The Situation Is Excellent: The Week That Was At Beijing Cream

May 27 – June 2

A mother flushed her baby down a toilet, then revealed her story. Pete DeMola asked Chinese music experts for their opinion on Ai Weiwei’s new song. Chinese teen Ding Jinhao was publicly shamed after leaving graffiti on an ancient Egyptian temple.

The winners of the 2nd annual BJC Bar and Club Awards have been announced! Matt Sheehan and Matt Allen rap delightfully. China got crushed by France in an international mahjong tournament.

Justin Mitchell wrote a defense of Global Times. “I come from an influential family,” says person who says exact wrong thing. Police handcuff and parade 13-year-old girl.

Ostrich on the loose! Old man attacks girl, and old man nearly causes bus crash. The Beijing deputy governor has a quaint notion of China’s ethnic minority.

Comment of the Week:

jesussuckle on Laowai Comics’s Annoying-Laowai Bingo:

Here are a few not on the bingo card:

Refers to himself as a journalist even though he works for state-run media.

Is relieved by the heavy McDonald’s presence in Beijing.

When talking about Chinese cinema, loves to say “5th Generation” or “6th Generation,” and pretentiously wonders about the so-called “7th Generation.”

His Chinese girlfriend isn’t hot, but he thinks she is.

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