In the 1970s, China adopted a “one-child policy,” which strongly encouraged (translation: forced) families to limit the number of kids they had in order to help control China’s growing population. Families that failed to abide by the policy faced fines and levees on their incomes. Officially, claim Chinese authorities, the policy resulted in 250 million… READ MORE »
Fan BingBing is a major star in her native China, where she’s managed to eek out a dual career as both a film star and a pop singer. That means you can find her on multiple red carpets in a month, wearing multiple gorgeous and effervescent gowns.
This month, BingBing’s been granted a… READ MORE »
SexyMandarin.com — a “sexy” Mandarin language school with teachers wearing bikinis — supposedly helps foreigners learn the Chinese tongue. Because we all know how focused and attentive men are while staring at scantily clad women. [Telegraph UK]
Meet Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for the House of Representatives in Arizona. If she wins,… READ MORE »
The Wall Street Journal ran a controversial op-ed by Yale Law professor Amy Chua about “Chinese mothers,” or more broadly, a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from their children and force them to both study and rehearse instruments for hours a day. “Chinese parents can get away with things that Western parents… READ MORE »
This week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will vote on two key proposals. If passed, the first would allow the use of non-Latin characters, i.e., domain names using Chinese, Arabic, or Cyrillic letters. The second proposal would open up the .com, .org, .fr world up to things like .sex. This internet thing… READ MORE »