WP in China is a bit hit and miss. You might want to try out Drupal instead. It has a higher learning curve than WP, but it operates very well in China as many Chinese firms/entities use it. If you want a quick demo for getting a Drupal site running, try spinning one up on Pantheon.org and seeing if it loads in China. The trick for getting it (or any other CMS) to run in China is to make sure the site installation is not dependent on google services or similar. Lots of WP and Drupal themes use Google Fonts, this causes the sites to not load in China. I've spun up and ran about 10 Drupal sites in China with no problem loading. Feel free to PM me if you need some help.
User profile: atwillden
- RegisteredApril 14, 2012
- RegisteredApril 14, 2012
@Yankee— what kind of instant? We have an electric one but its terrible. Water slows down to a trickle (literally) and even then it gets to ~45 degrees on a good day. If we turn it up higher, it blows the fuse for all the lights in the apartment.
@blobbles, Rates of diabetes and deaths related to diabetes are different, as are the percentages in different groups. In western countries the rate for those over 65 is ~25%, making it a bit riskier. Chinese in mainland China also develop diabetes without gaining as much weight (compared to say Europeans) meaning that they may also not be susceptible to some of the other problems that accompany having both obesity and diabetes. Hence, it may not be as "serious" in the PRC (yet) as it is elsewhere.
@Mag, I'm getting it from the research I read/work on. Lots of stuff out there.
@Dai, SLC, UT = Salt Lake City, UT—a place that for some reason MM has on occasion referred to rather disparagingly. Just wanted to clarify that SLC is actually a nice place, great diversity of food, culture, and with a beautiful environment.
At the moment, obesity related health problems are much lower in China than in say Europe or North America (diabetes, heart disease) but lung diseases among smokers and non-smokers are much higher in China, as are certain cancers that may be associated with pollution in the food or water, like colorectal cancer. Other mental illnesses are also more common in China than elsewhere, and may potentially be connected to pollution or just overall density in some of the major cities. Those are just a few examples. Generally, many Chinese are healthier than their western counterparts because they are forced to walk way more and their diets are more balanced (even if unpalatable at times for some). That said, life expectancy in general is lower for China, partially because of certain illnesses connected with pollution and living without developed medical care for particular problems that often crop up later in life.
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Slight unrated update here... I was in again and spoke to Sandra's partner, and he agreed there could be a greater selection of items (especially meat/cheese-wise) so he mentioned that several new products would be coming out shortly. So, not to say that dudeson's review was inaccurate (given his description, it's an entirely fair assessment from his experience), but mostly just to report that there should be some things worth going back to try.