Top-of-the-Week Links: Tiger Mom proves to be excellent troll, Dennis Rodman takes other basketball players to DPRK, and mosque stampede

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival opened Sunday, via CNN

Sorry this comes late. These links will get you ready to check out ice and snow festivals.

No. “Amy Chua, the self-proclaimed ‘Tiger Mom’ who, in 2011, published a book arguing that Chinese women are superior mothers — thus their offspring superior children — has even more to say. // In ‘The Triple Package,’ Chua and her husband, co-author Jed Rubenfeld, gather some specious stats and anecdotal evidence to argue that some groups are just superior to others and everyone else is contributing to the downfall of America.” (NY Post)

Featuring a story from BJC’s Xiao Yi. “The Story About Kim Jong-un Having His Uncle Eaten By 120 Wild Dogs May Have Started With A Satirical Tweet.” (Business Insider) 

14 killed. “The stampede occurred outside the Beida Mosque in Xiji County in the Ningxia region, a part of northwest China dominated by members of the Hui ethnic group, a Muslim people who share some traits and cultural links with the country’s Han Chinese majority. Residents of the area were commemorating a religious figure associated with the mosque, Xinhua said.” (NY Times)

A China story. “How silly of me to think I could out-China China.” (Jottings from the Granite Studio)

Rock Me to the Moon — rock documentary — interlude, via WSJ:


“Dennis Rodman arrives in Pyongyang with ex-NBA delegation.” (NK News)

“Oh happy day! China officially lifts game console ban.” (Tech in Asia)

“Li Na wins eighth WTA title in Shenzhen.” (That’s Online)

“Guangzhou man loses iPad while on vacation in Norway, has it mailed back to him.” (The Nanfang)

“Brace yourselves: Lindsay Lohan has arrived in Shanghai.” (Shanghaiist)

“In China you can now hail a taxi and pay the driver on WeChat.” (Tech in Asia)

“Britain a ‘gay nation’ in Chinese pop culture.” (The World of Chinese)

“FC Seoul captain Ha Dae-sung set to join China’s Beijing Guoan.” (Xinhua)

“It is dangerous to live in these half demolished houses, but residents in Nanning have no choice.” (Hug China)

Finally, finally…

Did you know Inner Mongolia has an Ice and Snow Festival as well? Via Zuma Press via WSJ:
Inner Mongolia Snow and Ice Festival

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