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THE LONG WAY AROUND

CHINA: Portrait of a People, a photo book by Tom Carter
Reviewed by Han Liang

altCan anyone tell me how many roads there are in this world? For some, there is only one road, the one they choose to go. They follow someone’s footsteps and become someone else’s footsteps. For others, there are many roads, all to Rome, to fame, to wealth, and finally to death. But for Tom Carter, there is no road. He rarely follows anyone’s footsteps. He makes his own.

Ever since graduation from university, Tom has been a gypsy drifting with camera as his eyes and feet travel the maps. From the self-seeking Latino culture trip in Mexico, Central-America and Cuba to the heart-and-soul-seeking trip to China and the rest of Asia (he hits the ground running for India in the coming two years), he has always been on the road. No matter the county road which took him to the images of striking poverty and hardship of a nineteenth century wasteland or the city street which led him to the avant-garde artists’ portrait of an era of post-modernity. It’s a long way around, far away from the main street.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 20:13
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I Can Speak Better Than Chinese Do
 
“She said that I spoke Chinese better than some Chinese people.” Rui Jiang Ming told me proudly. This compliment came from one of his Chinese friends while they were having lunch together. He said “I don’t know.” in Chinese which surprised his friends because his accent was nearly the same to those authentic Beijingers. When one of the Chinese girl were asked to pronounce the same sentence, he found that she cannot do the accent as he did, then he found out that some Chinese people from out of Beijing cannot do the Beijing accent as good as he did.

When I first met him, I translated one of the words in his name “ming” into tomorrow, but he insisted that it should be translated into brilliant even when I told him that they were the same word. But after I listened to his experience, I started to believe that brilliant is a perfect word to describe him. Rui Jiang Ming came from the capital city of People's Republic of Bangladesh Dhaka which is politic, economy and culture center of the nation. His first impression about a country named China came from a book. After reading it, he became curious about China. When he was in High School, his cousin came to Chinese to study Chinese. From the conversation with his cousin, he got the information that China is developing very quickly these years and there were many foreign student study Chinese in many big cities in China. Ever since then, the urge to go to Chinese has become more and more strong. Later, when he knew that the University of Dhaka which is the best university throughout Bangladesh offered Chinese class and there was a chance that you can go to China as an exchange student, he signed up for the program without any hesitated.
Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 09:24
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Foodies Savor Job of Critic
Students of Shantou University throw a party at Diane Mooney's apartment.Florida native Diane Mooney has devised what is believed to be China's first tertiary-level food writing class, at Shantou University's Cheung Kong School of Journalism and Communication, in Guangdong province.

The role sees the American parlay her experience in journalism while indulging her long-standing passion for all things culinary, along the way honing the English writing skills of fledgling foodies living in a part of China famed for its residents' exuberance for eating.

Mooney came to China in 2006 with her partner, also a journalist teaching at Shantou University.

Previously, she was assistant editor for the South Florida edition of Zagat Guide, the popular annual restaurant bible assembled from surveys completed by the dining public. Mooney also wrote a food column for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Titled, The Kitchen Next Door, the column chronicled the culinary persuasions of people who had moved to Florida from various foreign countries.
Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2008 10:10
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Changing Perceptions to the PR World

 
Dave Senay, president and CEO of public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard Inc is working a 21st century form of alchemy - not turning base metals into gold, but rebranding foreign products as local. His transformation wizardry employs a technique he calls PR2.0 - a combination of traditional PR with digital connectivity, interactive marketing, and advertising - all "within a unified strategic framework", he says.

Senay has 23 years of experience with Fleishman-Hillard and formerly served as the firm's regional president for Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and Africa.

US-based Fleishman-Hillard Inc is also running a worldwide PR network to assist global companies entering the China market and to help Chinese companies to extend their global reach. Senay was in Beijing to share his idea and success stories of PR2.0 with China Business Weekly .
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Indian finds reliable suppliers in Shenzhen

It is not easy for a businessman to find a supplier who is as much customer-oriented as himself in a foreign country, but Subhash Agarwal of India has found reliable suppliers in Shenzhen.

After graduating from the MDS University in Rajasthan in northern India in 1999, Agarwal started Balaji Electrical Co. Ltd. in Rajasthan.

As he became increasingly keen on international trade, he found that businessmen all over the world were looking towards China to import goods. He then decided to come to Shenzhen in 2004, as he believed China was the best place to do business.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2008 09:40
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