The Editors suggest checking out the following links:
•The Star: Very loud ‘no’ to China maids – Malaysian Chinese politicians think domestic workers from China will wreck Malaysian families. Oh, behave!
•WSJ.com: Chinese Investors Crunching Numbers Are Glad to See 8s – Part superstition and part self-fulfilling prophecy, numerology is a basic trading strategy in China. The philosophy reflects the widespread belief in Chinese society that numbers contain clues to good fortune. “This is a reflection of a very immature mar
•WSJ.com: General Mills Tries to Persuade Americans to Cook Chinese – “My vision is to bring Chinese traditional dim sum and dumplings to every part of the world, making Wanchai Ferry a global brand,” Madame Chong said through an interpreter.
•Danwei.org: Surveys: global opinions on China’s rise – Danwei.org has some interesting new survey data up (with links) on opinions about China from overseas. France seems particularly suspicious
•New York Times: In a changed New York neighborhood, a hardy few take up Mandarin – Flushing residents learn Mandarin; “”Kind of like, ‘If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,’ “
•CIO: India Being Bangalored By China – China is ahead in the outsourcing stakes, according to CIO. This is inconsistent with a few links from previous days
•Red Herring: Beijing Eyes Wi-Fi for Olympics – “The network, a mesh of Wi-Fi and WiMAX wireless technologies, will create a city-wide hotspot covering 90 percent of major streets and 20 percent of residences” — Really? And they plan to do this in time for the Olympics?