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

September 30 – October 6

Lauren McCarty reviewed the most can’t-miss exhibition of the year, Tino Sehgal at UCCA. Ray Kwong wrote about the Shanghai free-trade zone. And here’s Justin Bieber doing such a Justin Bieber thing.

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.

The CBA has a new team, the Sichuan Blue Whales. Tracy McGrady is upset with Chinese media. And the giant rubber duck is floating in Summer Palace.

Comment of the Week:

On giant killer hornets, from someone who knows a little something about horror:

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