From Mental_floss -
China does a lot of business and trade with the United States, and so there are many websites devoted to helping business people navigate American peculiarities. Using Google to translate advice written in “simplified Han” for Chinese readers into English allows Americans a tiny, possibly imprecise peek into how the people of China view life in the United States.
Check out the fascinating and rather complimentary list of tips HERE.
For example – “11. Show Humility to Ladies—They’re In Charge”
Published October 21, 2013
Tags: agriculture, animal husbandry, China, Chinese medicine, Cockroach, farmer, infestation, livestock, pestilence, roach, roach farming, wildlife, wtf
According to TheVerge -
And you thought your apartment was a roach motel. In China, a growing number of farmers are making their living by breeding a rather unusual variety of livestock: thousands and thousands of cockroaches. The roach farming industry remains secretive in China, with proprietors wary of attracting government attention or the ire of their neighbors. But the industry is also an increasingly prosperous one, as the Los Angeles Times points out: the price of dried cockroaches has soared from $2 per pound in 2010 to $20 today. That’s mostly because roaches are more popular than ever among Chinese medical providers, who incorporate crushed roaches into experimental baldness and cancer treatments, as well as cosmetics firms. They’re also being marketed as mouthwatering delicacies by some restaurants. Bon appétit!
Published June 11, 2013
Tags: 1984, China, CIA, data collection, FBI, NSA, Obama, President Obama, PRISM, privacy invasion, privacy violation, snoop, spy, USSR
If you’re following the shady things that the US government has been caught doing in regards to your privacy, you may get a kick out of this photo blog of President Obama doing a little spying of his own.
Check out Obama Is Checking Your Email HERE
Published March 5, 2013
Tags: building, China, cramped, high rise, Highrise, Hong Kong, Michael Wolf, photography, pic, picture, population density, residence, skyscraper
Here’s a rather unusual set of photos. It consists of pics of the tall cracker box apartments in Hong Kong, by photographer Michael Wolf.
Check out the pics HERE
Michael Wolf’s site HERE
Published October 8, 2012
Tags: China, cyclone, disaster, hurricane, photography, pic, picture, storm damage, typhoon, weather, Wenling
My new favorite photo blog, TheFabWeb, published an excellent set of photographs that document people’s struggling against the fury of typhoons.
Check out the pics HERE