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Archive for June, 2012

Posted by sprague on June 22, 2012

New public bike rental stand near my apt: only 1RMB/hr (<$0.10) (Taken with Instagram at French Cultural Centre)

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Posted by sprague on June 10, 2012

Take a deep breath. I’ve never seen @beijingair this clean! (Taken with Instagram at 工人体育场 | The Workers Stadium)

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Posted by sprague on June 10, 2012

US Ambassador to China, Gary Locke, speaking at today’s Boy Scout troop 943 Court of Honor. (He’s an Eagle too) (Taken with Instagram at International School of Beijing)

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Posted by sprague on June 9, 2012

I’m famous! My photo on p47 of this week’s cityweekend.com.cn (Taken with Instagram)

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Posted by sprague on June 5, 2012

The Chinese Communist Party is the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful political organization in the world. And it is also afraid of a flower.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2012/06/tiananmen_anniversary_the_chinese_communist_party_is_on_edge_every_june_fourth_.single.html

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Posted by sprague on June 4, 2012

Security vehicles parked on The Square today. Pretty quiet as everyone waits for the flag ceremony later. (Taken with Instagram at 天安门广场 Tian’anmen Square)

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Women theme for @sinicapodcast

Posted by sprague on June 3, 2012

Ave age of a china homebuyer is 26!

55% of women agree that “men belong in the public sphere ; women belong in private” (62% of men agree too)

China has worlds highest suicide rate for women (14/100k vs 5 in USA).

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Posted by sprague on June 3, 2012

Korean peace talks stalled for 2 yrs [1952] because the PRC demanded that all Chinese prisoners be returned home, when over 14,000 had begged not to be sent back … The Chinese finally gave in on this issue, and the 14,000 prisoners were repa- triated elsewhere—mainly to Taiwan.

Spence, Jonathan D. (1990). The Search for Modern China 1st Ed.(p. 532)

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Posted by sprague on June 2, 2012

The huge misconception in the West is that China moves forward and changes because all-powerful officials at the top issue orders that everyone follows. It isn’t like that at all. Instead, it is all about networks of like-minded people creating a web of protection for the reform.

McGregor, James (2005-10-19). One Billion Customers (p. 194). Simon & Schuster, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

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Posted by sprague on June 2, 2012

Cold-press coffee and Word for Mac: good way to spend a smoggy Saturday afternoon. (Taken with Instagram at Ocean Grounds)

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