Chinese Netizens Don’t Appreciate North Korea, Apparently

North Korea Today Weibo
Via Offbeat China, we learned earlier today of Sina Weibo’s hottest newcomer, “North Korea Today” (@今日朝鲜), which joined on March 7 and already has 85,691 followers as of this moment (I was No. 84,403, I think). Its profile reads something to the effect of, “Full access to North Korean news. Anyone who dares besmirch North... Read more »

‘22,000 Kilometers’ And ‘18,000 Kilometers’ Are Bound To Become This Country’s Next ‘5000 Years’

Well shit, if it ain't Big Swingin' Dick,
The phrase “5,000 years,” which we’ve borrowed by way of parody to indicate “culture” on this website, is a ubiquitous catch-all response to anyone who disputes this country’s eminence, quality, or worth. It is used to indicate China’s uninterrupted history — 5,000 years of it, don’t you know? — though its appearance in conversation, in my... Read more »

Hutong In High-Def

Hutong In High-Def
Here's a spryly edited video by Can Evrenol, shot by Paul Jung, colored by Andreas Brueckl, set in a hutong around the Temple of Heaven. Youku video for those in China after the jump.