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

January 13 – January 26

Poets wanted for Poetry Night in Beijing. The ICIJ broke a big story on Chinese offshore wealth, Lincoln writes, and then they got blocked. Li Na delighted the crowd at the Aussie Open finals, as Lincoln Daw reports.

Managing editor Patrick Lozada writes about pollution, “yellow face,” and fruit sellers. Also: this Beijing cabbie.

Liu Xia read two poems while under house arrest. Tang Wei fell victim to a telecom scam. Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP cover in China is different.

Comment of the Week:

Mark Dreyer, on the misreported “fake sunset” story:

Lost in all the fake stories is the fact that it’s still an awesome picture…

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