July 22 – July 28
Video gone viral: Xierqi station on Line 13 of Beijing Subway during morning rush hour. There’s video of wheelchair bomber Ji Zhongxin’s explosion at Beijing Airport. Hannah Lincoln wrote an airport story that actually has a nice ending.
Beijing’s bad week continued: a two-year-old was killed in a parking dispute by a man recently released from prison. Another knife attack killed a woman outside Carrefour. A fire swept through a different Carrefour, and bakery explosion killed two.
China’s soccer team had a nice week: a 3-3 draw vs. Japan, then a 0-0 draw vs. host South Korea at the East Asian Cup. (They also beat Australia 4-3, to finish second in the four-team tournament.) Dr. Dre and LeBron James were at Beijing’s Spark nightclub on Saturday.
Comment of the Week:
— jamie k (@jkbloodtreasure) July 25, 2013