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 »
Via Hexie Farm Beijingers, did you go to Blue Frog’s You-Town opening tonight and eat all you can, drink all you can for just 100 kuai? If you didn’t, you should read these links instead, you sad, sad fellow.
The winner of this four-episode exchange? Conan, for now having his videos all over Youku, Tudou, Chinese blogs, etc.
Also, Da Peng... for not getting called out (again) for being a defensive and unfunny nit in his first response.
Youku video for those in China after the jump. Traffic Light (红绿灯) is a show on Beijing Television (BTV) that airs an ostensibly instructional segment called “Accidents That Should Never Happen.” Everything about it is ridiculous. The only way to make it more ridiculous is to watch it in slow motion, set to music. The... Read more »
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 »
Via Shanghaiist, students from the Chengdu University of Technology put on a fashion show. The Beijing Ducks play at home vs. Shanxi in Game 2 of the CBA semifinals. Why not read links while the game’s on?
@China_Daily does not follow @beijingcream, but it does follow @esresnick. Previously in Who Is China Daily Following? @slavegirlm @TPO_Hisself @DickAmateur @dbnipslip @NaughtyBlondy18 @sexbases Also see: Who Is Global Times Following?
Alternate post title: Wall Street Journal’s Jason Chow Posts Week-Old Story About Conan/Da Peng, Gets Called Out On It In Comments Section, Revises Post Without Telling Anyone, Deletes Comments Because that’s what happened.
The Beiinger had a neat idea for a six-word contest last month, and in this month’s issue the editors have chosen their “50 best” entries. Leave it to the judges to spoil a good idea… OR MAKE IT AWESOME! We weren’t going to do this, but, well, here it is: below, unedited, the 20 worst of... Read more »
Via Global Voices, Sina Weibo user Zhang Nong created the above as a challenge to the “50 Cent Party,” the term for China’s cyber gang of ultranationalist goonies who spout pro-Party propaganda on Internet forums and comments sections. Let us read links on this beatific Lei Feng Day!