Saturday, June 29, 2013
BEIJING — The Beijing municipal government made headlines today when it announced that the city’s air was so polluted it had to carry a warning label.
“Beijing air is responsible for the premature deaths of over 2,000 people a year in this city,” said government spokesman Wang Zhiming. “It is our duty to stop this epidemic before it spirals out of control.”
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
BEIJING — Following their embarrassing 5-1 loss to Thailand two weeks ago, China’s much-maligned national soccer team suffered another humiliating defeat on Sunday, this time at the hands…
Thursday, June 20, 2013
BEIJING — Gaokao proctors have finally finished removing the withered, broken corpses of students from examination halls across the country, following one of the bloodiest and most protracted college entrance examinations in Chinese history.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who leaked documents which detail secret U.S. surveillance programs, has been living in Hong Kong since May. Whether he will be extradited remains to be seen. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This morning, U.S. President Barack Obama made an official call to Chinese President Xi Jinping in which he offered to trade escaped Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Below is the transcript of the illegally-taped conversation, courtesy of the NSA.
Monday, June 10, 2013
LONDON — The Economist has confirmed that the man responsible for this week’s cover is none other than Wang Lin, the maverick Photoshopper who spawned two separate “Floating Chinese Officials” memes in China.
Wang, who is often referred to as “the Banksy of China,” is best known for his work as artistic director of Huili County’s government website where his blatantly Photoshopped picture of provincial officials inspecting a road went viral.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Last weekend, Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state to visit the island nation Trinidad and Tobago. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
BEIJING — Earlier today, armed police in Tiananmen Square tackled 58-year-old Changsha resident Chen Jianming as he approached the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
According to eyewitnesses, Chen began weeping as he approached the obelisk, whispering to himself, “I remember, this is where it happened.”