Posted by Joel Martinsen on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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Gourd Brothers (Eweihai)
I was a teenage Gourd Brother: From FEER's Travellers' Tales blog:
When the Shanghai Animation Film Studio came to East China Normal University in the summer of 1987 looking for laowai 'talent,' we answered the call of show business ... The result was an English-language version of 'Gourd Brothers', a classic of the animation genre. TT voiced the pangolin, as well as a few other minor characters.
Day four and the people of Chengdu are starting to return to their normal lives. The palpable sense of fear that gripped the city for three days now seems to be largely gone. Many have switched gears entirely: an individual sense of self-preservation has turned into a city-wide sense of urgency to help the victims, many of whom are located just an hour's drive north.
It's always been our pride that we are a nation that respects the old and love the young. It's also been many officials' mottos that children and education always come first, however hard the situation is. Yet our schools are still so fragile.
Chinese citizens are to be allowed to apply for U.S.-destined travel in groups starting from June 17, announced China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce here on Thursday.
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+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!