China Establishes “Air Defense Identification Zone” with Disputed Islands

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Chinese government has established an “Air Defense Identification Zone” in the East China Sea which encompasses the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, increasing tensions with Japan and the U.S. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Thanksgiving Party Ruined After Expat Woman Declares Attraction to Chinese Men

Friday, November 29, 2013
Thanksgiving party

BEIJING — A Thanksgiving potluck organized by American expatriate Madison Wellesley at her Shunyi home was “irretrievably ruined” Thursday after a white female guest suddenly admitted her attraction to Chinese men.

According to traumatized guests, newly arrived English teacher Jessica Morris blithely revealed her preference for Asian men during what eyewitnesses described as a “completely innocent” postprandial discussion about sexual attraction.

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Family Planning Commission to Split Reproductive Rights with Women 70-30

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Family planning officials

BEIJING — As part of the reforms from the third plenum of the CPC Central Committee, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Monday that it would henceforth split control over reproductive rights with the country’s women 70-30.

While insisting that “primary responsibility for the number, spacing and timing of offspring remains with the NHFPC,” the state-run organization acknowledged that “in certain circumstances, it is both practical and beneficial for women to have a say in what happens to their bodies.”

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New Volcanic Island Off Japan Immediately Claimed As Chinese Sovereign Territory

Monday, November 25, 2013
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Top 10 Moments of Gary Locke’s Tenure

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Gary Locke

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke announced last week that he would step down in early 2014, after two and a half years in office. Here are the top 10 moments of his tenure.

  • Aug 2011 — Impresses Chinese public by personally screaming at Starbucks barista.
  • Sep 2011 — Maintains post after Jon Huntsman calls “backsies” on the ambassadorship.
  • Dec 2011 — The Locke family stages production of A Christmas Carol for an audience of Chinese orphans.

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China Relaxes One-Child Policy

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Chinese government announced last week that it would allow couples to have a second child if one of the parents is an only child. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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China Generously Donates 4,000 Body Bags to Philippines

Friday, November 22, 2013
Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

BEIJING — After widespread criticism of its meager aid package to the Philippines, the Chinese government has dispatched an additional relief package which includes over 4,000 body bags and 700 shovels.

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Peking University’s Class of ’66 Reminisce About Funny Hairstyles, Beating Principal Wang to Death

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Peking University Class of '66

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Cannibalism Down 13% in “Civilized Chaoyang”

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Civilized Chaoyang

BEIJING — A highly publicized government campaign to civilize a Beijing district appears to be having its intended effect. Chaoyang District, one of the city’s largest and most backward districts, has seen its number of “mass cannibalism incidents” fall 13% since this time last year.

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HSBC Survey Rates China Top Destination for Expats

Friday, November 15, 2013

An HSBC survey of over 7,000 expatriates ranked China as the best place for expats to live and work. Egypt was ranked last. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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