>(Have you noticed how he is always asleep when we need him?)
= No, you have it the wrong way around. You are always asleep when I am available!
>I wonder how long this Woz character sleeps?
= Never Enough!
>WOOO-OOOZ! Are you OK?
= Yep! Sorry! It was the weekend and I had to take the family out for their weekly constitutional.
>(God, how I wish someone would flatten this planet, so we can have him in the same time zone.)
= Nah! That would just make things easier!
Now, to business:-
>Wonder what xingjiang means?
= Dunno! I'll ask the wif'.
>Has the editor found them by them selves?
>Or are they submitted somewhere on the site and the editor has translated the descriptions?
>Or have the site owner submited the page in chinese?
>where is the submission page?
>Interesting to see the links ....South African embassy in Switzerland...makes you wonder, doesn't it?
= Yep! I must admit I didn't look through the page exstensively. Just checked the URLs to see if they were .com or not.
As you can see there are a lot of Dunnos! so I have a lot of research to do. Leave it with me.
>Design GRAY sites
I must admit the modern architecture in China does sometimes leavea little to be desired. Shenzhen is a new city, only 21, and so most of the buildings are modern, - concrete, glass and tiles. In fact it has been said on many an occasion that Hong Kong, and now Shenzhen, are held together by tiles.
Shanghai has more of a western influence. Beijing is trying hard to be a modern city, this new edict explains how much. Perhaps to achieve the desired result they should not try as hard....
Harbin, northern China, has a lot of Russian influence and is quite beautiful.
As an example of the power of local government, and supporting the registering a Chinese Domain [webmasterworld.com] thread, Center Street in Harbin is quite beautiful; cobblestone road, lovely russian buildings, ie., loads of character.
A rule was made restricting the height of new buildings to 4 stories to preserve the look and feel of the street; a good move in my opinion. However, one comapany built a building 5 stories high, and when the local council objected, simply threw their hands in the air as if to say "well it is finished now. What do you want us to do?"
The council left quietly and contacted the local army depot who came into the city one evening and "removed" the ofending floor overnight. Next day it was as if it were never there. Problem Solved!
Never underestimate the power of a determined political power.
Woz (going back to sleep now)