“This orientation as an ethic precinct adds up to a civic asset that could be capitalised upon to incite economic growth, tourism and opportunities for new immigrants…”
“…I really wish the prime minister Ahern Bertie would stop saying ‘tanks tanks tanks’. He’s overdoing this Tiananmen protest stuff…”
“..In addition, akin to us foreign businesspeople here, many ‘Ningbo-born, bred, and raised businessmen and businesswomen’, or Ningbo’s Diaspora, are dispersed far and wide, living and working all over the globe. Ningbo Business Club provides an excellent platform for them to connect with their laojia 老家and keep abreast of what’s going on in Ningbo’s business scene…”
“…The IEA’s director for China, Niall O’Reilly, is a long-time Hangzhou resident and he orchestrated the coup of arranging a meeting with Mr Zong..”
“…All was eerily quiet in the immediate vicinity, but we knew, the rumour machine knew, and it wasn’t long before the first of the bloated purples would be carried back to the campus. No wailing, just lifeless silence…”
I asked a Hong Kong Chinese friend if she spoke French: “Yes!“, she replied “Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and croissant“ and “so how’s your Irish?” I ask “Heineken” she replies. As … Continue reading My multilingual Chinese friend
“I’ve made him lose face in front of his superiors. A team of three officers have just helped him to identify the apostrophe ” ‘ ” key on his Chinese keyboard….”
“…They scowl they are resolute in their determination to extract my compliance. Oh, we battery chickens know all too well the wide variety of intimidating methods They employ orchestrating self-indicting and self-reproaching confessions of wrong-doing…”
The cost of demolition and reconstruction is estimated at about RMB 10 million (or Euro 1.1million at today’s rate), and compares to the reported Euro 9 million cost of building and running the Ireland Pavilion at the World Expo.
“..i know the name of our company will be a littler strange but in the fact , our boss is very rich…”
“You’re not Chinese, you don’t understand Chinese culture” said Mr H. He armed with his Cappuccino and I with my Latte. I recall it was about four minutes into this … Continue reading Does not being Chinese mean I can never understand China?
“… this packet of Hugh and Andies has me reflecting deeply on the fundamentally non-rational nature of Chinese thought processes. Yes, Chinese can hear the same words but interpret things completely differently, but come on..”