Xi Jinping Makes Surprise Visit to Local Brothel

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Photo © AP

BEIJING — Just days after his unexpected visit to a Beijing steamed bun shop, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit Sunday evening to a local brothel in the western part of the city where he paid 50 RMB for oral sex.

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Non-Conformist Official Only Has Sex with Own Wife

Saturday, December 28, 2013
Non-Conformist Official

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Santa’s Sleigh Shot Down Over East China Sea

Thursday, December 26, 2013
Santa Claus

SHANGHAI — A worldwide investigation into the disappearance of Santa Claus ended Thursday morning when Chinese authorities announced that the PLA Air Force had shot down a “suspicious airborne arctic conveyance” over the East China Sea on December 24.

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Chinese Top Materialism Poll

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A poll of over 16,000 adults in 20 countries found Chinese respondents to be the most materialistic. For instance, 71% agreed with the statement, “I measure my success by the things I own.” Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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Miniharm’s Top 10 Moments of 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013
Chinese Dream

It’s been a whirlwind year in China. Here’s a look back at 10 moments that made us smile.

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Kim Jong-un’s Surviving Family Anticipating Awkward Christmas

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Kim Jong-un Family

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World Tobacco Association Declares China “Best Place for Smokers” 12 Years in a Row

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Photo © Szymon Kochanski from Flickr

BEIJING – On Monday, the World Tobacco Association recognized China as the “best place for smokers” for the 12th consecutive year, awarding it the Golden Butt for its outstanding friendliness and relaxed restrictions toward tobacco consumption.

Although China banned smoking in most public places in 2011, the law goes unenforced, with cigarettes regularly lit in restaurants, offices, public bathrooms, surgery wards, playgrounds, food processing plants and fireworks factories.

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China’s Lunar Rover Litters, Writes Name in Bay of Rainbows

Monday, December 16, 2013
Jade Rabbit

BEIJING — Just days after Jade Rabbit’s historic moon landing, incriminating photos have surfaced which show China’s rover littering and writing its name in the Bay of Rainbows, reigniting an old debate about the behavior of Chinese tourists abroad.

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Chinese Hackers Linked to European Phishing Emails

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The New York Times has linked Chinese hackers to phishing emails directed at European diplomats in various foreign ministries. The emails purported to contain naked photos of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Here are the feelings…

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Well, At Least My J-visa Was Approved!

Friday, December 13, 2013
Dave Dubrowski

by Dave Dubrowski

It’s no surprise that professional journalists like me are on edge these days.

What with Bloomberg and New York Times reporters—big love, guys—unsure if they will have their visas renewed, it’s easy to get the jitters when the time comes to rummage through your drawer and fish out that old residency registration form.

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