Posts Tagged ‘China

Democracy in Singapore: a superior form of democracy?

June 1, 2011

The hero-worshipping Straits Times which tends to heap effusive praise on the ruling party, The People’s Action Party, once again runs true to form.  An article by its China correspondent:  (according to an article in) “…the influential Nanfengchuang magazine… Singapore has a democracy, and it is quite a superior form of democracy.” (ST, June 1) […]

Australian Open: Li Na enters Final

January 27, 2011

Congratulations to Li Na from Wuhan, China for being the first Asian to reach a Grand Slam final at the Australian Open. She has done Asia, in particular China, proud.  Traveling around in China, I didnt  see many sport facilities like tennis courts and soccer fields. Yet China’s women soccer team are world beaters, and […]

Eating dogs in China

January 29, 2009

In the early 80s I visited China for the first time when the country was just opening up to the outside world. What struck me as I travelled around was the pronounced lack of bird life. Having lived in a kampung (village) with its abundant bird life I noticed this sort of thing. China has […]

Cats, dogs, they eat them all.

December 20, 2008

It is said that the Chinese eat anything on four legs except a table. I know they eat dogs. I have seen the poor dogs imprisoned in small cages in Yunnan waiting for buyers to turn them into a feast, purportedly to keep them warm during the winter months. So news that they now eat […]

China products boycotted by consumers

December 8, 2008

It seems consumers are boycotting made in China food products in the aftermath of their melamine tainted food scandal. Once your name stinks, it will take years to rehabilitate it.   The root causes of China’s plight are many: corruption, poverty, a lack of supervision and quality control, a culture of cover-ups, a culture of […]