The News Review:
- Coastal Living names the top 10 seafood and wine festivals
- More armed police in Tibet as religious festival begins
- Sharon Stone not invited to Shanghai film festival
- Dragon Boat Festival
- Darien festival combines music and fun
Coastal Living names the top 10 seafood and wine festivals
USA Today – Jun 4, 2008
(AP) — Whether it’s sushi and sake or crab and chardonnay fish and wine pair well. Coastal Living Magazine —.
More armed police in Tibet as religious festival begins
Channel News Asia – Jun 4, 2008
Tibet exploded in a wave of violent unrest in March this year after police had earlier prevented peaceful demonstrations by Buddhist monks in Lhasa arresting many exiled Tibetan groups said. June 4 this year marks the beginning of the month-long Saga Dawa festival celebrating the birth of the Buddha in the Tibetan calendar and separately is also the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. “The deployment of armed police was increased because of the coming of a religious festival and as a response to some threat remarks made by Tibetan separatists recently” a government spokesman told AFP by phone. “Tibetan separatists have said publicly that they were preparing to ‘take some actions’.
Sharon Stone not invited to Shanghai film festival
Hindu – Jun 4, 2008
The committee has so far not issued any official statement regarding a permanent ban on Stone he was cited as saying by the China Daily. Previously media reports said the film festival to be held next week would ban the actress from attending its events on a permanent basis. “Stone and her films will not appear at the Shanghai International Film Festival and will never ever” Tang Lijun deputy secretary-general of the festival said last Wednesday. Stone’s comment that the Wenchuan earthquake was a result of “bad karma” had caused much dismay.
Dragon Boat Festival
å¤®è§åé – Jun 4, 2008
org 06-04-2008 16:59 The 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar year is an important day for the Chinese people. The day is called Duan Wu Festival or Dragon Boat Festival celebrated everywhere in China. This festival dates back to about 2000 years ago with a number of legends explaining its origin. The best-known story centers on a great patriotic poet named Qu Yuan. The customs vary a lot in different areas of the country but most of the families would hang the picture of Zhong Kui (a ghost that can exorcise) calamus and moxa in their houses.
Darien festival combines music and fun
Buffalo News – Jun 4, 2008
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