Friday, July 25, 2008

China Travel Series for the Olympic-Bound

Got the Olympic bug?

This week we're running a China Travel Focus Series, featuring special pieces from the AP Beijing bureau with tips on travel planning and (of course) food, including sightseeing, restaurant recommendations, a round-up of the best travel guides, and more. Just for fun, the section also includes a recipe of the day, with a new dish representing a different region and cooking style every day. In keeping with the general theme, the section will also highlight select jobs and employers from the IMDiversity Career Center database that are related to working in or travel to China, or where employers have specified that candidates with Chinese language skills or international experience are desirable for the post.

Friday, July 11, 2008

SF Chronicle Voting on Secret Asian Man

"Your vote on comics will count"

An exercise in democracy is underway at the San Francisco Chronicle, where the paper is asking its readers which of a series of new comic strips it's been testing out this week should be picked, and which ones should be "dumped".

It's a sign of the times, maybe, when a little-strip-that-could such as our own Secret Asian Man by Tak Toyoshima could conceivably oust old stalwarts like "Blondie," "Dennis the Menace," or even -- gasp -- Classic Peanuts!

But then, where does the country's most-beloved and first nationally syndicated Asian American cartoon star belong, if not in the major daily of America's most-Asian city?

Show SAM some love by voting for him in the Chronicle!