Chinese International Student Arrested After High-Speed Chase in California

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Chinese international student at the University of California, Irvine was arrested after leading police on a 120-mile-an-hour car chase. The student was driving a BMW 750i and claimed…

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Area Grandfather Reminisces About Seeing the Sky

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Photo © Maurits van Heusden from Flickr

BEIJING — At a family dinner on Tuesday, area grandfather Yang Jun reminisced about the days when, as a young man, he was able to look up and see the sky.

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Aging, Irrelevant Spiritual Leader Meets Dalai Lama

Monday, February 24, 2014
Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An ailing, once-great leader living in political exile met with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday. According to sources, the aging symbol…

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Japan Removes the Word “Sorry” from History Textbooks

Monday, February 17, 2014
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China and Taiwan Hold First Talks in 65 Years

Friday, February 14, 2014

This week, the head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office met with his counterpart in Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, marking the first government-to-government contact since 1949. Here are the feelings…

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Wang Qishan Determined to Break This Motherfucker

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Wang Qishan

BEIJING — As his interrogation of disgraced official Zhou Yongkang entered its third day, Wang Qishan, Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, told colleagues that he wouldn’t sleep until he had “broken this motherfucker.”

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Jade Rabbit Tramples American Flag with Last Ounce of Strength

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Jade Rabbit

BEIJING — According to photographs released by the China National Space Administration, Chinese lunar rover Jade Rabbit succeeded in trampling one of the American flags left on the moon, shortly before it malfunctioned.

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Welcome Aboard, Please Kill Me

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Chang Lili

by Chang Lili

Good morning, sir, and welcome aboard our Hainan Airlines flight from Bangkok to Beijing. I say “good morning,” even though it’s actually the middle of the bloody night and I’m steeling myself for five horrendous hours in one of the overcrowded pig trucks my bosses see fit to call an aircraft.

Please, just kill me now.

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Landlady Unmoved by New Year’s Gala Sketch, Continues to Raise Rent

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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2014 CCTV New Year’s Gala Most Hate-Watched Event in History

Sunday, February 2, 2014
CCTV New Year's Gala

BEIJING — According to figures released by Nielsen, this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala was the most hate-watched show in history, with over 700 million people tuning in just to insult the program.

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