Page B2: Honda plans to build a new plant in Wuhan, China to keep up with surging demand there. Vehicles sales in China grew about 50% through November and are expected to grow another 15% next year.
General Motors(GM) plans to boost sales in China to more than 2 million vehicles a year and has plans to introduce 2 dozen new or updated models over the next several years. Moreover, another plant is to be built over the next few years.
Page B3: France Energy Giant,Total SA seeks broader alliance with oil producer CNPC (China National Petroleum Corp.) along with Chinese rising clout in the energy sector.
Page B5: China Telecom to offer Blackberry on Mainland in bid to gain ground.
Washington Post,Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 1.35 p.m.
Page E1: Pancit, a labor-intensive mix of chopped veggies with meat is a birthday party's dish in the Philippines as published with such explanation.
Comment: "Pacit" may be a variation of nuance for the Chinese words of "Pan si" in Pin Yin system of romanization: "Pan" means a plate and "si" means shredded stuff. However,such interpretation must be confirmed by Dr. Bing Inocencio, a former President of an American university and a former Dean of a college, a native of Philippines.
Comment: Such dish may be originated from China,similar to "Chop Suey" to mean broken pieces as known in the Chinese restaurants when I arrived at San Francisco in 1947.
Page E6: Chinese spring roll,wrapped with veggies and pork may have the brand-name of "Wei Chuan" In Pin Yin for Mandarin,the phonetic alphabets would be "Wei Quan" to mean the whole taste in the Chinese characters.
Page E3: "Dim Sum" is Cantonese pronunciation of snack. The Pin Yin system in Mandarin should be "Dian Xin" to mean snack. There is the nuance again.
An evergreen greetings would be "Happy Holidays" to imply Merry Christmas,Happy New Year or Blessings for the Lunar Year of the Tiger effective February 14, 2010, coincides with Valentine's Day in 2010. The Lunar New Year varies each year.
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Francis Shieh aka Xie Shihao on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 2.o8 p.m.