Beijing Air to Carry Surgeon General’s Warning

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Beijing pollution

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.”

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David Beckham Blames Fans for Shanghai Stampede

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Chinese National Soccer Team Loses to Highly Organized Band of Feral Cats

Monday, June 24, 2013
Photo © Reuters

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…

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Gaokao Proctors Finish Clearing Bodies from Exam Halls

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.

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Edward Snowden Is Living in Hong Kong

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.

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Obama to Trade Chen Guangcheng for Edward Snowden

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Edward Snowden

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.

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Economist Cover Photoshopped by “Floating Chinese Officials” Guy

Monday, June 10, 2013
The Economist

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.

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Local Expat Taking As Many Cabs as Possible Before Price Increase

Sunday, June 9, 2013
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Xi Jinping Visits Trinidad and Tobago

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.

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Police Mistakenly Tackle Man Who Knows Nothing About Tiananmen

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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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.”

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