In the previous post, I included a link to the EastSouthWestNorth blog, which translates some of the more interesting stories from Chinese newspapers into English.
Certainly puts the business reporting that I do into perspective.
From recent posts:
The Fenyang Mining Disaster (04/07/2007) (Shanxi Daily)
On April 2 afternoon, the reporter came to the Sankeng mine again. He was jostled by unidentified men who threatened to bury him and his driver in a ditch. Out of safety considerations, the reporter left the scene. Then a crazy car case occurred with a black Santana.
CCTV Reporters Assaulted in Qinhuangdao City (04/07/2007) (NetEase)
According to Wang Liping, at around 9:20am, the three were filming from a bridge overlooking an iron factory at Zhugezhuang town, Changli county. They were blocked by a white van in front and a black Honda sedan in the back. More than ten identified men then dragged the three of them out of the car and took away their camera, mobile telephone, car keys and driver license.
Signing off in Shanghai – where the scariest thing that ever happens to me is filing tax forms