Friday, April 25, 2014
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.
Monday, November 4, 2013
BEIJING — After returning from his tour of Southeast Asia, President Xi Jinping used his first official engagement at the Great Hall of the People to deliver a rousing speech consisting entirely of the word “China.”
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
TOKYO — With tensions between China and Japan running high over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain, Japanese nationalists led by former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara dismantled Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine, which commemorates Japan’s war dead, including Class-A war criminals, and reassembled it around a sleeping Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Abe, exhausted from his attempts to build bridges with Japan’s ASEAN neighbors over Chinese military expansion while also reaching out to Beijing, was taking a “well-earned rest” in his Tokyo home when members of Ishihara’s nationalist Sunrise Party broke in, sedated him, and relocated him to a Tokyo park.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
HONG KONG — Kung fu has-been Jackie Chan has announced he will donate the tens of millions of dollars he’s earned over decades working in America directly to the Communist Party of China. His decision came, in Chan’s words, after he realized that the U.S. is “the most corrupt, hateful and nasty poo-poo country on Earth.”
Sunday, September 30, 2012
SHANGHAI — Local Chinese nationalist Ma Haiqing (pictured above) revealed last night in a weibo post that he felt “super guilty” flogging the log with Japanese porn. Ma wrote that, despite his deep-seated hatred of the Japanese nation, he was unable to shake his addiction to Japanese adult video.
“I have these horrible bouts of guilt, like two to three times a day,” Ma went on. “Every time I crank the shank to some woman being hog tied or degraded on a public bus, I feel like a traitor. If only the girls in these videos were Chinese, I wouldn’t feel so bad.”
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
SHANGHAI — Though many Japanese factories and businesses have closed due to the recent protests, causing untold financial damage to both the Japanese and Chinese economies, some businesses are thriving amid the misguided anger.
“There’s nothing like blind jingoism tinged with racial overtones to boost sales,” says Zhang Han, who owns a flag printing shop downtown. “In fact, I haven’t seen sales like this since the Belgrade embassy bombing in ’99.”
Monday, September 17, 2012