Countdown to tonight’s dinner

Last chance over the next two hours or so to email me for the details. Thanks to all of you who’ve responded – it looks like it’ll be a high-class gathering with a truly diverse group. See you at 19.30.

The Discussion: 7 Comments

Looking forward to seeing everyone and hoisting a few bottles of Yanjing pijiu!

February 24, 2007 @ 1:46 pm | Comment

Zoe and I are hoping to come again- we had a great time at the last event.

February 24, 2007 @ 10:56 pm | Comment

I want to translate this famous joke on from a Chinese BBS. The title is : “50 Years Later When China is Strong”

50 years later when China is strong. Japanese Fen Qings started screaming on the internet: The Japanese nation must unite and ban all Chinese goods!

50 years later when China is strong. Hollywood star “Goodbye” gave himself a Chinese name “Bai Gu De” and entered the Chinese film industry, shocking the entire hollywood. Reportedly, the movie he starred that was nominated for a “Red Star” award made 20 billion american dollars, which is equal to 2 billion RMB.   
50 years later when China is strong. Japanese youth protest the Chinese president for visiting the Tomb of Revolutionary Heroes in Beijing, saying that it is a Tomb that honors the participants of the “Tokyo Massacre” 10 years ago.

50 years later when China is strong. American intellectuals start complaining about American youth all going to study in China and all studying Chinese to prepare for the Chinese English Profiency exam. And many American youth start to emulate Chinese speech in their English, and consider it very stylish to use chopsticks and speak with Chinese accents…  

50 years later when China is strong. The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson denies that China’s sale of the 095 Nuclear Submarine to Hawaii is supporting Hawaiian independence. The White House strongly protests this sale and condemns China for interferring in America’s internal affairs.

50 years later when China is strong. The airstrike against Vietnam entered its 11th day. The PLA announces that 3 PLA soldiers have died in the campaign. After occupying Vietnam, Beijing issues a global arrest warrant for the Vietnamese gov’t and asks all gov’ts of the world to cooperate.

50 years later when China is strong. A popular online forum in UCLA becomes famous for a string of posts cursing at Yale and Harvard students for leaving the USA to apply to colleges in China. One poster accuses those China-bound students as traitors. According to stats, 60% of last year’s Harvard’s graduating class went to pursue higher degrees in China.
50 years later when China is strong. CNN often broadcasts interviews with Chinese visitors to New York and Chicago, and often the Chinese visitors would say, “Wow, America has been developing so fast! Big cities like New York and Chicago are almost on the same level as Shanghai and Beijing!”.

50 years later when China is strong. America and Russia forms a strategic alliance, and declares that the world is a “multi polar” world, and China is only a little bit stronger than them.
50 years later when China is strong. First generation American immigrants’ children are referred to as CBA’s (Chinese born Americans).  
50 years later when China is strong. Jobless Chinese males started going to America to teach Chinese to local American students, and it becomes a huge business. Those same males start all kinds of “Anti-American” blogs, a famous one is called “Texas Rotisserie”, and the blog owner often criticizes all parts of American society so he feels superior to be a Chinese.

February 26, 2007 @ 7:54 am | Comment

Red Star, where have you been the past six months?

Jeremiah, Hong Xin has a long and distinguished history here.

February 26, 2007 @ 9:33 am | Comment

Yeah, but are you coming to dinner, Hong Xing?

February 26, 2007 @ 10:50 am | Comment

Update: Looks like we will have an excellent crowd! Come on Hong Xin, join us. Bring Math along.

February 26, 2007 @ 6:34 pm | Comment

I hope that I’ll be back working in China soon so I can meet all of you…

March 2, 2007 @ 5:31 am | Comment

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