Chinese Tourist Vandalizes Ancient Egyptian Temple

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A photograph of handwritten graffiti in Luxor, Egypt which reads, “Ding Jinhao was here,” has gone viral, prompting a discussion about Chinese tourists’ behavior abroad. Netizens have since tracked down Mr. Ding, who is a middle school student in Nanjing. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Joe Biden’s Commencement Speech Offends Chinese Students

Saturday, May 25, 2013

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden recently gave a commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania where he described China as a country that could not “think different.” Chinese students are now demanding a public apology. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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UN Offers Japanese Officials Free Remedial History Lessons

Friday, May 24, 2013
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NEW YORK — In an effort to ease tensions in East Asia, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution this week to provide free remedial history lessons to all senior Japanese officials.

The resolution comes on the heels of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto (pictured above) declaring that comfort women “were necessary [during World War II] to maintain discipline in the army,” a comment which has rankled Japan’s immediate neighbors South Korea and China.

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Chengdu Breaks Ground on World’s Biggest Thing

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sky City

CHENGDU — At a formal ceremony this morning, Ge Honglin, the mayor of Chengdu, broke ground on a 30-square-mile patch of land outside the city, upon which developers plan to construct the World’s Biggest Thing by December of this year.

Wearing a hard hat, Ge announced to assembled party dignitaries that “this Thing will be a symbol of the dynamism and vivacious business climate in Chengdu, setting a new bar for all future Things.”

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Visiting Parents’ Relentless Enthusiasm Ruins Expat’s Week

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Expat

BEJIING — Local English teacher Brian Murphy described himself as “exhausted, deeply frustrated and utterly crushed” by the enthusiastic responses of parents Mark and Irene Murphy during a week-long visit to the Chinese capital, where Murphy has lived for the past eight years.

Murphy, 28, originally from Boulder, Colorado is described in his LinkedIn profile as “a battle-hardened old China hand with stories to tell.”

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Zhang Yimou’s Family Stages In-House Production of The Sound of Music

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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If I Had to Poison My Roommate, I’d Definitely Go with Thallium

Monday, May 13, 2013
Zhu Ling

by Sun Wei

When it comes to poisoning someone you know, we face a plethora of options.

In recent days, we’ve seen a student at Fudan University kill his roommate by slipping N-Nitrosodimethylamine into the room’s water dispenser.

We’ve also seen the head of a kindergarten inject tetramine, a strong rat poison, into yogurt which killed two young girls at a rival school.

Those aren’t bad choices. But if, hypothetically, I had to poison someone, I’d probably go with thallium.

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Minutes from Xi Jinping’s Meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu

Saturday, May 11, 2013
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This week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were both in Beijing and met separately with Xi Jinping. Here are the minutes from Xi’s meeting with Netanyahu on Thursday.

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Zhang Yimou Might Have Seven Children

Friday, May 10, 2013

Authorities are investigating reports that director Zhang Yimou has seven children, in violation of family planning policy, which could result in a 160 million yuan fine. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Either Photo of Beijing or Silent Hill Screenshot, We’re Not Sure

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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