CCTV Biopic Changes Deng Xiaoping’s Words to “Let Some People Get Rich First, Then Let Them Get Even Richer”

Friday, August 22, 2014
Deng Xiaoping at History’s Crossroads

BEIJING — CCTV’s new biopic Deng Xiaoping at History’s Crossroads has generated some controversy over its historical accuracy and humanistic portrayal of the former Chinese leader.

But no part of the series has proven more controversial than the decision to change some of Deng’s most famous words.

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Global Times Wins China’s Top Satire Award

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Hu Xijin

BEIJING — On Monday, Global Times, the state-run newspaper, took home China’s top satire award for the third year in a row at the 5th Annual Freezing Irony Awards.

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Minister of Education Strongly Advises Daughter to Study Abroad

Friday, July 4, 2014
Minister of Education Zhou Deyang

BEIJING — On Monday, China’s Minister of Education Zhou Deyang strongly advised his daughter to study abroad after learning that she was intent on attending a Chinese college, sources say.

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New Mother Vows to Give Daughter 8 or 9 Years of Childhood

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Photo © AFP

BEIJING — After giving birth on Wednesday, local woman Chen Chen told reporters she was looking forward to giving her daughter everything she never had as a child, starting with “a few good years of childhood.”

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Changes in CCTV’s Cleaner Version of The Big Bang Theory

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Big Bang Theory

After pulling The Big Bang Theory from domestic streaming sites, Chinese authorities have announced that they will broadcast a “cleaner” version of the show on CCTV. Here are some of the expected changes:

  • Instead of being a theoretical physicist at Caltech, Sheldon Cooper now studies classical Chinese at a small liberal arts college.
  • To familiarize audiences with actress Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory will air after back-to-back episodes of the hit 90s sitcom Blossom.
  • The characters must mention “5,000 years of Chinese culture” at least once per episode.

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Justin Bieber Delays Release of Hideki Tojo Tribute Album Amid Controversy

Friday, April 25, 2014
Justin Bieber

BEIJING — In the wake of his controversial visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, Justin Bieber announced Wednesday that he would delay the release of his upcoming tribute album for former Prime Minister of Japan and convicted Class-A war criminal Hideki Tojo.

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Study Calling Korean TV Fans Fucking Retards Decried by Fucking Retarded Korean TV Fans

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
My Love from the Star

BEIJING — The fucking retards who watch Korean TV issued an open letter today to Seoul National University, decrying a recent study describing fans of Korean TV as fucking retards.

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Man I Love House of Cards

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Bo Xilai

by Bo Xilai

I’ve had the chance to watch a lot of television in the past two years and I have to say that besides Two Broke Girls, the American political drama House of Cards is without a doubt the best show on television.

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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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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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