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  Beijing Scene

Beijing Scene, Volume 7, Issue 8, March 10 -16
CHINA'S FIRST & ONLY BILINGUAL WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

FEATURE STORY: Worth the Wait
U.S.-based Chinese writer Ha Jin was tired of waiting to land a job using his native Chinese skills, so he began writing in English. His novel Waiting took home last year's prestigious American National Book Award.

ZHAO LE: March 10 - 16, 2000
BEIJING'S BEST DAILY EVENTS GUIDE!

Picks! Picks! Picks! Art Scene, Cinema Scene, Exhibition Scene,
Stage Scene, Kids Scene, Sports Scene

ZHAO LE: IN CHINESE!
http://www.beijingscene .com/cn/zhaole/zhaole.html

SCENE CLASSIFIEDS: Jobs, jobs, jobs...
Employment Offered, Employment Sought, For Sale/Wanted,
Housing Available/Sought, Services, Personals, Announcements

COMRADE LANGUAGE: Say Cheese and Other English Phrases in Chinese
For those learning Chinese, take comfort that once in a while the way you say something is the same way we say something.

CULTURE SCENE: Experimental Theater Gets Busy in Beijing
Every Friday night, Central Academy of Drama students practice their craft at Busy Bee Bar.

BEST BITES: Arbat: Transylvania Never Had It So Good

IN SHORT ... From the Chinese Press
Peculiar Pets, Online Car Rental, Sexless Students, Spicy Love Soup

ASK AYI: Hide-and-Go-Qi with Ayi
Mandarin is rich in references to qi: a room's ambience is its qifen; getting angry is shengqi, or "giving rise to too much qi"; and the word for weather, tianqi, translates literally as Heaven's qi, or the qi of the sky.

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