Top-of-the-Week Links: Stephon Marbury’s new three-year CBA deal, old woman sues children, and poop in H&M Hong Kong?

Nic Cage interviewed in China
Nic Cage in China, via Reddit

Early links edition today; we’ll have other stuff tonight.

A good contract. “Stephon Marbury – the American despised at home, but loved in China – has signed a new contract with the Beijing Ducks that will keep him in the capital until 2017.” (The Li-Ning Tower)

Lawsuit. “As the daughter-in-law rolls open the rusted doors to her garage, light spills onto a small figure on a straw mattress. A curious face peers out. // It’s the face of Kuang Shiying’s 94-year-old mother-in-law — better known as the little old lady who sued her own children for not taking care of her.” (AP)

Cantonese war. “Apple Daily reported on Oct 12th that Chinese students of Hong Kong City University’s Chinese literature deparment signed up a course instructed in Cantonese and demanded to use Mandarin. Not only did the professor give into the demand, he also gives extra tutoring sessions to Chinese students. The act enraged Hong Kong students, leading to verbal wars against Chinese students.” (Bad Canto)

New wingsuit flying champion. “Colombian wingsuit flyer Jonathan Florez was crowned champion at the finals of the second Wingsuit Flying World Championship in Hunan province, just a week after Hungarian wingsuit flyer Victor Kovats tragically died during a trial flight for the same competition.” (Shanghaiist)

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal in the finals of China Open interlude:


Tour of Beijing, cycling. (WSJ)

Next Barcamp in Beijing is November 3. (Agenda)

Festival of German Opera opens on Saturday. (the Beijinger)

There’s already snow in China, in Heilongjiang. (Shanghaiist)

“If Everyone Lived at the Same Density As Hong Kongers…” (Hong Wrong)

2 Broke Girls is popular in China, apparently. (Sinopathic)

T.S. Eliot’s only Chinese reference in his poetry? A jar. (China Rhyming)

Cai Qing hosts performance art in Shenzhen. (Shenzhen Noted)

Li Xiaobai exhibited in London’s Hai Gallery. (Xinhua)

Finally, finally…

Poop at H&M in Hong Kong? Via Coconuts Hong Kong:
H and M poop

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