January 2008

Zhongshan Zoo Opens again

The zoo in Zhongshan Park will open again this month, after having been nearly doubled in size. Elephants, zebras and hippos have been added to the animal collection….

Chaozhou Sculpture made for Olympics

A wood sculpture made for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be finished in Chaozhou before the spring festival. Ordered by Guangdong authority, this wood sculpture will be…

Xia-Shen Railway Builds

An opening ceremony for the Xia-Shen Railway (section in Guangdong) was held in the town of Shaxi in Chao’an on January 6, 2008. The Xia-Shen Railway is a…

Olympics Selected Coaches

Five coaches from Shantou were selected to participate in the Beijing Olympics. Three of them are sailing coaches from Shantou Sports School, including Chen Wenbo, Yu Yanyan and…

Our Ma Jia Jue

A stunning story out of the English-language press yesterday about the abduction and murder of a 15-year old boy here by his classmates. Apparently, he was the son…

The Birthday of Umi Lazim

Umi Lazim teaches English in her free time. She has got time to kill, but it is not particularly free: She is on death row in a local…