Posts Tagged ‘china’

August 8, 2012

The Longji Rice Terraces in Guilin, Guangxi, China, are a place you must see up close to believe.  Not only are rice terraces aesthetically appeasing, but they, in short, feed China.

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Hair wrapped artfullyin a turban of black cloth, her tough frame is softened by a lilac top and short frilly skirt. As she saunters in and out of the room, I watch the light momentarily catch on her earrings – they are two silver crescents, raw and slightly tarnished, sweeping around a hollow in the shape of the full moon.

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Panda Express Has a New Market: China!

April 27, 2011

You would think that Panda Express, being a Chinese-oriented fast food place, would be a great success in China, but the fast food chain isn’t quite sure this Americanized cuisine will appeal to the Chinese people.  “The Chinese food we eat in America is very alien to Chinese people,” says writer Jennifer Lee.  Certain dishes, while known in China for thousands of years, have been completely changed to appeal to the American consumer.  When Jennifer Lee was doing her research, she went to the Hunan Province (hometown of General Tso) and showed a family a picture of Tso’s Chicken, a traditional Chinese dish here in America, but an apparently foreign dish to the Chinese people.  The following questions have been raised: how does Americanized Chinese cuisine differ from Chinese cuisine?  And how will that affect Panda Express’ success in China?

Panda Express, an American fast food chain specializing in Chinese-inspired cuisine, has its sights set on...China?For starters, native Chinese cuisine is homemade and much more organic than Americanized, fast food Chinese cuisine.  Furthermore, while Mandarin Chicken and Beef and Broccoli are American favorites, native Chinese people prefer Peking Duck and Lotus Rice Cakes.  I feel that Panda Express would be successful in China because their menu differs from native offerings.  While some native Chinese people might not like change, others may be more open minded and try new things.  After all, the basic staples of the Chinese cuisine are incorporated in Panda Express’ menu such as rice, vegetables, and sauces and spice.  Panda Express has always been one of my favorites; I hope it becomes one of China’s favorites, as well.

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Joie Montoya

Toyota car recall goes global

January 28, 2010

Please retweetToyota announced plans to recall 1.1 million more cars in the US a day after saying it was suspending sales of eight popular US models, bringing the total number of cars recalled in the US to almost eight million.  The number of cars in the recall involving gas pedals has grown to at least 5.3 million.  According to Toyota, the cars included in the recall were manufactured between March 19, 2009 and January 25, 2010 in Tianjin, China.  The vehicles included in the floormat-related recall include:

  • 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon
  • 2007-2010 Camry
  • 2009-2010 Corolla
  • 2008-2010 Highlander
  • 2009-2010 Matrix
  • 2004-2009 Prius
  • 2010 Tacoma
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2009-2010 Venza
  • 2007-2010 Lexus ES350
  • 2006-2010 IS250
  • 2006-2010 IS350
  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe

Most, but not all, of the vehicles involved in the stuck pedal recall are also involved in the other recall. They are:

  • 2009-2010 Pontiac Vibe
  • 2009-2010 Toyota RAV4, Corolla and Matrix
  • 2005-2010 Avalon
  • 2010 Highlander
  • 2007-2010 Tundra
  • 2008-2010 Sequoia
  • and some 2007-2010 Camrys.

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Francis M. Unson