Hot on the paper trail

2008-12-01 18:08

Winning the paperwork war in China is a challenge that can test an expat's temperament and I was pushed to the limit last week at the counter of a Beijing bank.

Studying the 'Wen effect'

2008-12-01 17:57

What do Oprah Winfrey and Wen Jiabao have in common? They can both catapult obscure works into bestsellers.

His stock falling?不受欢迎

2008-11-28 11:39

One's stock rising or falling is an idiom, a cliché using the stock market as a metaphor.

关注奥巴马组阁 学习实用英语

2008-11-27 16:24

美国当选总统(president-elect)奥巴马目前正在准备明年1月20日从布什手中接管白宫,当前的重头戏就是“招兵买马”广揽贤才组建内阁。

身居国外如何克服文化障碍

2008-11-26 17:19

How well you engage with other workers, how hard you try to create opportunities...

Cops should know justice is above all

2008-11-26 11:50

"I am not scared; I have connections in the police bureau."

First among equals略占优势

2008-11-25 14:21

"First among equals" is from the Latin "Primus inter pares" meaning "first among peers"...

The lost generation

2008-11-24 15:47

The "70-hou", or shall I say "30-something", seems to have fallen through the crevice of public attention.

Road ahead for wheels of fortune

2008-11-24 15:31

The wheels have fallen off the US auto industry, and all the king's horses...

Father Time

2008-11-21 11:46

Reader question: What does “Take heed to Father Time” mean? Who is Father Time?

Don't go too far in name of sex education

2008-11-19 10:16

I wonder how much farther these "civilization" zealots will go in extending "sex education" among children.

Strong suit

2008-11-18 11:34

What is "strong suit", as in "singing is not her strong suit"?

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