March 18 – March 24
Frank Turner visited Beijing, and Matt Sheehan is a fan. Follow the example of Zhao Xiyong, master impersonator, writes Pete DeMola. A ridiculous hailstorm, like “stone rain,” killed at least 9 people in Dongguan, Guangdong province.
A foreigner did ridiculous things – ni you ha ha ha wo – in Sanya Airport. Xiao Yi wrote farewell to the 64-year-old Ministry of Railways. CCTV paid off celebrities such as Peter Ho to smear Apple on Sina Weibo.
David Beckham arrived in Beijing. Xi Jinping revealed a fondness for Paul the Octopus. A chengguan was stabbed seven times with no one helping, and another chengguan was killed in the line of duty (graphic video).
An expensive car accident had netizens chuckling. Sylvia Wang wrote about Li Keqiang’s first press conference as premier. Bo Jiang, suspected spy, almost got out of the US in time. Here’s Skyping from North Korea. Meanwhile, Dennis Rodman is breaking DPRK news.
Comment of the Week:
— Greg Leuch (@gleuch) March 20, 2013