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Living in China: 1 million Shanghainese residing overseas

More than 1 million Shanghainese are residing overseas, either living or studying in 159 countries and regions around the world, with the United States being the most popular destination, authorities said recently. The number of overseas Chinese with Shanghai hukou (permanent residence permit) and Shanghai native with foreign citizenship reached 1.02 million, surging 50 percent within […]

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Autodesk software behind ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award Nominees

The five movies nominated for the “Best Visual Effects” Oscar havea something fairly obvious in common: They all relied on special software to create the effects. Check out the various 3D tools from Autodesk that were used for each film […]

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Living in China: southern city drafts ‘Good Samaritan’ law

Shenzhen, a city in southern China, is considering passing a law to protect people who help strangers from being sued, after a case in which an injured toddler was ignored by 18 passers-by, a report said recently […]

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Autodesk 2011 Animation Show Reel Call for Submissions

Submit your latest short animation, game cinematic, film, feature film, commercial, broadcast, music video and episodic projects created using Autodesk software, such as Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Softimage®, Autodesk® MotionBuilder®, and Autodesk® Mudbox™ software […]

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Shanghai World Expo: WALKING TOUR

The site of the Shanghai World Expo covers an area of 5.28 km2 in the Nanpu Bridge–Lupu Bridge region in the center of Shanghai along both sides of the Huangpu River […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Wealthy Chinese moving to the West

Growing numbers of rich Chinese are applying for permanent residency in Western countries under programmes that allow investors with a high net worth to “buy” citizenship […]

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Education in China: Students shop for university courses abroad

More than 20,000 Chinese Students packed the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall during an annual education fair by overseas schools […]

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Watch Moshe Safdie’s “What makes a Building unique?” talk at TED

Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users […]

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Watch Camille Moussette’s “Sketching Multimodal and Haptic Interfaces” talk at IxDA | Interaction ’09 Conference

In this presentation, Camille Moussette explores the opportunities and challenges related to developing new multimodal interfaces specifically based on the touch sense. It will present various methods, techniques, tools and processes that interaction designers can use to assess, sketch, create and evaluate dynamic haptic and multimodal interfaces […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: the world’s biggest automobile maker and market

In 2009, driven by the stimulus package for auto consumption by Chinese government, China’s auto sales increased by 18 percent and China became the world’s largest auto producer with the world’s largest auto market […]