A Note To Readers
Being in Japan, its hard to gauge the mood of those on the ground in China, but having talked to some correspondents to this blog and friends back in China, I think its a bit in poor taste to discuss things like a foie gras ban or the Olympics during this mourning period. Therefore, this site will go silent (or will only have earthquake related coverage) until the official state mourning period has ended. We would like to encourage everybody to donate in their own way and, by now, everyone knows how, but a great way is to go to the Bookworm in Beijing, Suzhou, or Chengdu and donate money or goods. Right now, money is no longer the most important thing, but tangible goods like food, clothing, tents, and blankets are an absolute necessity.