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Beijing loves IKEA — but not for shopping

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Welcome to IKEA Beijing, where the atmosphere is more theme park than store.

When the Swedish furniture giant first opened here in 1999, it hoped locals would embrace its European brand of minimalism. A decade later, Beijingers have done just that. Perhaps too much.

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the great firewall of China

Monday, January 18th, 2010

China’s battle with Google has brought its net censorship policies to the fore this week. But what does that censorship look like?

What kind of censoring are they doing? How extensive is it? What can and can’t you do online in the People’s Republic. What does China censor online?

Broadly speaking, most of the big social websites – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube – are all blocked. Many familiar sites, such as Wikipedia, remain but with entire sections or contentious pages disappeared by The Great Firewall.

China blocks Twitter, Flickr and Hotmail

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Chinese censors blocked access to Twitter and other popular online services today , two days before the twentieth anniversary of the democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.

Read more about it here


Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Dear BTS students,

This funny video denounces Wal-Mart making its cheap products in China

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Evolution of the English language

Monday, June 30th, 2008

You may have heard about “Globish” (if not google the word!) and how it affects English. This article explains how the Chinese language affects the English language in particular. Chinglish is born !