Thursday, February 13, 2014
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.”
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
BEIJING — Earlier today, armed police in Tiananmen Square tackled 58-year-old Changsha resident Chen Jianming as he approached the Monument to the People’s Heroes.
According to eyewitnesses, Chen began weeping as he approached the obelisk, whispering to himself, “I remember, this is where it happened.”
Monday, May 13, 2013
by Sun Wei
When it comes to poisoning someone you know, we face a plethora of options.
In recent days, we’ve seen a student at Fudan University kill his roommate by slipping N-Nitrosodimethylamine into the room’s water dispenser.
We’ve also seen the head of a kindergarten inject tetramine, a strong rat poison, into yogurt which killed two young girls at a rival school.
Those aren’t bad choices. But if, hypothetically, I had to poison someone, I’d probably go with thallium.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
BEIJING — Yesterday afternoon, anti-Japanese protesters managed to set fire to the Japanese Embassy when the riot police protecting the consulate were suddenly called away to deal with a “threat to national security” elsewhere in the city.
Protesters used the window of opportunity to dismantle the protective barriers around the embassy and set it ablaze. The nationalist mob was later seen roaming the streets in search of other scapegoats for their anger.