Beijingers commute 70 mins
• According to the latest survey, the
transportation time related to work that
citizens in Beijing spend is on average
70 minutes, 16 minutes more compared
with 20 years age. The main reasons of
this phenomenon are the increased
distance between home and the work
place and heavier traffic.
House passes bonus tax
• The US House of Representatives voted
decisively Thursday to impose a 90% tax
on millions of dollars in employee
bonuses paid by troubled insurance giant
AIG and other bailed-out companies. The
bill was approved with a vote of 328 to 93.
The tax will apply to employees whose
total annual pay exceeded $250000 at
firms that received more than $5b in
government rescue funds.
Spaniards going gray
• Celebrities in Spain including the mayor
of Madrid are keeping up with a national
fashion trend of dying their hair gray.
According to sociologists, people can
earn trust more easily by getting gray hair
which indicates having more life
experience. It is also reflection of self-
confidence particularly for those women
who refuse hair coloring, some