September 30 – October 6
Giant hornets continue to ravage Shaanxi, while a humongous rat was reportedly killed – and eaten — in Hunan. It’s Golden Week, which means ridiculous crowds, delays, and… a guidebook on traveler etiquette?
Bernd Chang reminds us that modern-day Tiananmen was demolished and rebuilt in secret in 1969-70. The American government shut down, and this is how the Chinese reacted. Human-tiger tug-of-war is stupid. A 15-year-old stole a chengguan vehicle and pretended to be a chengguan.
Comment of the Week:
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) October 1, 2013