Marbury: Game 5 Tomorrow ‘Will Be All-Out War’

Stephon Marbury in China
Via CCTV special about Marbury I’m sure we all remember the post-game fracas in Taiyuan, Shanxi after Sunday’s game, so we’ll jump straight to Stephon Marbury in his own words in his weekly China Daily column: I couldn’t believe this. Yes, I had experienced opposing fans throwing stuff at us before while on their home... Read more » Read more »

Mao Xinyu, The ‘Very Model Of A Modern Major General’

Mao Xinyu, grandson of Mao Zedong
Wall Street Journal’s recent blog post about Mao Xinyu, the grandson of Mao Zedong, coupled with the above Caixin picture of Mao from a CPPCC session has given us ample opportunity to revisit an article in Global Times a year and a half ago upon Mao’s promotion to the rank of major general. Wrote a sly copyeditor... Read more » Read more »

Belated Top-of-the-Week Links: It’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship (Belatedly, sorta)

The phone matches the outfit, if you hadn't noticed
H/T Alicia Seeing as how much we hate censorship, we should probably commemorate Reporters Without Borders’ World Day Against Cyber-Censorship. Every March 12 (I realize it’s March 13 in China, but America is 12 to 15 hours behind [excluding Hawaii, obviously], so give me a break) is dedicated to the “support of a single Internet without... Read more » Read more »

Marbury Says Fan Who Accused Him Of Punching, Kicking Him Has ‘Wild Imagination’

Marbury Says Fan Who Accused Him Of Punching, Kicking Him Has ‘Wild Imagination’
At the 53-second mark in the above video, the Shanxi fan who accuses Stephon Marbury of punching him in the head and then kicking him after Sunday night's game tells the journalist: Because there were too many (Shanxi) fans, too crowded, when Marbury came out, the fans were careless so they squeezed around him. He (Marbury) had a water bottle in his hand and hit me square in the head, knocked me to the ground and kicked me in the face. Read more »

Stephon Marbury Has Been Accused Of Sending A Shanxi Fan To The Hospital; In Other News, Shanxi Should Be Stripped Of Its Basketball Team

Beijing-Shanxi postgame
Tudou video for those in China after the jump. UPDATE: Video of accuser and Marbury’s response: “He got a wild imagination.” First, let me say as plainly and firmly as possible that the end of last night’s Beijing-Shanxi game was a joke. I’ll repeat here what I tweeted last night in apoplexy: the referees were intimidated by Shanxi’s fans and gave... Read more » Read more »

Yishus: Have Your Art Professor’s Guy Call My Guy

Booby traps
Via The Green Pea Boat “I like to help my students as much as I can.” Sitting at his dining room table at 10 pm while nibbling on expensive imported dried apricots, the Chinese art professor uttered this while texting recommendations on behalf of his graduating students to collectors and other well-moneyed contacts. “I’m sorry... Read more » Read more »

Searching For Porn In China? The GFW Is Currently Blocking 2,873 Sites, But Not…

Pornhub-not-censored featured image
Pornhub (No. 83 on Alexa) and Livejasmin (No. 72). Even those with VPNs may be happy about this: no more opening and pausing six videos to wait for them to buffer while you distract yourself with other things on the Internet, only to accidentally blow your load to a Snorg Tees model. Are you surprised Pornhub and... Read more » Read more »

Introducing: GreatFire.org, The Easy Way To Check What China’s Net Nanny Blocks

The Great Firewall can suck it
GreatFire.org is a great resource for checking which websites are blocked within China. For example, via that tool, you know that the Great Firewall blocks eight of the world’s 50 most popular websites (as ranked by Alexa): Facebook (2), YouTube (3), Blogspot (8), Twitter (9), WordPress.com (18), t.co (29), IMDB (41), Blogger (44) and fc2.com (47).... Read more » Read more »

Watch Two Hong Kong Chicks Fight Over A Guy

Watch Two Hong Kong Chicks Fight Over A Guy
So the one on the left, standing, says, "Slap those mainland bitches who come to Hong Kong to give birth! And I don't mean with fines..." The one on the right, sitting, goes, "We can't be like them -- now we're arresting birthing agents. What is this, China?" And the first one's like, "I'm talking about mothers," to which the other responds, "You calling me fat?," prompting, "You're way too ugly to be a mother," and finally, "Well you're a locust!" And then the one on the left throws some liquid at the one at the right... Read more »

The Rebirth Of Stephon Marbury

The rebirth of Stephon Marbury
The video after the jump depicts a Stephon Marbury unlike any you’ve seen. At 35 — currently winding down his third and best season in the Chinese Basketball Association (he just scored 52 and 53 points in consecutive games in the CBA semifinals, against his former team, the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons, no less) — he’s... Read more » Read more »

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 » Read more »