Usually when an area in Beijing is fenced off for destruction, the fencing is covered with huge canvas printed with repeating pictures of greenery: woods, lakes and parks with elderly people in wheelchairs happily being pushed along brick paths by healthy role-model youths, strolling one way down the right side of the picture and then [...]
Monthly Archives: July 2008
A sign in front of a small grassy area.
Part I of The Battle of Red Cliff is coming out in theatres here on Wednesday, the culmination of, from what I hear, has been the most extended and expensive game of grab-ass in Chinese movie history.
When I first went to see the set with the American special effects team back in December of 2006, [...]
Relatively new errant signage in the Dongzhimen subway station. I don’t know how this one managed to slip though. Translating “fragile” into “crumbly” I can understand, but translating “North” into “South?” Come on, China, you can do better than that.
Update: Ah, they fixed it! How boring.