Category Archives: China

My childhood best friend, the Cantopop superstar

From left: Mom and me, Ellen, Jamie, circa 1994? You’d think the title of this post is an exaggeration, but I’m not lying. Her name is Ellen Joyce Loo. See? She even has a Wikipedia page. When I was nine, we were three — Jamie, Ellen and me. We shared one of those best friend […]
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One thousand hands

Chinese deaf-mute dancers. From Reuters.
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China’s Silver Lining

Sophisticated people are honestly trying to do the right thing, in ways official propaganda had not prepared me for. Like England, the United States, Japan, and others before it, China is passing through the environmental-disaster stage of industrialization and beginning to clean up. The difference is that those countries waited until they were rich before […]
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Notes on international cycling.

I found an interesting article on Fuyu Li, who recently joined Team Discovery, and is the first Chinese road cyclist to be signed to a ProTour team (the highest level of road racing). A pretty good read, and fits in well with all the other social changes that are happening in China; white-collar, middle-class demographic […]
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