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Boom Boom

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Re: Mandos goes to China
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 07:23:58 PM »
Thanks. I was thinking it must be the same thing under a different name, but I wasn't certain. I'dlove to have it sometime - Beijing Duck. I think the sauce is referred to as Mandarin Sauce but that might be something else entirely.

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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2010, 07:30:31 PM »
it's perfectly correct to refer to Beijing as Jing because the other capital, Nanjing (South Capital), was abolished and the "Bei" is redundant.

Hmmm, I may have to adjust my nom de plume :-)
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Re: Mandos goes to China
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 07:54:06 PM »
Well, I'm back.  And still jet lag.  But I did finally get to try the Beijing duck.  After much effort and searching in the last minute before having to go to the airport.

Crogh imagins Mandos behaving thus  :ducking upon finding his Beijing duck.
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2010, 09:28:34 PM »
Speaking of censuses, the Chinese government is conducting *its* census now, and the city was full of census advertisements both as banners, balloons, and bus stop adverts.  Slogans include:

"PROPERLY CONDUCT THE POPULATION CENSUS FROM THE BEGINNING IN ORDER TO RECONCILE HOUSEHOLD AND POPULATION RECORDS"

and

"IT IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO RESPOND TO THE CENSUS ONLY WITH AUTHENTIC INFORMATION" (bus advert under picture of smiling woman with pen)

Why these were translated to English, I don't know. 

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2010, 05:05:57 AM »
As a side note, I became curious as to the popular Chinese view of the American atom-bombing of Japan.  It's what a pessimist might expect:

http://www.chinasmack.com/2009/pictures/japanese-atomic-bomb-victim-photos-chinese-netizen-reactions.html

(Neither photos nor comments are for the faint of heart: victim photos.)

For those who don't want to click through, it's a bunch of pictures of Japanese atom bomb victims, followed by the translations of comments on a Chinese forum to which they've been posted.  The posters are not sympthetic and some of them are pretty bloodthirsty---comeuppance delivered by Americans that the Chinese should have delivered for the Rape of Nanking.  There are a few humane voices too.

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Re: Mandos goes to China
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2010, 07:06:05 AM »
Sad but true. The Chinese, some of them, remain very bitter about the Japanese occupation. Doesn't justify Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but it's understandable. War does that to most people on all sides for a long time afterwards; very few can resist feeling vengeful.

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Re: Mandos goes to China
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2010, 07:31:04 PM »

 

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