China’s internet firewall has been working in overdrive lately in the wake of the crackdown on the Tibet protests.Â Last week Google video and Youtube (owned by Google) were down all week; Youtube came back online on Sunday.Â Google News in English, news.google.com, was even down for a day!Â Last week, I also ran into […]
Monthly Archives / March 2008
My Review of Mao Some people raved about Mao, others said it was too pretentious and snobby.Â Those conflicting statements had me intrigued and when my friend offered guestlist=free entrance, I jumped at the chance to go check out the club everyone in Shanghai is talking about.Â Arriving at Mao on Saturday night, even with […]
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The number, type, variety, and frequency of Beijing 2008 Olympics’ advertisements is simply astounding. In the lead up to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, I don’t remember nearly so many advertisements relating to the Olympics. Granted, I wasn’t in Georgia or even Atlanta, but then again, here I’m not in Beijing either. I was, however, […]
In an effort to make it easier for other people to find things easier on the internet, here is a listing of Shanghai’s branches of the British-owned hardware store B&Q. B&Q * B&Q – Hutai Address: No. 1800, Hutai Road (near Wenshui Road) Tel: 6634-6262 Opening Hour: 8:30-20:30 Transport: 58, 705, 761, 767, 844, 845, […]
As of Wednesday night, March 5, 2008, the entry/exit bureau significantly tightened visa rules for foreigners, notably Americans, already residing in China. This applies to anyone hold F Business visas and L Tourist visas. Those with employer-sponsored work permits or student visas aren’t really affected. However, any foreigner holding an F or L visa which […]
I recently heard a story about a German-owned travel company in Shanghai from a friend who works there.Â The company has been operational in Shanghai for 5-10years.Â When the company started, China forbid foreign-owned travel businesses so the company operated as a ‘consultant’ who just also occasionally booked trips.Â (Note: This has changed somewhat since […]