May 6 – May 12
A major protest in Beijing resulted in one arrest: of the woman who allegedly started an online rumor about a rape. (Here’s our commentary on the night of the Jingwen incident.) Ai Weiwei gave me a haircut.
Gabriel Clermont reviewed the Midi Music Festival with a photo slideshow. The Good Doctor has returned with Beijing Slice: of the Beijing International Film Festival. We’ve returned with another Three Shots With… Nestor Santana.
A woman pooped in a Shenzhen subway elevator, was caught on camera. A doctor fell to her death while fleeing a deceased patient’s family. Grenade training went horribly wrong, but luckily no one was hurt.
PEN International launched a full assault on censorship. A Porsche got smashed after its driver allegedly drunkenly beat up a cabbie. Here’s a red panda doing pull-ups. And a black bear mauled a monkey in Shanghai, which was predictably awful.
And finally, it’s not too late to catch LMT Connection for some serious funk.
Comment of the Week:
King Baeksu on this week’s Chinagog column about the value of native-speaking TEFL educators:
There is a reason why native speakers teach “Oral English” at Chinese universities. The education authorities here are hip to Saussure whether they know it or not.