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Hard rags and green bean gas – household “tips” from People’s Daily


I just discovered quite possibly the strangest corner of the People’s Daily website, the “tips” section. This was apparently launched at the end of May and includes such helpful hints as “Toothpaste treats athlete’s foot,” “Noodle cooking water can soften rag (for those … Continue reading

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What are Chinese people thankful for this year?


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you weren’t hoping for a hard news story today. In a very unscientific poll, I asked my students (doctors) what they were thankful for this year. At some point during their “toast,” roughly 30% mentioned … Continue reading

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Living with Dead Hearts – Interview with director Charlie Custer


Yesterday we introduced the problem of kidnapping in China, as well as Charlie Custer’s documentary on the subject, if you missed that it would be a good place to start Tom: Where does your passion for working against kidnapping in … Continue reading

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