If it bleeds, it leads -- and if it contains porn, firing squads and Kim Jong-un, play it up! (Whether it's true or not is a different matter.)
The Independent, a British newspaper, has managed to squeeze all these things into one glorious headline:
Ever wondered how safe your valuables are when you’re onboard an international flight? There might be reason to be careful, especially if you’re traveling in southeast Asia – gangs from mainland China are supposedly targeting unsuspecting airline passengers. What first brought this to our attention was a story reposted by Lost Laowai. The original, which... Read more »
People in Shanghai never stop complaining about Beijing, and with sandstorms sweeping into the capital, the people in this country's Second City have been growing quite smug about their marginally healthier air.
Well, now… Shanghai isn't exactly environmentally pristine. This weekend, more than 900 dead pigs were found added to the aquatic ecosystem in the Songjiang section of Huangpu River.
Last week, four men in Yan’an, Shanxi province received sentences between 28 and 32 months for stealing 10 female corpses from their graves, reports Xi’an Evening News. After washing the corpses at home, they managed to sell them for a total of 240,000 yuan. The thieves even forged medical files (and presumably fake identities) so... Read more »
If you listen really carefully, you can hear the world smallest violin playing for all the corrupt officials in the People’s Republic – the campaign against corruption and wasteful spending means they’re no longer allowed to splash out on 8,888 yuan on bottles of fine tiger penis wine or whatever they drink. However, there’s always... Read more »
So, it seems that some people have yet to fully understand why racism is a bad thing. With tensions in the South China Sea remaining high, we’re still being treated to bizarre examples of unhealthy nationalism. The latest can be found here in Beijing: the proprietors of a snack shop in Houhai called Beijing Snacks... Read more »