China On The Brink - politics en In Rural China Enterprising Villagers Are Elected to Leadership <p>“Everything for the peasant!,” proclaims village head Ding Jingang, as trailed by his entourage, he strides down the main road of Tihucun, a rural community located in Shaanxi province in central China.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Travel Diary development Hangzhou politics Xi&#039;an Mon, 16 Jun 2008 01:24:38 -0600 Zachary Lown 273 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