Browsing All posts tagged under »cultural tradition«

Holy Goddesses of China Trampling Men, and Singing Too

May 12, 2011


The term shengnu has been around for a while. It first appeared online and was listed as one of the 171 new words of 2007 by the Ministry of Education in China. Literally, shengnu means “leftover woman,” but, as a wordplay, it also sounds like “holy goddess.” This term is used by Chinese to refer to single women […]

Drunk Driving as Criminal Offense, or Not.

May 12, 2011


Lately I noticed that lots of discussions in Chinese media on laws and regulations are related to driving. Two of the recent heated debates in this category are about the organ donor registration for drivers and the recent inclusion of drunk driving as a criminal offense in the Criminal Law. To average Chinese families, owning cars […]

Organs for Sale?: Controversy over New Driver’s License Policy

May 10, 2011


China expects to build a comprehensive organ donation system by the end of 2011. As part of this plan, drivers in China will be given an option to register voluntarily as organ donors when they apply for the driver’s license, according to the Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Huang Jiefu, in an interview on April […]