April 22 – April 28
Pete DeMola wrote about how Chinese in America reacted to Lu Lingzi’s death. Neil Robinson, wanted by Surrey police “in connection with the distribution of indecent images of children and the rape of a child,” has been detained in Beijing. Greg Donohue has sparked quite the reaction with his op-ed on him and the need for greater scrutiny of incoming English teachers.
A 6.6/7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan on Saturday. Stories of interest: mother loses both children to Sichuan earthquakes, pandas climbing trees, elderly old couple holding hands, and Parvez Halim’s question about whether dams are exacerbating the province’s earthquakes.
The Good Doctor wrote about the finals of the stand-up competition in the Beijing Improv Festival. Three Shots With has returned, with two authors from last month’s Bookworm International Literary Festival: poet CJ Bowerbird and author Sophie Cooke. A deadly attack in Xinjiang was politicized.
Comment of the Week:
TAR Nation has returned… to the comments section. Go check it out.
Otherwise, AnyOldIron on Cars And People On Fire After Accident In Beijing, Possibly Caused By Dueling Audis:
FLAMING NADS OF MOTHER MARY AND JOSEPH!