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Time to pick up a temporary residence permit

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The Beijing News
February 22, 2008

Today's big headline concerns a new campaign designed to guarantee the safety of Beijing at the upcoming Olympic Games. Over the next 39 days, the police will be checking temporary resident permits to make sure that everyone in the city is properly registered. People who fail to obtain the necessary permits may face a fine of up to 50 yuan, reports The Beijing News.

According to the Beijing Government's website, people over 16 years of age who come to Beijing for business or employment, or who plan to stay in the city over one month, must register with the police as temporary residents.

The front page photo shows a pile of dirt dumped onto a Capital Airport access road by villagers from Guantou County, Tongzhou. The road is the only way to reach one of the construction sites for the new airport; the villagers, upset that they were not being compensated for the use of the road, blocked it in protest.

Other headlines:

  • At a press conference yesterday, Hong Kong actor Edison Chen Kwoon-Hei announced that he is quitting the entertainment business forever. The scandal over stolen photograghs of Chen and various Hong Kong actresses has been front-page news in Hong Kong and Taiwan for nearly three weeks; The Beijing News devotes all eight pages of today's Entertainment section to the scandal and its aftermath.
  • The China Meteorological Administration admitted that they did not foresee that the snow storm that paralyzed the country would last twenty days.
  • Beijing will close forty additional polluting factories this year as a part of environment protection plan.
  • Starting today, the 22nd of every month will be "Give Up Your Seat Day" in Beijing. The city government is calling on bus and subway passengers to give up their seats to the elderly, young children, and the disabled. The 11th of every month has been "Wait in an Orderly Line Day" for more than a year, because the number looks like people standing in a line.
        Why 22? The number 2 is pronounced "èr" in Chinese, similar to the letter "R," which is the initial letter of ("to yield, to give up") in Pinyin. Additionally, if you squint at it, the number 2 looks a little like a seat.
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Comments on Time to pick up a temporary residence permit

I just found an inconsistency in the news.
As you've written,"At a press conference yesterday, Hong Kong actor Edison Chen Kwoon-Hei announced that he is quitting the entertainment business forever. ", but Headline of Chines news just said that he's gonna stay away from HONG KONG entertainment business forever.

Which is true?

Thanks

The city government is calling on bus and subway passengers to give up their seats to the elderly....

wait. i thought that, unlike americans, chinese respected the elderly as evidenced, in part, by the "widespread" practice of yielding one's seat on public transportation to the aged.

was i lied to?

and what about pregnant women? is it acceptable to make them stand?

Thanks for the clarification, Julia Zhu. Edison's not really involved in any other entertainment industry, and he did say that he's going to devote his time to charity work once his existing contracts are fulfilled. I personally will be very surprised if he doesn't turn up again within a couple years.

Further clarification: on the CNN broadcast I saw, Edison said "indefinitely" which is quite different from forever.

Edison Chen got what he deserved.He slpet with all those girls,taking pics and showing off to his fris...he cheated on his supposedly gf and commited adultery with someone else.

but Gillian,Cecelia and Bobo are all equally responsible.They are the ones who were willing to take the risk,and now they are facing the consequences.like,Cecila Cheung might get divorce with Nicholas Tse,but it's just a rumor.and Bobo Chan's wedding is also off.

i believe some day Edison will go on with his job,but definitly not in HK.His name is much more well known now and marked value is much higher now.just like the case of Paris Hilton.

What I'm trying to say is, I just don't get it.

It's not like she turned out to be an Alien or a Demonstress, or something really out there. It's all natural humans things. What is the big deal?

i beg to differ. what's wrong with taking naughty pictures between two consenting adults?

by the way, the pictures/video is a kind of property owned by chen that got "stolen". now, are you saying that the owner is to blame? think carefully, when it is your diary that got stolen. hahahahah

i say, the pictures/video is just a kind of diary, agree?

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