Life is often hard for internal migrants in China, especially those from Henan and the north-east
Apr 11th 2019
started to vomit. Some fell unconscious and were whisked into hospital.
Angry parents demanded an explanation. The food-poisoning scandal
quickly lit up Chinese social media. A kindergarten teacher in the
central province of Henan was detained—accused of adding sodium nitrite,
which can be toxic in large doses, to the meal boxes of at least 23
pupils late last month.
Most comments online have focused on the evil of the act and have expressed sympathy for the parents. But a surprising number have noted the alleged perpetrator’s home province. “I’m not surprised. Henan people would stoop to anything,” says one commentator on Baidu Tieba, a social-networking site. “Apart from wicked, I can’t think of another word to describe Henan people,” chimes in someone with more than 50,000 followers on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, who identifies himself as a financial journalist.
If you’ve ever cried at work, you may be able to relate to the recent Saturday Night Livesketch “PowerPoint.” In it, a pair of receptionists played by Aidy Bryant and Kate McKinnon burst into tears in front of their colleagues at a Microsoft training session as soon as their mock PowerPoint presentation appears on the projector screen. The presentation is, to be fair, not very good. The first page features nothing but layers of empty squares and the desperate lowercase missive, “help.”
so sorry,” Bryant sobs as the befuddled Microsoft instructors attempt
to reassure them. “We made trash, sir,” McKinnon chimes in. “We’re going
to be fired and slapped.”
Coffee machines aren’t just conveniences, they’re windows into the soul. Jonathan Beckman pours over the options
When political scientists examine the great divide of our age between nativists and cosmopolitans, they can point to a number of underlying causes: unemployment, class, education. But to my mind, the thing most likely to determine on which side you fall is your favoured hot drink. Recent American populism began with the Tea Party, a movement that memorialised direct action to lower the price of a brew. What unites Brexiteers across England, from golf-club bores in Godalming to trawlermen in Grimsby, is the love of a good cuppa. British patriotism has always come sodden in tea. Yorkshire tea is one of the nation’s great oxymorons – a brand that leads tourists to scour the landscape around Pontefract in search of the famous sub-tropical microclimate.
The Suzhou museum is running an exhibition of works collected by the Pan family of Suzhou, the lineage responsible for producing the most number of scholars in South East China, maybe incomparable even on a national scale.
The documentary being featured tells a story of how the Pan family managed to hide two 3000 year old cauldrons from the invading Japanese during WWII, and later on they donated both of them to the national archive.
Story from searching (in Chinese) : http://www.gucn.com/Info_KnowLedgeList_Show.asp?Id=22652