FEATURE STORY: Passing the New Year
This year's Chinese lunar calendar will mark the Year
of the Dragon, the most powerful animal symbol in the Chinese zodiac.
ZHAO LE: January 28
- February, 2000
BEIJING'S BEST DAILY EVENTS GUIDE!
Saxon State Orchestra, Modern Sky Record Release, Wynton Marsalis
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The Picks , Art Scene, Cinema Scene, Exhibition Scene,
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ZHAO LE: NOW IN CHINESE!
SCENE CLASSIFIEDS: Jobs,
Vacancies for a marketing assistant at an international company,
relocation consultants, a financial controller, customer service
executives at a talent agency, full-time and part-time English teachers,
foreign partner for consulting joint venture...
Employment Offered, Employment Sought, For Sale/Wanted,
Housing Available/Sought, Services, Personals, Announcements
COMRADE LANGUAGE: In Sickness
and In Health
If you've been here for more than a day, you've probably noticed
that Beijing isn't exactly the most sanitary city in the world.
It's as dry as a bone most of the year, the air is polluted and
full of dust and the water is only barely potable (after it's been
boiled for half a day).
ASK AYI: Ayi's Zany Chinese Zodiac
Hey Ayi, I left Hollywood to get away from New Age ninnies, so why
do people keep asking me what my sign is? Why are Chinese people
so starstruck, and how does Chinese astrology work?
CULTURE SCENE: Boyz 'N the Hutong: Hip-Hop in Beijing
Hip-hop speaks to Beijing street kids as it did to urban
American youth 20 years ago. "Most of the rap I can't understand,
but I have friends who tell me what the lyrics mean. The words become
very personal to me," says Beijing rap/hip-hop promoter Wu Yi.
BITES: Hearty Healthy Winter Fare
Hearty Healthy Winter Fare "Ginger is good for warming the stomach
and achieving optimal body temperature. It is especially effective
for Beijing's cold and dry climate."
IN SHORT ... Translations From the Chinese Press
Quick Graft Probe Urged, Three Gorges Graft Scam, Sina IPO Delayed
FYI: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival falls on
Saturday February 5, 2000. Banks, post offices and other governmental
offices will be closed the weekend of February 5-6.