Sep 25

The problem of Chinese powdered and liquid milk producers lacing their products with industrial chemicals has left the Chinese public (especially the parents) in panic. The facts of this crisis have been well-documented. I have a few thoughts about its implications. Continue reading »

Sep 25

Shenzhou 7 Spacecraft Blasts Off

Written by: Nimrod | Filed under:News, technology | Tags:, ,
39 Comments » newest 2008-09-28 01:09:04

This morning, the Shenzhou 7 spacecraft carrying Zhai Zhigang, Liu Boming, and Jing Haipeng successfully took off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center and entered orbit. This is a major event in China, as a space walk (the first for the Chinese space program) is planned on this 3-day mission (on the 27th).

Shenzhou 7 launched by a Long March 2F rocket

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Sep 25

(Letter) Chinese advances in stem cell research

Written by: guest | Filed under:-guest-posts | Tags:, ,
1 Comment » newest 2008-09-25 22:54:32

I’ve been reading a lot of bloggs on this topic. It seems a lot are written by patients and asked for by the clinics (or by the clinics). I do not how many are true or just for propaganda. If you have a real case success or failure, please let us know.

Sep 25

minipost-(Letter) Disasters and Values

Written by: guest | Filed under:-mini-posts, Analysis, politics | Tags:,
17 Comments » newest 2008-09-28 07:23:02

A milk scandal cross the country, a mudslide in Shanxi Province, and a fire in a Shenzhen City dance hall. Three disasters and many deaths. Continue reading »