Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Dralion’ closes today in Frisco

Cirque work

Traditional Chinese circus meets the modern circus in Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion. Filled with the usual jaw-dropping feats, Dralion goes beyond circus tricks. The flying acrobats, the haunting (and gay) vocalist and the trio of clowns come together to bring a moving work of art. Two things to be aware of. Even though it’s in the Dr. Pepper Arena where hockey teams practice and play, they could turn the air up a bit. And the parking garage is, well, a challenge. But Dralion makes it all wortwhile.

DEETS: Cirque du Soleil: Dralion at Dr. Pepper Arena, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, Frisco. 5 p.m. $40–$95. Ticketmaster.com.

—  Rich Lopez

Chinese Man Sues To Get The Teaching Job He Was Denied For Being HIV-Positive

In a reported first, a Chinese court has agreed to hear a case brought by an unidentified twenty-something man who says he was denied a school teaching job because a medical screening revealed he's HIV-positive. He passed written tests and interviews. Rather than monetary compensation, he just wants to be hired. In 2006 China installed a federal regulation barring HIV discrimination by employers.


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Chinese Court Will Hear HIV Case

China Mapx390 (Photos.com) | Advocate.comA court in Anhui province will hear a discrimination case brought by a man who
claimed he was fired from his job because he is HIV-positive — likely
a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in the country.
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Chinese Authorities Apprehend AIDS Activist Battling Tainted Blood Supplies

Tian Xi, the Chinese AIDS activist who says he contracted HIV as a third-grader during a blood transfusion, was arrested with his fellow activists in what appears to be a crackdown on his public campaigning to demand the government compensate citizens who were infected with tainted blood. AP: "Unregulated schemes to buy blood and sell it to hospitals ended up contaminating blood supplies in central Henan province in the mid-1990s."


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