September 18 (9/18) is the annual remembrance of the Japanese invasion of China, beginning with the "mukden" incident. Not sure on the history as some say the Chinese detonated an explosive device to derail a Japanese train, others say the Japanese did a false flag attack to blame the Chinese, to justify their invasion.
The train, incidentally, was NOT derailed.
EVERY year in China, in most every city, the sirens sound from 1000-1015.
While it may have been race related - this is not normal behavior by any standard in any country in the world. The guy is simply mentally unbalanced as was looking for someone to unload his hate and frustration upon. That is the nature of a bully.
I've also heard that win10 does some mucking up on people's web-based emails, but that's just hearsay and I'm a smug OS X user.
For mobile phone email - use an email client such as Mozilla.com (thunder...something). I migrated off of gmail and use outlook.com and have nothing more than the occasional and usual microsoft bloatware issues, but no firewall issues connecting sans vpn. For IOS, there's a FREE outlook email client. For desktops, outlook comes with all incarnations of MS Office since before some posters were born.
One last thing - when downloading applications for mobile or desktop/laptop/ipad, be absolutely certain of the source. The outlook clients should ONLY be downloaded from microsoft.com and select, known mirrors. Ignore the internet crap that says the app was certified and scanned virus/trojan free etc. ANYONE can write that stuff.
This cafe is actually in the Yunda Green Lake campus and connected to the French Language school operated by Alliance Francais or the French Alliance.
It's mentioned elsewhere that pastries are provided by A Table down the street on Beimen Jie.
Aside from the no-smoking ban (since it's on-campus in Yunda) - it's a nice, quiet, smoke free and pleasant environment to rest, read, and relax for bit - if you happen to be on-campus and can't find a place to sit.
I found Beijing Yingke through their ad on the gokunming website.
I recently used Beijing Yingke to take care of a rather complicated real estate transaction. After finally gathering all the required documents as specified - we actually managed to successfully complete the entire process in a single visit with no requirements for "additional documents" or "extra procedures".
The attorneys were polite, tolerant of infinitely many questions, professional, courteous, and most of all - professional and competent.
The law firms fees were an acceptable increment above local fees, to account for the multi-lingual requirements.
Most importantly - the requested transaction was completed on the first pass with no additional documentation or procedures - which is a stunning accomplishment and nod towards Beijing Yingke's professional knowledge in this sector.
Just stopped by Wicker Basket Beichen again to stock up on frozen pizzas, frozen pies (chicken, beef), cheese, and sliced ham (ask them to slice it for you). Love this place - simple decor, polite helpful nice staff - nothing fancy - but gets the job done.
Finally got around to using Salvador's delivery service - tried it out on the chicken burrito and their bag of nacho chips. Delivery was flawless despite being a bit out of area (≥4km) and the food was still warm.
First experience - excellent (5 stars).
Excellent as always - even with long distance delivery. Now if only the online menu was expanded a little (like the chicken strips...hint hint hint...nudge nudge...wink wink).
Just stopped into Prague Beichen for dinner a few nights ago - and I'm shocked at how good their food is - five star international hotel quality. Even the fruit-based drink was made from genuine fruit - as opposed to the usual domestic fare of fruit syrup with chunks of fruit added. The food was well-presented and "plated".
The restaurant itself has had a major overhaul and now occupies both the ground floor and the second floor - well illuminated without being blinding, wide open and airy space (2nd floor), nice attentive but non-intrusive service, and reasonable prices for excellent cuisine.
Will absolutely return several times more, to savor and experience other menu items.
A pleasant surprise and culinary delight - great place for a date or even a quiet business meeting. Excellent atmosphere.