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00    沃尔玛在这个美丽的小岛一共开设了九家店,而我一直到第五家才应聘成功。刚开始我把这件事情看得很简单,但碰了两回钉子后我开始静下心来仔细研究这件事。在网上搜寻外...

Wal-Mart story 2: what kind of company is Wal-Mart? – 沃尔玛故事(二)沃尔玛是家什么样的公司?

Young Ah Gang is looking for a job in a foreign company, and finally succeed in joining Wal Mart. One key element of the company's policy attracts his attention: their lenient attitude towards thieves.
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2月18日上午,贺龙体育场人才市场东边和南边的两个入口都摆着一个纸箱子,是招聘网站设的,用于收集求职者的简历或者表格。招聘的场地不是很大,如果不是像这样的招聘...

Four Chinese job-seeking scenes – 严肃点,这儿正招聘呢!

How do people go about looking for a job in China? This piece gives us an insight into recruitment processes through four short scenes at a career fair.
+1-1    南都评论记者 张天潘
每年春节,都是中国人一次集体的回家的朝圣之旅,为了一家人的团聚,千里迢迢、千难万阻,都难以牵制回家的脚步。这或许是全世界独有的现象。中国...

Great migration China-style: where is our hometown? – 中国式大迁徙:何处安放我们的故乡

In this piece, cultural analyst Zhang Tianpan explores the sociological factors that underpin and explain the yearly migration between big and small towns taking place in China during Spring Festival.
+3-2    一次改革,实际上要释放社会的活力,带动整个经济社会文化的改变,带来一种生机,一种发展。但是这次改革大家感受不到这些,神经比较紧绷。
 
 
作者:特约记者张...

Interview with Guo Yuhua: eliminating social ‘psychological tensions’ – 郭于华专访:消除社会的“心态紧张”

Sociology professor Guo Yuhua reflects on current reforms in China, and how much support society gives them.
+4-4    在农村有这样一句俗话:“人误地一时,地误人一年”,错过了农时,一年的收成会成为泡影,而如此大规模的将农民承包的基本农田进行改建和扩建,导致农民停耕停产,作为...

Who deprived farmers of their rights to farm? – 谁剥夺了农民种地的权利

"If people neglect the earth for a moment, the earth will neglect them for a year." - this piece explores local consequences of agricultural reforms in China's rural areas.
+2-2    如今的人,都喜欢旅行,也都说喜欢旅行,但是因为现实所迫,或者生计缠身,所以常常对远行望洋兴叹,只能寄望于一个假日。
在这样的年月,要做到说走就走,还真是需要...

What I want – 要的小和大

Writer Lan Ran offers a romantic meditation on travel as a way to experience the vastness of the earth - and the pleasure of returning home after seeing the world.
+2-2    故事的梗概是这样的,主人公阿刚来到X这座城市。到沃尔玛超市应聘成为一名便衣防损员,内部简称ap,工作内容就是抓获到超市里偷东西的小偷。随着时间的推移,阿刚感觉工...

Wal-Mart Story 1: synopsis – 沃尔玛故事(一)故事梗概

This is the first episode in a short whistleblowing story - Ah gang joins Wal-Mart as inspector, and discovers flaws in their ethics service...
+4-4    在地面上,对水的承载其实有很多种方式。
譬如可以是江、是河、是湖、是海,是沼泽,是湿地,是瀑布,是小溪,它们被河床、陆地、石头托举汇聚成各种各样的状态。
我始...

All the waters in the world – 这世间所有的水

In this very original post, writer Lan Ran explores the difference between rivers, lakes and seas - a poetic meditation on the watery world and its beauty.
+4-4    岁尾年终,回家看看将成为当代中国又一次集体上演的传统尽孝仪式,而空巢乡村和空心家庭也将成为媒体和社会绕不过去的一个话题。将留守老人接在城里与儿女们一起生活是...

We can’t all forget about old people – 养老不能集体无意识

How did migration from villages to big cities affect the values of filial piety? What is the relationship between old people back home and city dwellers? This text offers a personal reflection on this question.
Mansi's corner - easy read
+6-5    1月26日上午8时,由北京开往南昌的T145/8次列车刚从长沙车站开出,列车长就接到13号卧铺车厢乘务员报告称一男子不明原因晕倒。在13号车厢中部,一名30岁左右的男子面朝下俯...

Man faints on the way back home under parental pressure – 父母事先承诺不逼婚 男子回家途中得知相亲当场气晕

On the way back home, a man collapses in the metro: pressure from his parents was too high, and caused him to faint.
+6-6    年关将近,小偷也日渐多了起来。近日,温州乐清北白象出现一个奇怪“小偷”,入室不为偷取财物,只为了将室内的一女子“打包”扛走。目前,案件正在调查中。
据了解,...

Burglars carry away a sleeping woman – 小偷入室行窃欲扛走熟睡女子

年关将近,小偷也日渐多了起来。近日,温州乐清北白象出现一个奇怪“小偷”,入室不为
+6-6    郑州6旬老人和老棋友一起下棋 太兴奋笑一声身亡
赢了一步棋
老人太兴奋,竟然笑“过去”了
冬天保健课 看看医生的提醒
前日下午,一位60岁的老人,在楼下和老棋友一起下棋...

60 year old laughed himself to death playing chess – 6旬老人和棋友一起下棋 太兴奋笑一声身亡

郑州6旬老人和老棋友一起下棋 太兴奋笑一声身亡 赢了一步棋 老人太兴奋,竟然笑“
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