Thursday, October 27, 2005

China News: def. not fair balanced and one should be afraid!

I happened upon this site, through a site that had a list of china blogs

and the excerpt below is from

"Finally, I just found out that KFC just opened it's 164th store in Shanghai. Yes, you read that right, that's just in Shanghai. (There are apparently about 1,500 in China.) And you thought I was joking when I said that there were five different KFCs that I could get to in less than 10 minutes from my front door. But what makes this newest KFC the latest and greatest is that it has .... a drive-thru, the first one in Shanghai. I know, I know--will wonders never cease? The Chairman is no doubt spinning in his grave. Or at least he would be, if he wasn't in a glass coffin that was on display for tourists. But how freaky would it be if that did happen? Seriously freaky. But boy, would it make for a good blog entry ..."

The story below is quite long, but should provide some real insight into the whole child abandonment issue: click the link... !

(October 17, 2005) The Death of a Hair Salon Girl In this week's Nanfang Weekend, the Shenzhou VI launch was overshadowed on the front page by a stunning story about a seemingly insigificant person. You can read a full translation of that story here. In her story are all the elements of the economics of poverty.

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