Monthly Archives: May 2011

only Exxon Mobil makes more money than Microsoft…

That’s according to our esteemed CEO, Steve Balmer, who was in Beijing today for the grand opening of the new $400 million Asia R&D campus.  Steve spent an hour addressing the local Microsoftees and I was lucky enough to watch a … Continue reading

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Colossal LV ‘suitcase’ at Plaza 66 is gone

WORKERS are removing outdoor advertising boxes on Nanjing Road W. as the Jing’an District government promised last Tuesday to tidy up the area around the mall of Plaza 66 in seven days. The oversize Louis Vuitton “suitcase” which boarded up … Continue reading

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China farmers face ‘exploding’ watermelon problem

Farmers in eastern China have been left perplexed after their watermelons began to explode one by one. An investigation by state media found farms in Jiangsu province were losing acres of fruit because of the problem. The overuse of a … Continue reading

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16 suspects nabbed in clenbuterol crackdown

POLICE in central China have caught 16 suspects for allegedly manufacturing and selling a banned food additive – clenbuterol, or “lean meat powder” – worth 30 million yuan (US$4.6 million). Police in Hunan Province said they uncovered the case after … Continue reading

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