Copycat Fight in the Newsroom

I really enjoy reading great blogs like Positive Solutions and Beijing Newspeak. Having worked in various newsrooms during my previous life as a (cough) journalist (cough, hack, spit), it’s always quite cool to get a peak into what it would be like working in a “Chinese” newsroom. However, none of their posts ever included descriptions …

Will I Ever Leave China?

This is a question that is continually asked of me by friends, family and – perhaps most often – myself. Will I ever leave China? The short answer is: Yes, God yes! The long answer, however, is a little more complicated. The truth is, I’m starting to like it here. Now before the boys at …

Happy Birthday Canada! – 生日快乐加拿大!

Alright, I’ve nothing particularly witty to say about Canada Day, the 10th Anniversary of Hong Kong coming back to the PRC, nor the foundation of the Chinese Communist Party. Instead, here’s the Chinese translation of the Canadian National Anthem (both the original French version and the newer – more widely sung – English version). English …