A girl in her early 20s in Jiangxi province was surfing the web on her phone last September when she stumbled upon a website containing this kernel of titillating, dangerous insight: “Rope strangulation can yield pleasure.” As Changjiang Network reports, the girl, called Lin, approached her longtime best friend, one year younger, with the idea.... Read more »
This is how escalation works. First there are 900 dead pigs in a Shanghai river. Then there are 16,000 dead pigs, plus a thousand or so dead ducks. Then there are dead humans… aaaannd this game is over. The government of Lanzhou, capital of Gansu province, announced on March 28 that “around 100 bodies on... Read more »
A People's Liberation Army Air Force jet, a double-seat Su-27UBK fighter, according to Global Times, crashed in Rongcheng, Shandong province yesterday afternoon, killing both pilots.
GT reports that the pilots apparently had ejected, making it "unclear why they did not survive."
Move over, H5N1. There’s a new strain of bird flu that can infect and kill humans — though currently it does not appear to be contagious. Xinhua reports that three humans came down with H7N9 avian influenza recently in Shanghai and Anhui province. The two from Shanghai are dead, while the other, a 35-year-old woman from... Read more »
There’s been a lot of hoopla over one of Iron Man 3′s film location, namely China — we heard the buzz as early as April 2012 — but only two notable Chinese actors appear in the film, Wang Xueqi and Fan Bingbing, and the latter doesn’t even appear in the new trailer. How disappointing, considering... Read more »
According to AFP, North Korea issued a statement that read, “As of now, inter-Korea relations enter a state of war and all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol.” North and South Korea, as everyone is quick to remind, have technically never been out of war since 1950 because no peace treaty was ever signed, but
Things fall apart. Merely a day after a sinkhole in Shenzhen killed a man and two months after a sinkhole in Guangzhou swallowed a building, we now have this: a building simply collapsed in Chengdu yesterday. The five-story structure, Huaxie Cinema, was set to be demolished, reports CRI, when it fell in the evening, spreading rubble all... Read more »
According to Xinhua, a knifeman in Shanghai's Fengxian District killed two of his female relatives with a knife yesterday afternoon before hitting the streets and wounding 11 random people on the street, including two children. Police said he arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday from Jiangsu province.
The idea of falling down a hole and disappearing off the face of the earth is cartoonish, reserved for Warner Brothers animators, or the fear of an imaginative child for whom laws of physics have yet to squeeze order out of the world’s underbelly of extravagant possibility. In China, however, the idea of falling down... Read more »
City planners in Nanning, the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, might want to spend a bit more time on the drawing boards next time they take up a construction project. Residents have recently complained to media about a flyover built so low -- 1.3 meters to 1.5 meters off the ground, or 4-foot-3 to 4-foot-11 -- that they have to duck to walk underneath.