So there I was, picking up some necessities* at Walmart. I went to check out the music department when I noticed a familiar face on the CD racks....the late Teresa Teng. Members here may not know her but she is the undisputed biggest-selling Chinese-language singer ever (yet never setting foot into China); when she passed away about 10 years ago, Time magazine quoted her sales at over 100 million. I was happy to see Chinese pop music made it into the US mainstream, given that MTV just launched a Chinese version of the channel and Rolling Stone magazine just published its first edition in Chinese. However, something was wrong..... Teresa Teng's music is owned by Hong Kong Universal Music (and has been a cash cow for the company thru extensive reissues) but this CD wasn't released by HK Universal....it was released by another mainland Chinese music company. Also, both the front and the back cover "advertisd" remastering using ultra high-end Manley Lab(s) tube gear....an e-mail to EveAnna Manley, the President of Manley Labs, seeking confirmation resulted in the following reply from the big cheese herself.... BTW, here's the proof that I purchased the CD from Walmart * yes, to me at least, beef jerky and gummi bears are necessities That's my effort in fighting music piracy. Now there's another reason to hate Walmart. Where were the "piracy fighting" guys below when you need them?