Monthly Archives: February 2011

Top 10 gripes of living in China

So you’ve been reeled in and you’re the metaphoric fish out of water living in another country with a culture to its own. The surroundings are different and no matter how hard you try to ditch the comfort zone there’s … Continue reading

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Facing the music

On the issue of copyright, China’s hottest male pop-rock duo of 2010 Xuriyanggang (旭日阳刚) have found themselves in hot water for copyright infringement. The pair’s rapid rise to fame culminated with a prized, yet obviously nervous gig on CCTV’s Spring … Continue reading

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The problem of piracy

Differences between English and Chinese definitions for copyright. English Copyright: (n)  The exclusive right to make and dispose of copies of a literary, musical, or artistic work. Chinese Copyright: (v)  I have something that’s not mine. I can copy, right? Intellectual … Continue reading

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Why the Arab World uprising won’t spill over to China

Surf’s up. What started out as a ripple of unrest has now strengthened into a tidal wave sweeping the Arab world. Protesters have taken a stand to overthrow governments past their used by date in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Iran, … Continue reading

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