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Beijing Scene, Volume 5, Issue 14, June 25 - July 1

  I want my MTV... in Mandarin
While far from reaching its goal of providing 24-hour background noise to bored teenagers, the channel already seeps into 40 million Mainland homes daily via 37 cable stations, and is aggressively marketing itself via other media.

In Short: June 25 - July 1, 1999
Survey: Sex is Natural, Sperm Bank Deposits, Wired Cadres, Troubled ITICs...

FYI: Obey your thirst!
As the summer heats up it becomes increasingly important to remain hydrated. Below are a selection of reputable bottled-water suppliers.

Yanghunzi vs. Shudaizi

Ask Ayi: Fun & games

Comrade Language: the comrade's final exam
High time you took the test to see if you've learned anything from the Comrade. This "Final Exam" for 1999 is meant to evaluate your Chinese language ability and mastery of Middle Kingdom culture. Good luck!

Best Bite: Sushiya
Before commencing with this culinary review, I would like to state in my defense that I did not initiate the so-called fight, and that there is more than a little inaccuracy and exaggeration in the claims regarding the amount of sushi I hurled across the premises of the new south Sanlitun Japanese restaurant, Sushiya

Book Scene: About Face
by James Mann
Mann's account of U.S.-China relations since the early 1970s shows how time and time again Chinese officials have outmaneuvered their U.S. counterparts.

Zhao Le: June 25 - July 1, 1999
Beijing’s best daily entertainment guide.

Buy one house, rent another and impress a tutor cutie with that used fridge you bought working part time teaching English to a punk rocker




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