Showcasing the best in Asian-related memes. Above via China Media Project: "Following a report in December 2013 by the Beijing News about poor migrants living in underground wells in the capital’s Chaoyang District because they could not afford housing there, local authorities sent teams to seal the well entrances with concrete."
The above is only marginally China/Chinese related, but there is so much genius here that you'll excuse me. Every parent should assign grades to his of her kid's work that supplements the teacher's grade, and so many of these deserve A's.
Showcasing the best in Asian-related memes. Sources: Global Voices (above: "The Chinese character 'Ma' [for Alibaba chairman Jack Ma] is transformed into a tank in @badiucao's political drawing"), We Know Memes, Wuluwu.
The above was posted to Sina Weibo recently and was, of course, deleted. If it doesn't seem like a picture that compares China's president to a chubby bear with a sweet tooth would be allowed to stand, it's because a picture that compares China's president to a chubby bear with a sweet tooth isn't allowed to stand, even if it's done in good fun (as the above obviously is). But as we've said before: censors don't like fun. (They prefer their jobs.)
A spate of stories about schoolmasters sexually abusing their pupils in China has caused public outrage, and at least one activist has done something to capture the mood. She nailed it on the head, judging by the authorities' reaction to her -- namely, beating her up.
Ye Haiyan, on May 27 outside Wanning primary school in Hainan province, held a sign that read, "Principals, spare the school kids, get a hotel room with me instead!"