China On The Brink - attitudes en Sichuan Tragedy Sparks Cultural Shift <p>In the aftermath of Sichuan's devastating earthquake last May, which killed 69,181 people and injured 374,171, individuals and companies from all over the world have donated money and supplies in huge numbers to the victims. Even more significant perhaps, an unprecedented number of individuals in China have volunteered to help in the earthquake zone or contributed money, as well.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> attitudes Confucianism culture development identity The New Citizen youth Mon, 23 Jun 2008 04:29:33 -0600 Michelle Connolly 292 at Foreign Opinion Weighs Heavily on Hearts and Minds of Beijing <p><!--StartFragment--></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 23px; font-family: Times-Roman"><!--StartFragment--></span></p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> attitudes Beijing international relations On The World Stage Sat, 07 Jun 2008 02:23:20 -0600 Suzanne Edwards 183 at Beijing couple prides themselves on freedom of choice <p>Bian Dacheng and his wife, Liu Zhiying, are proud to own a children's clothing store alongside a bustling four-lane street in the heart of Beijing. Their pride is noticably centered on their ability to choose what they want to do for the rest of their lives.</p> <p>&quot;It was our own personal choice to open the business,&quot; Bian, 54, said. &quot;We have little pressure to make money. We are already retired. We are doing this to consume our time.&quot;</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> aging attitudes Beijing business The New Citizen Fri, 06 Jun 2008 22:58:40 -0600 Michelle Connolly 181 at David Cassidy the Feminist <p>The retro hit, &quot;I think I Love You,&quot; blared from a flat, plasma-screen television at the ultra-modern <a href="">Wall Street English</a> conversation school. The students had just watched an episode of <i>The Partridge Family</i> entitled &quot;My Son the Feminist.&quot; The show features a young David Cassidy who starts dating a young women's rights advocate and gets duped into performing at a feminist rally. The episode was used to launch the day's English discussion on feminism. </p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary attitudes Beijing politics women Thu, 05 Jun 2008 04:33:48 -0600 Suzanne Edwards 175 at "Chinese People Are Friendly" <p>Before coming to China, some of my biggest questions were about Chinese impressions of the U.S. </p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary attitudes Beijing The New Citizen Fri, 30 May 2008 20:26:35 -0600 Suzanne Edwards 105 at