SHANGHAI, China — Let’s say you were born in China. You’re an only child. You have two parents and four grandparents doting on you. Sometimes they even call you a spoiled little emperor.
The Peak Oil Crisis: Revolt Of The Teapots
In China, small privately or locally owned oil refineries are called “teapots.” Unlike the giant ones that refine hundreds of thousands of barrels each day, these little fellows typically process about 10,000, but taken together, they produce some 10-15 percent of China’s refined products. Reduce the teapots’ production and you […]
David Brooks: Follow the Fundamentals
BEIJING — Lou Dobbs is winning. He’s not winning personally. He’s not going to start winning presidential awards or elite respect. But his message is winning. Month by month the ideas that once prevailed on the angry fringe enter the mainstream and turn into conventional wisdom.
The News-Press regrets an error in last week’s edition, made when it reported that Falls Church City Councilman Dan Sze is from Korea. He is Chinese, born in Hong Kong to two mainland Chinese parents.
Restaurant Spotlight: Jasmine Garden
Harbored inside Yorktown Shopping Center in Falls Church, Jasmine Garden awaits. It is an Asian wonderland, serving Chinese, Thai and Malaysian cuisine. Once inside the door, a full bar, as well as a contemporary Sushi Bar, invites guests to come in and partake of its offerings. The music thumps overhead, […]
Nicholas F. Benton: China
My exclusive interview this week with a leading health official from the U.S. working on the AIDS crisis in Zambia, Africa, revealed conditions on the ground there almost too horrible to describe. There is no one critical problem there that is not interlinked with at least a half-dozen others and […]
New Chinese, Arabic Language Focus in N. Va Public Schools
F.C.’s Mason High Boasts Solid Rise In S.A.T. Scores Northern Virginia is not wasting any time staying at the forefront of the new national trend to teach Chinese and Arabic languages in its public schools. New programs are being launched with the start of the school year in the City […]
Restaurant Review of the Week: Sunflower Restaurant
For those looking for an organic dining experience other your local health food store, look no further than Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant. Originally located in Vienna, a new branch recently opened in Falls Church at the Seven Corners intersection of routes 50 and 7. The food takes Japanese cuisine served up […]
This Week’s Business News and Notes
June 28 – July 4, 2007
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Summer Ahead
Last week they began kidnapping foreign workers at an alarming pace —22 foreigners kidnapped in 36 hours— and overran offshore platforms and production ships. On Monday, the strongest militant group issued a chilling ultimatum. “All foreign and local nationals working with multinational oil companies and their contractor should vacate Ijaw […]