Django Unchained has officially been pulled out of every mainland Chinese theater. We first reported earlier today that authorities abruptly shut down the movie’s Beijing premiere, but at least those in attendance at the Sanlitun cineplex got to see one minute of Quentin Tarantino’s revenge flick. Elsewhere in China, the movie never made it to... Read more »
All white people look the same -- paunchy with yellow hair -- so the news that a pair of Asian television networks committed two separate Thatcher-related mix-ups during their coverage of the former British Prime Minister’s death on Monday at the age of 87 should come as little surprise.
The first, Taiwan’s CTi Cable, broadcast footage of Queen Elizabeth II greeting well-wishers instead of Thatcher.
Like Lady Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth II is an 87-year-old British politician. Unlike Lady Thatcher, however, Queen Elizabeth II is a different person and had well-wishers to greet.
A young girl remains in critical condition in Dengzhou, Henan province after a house fire caused burns on 95 percent of her body.
Yan Qianyu, 13, was injured when her father's lit cigarette triggerd a fire that completely ate up their home. Young Qianyu, instead of fleeing, reportedly searched for her, and as a result suffered awful injuries. Neither of her parents were seriously hurt.
Another variety of dead creature has been fished out of Shanghai’s waters in bulk. Over the last three days in Songjiang District, about 300 kilograms of dead fish (“500 to 600 jin,” say media) have been dredged out of a dike between the Si and Jing rivers. Authorities speculate that the cause may be have been... Read more »
A 22-year-old identified as a Saudi Arabian student has been detained for allegedly raping a woman, 38, on the streets of Changsha on April 4. According to Sina, the man, surnamed Alsubate, “pushed down a woman of 30 and stripped her, trying to rape her outside a KFC store in downtown Changsha at around 6... Read more »
Zhao Xiyong, who Pete DeMola implored us all to learn from, has been arrested. The 58-year-old made waves last month when media discovered he had been impersonating a high-level Chinese official for years. A warrant was put out for his arrest on March 19, and he was captured three days later. As SCMP reports, he... Read more »
A third death has been confirmed from H7N9 avian influenza: a man from Zhejiang province perished yesterday after falling sick earlier in the week. In light of that, Xinhua has issued a public advisory urging people to not slaughter poultry during Tomb-Sweeping Day, which begins today:
Alec Ash’s April 1 joke about fixed gear bikes being banned around the Drum and Bell neighborhood, that roost for Beijing hipsters, was closer to truth than we imagined. As Abe Sauer of Brand Channel points out in his recently published piece: China’s brewing war on fixies, the ubiquitous accessory of US hipster culture and an... Read more »
Yan Yinan, co-host of China Radio International’s daily program China Drive, died in an apparent suicide on Friday when she jumped off her apartment building, sources say. Some of her colleagues were seen crying inside the CRI office on Friday. A source said CRI management has emailed staffers asking them to keep news of Yan’s death... Read more »