THEORY: Not even the Internet can keep up with China

by Lindsey

I have touched Qingchui Peak (“Thumb Mountain”) in Chengde (above) and thus will live to hundreds of years old. This may leave me enough time to digest what has happened in China in the past two weeks alone. Some of the more interesting stories:

– Minimum wage hike coming to manufacturing hub Guangdong on 1/1:  BoingBoing
– Let them debate cake/the Chongqing versus Guangdong models: NPR
– Chinese IT firms mutually agree to “curb” “harmful” information spread online: AFP
– Almost 60,000 typically wealthy Chinese per year seek medical services overseas: China Daily
– U Michigan discovers paper-cut propaganda posters from Cultural Revolution: The History Blog