Monthly Archives: September 2007

My Wine Education

I grew up knowing few forms of alcoholic drinks: hard liquor (BaiJiu: 白酒), milder rice wines (HuangJiu: 黄酒), and beer. Honestly, the idea is getting others drunk and staying sober at the same time. Social cohesion and the capacity to … Continue reading

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Sand Ceremony

Wedding ceremonies are all so lively and ancient. They throw me back to my youthful days when passion won over brain frequently. As I watch the procession and the rituals, I imagine the lives ahead of them: births, happy days, … Continue reading

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This could be the largest name in the world.

The Beijing News (新京报: XinJingBao) reported on September 15th that 10.3% of people in Beijing are Wangs (王). That's 1.16 millions people: the largest family name in Beijing. I knew very few fellow Wangs, but am proud to be one … Continue reading

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China's New Anti-Monopoly Law

If mature societies legislate slower, China has certain reached adulthood. More than a decade of debate and many, many drafts later monopolies will become unlawful this year. Look closer. There are few concepts to send MN's (Multi-National Corporation) lawyers into … Continue reading

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Dr. Steve Chen

When I was in grade school, YANG Chen-Ning and LEE Tsung-Dao were my heroes. I had no idea why they won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1957, but they did. And they are my fellow Chinese. Older, and I … Continue reading

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Modern Colonization

Back in the good old days, few hundreds years ago, civilized and advanced people colonized lands far away from home. With their government's encouragement, they mined ores, exploited natural resources, enslaved natives, and left the wounded land to recuperate, if … Continue reading

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