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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Story in China: Bill Clinton lingers in museum.

China has a history of five thousand years. The ancient Chinese art in the Metropolitan Museum, New York have been fascinated by many peoples around the world.

When Bill Clinton visiting China, he was supposed to take advantage of that enjoying museums there.

"No way, If I enter a museum, I would't want to go out. " The president complained:"My staffs don't want to put museum visiting on the schedule, otherwise I will be lingering there".

Friday, September 03, 2004

Bill Clinton's dinner in Shanghai!

I am sorry to know that Bill is hospitalized. And he had a heart problem!

I admire Bill because he is young to me even he left the White house for four years. I can't imagine why he afflicted this problem. When he visited Shanghai several years ago, he had very simple dinner in Yu Yuan Gardens, which impressed me a lot. And he was the president of US and on the contrary, most of Chinese local cadres enjoy huge and wasteful banquet even though it is relatively poor in China or some impovarished countrysides. The dishes in the the Garden are famous in Shanghai or across China and he only had a taste of them.

I am happy his suffering is nothing to do with the dinner in China!

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Look at China from the west: Did you see "Hero"?

While American movie-goers enjoy the new Chinese film "Hero", Chinese bloggers are criticizing Zhang Yimao, the director.

Having been a popular in China for more than a decade, most people don't like his way to decribe China such as the eight-minute show in the Olympic closing ceremony. Zhang represents a "old fashioned " China and some young Chinese don't agree.He can only "raise the latern" to a huge one as in the closing ceremony.

Most people say that he is a good director to make something about the poor, remote countryside, but not for modern, romantic life.

Others believe that he is always playing the color and photography since he majored photography at his college time.

Chinese movie-goers had enjoyed the film almost a year ago and they are enjoying his new film "House of Flying daggers". His technique,especially the Kong Fu, is nothing better than "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" did.