Alle Einträge vom 1.9.2006

Nie wieder Haifischflosse

Friday, 1.9.2006

Das Engagement des Basketball-Stars Yao Ming gegen die Haifischflossensuppe wird von der chinesischen Presse totgeschwiegen. “They have the wealth and shark fin is the traditional Chinese way of showing off wealth”, “… it isn’t a traditional dish and – let’s face it – it has no taste. It’s just that people have been led to believe that if they don’t offer it, they will lose face”, “Clients expect to be treated like VIPs and for mainlanders that means shark fin soup. If they don’t get it, you could lose the deal.” Quelle: The Standard/ AFP. 


Transrapid: “The cost of blind worship”

Friday, 1.9.2006

Lessons learnt from Maglev fire in Shanghai “If China didn’t develop her Maglev technology, if the German Maglev train had not caught fire, how would the Sino-German Maglev project have resulted? Since the Maglev fire in Shanghai on August 11th, the train has remained there unmoved …”, “ … The German Chinese scientist said that the fire shows that the western technology including the German one is not always magic, if people blindly worship it, then they have to pay the price. Dr. Li is working as an engineer in a German company. She said Shanghai’s weather is well-known to be humid and hot, but the train’s temperature was designed according to German weather condition, thus some parts of the train always feel like a stove which can easily cause a short circuit. The Shanghai subway was also designed by the Germans and the air-conditioner was not cold enough, so in summer, they have to put a large barrel of ice in the cars of the train …” Quelle: People’s Daily Online/ Global Times.


Where’s Mao?

Friday, 1.9.2006

Where’s Mao? Chinese Revise History Books “… The one-party state, having largely abandoned its official ideology, prefers people to think more about the future than the past …”, “… The changes are at least initially limited to Shanghai …” Von Joseph Kahn (NYT).


Cai Guo-Qiang-Ausstellung in Berlin

Friday, 1.9.2006

Moderner Mythenspieler Cai Guo-Qiang ist der Star der chinesischen Kunstszene. Jetzt sind seine Arbeiten im Berliner Guggenheim zu sehen. Von Gabriela Walde (Die Welt).


Ãœberalterung

Friday, 1.9.2006

China vergreist und verstädtert Mikrozensus alarmiert Soziologen und Planer: Die Überalterung belastet die Sozialsysteme. Von Johnny Erling (Die Welt).


Ganz unwüst präsentiert

Friday, 1.9.2006

“Retour China”: Hermann Nitsch und Yang Shaobin bei Ochs “Man sollte die Ausstellung keinesfalls verpassen, denn sie ist nicht nur interessant, sondern  …” Von Corinna Daniels (Die Welt).