Welcome to Issue 3 of the world renowned gou-rou.com web interest publication. It has been a wonderful month here for all of us at gou-rou.com. With Spring in the air we can now announce that Beijing has been modernizing at a massive 200% per month since spring 1999. That means that it is perhaps the only truly modern city in the world, behind Shanghai - which has been modernizing at a higher rate of 231% per month in the same period. We can all give ourselves a big pat on the back for living in such modern cities; truly a reason to be arrogant!
Spring is also the season of new life, and so it is a massive coincidence that this year's gou-rou.com Children's Poetry Contest winners are being announced this month. Congratulations to all the wee whippersnappers who entered poems - we had a great laugh reading them here in the offices of the gou-rou.com children's department.
I have especially enjoyed reading all the local press this month. I had forgotten that many countries took legal measures to remain unified - Russia, Canada and even France, all of which are perfectly comparable to current events. And lest we forget, there were numerous articles about how the USA used force to stay united during the civil war - which as we all know was entirely about separatism, and no one has ever regretted the subsequent slaughter in any way. Also, Russia has used force to stop areas breaking away - to massive success and with the full support of all the International Community and humanitarian organizations!
In other local news, I was delighted to find that Chinese scientists have been hard at work investigating genetics. It's lovely to discover that they are following in the great footsteps of certain scientists in the 1930s! I look forward to the end results of such work! So without further ado, here is what you have been waiting for, alone in your dark, damp tenements. We have a Spring Chicken of an issue lined up for you this month. So stop scoffing those leftover yangrouchuanr-flavoured Easter eggs and have a taste of our metaphorical spring onions...