Some Articles of Interest

An article about the Chinese govt hiding air quality facts in order to look better during APEC.

http://wapo.st/1u0Azi6

 

An article about a black woman drawing attention in Shanghai.

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/im-black-so-im-kind-of-a-big-deal-in-china-102452030434.html

 

An advice article for Chinese people picking western names:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29688381

B teaches a Draco (girl) and a Lavender (girl) and knows of a Hermione.  Among the faculty there is a woman named Cream and a man named Sauce.

 

An article about heating in China:

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-heat-20141115-story.html

(We were worried it would be cold because we knew there was a turn on date and a turn off date for the heat.  It worked out okay because each air conditioning unit we have, one per room, also has a heat function.  We only used those a few times.  Now that the heat is turned on though, it’s too warm at night.)

 

An article from this week (11/24/14) about Beijing trying to ban smoking. It seems like when we were in Tianjin in early November, they’d just banned smoking there.
http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2014/11/24/beijing-will-try-ban-smoking-week-again

 

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