Oil. “Ecuador is willing to establish a relationship of mutual benefit – a win-win relationship,” said Ecuador’s ambassador to China in opening remarks.
Written by my friend, J. Kaiman. Why would the Chinese need to have a good natural environment when they can just import one from the Amazon? OH WAIT, I WAS JUST JOKI-
And…the deal has been signed.