After years writing about and knocking back tumblers of China’s favorite fire water, American Derek Sandhaus has wrote the book on baijiu. Baijiu: the Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits’ explores baijiu’s history and culture, and strives to turn squeamish Western drinkers onto the most popular, yet under examined liquor on earth. Show More Summary
When workers at a major footwear factory in south China walked off the job earlier this month, demanding better social insurance benefits, they threatened to upend a cozy system.
China’s first aircraft carrier has inspired memes, meditations on heroism and frictions with its neighbors. Now it’s also inspired at least one man to burst into song.
SCMP has reported the emergence of Anti-Chinese sentiments within Chiang Mai stemming from the behaviour of Chinese tourists who are steadily increasing in numbers within the city. [ more › ]
(SAO PAULO) — Brazil’s Congress passed a bill guaranteeing Internet privacy and enshrining access to the Web on the eve of a major conference in Sao Paulo on the future of Internet governance that’s expected to draw representatives from some 80 countries. The bill, which was championed by President Dilma Rousseff and approved late Tuesday,…
Hong Kong bankers have a reputation for being apathetic. But 46-year-old fund manager Edward Chin wants to buck that mold.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott gave a speech today where he reassured the families of missing passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that, "We are not going to abandon... the families of the 239 people who were on that...Show More Summary
Fresh off an official report that confirmed long-held fears over the state of China’s soil, new government figures show the majority of the country’s water remains polluted despite billions of dollars spent trying to clean it up.
Yesterday, with a very tenuous connection to World Earth Day, a group of mostly foreigners (of course) dropped-trou and rode the Harbin metro. The bare-thighed subway riders were picked up by China Daily, who snapped these photos. For the environment!! [ more › ]
A Dongguan cabbie named Wang Xianwu worked extra-super-overtime in an attempt to secure a down payment on a house for his son, and died on April 20th after working a 24-hour-straight shift. Wang was only 43 years old. [ more › ]
Justin Bieber's Chinese fans reacted with dismay on Wednesday after the teen heartthrob posted a photo of his visit to Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine – a symbol in China of Japan’s militaristic past.
A Beijing drone retailer (that's apparently a thing now) has come under fire after a website revealed the striking similarities between its drones and the North Korean models found crashed in South Korea earlier this year. If the allegations are true, China TranComm Technologies is in for a bit of a scandal. [ more › ]
There are contradicting reports coming in on this one. People's Daily reports that a Hainan man has collected 5,000 bras from local female college students to (somehow) raise awareness about breast cancer. That's a bit eccentric, but we see where he's coming from. Show More Summary
Opposition groups accuse the Assad regime of directing deadly gas attacks at civilians, despite a deal struck late last year to remove all of chemical weapons from Syria
A high-profile Taiwanese anti-nuclear activist began a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest construction of the island's fourth nuclear power plant, in what could become another challenge for the already beleaguered President Ma Ying-jeou.
A family of mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong have come under fire after video of their child taking a leak on a local street exploded online and stoked the fires of mainland/HK resentment. Just imagine if it had been #2... [ more › ]
China's Communist Party has ousted a top officer at China Resources, one of China's largest state-owned enterprises, in a move that suggests its anticorruption campaign is starting to spill over into new sectors.
Xinhua recently posted a cheery little article fondly reminiscing about that time when the Chinese state cut all internet access, text messaging, and international phone calls within Xinjiang province in 2009. The 10-month black-outShow More Summary
If you’ve ever wondered why there are so many young children who urinate freely on the streets of Chinese cities, wonder no more. Apparently it’s because their countrymen really don’t mind.
Damn those children's casinos! Gambling is illegal in China (except in Macau) and Beijing police are starting a crack-down on illegal betting centers in the city, especially those open to children. Wait, what? [ more › ]