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Posted in: Air pollution takes toll on China's tourism See in context

Very pleasant in their way, but you can't dictate to people where they should go based only on your own narrow preferences. Beijing has a few cultural sights well worth seeing, and it's the capital. But the air pollution there and in most other Chinese cities is a huge drawback

What does that even mean? Who's dictating? If you want to take a China trip but want to avoid smog, there are a multitude of places to go. If you're desperate to see the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace, deal with the smog or don't go. It's not that hard, China's a huge place.

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Posted in: Air pollution takes toll on China's tourism See in context

There are tons of nicer places to visit in china besides Beijing that are fresh and clean anyhow--jiuzhaigou, Yangshuo, changbaishan, zhangjiajie and huangshan to name a few.

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Posted in: Oprah sorry for media frenzy over Switzerland incident See in context

@MarkG Uhm, yeah, but it's still poor, poor, customer service regardless for someone to refuse to show you item because they think you're too poor.

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Posted in: China cracks down on over-the-top anti-Japan dramas See in context

I don't think I've met a single person in six years in China that took these TV shows seriously.

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Posted in: Why you shouldn’t learn Japanese See in context

Kanji was a lifesaver for me. After learning how to speak Chinese, when I came over to Japan, I found getting around so much easier. I was like, This! This I can read! The more Kanji there was, the happier I was.

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Posted in: China career boost can come with health risks for expats See in context

I've lived in China for about 6 years . The pollution can get pretty bad, but there are an abundance of nice areas to visit/live in if you want to get away from it all. I personally would never live in Beijing. I lived in Tianjin for a while (a much nicer city) and I could visit Beijing on the weekends if I wanted to. That was enough for me. I think the key to living an exciting life in China is to stay way from the expat bars, learn Chinese and go explore (some of the landscapes are simply amazing). Learning Chinese was especially important-China became so much more interesting once you could freely communicate.

That being said, I'll be leaving China at the end of the year to go to Med school. I won't lie and say I'm not looking forward to a nice sea breeze and fresh, clean, Florida air. I came down with acute bronchitis just last week and the doctor said my lungs look like I had been smoking. Welp--time to exercise that tar off.

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Posted in: A Chinese perspective: Some surprising cultural differences upon coming to Japan See in context

I've lived in China for over five years. I've found that I have to agree with the notion that China creates an atmosphere were everyone is a little more equal, at least socially. I found it much easier to have casual conversations with locals, share opinions, share a meal or share a drink. Visiting homes and small towns is a generally pleasant experience. I guess I feel I'm much less likely to be offended or to offend in China than I ever was in Korea/Japan.

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Posted in: China requires PCs to come with anti-porn software See in context

YES. I believe you.

Haha...indeed

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Posted in: 60 years after WWII, Okinawa still rife with bombs See in context

and 60 years after WWII there's stil Chinese that suffer from the chemical weapons left behind by the Japanese. War sucks for sure

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Posted in: Nanking Massacre movie has strong opening in China See in context

If you do not think I am correct look at some of the posts made by some here.

Well, see, I live in China, and truth be told, while his type exists, I often don't run into it. Remember those 'riots' against the west in China during the torch rely for the Olympics? Believe it or not, they were relatively small, and people still poured into the foreign supermarkets and stores on a daily basis. Chinese love their country, but not so many are so vocal or take such confrontational stances in their words such as the poster noted.

Actually the truth is, many Chinese are all words, but when it comes down to act, they usually don't. So you might have some Chinese poster heralding the doom of the west if they don't 'beware the Dragon', and the same said poster is likely quite the timid person in actuality. Behold the power of Internet Anonymity.

But lets really be honest with ourselves here. Ever read the comments of posters at say foxnews.com or any other 'patriotic' American website. You'd be surprised how similar these kinds of comments are. The difference is, the U.S. is the one invading countries at the moment, China isn't.

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Posted in: Nanking Massacre movie has strong opening in China See in context

if an objective filmmaker would make a movie about it i would not mind.

What do you consider objective? Non-Chinese only?

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Posted in: Nanking Massacre movie has strong opening in China See in context

Bamboohat:Japan can't very well distance themselves from their own emperor, so their only real choice is to pretend nothing happened.

Of course, in the same way, the Chinese government/Chinese people often pretend nothing happened in the last 60 years in their own country, because they can't seperate themselves from their own government. I see no difference really.

it was indeed showing the Chinese government wasnt appeasing japan anymore,

Of course they're appeasing Japan. They've been appeasing Japan since Deng Xiaoping, and they'll continue to do so for the time being. This movie will make Chinese shed a couple tears and feel angry for a week, and then they'll go on with life as if nothing happened. Chinese nationalism always ocurs in short, strong burts, and then dissapates into nothing.

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Posted in: Nanking Massacre movie has strong opening in China See in context

The government just has to raise an eyebrow and people have to goto the movie, they dont have a choice in China.

Is that what you honestly think?

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Posted in: Nanking Massacre movie has strong opening in China See in context

Say Hello to JoeBigs, the one-trick Pony. Come on over to Tianjin, Joe. It's real nice here. I'll even buy you a nice big bottle of baijiu. It's ok...China doesn't bite.

News Flash-Atrocties in WWII Happened...some were even committed by Japanese. Defending them is pathetic.

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Posted in: N Korea says will boycott six-party nuclear talks See in context

So, what now?

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Posted in: China health reform to give every village a clinic See in context

Good luck 0_o

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Posted in: Jane Z See in context

I heard there were about 60 people there, all giveaway tix.

Well, that is certaintly contradicts JT's story about her Ccncert under "Features". Try reading it.

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Posted in: China reports shoe throwing See in context

Behold, the power of the internets.

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Posted in: Majel Roddenberry, widow of 'Star Trek' creator, dies See in context

KHAAAAAAAAAAAN!

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Posted in: China blocks Taiwan film with Japan's colonial rule as theme See in context

Duh. There is no such thing as a movie that you can't get in China. This will only stop a small number of people form seeing it. Otherwise if they want to see it, they'll see it.

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Posted in: Nobel literature head: U.S. too insular to compete See in context

George R.R. Martin...come on

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Posted in: 12 more arrested in China's tainted milk scandal See in context

China sure gets on the ball with this kind of stuff. I wish other cough countries would do the same.

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Posted in: Milk powder contamination kills 2 infants, sickens 1,253 in China See in context

I don't know anybody state side who wants to buy anything from China.

That's funny. I'm sure they do it all the time. Somehow 99% of Chinese imports seem to work just fine. Of course, everyone will notice once there's a problem.

Don't worry, heads will roll, and peace will be restored to the galaxy.

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Posted in: Jack Brady, WWII death march survivor, dead at 87 See in context

Heh, too bad my uncle didn't survive it, well, not entirely. Survived the march, and then found himself on the wrong end of a Japanese officer's sword. I can only imagine what kind of hell that march was.

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Posted in: Japan seeks to arrest anti-whaling activists See in context

Yes, but the Koreans don't go halfway across the world to butcher dogs either. Japan should hunt whales in its own backyard...if there were any left to hunt.

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Posted in: Relative of U.S. Olympic volleyball coach killed in Beijing See in context

That part of the story wasn't there before. JT added to the story after they originally posted it.

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Posted in: Relative of U.S. Olympic volleyball coach killed in Beijing See in context

Ouch...thats sad. :(

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Posted in: What did you think of the Beijing Olympic opening ceremony? See in context

Very great show :)

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Posted in: Beijing shrouded in thick fog of pollution ahead of athletes' arrival for Olympics See in context

"heaps of the pollution in China is caused by USA companies"

The only way I could see this making any sense is if you claimed the US investment and use of China's factories indirectly contributes to the pollution. I guess.

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Posted in: Dog meat off menu during Beijing Olympics See in context

Dog doesnt taste all that bad...though it had the texture of lamb when I had it. But anyhow, if they wanna eat dog, let em eat dog. There just isn't the same stigma on eating dogs in some places. So what?

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