Hu Jintao has some new year’s greetings to pass along, please give him your attention. “Ladies, gentlemen, comrades, friends, the sound of New Year’s bells…” zzzZZZzzzz.
China Central Television got itself a pretty good musical lineup for its New Year’s show on Monday night, headlined by the Wonder Girls and Leona Lewis. The entire show can be seen here.
Hong Kong had fireworks at Victoria Harbor. Shanghai had a 4D light show on the Bund. Beijing had a beam of light out of the China Millennium Monument (a sundial you probably haven’t been to, because Haidian district). We love our home city, but am also kind of okay admitting that Beijing loses this round (though... Read more »
As a blog, we’re contractually obligated to the Blog God to run a year-in-review post, so I’ve asked some contributors to give me their “non-notable story” of the year, telling them to interpret the phrase “non-notable” as they choose. Consider it an experiment in something or other. Here’s what they came up with:
The new year is a time for hope, optimism, and the joy of new possibilities, even in places like Pyongyang, North Korea. Check out its New Year's fireworks display.