Day: April 9, 2015

Greatest Hits: Manny Pacquiao (HBO Boxing)

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Born Red — How Xi Jinping, an unremarkable provincial administrator, became China’s most authoritarian leader since Mao. [The Xi series, Part 5]

By | Profiles |The New Yorker <Original Source>

150406_r26340-868When Xi was fourteen, Red Guards warned, “We can execute you a hundred times.” He joined the Communist Party at twenty.

In anticipation of New Year’s Eve, 2014, Xi Jinping, the President of China and the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, permitted a camera crew to come into his office and record a message to the people.… Read Full Article

World’s grandest abandoned hotels [18/20]

Abandoned hotels

Inside a hotel in Austria. (Thomas Windisch/Caters News)  

Grand banqueting halls, opulent lobbies and vast ballrooms; you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was a collection of photographs was documenting some of Europe’s grandest hotels. However, a closer look will reveal the majestic rooms to be engulfed in swathes of dust and moss; hotels that once hosted royals and high society abandoned to the elements.

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