From the monthly archives:

April 2009

Mish Mash Mascot

by Ray Ally on April 27, 2009

Photo: Ray Ally With just over a year to go before the World Expo opens China, this little character has been popping up everywhere in Shanghai. He is ‘Haribo’ the Expo mascot, designed to help promote the event, express the theme and embody the culture of the host city. However as mascots go, this character […]

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The Colonel Shaves His Eyebrows

by Ray Ally on April 20, 2009

Photos: Ray Ally At a bar in Sanlitun at the weekend, I overheard a loud, slightly drunken debate between a group of young trendy Chinese media types. A woman was trying to desperately convince her friends that the ‘Colonel’ shaved his eyebrows. The Colonel in question was infact Colonel Sanders the brand icon for the […]

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Air China’s New Bird

by Ray Ally on April 13, 2009

Photo: Ray Ally Taking an early flight out of Beijing airport last week, I caught sight of Air China’s new bird, a beautiful Phoenix, which was taxing across the runway. Now I am no plane spotter and I have never been a bird spotter either, but I was taken in by the striking new livery […]

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Tibet Springs To Mind

by Ray Ally on April 8, 2009

Photo: Ray Ally Whenever Tibet is mentioned, the usual associations come to mind; the exiled Dalai Lama, Tibetan monks, human rights issues and the whole Chinese sovereignty debate. Now with Tibet just reopening its borders to foreign tourists, a new image could soon be springing to mind – bottled mineral water from the Tibetan Himalayas. […]

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