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Friday, 4.8.2006

Three tourists walk against the wind on the Star Boulevard in Hong Kong as typhoon Prapiroon slammed into southern China Thursday, Aug 3, 2006, bringing heavy winds and rain. Thousands of people were evacuated. Quelle: People’s Daily Online. 5.8.: dpa meldet 35 Tote.


Das Vogelnest im Smog

Friday, 4.8.2006

The architecture of the two main Olympic stadiums in Beijing is amazing, it’s just a shame you can’t see them through the air pollution. Melissa Chan (The Standard) reports.


The politics of corruption

Friday, 4.8.2006

“… They go after corrupt officials by looking for those with two or more mistresses …” “The death penalty is the ultimate deterrent for crooked officials crippling China’s economic progress. So why is a leading investigator and cadre suggesting it be abolished? Steven Ribet investigates …Quelle: The Standard.


Yaks auf Pekings höchstem Berg (Lingshan)

Friday, 4.8.2006

Fotos: Shen Yun (August 2006)


Chinese city’s rethink on youth crime

Friday, 4.8.2006

The city of Kunming in south-west China is trying a more liberal way of treating young criminals amid concern about soaring youth crime in many cities. It is a dramatic new approach for China, which is criticized internationally for its draconian punishments and abuse of criminals’ rights, the BBC’s Jill McGivering reports.


China and Darfur

Friday, 4.8.2006

Leitartikel der NYT.


$15m on Latin dance lessons

Friday, 4.8.2006

When millionaire banker Mimi Monica Wong decided to step out onto the dance floors of Hong Kong, she was so determined to be the belle of the ballroom that she hired the best salsa instructors in the world … Bericht von Jonathan Watts (The Guardian).