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<b>英国的《经济学人》杂志,《金融时报》和《星期日泰晤士报》分别就中国改革和英国现代蓄奴等话题作出报道和分析。</b><p>《经济学人》继续研读中共十八届三中全会《决定》,发现两条“埋”在文字堆里的改革建议或许能推动中国政府发生改变:允许社团发展;地方司法与行政适当分离。<p><b>“埋藏”的改革</b><p>文章说,被媒体重点宣讲、解读的那些条文自然很重要,比如经济改革措施和废除劳教及放宽单独二胎政策,但上述两条或许堪称“最重要的决定”实际上“深藏在党的文件里”,很不起眼。<p>文章指出,社会团体、社会组织等本质上就是非政府组织(NGO);中共不喜欢“非政府”的东西,视之为包藏西方政见和颠覆性病毒的特洛伊木马,但已意识到这种不属政府的团体、 …

Undersea volcano creates new island 620 miles south of Tokyo

An undersea volcano has created a new Japanese island 620 miles south of Tokyo. The eruption took place 500 meters from the uninhabited Nishinoshima Island, one of the subtropical Bonin Islands, forming new land in an archipelago that runs along the Pacific tectonic plate boundary commonly called …


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Google celebrates 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with digital exhibit

Google has collected a series of online exhibits focused on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address — his famously concise speech reflecting on the Civil War as a test of America's founding principles — which was delivered 150 years ago today. Though the address is famed for its eloquence, scholars …

Watch the first US trailer for 'The Wind Rises,' Miyazaki's final film

The first US trailer for acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki's final film, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, has debuted online. While the trailer may not convey a clear sense of the movie's plot, it gives a great look at the spirit of awe that Miyazaki — the director behind <i>Spirited Away</i> and <i>My Neighbor Totoro</i> — is so …


the silence of snow


<b>在中日首脑几近绝缘、民调显示两国民众彼此印象变坏的趋势中,严俊在日本获此殊荣政治意义非凡。</b><p>日本各大报周四(11月14日)图文并茂地刊登了首相安倍晋三此前一天傍晚在东京首相官邸向中国留学生严俊等颁发感谢状的消息,不过大部分的日媒并没报道严俊当天还进入皇宫、与天皇会面的消息。<p>严俊周四对BBC中文网记者解释说,他是周三上午在东京一个酒店接受日本内阁国家公安委员长古屋圭司转授天皇红绶褒章、下午戴着勋章进皇宫拜见天皇、傍晚进首相官邸接受安倍感谢状的,同行的还有其他授勋者。严俊说当天日本记者进不了皇宫采访,也许才没报道。<p>在中日首脑几近绝缘、多种民意测验显示中日国民彼此印象变坏的趋势中,严俊在日本获得殊荣的 …



Excerpted from "DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow" by Porter Fox

<i>"DEEP" is a book about the culture of skiing, the miracle of snow and how climate change could wipe out both in 75 years. This is Chapter 12, "La</i> …


Rule of Cuteness #7: A Thing, Accompanied By A Smaller Version Of That Thing, Is Cute.