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Ang Lee’s Birthday and Next Film

生日快乐! to Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Ang Lee (李安) who celebrated his 60th birthday yesterday.  We were really psyched that he was slated to direct a 3D...


3 in 10 Chinese Do Not Speak Mandarin

The South China Morning Post reports on China’s Ministry of Education’s (教育部)’s statement that a third of the country’s population (roughly 400 million people) does not speak putonghua: “Thirty per cent of...


China Wins at the World Cup

Germany defeated Argentina in the World Cup Final, but South China Morning Post in an infographic declares that China, whose team failed to qualify for the tournament this year, is the big...