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  1. people's republic of desire

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... suburban existence. For them, a dentist might make handsome money, but looking at other people's bad teeth is not a fun career. More and more people, like Niuniu, have chosen to search ... of the fence,' she says. 'And we always have complaints about our own jobs and envy those of other people.'; Niuniu agrees, then strikes a note that ends the discussion. 'When is enough ...

  2. people's republic of desire

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang Ask any Chinese and they'll tell you that China is undergoing sweeping changes at an incredibly fast rate. Building construction, highways, and new goods for sale in new ... 'But this is China!' she thinks. 'I must stick to my guns. If I yield, I will only be taken advantage of by every other old lady in this horde.' Niuniu feels the rush ...

  3. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... the People's University with a degree in international finance and then went to Stanford to get an MBA. He now works for insurance and investment giant AIG. 'How's life?' Kevin asks ... woman. But it doesn't matter where I go, I like China the best.' Beibei says under her breath to Niuniu: 'I know why she likes China the best. Only China can guarantee her ...

  4. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... before.' 'Of course not,' says Beibei. 'We don't want our friend to leave us. And anyway, life in China is great now. Look at Niuniu. She's really talented, and she came ... way of thinking. It's difficult to make a living as a writer in China. Even a best seller doesn't guarantee a big payout or a steady income. For instance, it's common practice ...

  5. people's republic of desire

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... with their routine drudgery and the bad temperament of their bosses. If a person can make money by suing people in America, what about in China, a country that is not as wealthy as America and with less ... apparently has the answer: it's easier to stand out in a relatively conformist society such as China. Once you stand out, you get attention. Once you get attention, you get money. After all, ...

  6. people's republic of desire

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... an affair with one of their idols, every single one would say yes. For a long time, their idol was Ricky Martin. Beibei's company brought Martin to China in 1998, and she and Lulu got front-row ... and explosive. And he didn't seem arrogant. Not like those Chinese pop stars who think they're big shots even though almost no one knows them outside China. No matter what people said about ...

  7. People's republic of desire

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang The liberalisation of sexual mores in China continues to produce interesting side effects. I don't mean the increase in sexually transmitted diseases. I'm talking about the erosion of trust between husbands and wives, as evidenced by a reported recent rise in paternity tests. What does this say about the status of marriage in China? Can the bonds of trust ...

  8. Passing memories

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... with the People's Republic and recognised the government in Taiwan as that of all China. Because of this, the fury of the demonstrators who wanted to defend Chinese national interests was directed ... at United Nations Plaza in New York, in January 1971, and a second in Washington three months later, which marked the movement's high point. By sheer coincidence, I was on leave from The New ...

  9. people's republic of desire

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang Everyone is confused by something. No one likes to admit it, but it's true. In a rapidly changing society such as China's, life can be a constant drama, filled ... of married people with lovers, or should they be condemned? In China, arranged marriages were once the norm, and true love disregarded. Some say Chinese adulterers are torn between seeking love ...

  10. People's republic of desire

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Annie Wang

    ... Annie Wang Many overseas Chinese returnees suffer from reverse cultural shock when they go back to China. Often they have difficulty adjusting to their new lives in their homeland. Rong ... those who return to China only do so because they failed in the west. So you have your work cut out. You might want to do some things to show you were successful. For example, you could place ...




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