Inside the Dragon →
tetw: by Peter Hessler “I’m a Chinese, but I feel it difficult to see my country clearly,” wrote a woman named Airane. “I believe there are many young people are as confused as I’m.”
Relief in Every Window, but Global Worry Too →
With apologies to James Hansen, this is game over for the climate.
From an IM conversation with a Chinese friend
Me: what are you doing for dragonboat day?
Her: today, have a rest first and tmr go to the openning ceremony of french music festival
Me: sounds fun
Me: what is french music? like, cafe songs?
Her: let me check it from Weibo
Me: the french aren't known for their contributions to rock n roll
Her: the black people did it?
Me: they certainly helped!
Fabricated bank adds to China's list of fakery →
In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton bags, rice trader Lin Chunping took fakery to a whole new level: He invented a U.S. bank and claimed he bought it. … Among students, getting ahead by padding resumes or other subterfuge is common. Zinch China, the Chinese arm of U.S.-based educational networking site Zinch.com, estimates that 90 percent of...
I EAT YOUR SKIN– One local man’s dietary habits, according to his t-shirt
Searching for a Chinese Steve Jobs →
Spot-on analysis below. As a side note, I could tell within my first week here, from anecdotal evidence alone, that Steve Jobs was by far the most admired Westerner in China, with Bill Gates running a distant second. Funny to see an expert corroborate that… bridgers: Interesting post over at the New Yorker about China’s obsession with creating its own Steve Jobs, and the national debate...
could u shaved your beard?– The first message (unsolicited, mind you), in toto, from my newest online suitorette. Apparently facial hair of any type amuses and/or horrifies Chinese women. Here is the rest of her profile: About Me: I am looking for a good man in shanghai the man must be : 1.age must younger than...
Chinese Cool: Captain China Superhero Comic →
He’s like Captain America, only corruptible! He fights for freedom… from freedom! Just wondering — who are the other members of the Asiangers? Thanks, folks. I’ll be here all week… (P.S. I like how almost the entire creative team appears to be made up of foreigners. Deport their asses, China!) chinesecool: In reference to this post which had two scans of the...
Police Raid Yongfu Lu and Crack Down on Foreigners →
I was there for this. Good times.