November 12 – November 18
China has a new leader, and his name is Xi Jinping. Andrea Yu became a Chinese Internet sensation for asking a question, then made English-language news for being a model/flack. And a boy pooped on a crowded Guangzhou subway carriage.
Allie Jaynes wrote about Xi’s wife, Peng Liyuan. The Anthill’s Alec Ash wrote about Tibet. And Alicia wrote about China’s successful women looking for love. People’s Daily ran a slideshow in which it called women “beautiful scenery,” while preteen girls are used as bikini models at a Wuhan car show.
Jon Huntsman still has reasonable things to say about China. Here’s a positive story of a kid who damaged a BMW but didn’t flee the scene. A double-dose of TAR Nation this week: he wrote about Chinese media hating on the US, and banners.
And a reminder: we’re looking for a few good dick-drawers. Don’t be shy.