Thursday, April 22, 2010
April 21st was designated a national day of mourning here in China to honor those that died (more than 2000 people) in the Qinghai earthquake, which hit a week ago. All of the TV channel & radio station broadcasts were preempted for an all-day national fund raising effort. All entertainment outlets were closed - no movies, no arcade games, no karaoke. Even the mall where I work turned off the mall music. We still held English classes though. I guess that's not considered frivolous entertainment.