Little thoughts: Yani Tseng, China, and North Korea

“Tseng wins Women’s British Open by 4 strokes”
GolfWeek, July 31, 2011.
曾雅妮 does it again and wins a second major this year. She is also the youngest golfer, male or female, to win five majors.

“Media Blackout in China After Wreck”
New York Times, July 31, 2011.
After the latest bullet train incident, the Chinese public went to the web to protest. Now, the Chinese media has been censored by the public. More from NPR: “China Curbs Negative Coverage Of Rail Crash.”

“China’s Restive Xinjiang Region Shaken by More Attacks”, August 01, 2011.
The situation in 新疆 is becoming worse by the day.

“Okonomiyaki – Bay Area gets comfort food from Japan”
SFGate, July 31, 2011
An introduction to okonomiyaki in the Bay Area. It includes a couple of recipes.

“Inside North Korea”, August 02, 2011
Two members of the Associated Press were given access to North Korea not given to previous members of the media. The images capture life in the isolated country. The Atlantic also recently published two articles about North Korean restaurants in Asia: “North Korea-Run Restaurants Spread Propaganda and Kimchi Across Asia” and “For North Korean State Waitresses Abroad, Lives of Rigor and Temptation.”


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