8 February 2012

Stories from 8 February 2012

China: Cats found in RMB100 Banknote

  8 February 2012

Jacky Huang from ChinaHush translated a local story from Beijing News about the new discovery by netizen of the printing of a “worshipping cats” totem on the RMB100 Banknote. The cats’ image is very comical, but experts said it was from Ancient China's the Warring States period (5th-3rd cent. BCE).

China needs less division, more action

  8 February 2012

China media project has translated journalism professor Zhan Jiang's article on the division between the “rightists” and the “leftists” in addressing the current political situation in China.

Hungary: Goodbye, Malév!

  8 February 2012

Malév, Hungary's state airline since 1946, ceased operation on February 3, 2012, due to bankruptcy. Marietta Le reports on the reactions in the blogosphere, explaining what Malév meant for the people.

Slovakia: Stop ACTA Protest

  8 February 2012

An anti-ACTA rally took place in Bratislava on Feb. 4. On the protest's Facebook page [sk], nearly 7,500 people wrote they would attend, and over 3,800 wrote they'd “maybe” attend. The weather was cold and windy; the recent news from Poland, which has postponed the ratification of ACTA, was good;...

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