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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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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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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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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H7N9 Avian Flu Reemerges

Saturday, February 1, 2014

According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control, the H7N9 strain of avian influenza which first emerged last February has returned, killing 19 in January alone. Here are…

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Chinese Officials Ordered Not to Smoke in Public

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Communist Party of China has forbidden officials to smoke in public places such as government offices, schools and hospitals. It also forbids tobacco companies from sponsoring government or CPC events. Here are the feelings of the Chinese people.

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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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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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China Bans Banks from Handling Bitcoins

Monday, December 9, 2013

The People’s Bank of China has banned Chinese banks from handling transactions in bitcoins because it is a virtual currency not backed by any central authority. Here are the…

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