Category Archives: shanghai

Forbes: Shanghai, Beijing as world’s top emerging business centers


It was not surprising to see Forbes suggest that Shanghai and Beijing ranked highest in their recent survey measuring which cities are poised to become major global business capitals. They used a neat picture from Shanghai’s World Financial Center – … Continue reading

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Wen Jiabao interviewed by Zakaria


Wen Jiabao is the Premier of China, making him one of the most influential international figures of this generation. Today on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS – one of the best shows on TV, we are hearing from Wen Jiabao on several … Continue reading

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Fireworks Coverage Faked – sort of…


Wow, when I first read this I thought it was a conspiracy theory but the UK Register report appears true.  Some 55 seconds of fireworks during the opening ceremony were computer generated.    The fireworks *really did happen* and presumably looked … Continue reading

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Shanghai Pork Ball Makers


Shanghai Pork Ball Makers 542 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck In Shanghai near the Bund we had fried pork balls in dough as a tasty treat at a small place on the street that seemed to be very popular with local … Continue reading

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Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai


Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Shanghai’s Yu Yuan Gardens were one of my favorite China attractions. The surrounding area is filled with shops, restaurants, and is very crowded but the Gardens were quiet and very beautiful. Unlike … Continue reading

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Pork Ball Restaurant, Shanghai Near Bund


Pork Ball Restaurant, Shanghai Near Bund 596 Originally uploaded by JoeDuck On the China trip I enjoyed the Shanghai street food more than that of Beijing but not sure if that really represnted differences in the cities of just where … Continue reading

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Beijing Tea Scam: Beware Many Tea Houses near Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square


Beijing Tea Scam: Avoid the Si Zhu Xiang Tea House near Forbidden City / Tiananmen Square Originally uploaded by JoeDuck Update:  Generally, if you are approached by a good English speaker there is a *very good chance* he or she … Continue reading

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