Tag Archives: Hong Kong

Putonghua – The struggle to unite China under a single language


As we saw yesterday, China is a diverse country with hundreds of distinct dialects/languages that are closely connected with local culture. However, for the past 100 years, the government has been encouraging the adoption of a single national dialect based … Continue reading

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Heard on Weibo 12/10-12/17 The battle of Wukan, Christian Bale, and the disappearance of Gao Zhisheng


This week, all eyes are on Wukan as the world awaits to see how the unprecedented struggle of one Chinese village develops. If Christian Bale didn’t get to see his personal hero on Thursday, he more than succeeded in throwing … Continue reading

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Materialism in modern China


If you have spent much time in China’s major cities, you have no doubt seen a few hundred new luxury cars, up and coming urbanites clutching Louis Vuitton bags or sporting a new Rolex watch, and more than a few … Continue reading

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