Hold My Hand

Today, I watched the MV of Michael Jackson’s song “Hold My Hand”, which is included in the album “Michael” released on December 14.

I was touched by the music and its lyrics.

This life don’t last forever
(hold my hand)
So tell me what we’re waitin for
(hold my hand)

[Lyrics]

This life don’t last forever (hold my hand)
So tell me what we’re waitin for (hold my hand)
Better off being together (hold my hand)
Than being miserable alone (hold my hand)

Cause I’ve been there before
And you’ve been there before
But together we can be alright.
Cause when it gets dark and when it gets cold
We can just hold each other till we see the sunlight

So if you just hold my hand
Baby I promise that I’ll do all I can
Things will get better if you just hold my hand
Nothing can come in between us if you just hold, hold my, hold my, hold my hand.

The nights are getting darker (hold my hand)
And there’s no peace inside (hold my hand)
So why make our lives harder (hold my hand)
By fighting love, tonight.

Cause I’ve been there before
And you’ve been there before
But together we can be alright.
Cause when it gets dark and when it gets cold
We can just hold each other till we see the sunlight

So if you just hold my hand
Baby I promise that I’ll do all I can
Things will get better if you just hold my hand
Nothing can come in between us if you just hold my hand

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Shanghai HIV/AIDS Statistics

In the first 10 month of 2010, Shanghai got 1,053 new HIV cases, 329 new AIDS patients, and 49 deaths from AIDS.

The number of infected persons has increased by 29% over the same period of last year.

Most of the infected people and AIDS patients are male(the ratio between male and female is 4.6:1 last year, 7.6:1 this year), and their main cause of infection is sexual contact(71.6%), including heterosexual sex(37.7%) and men having sex with men(33.9%).

By October 31, Shanghai has registered 5,992 HIV carriers, 1,213 AIDS patients and 241 deaths from AIDS since the first HIV case was found in the city in 1987 and the first AIDS in1996.

via: 1, 2

P.S. (Unrelated)

Shanghai has 140,000 licensed dogs, and more than 600,000 Unlicensed(estimated).

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Spreading Opinions on the Internet Not a Crime

Last year, a Chinese person was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, one of whose crimes was spreading his opinions on the Internet.

The following review is from the presentation speech of a prestigious award:

“It has been important to remind the world that the rights so widely enjoyed today were fought for and won by persons who took great risks.

Viewed in that light, they are thus not dissidents, but representatives of the main lines of development in today’s world.

Those who fear technological advances have every reason to fear the future.

Historical experience gives us reason to believe that continuing rapid economic growth presupposes opportunities for free research, thinking and debate. And moreover: without freedom of expression, corruption, the abuse of power, and misrule will develop.

Every power system must be counterbalanced by popularly elected control, free media, and the right of individual citizens to criticise. Democracy mobilises new human and technological resources.

Many Americans were opposed to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Martin Luther King in 1964. Looking back, we can see that the USA grew stronger when the African-American people obtained their rights.”

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QOTD 2010-12-17

Reading Jonathan D. Spence’s The Search for Modern China.

Quote from the Preface:

1.

China’s Communist government is a giant bureaucracy whose leaders insist on their right, in the name of a higher truth, to define people’s aspirations in virtually all spheres of life.

2.

Armed with knowledge of those earlier struggles (in history), we can gain a sharper understanding of the forces now confronting each other inside China, and of the chances for or against the troubled nation at last claiming its place in a modern world.

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