Month: February 2016

11 ‘weird’ buildings that would probably now be banned in China / 这很可能现在在中国被禁止11’怪异的’建筑

Business Insider, Finance | Original Source

There’s no shortage of strange and striking architecture in China’s massive cities.

But that’s all about to change. On Sunday, the Chinese central government released an urban blueprint demanding an end to all mainland construction of buildings that are “oversized”, “xenocentric,” or “weird.” The new directive?… Read Full Article

Beijing overtakes NYC as ‘Billionaire Capital’ / 北京超越纽约为“亿万富翁之都”

USA Today, Money |  By Gerry Shih, Associated Press | Original Source

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BEIJING – Move over, New York City: Beijing is the new “Billionaire Capital of the World.”

The Chinese capital has overtaken the Big Apple as home to the most billionaires — 100 to 95 — according to Hurun, a Shanghai firm that publishes a monthly magazine and releases yearly rankings and research about the world’s richest people and their spending habits.… Read Full Article

The Last of Us [47 Ronin]

Complied by F.W.S.—the story of the 47 Ronin is one of the most celebrated in the history of the samurai. This was perhaps all the more so because it occurred at a time when the samurai class was struggling to maintain a sense of itself – warriors with no war, a social class without a function.… Read Full Article