What’s Mandarin for “patsy?”

For those enamored by ancient Chinese wisdom, consider how ridiculously superstitious many Chinese are: lucky numbers, astrology, feng shui and more. But that’s not the point of this post, it’s our foolish immigration laws. Julie Makinen in the LA Times...

cool photo

Visitors use kaleidoscopes which are displayed with ice sculptures ahead of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 4, 2015. REUTERS/Kim...

chinese central heating

When I was too small to remember, my family lived in Scotland in a house that my mother said, “lacked central heating.” By that she meant each room was warmed by fireplaces, kept going by a servant known as a fireman. In China, central heating means...

Green Leap Forward

WSJ “Obama has in essence persuaded the Chinese to do what they planned to do anyway” “Obama trades higher U.S. energy costs now for distant Chinese promises.” The climate-change campaign against fossil fuels has been having a hard time with...