Figuring ethics out for ourselves
A FILM version of a classic work of children's fiction, Fantastic Mr. Fox, by the British writer Roald Dahl, was released in the UK in October to rave reviews. And American audiences are anticipating a similar release. Chinese film buffs too will doubtlessly be able to get their hands on a copy, on
Animations are often popular in China–both young and older generations have grown up with comic books, pictorials and colorful cartoon characters. My first Chinese friend told me his interest in English was first aroused by Disney cartoons. As a young boy, he was curious to know what the talking animals were saying.
Strip those 'naked officials'?
OF all the “Internet buzzwords” picked up by the public in the past year, on
It doesn't really refer to government officials without any clothes on. It refers to officials whose family members have all left the country and who work alone in a leadership position. The word was noteworthy because these officials are regarded as being prone to corruption. The Shenzhen government gave extra punch to this word recently when it declared that “naked officials” – whose spouse or children reside permanently overseas or have gained foreign citizenship for reasons other than work – shouldn't be placed in senior leadership positions in the government or Communist Party.
Looking to Copenhagen and beyond
STARTING December 7, representatives of 192 countries will hold talks in Copenhagen, Denmark for two weeks to try to strike a new world-wide climate change deal, with the aim of preventing dangerous global warming.
The Copenhagen climate change summit is the latest in a series that trace their origins to the 1992 Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
IN the US, most schools publish faculty contact information for student applications for grad programs, making it easy for applicants to correspond with professors who share their research interests.
Applicants normally initiate contact by sending an e-mail to the professor, but it should be more than, "Hi, I'm from China – I hope you will look at my CV".