China issues `Green Card' to foreigners
Foreigners may now apply for official permanent residence in China under a system similar to the US "Green Card" scheme.
The Ministry of Public Security said "high-level foreigners or foreigners who make large direct investment" may apply for permanent residence status and if successful, live in the country indefinitely.…Continue 继续
On the Atlantic Cities website, there’s a series of GIFs which are part of a collaboration between Google, NASA, Time, and others. The GIFs are short animated picture files, taken from satellite data covering major earth cities and the surrounding land area, over a period of time between 1984 and 2012. In those 28 years you can see clear examples of what we call “urban sprawl”, the seemingly unregulated and unrestrained growth of population centers as they expand outward, consuming ever more…Continue 继续
I've told a few people that I'm back on the Ren, and all of them say the same thing: "when are you going to start writing blogs again?" the truth is I never stopped. I've written a few, and this is one that I sent to the UK for publication in a bike magazine, I have no idea if it got printed but I did get paid - that was nice! The magazine has gone broke and there wasn't ever an online edition so I guess one day I may find out but the truth is I may never know.
Anyway, for those…Continue 继续
Added by 由 Jerry Grey on 添加于June六月 20, 2013 at 17:57 — No Comments 无评论
Another boring and meaningless tirade on my part, cast out into the ether. But what the heck.
"Much has been said, and will continue to be said, about the recent disclosures from a former NSA contractor in America, concerning a massive data sniffing program called PRISM and what it says about global security and privacy issues in an interconnected world. I want to concentrate on the government’s position, what claims they make for themselves and how logical and reasonable those claims…Continue 继续
Sometimes I write articles for some papers in China. Here's one of them:
"I grew up in a large household, but a small house. Too many people and not enough room for all of us. I never owned most of my own clothes, but had to borrow or steal them from my older brothers. As soon as I was old enough myself, about 14 or so, I went out into the neighborhood and tried to make my own money, to buy the things I desperately needed but my parents couldn’t afford.
In the summers I pushed…Continue 继续
Added by 由 Chris Williams on 添加于June六月 20, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments 无评论