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Changchun is the 3rd Happiest City in China

Changchun is the 3rd Happiest City in China

According to a CCTV poll and Shanghaiist.com, Changchun is the 3rd Happiest City in China.  In this case, being third is not such a bad thing.  Gotta love it, always knew it was happy here, despite the long cold season.   …

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Added by Downtown David - 白大伟 on March 10, 2017 at 4:04 — No Comments

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March 1 Attack at Kunming Train Station

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: March 1 Attack at Kunming Train Station

The United States Consulate General in Chengdu would like to inform U.S. citizens that Chinese and international media are reporting that at least 33 people (29 victims and four attackers) were killed and 130 wounded in Kunming, the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, when at approximately 9:20 p.m. (China time) Saturday, March 1, a group of approximately 10 men carrying knives entered the…

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Added by Downtown David - 白大伟 on March 3, 2014 at 3:17 — No Comments

Changchun now has a street view!!

Changchun now has a street view, similar to Google street view.  Now you can explore our favorite city from the comfort of your keyboard.  The pictures are recent, taken in the Summer of 2013, showing Changchun in all of its Summer glory.  This can be very useful for describing locations and finding unfamiliar locations.…

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Added by Downtown David - 白大伟 on February 12, 2014 at 10:35 — 8 Comments

2014 – Horoscope for The Year of The Horse

2014 – Horoscope for The Year of The Horse



The New Chinese Year starts on 31 January 2014

The second new moon after the Winter solstice falls…

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Added by Downtown David - 白大伟 on January 31, 2014 at 3:23 — 3 Comments

Infographic: China's internet speed by province

 

The following table is self-explanatory, Jilin province is at the bottom of the sample, hey even Xinjiang is faster than Jilin, at least we beat Inner Mongolia!  According to the article, methodology is uncertain.

 

from Shanghaiist.com

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Added by Downtown David - 白大伟 on April 20, 2013 at 10:42 — 3 Comments

Air Pollution in Asia: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

While doing research on pollution, I came across this on my surfing travels.

Air Pollution in Asia: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map

China is a mess, with today's reading (4/4/2013), many cities have above 300, (Maroon color) defined as hazardous conditions.  Zooming on the map, local conditions (4/4/2013) in Changchun are 150 (Orange), Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, just a breath under…

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Added by Downtown David - 白大伟 on April 5, 2013 at 16:29 — 8 Comments

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