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Race Matters: University Of Sydney Professor Resigns After Calling Nelson Mandela A ‘Darky’ & Mocking ‘Chinky-Poo’ Chinese People In Emails

Bye (racist) beyotch! University Of Sydney Professor Resigns Over Racist Emails An Australian professor is out of a job today after he finally resigned following the release of several racist emails. In them Prof. Barry Spurr labels Nelson Mandela

Dogs in China are being killed to make leather products

Most people have heard of China’s appalling dog meat trade, but did you know that dog and cat skin is also used to create leather goods like gloves, belts and pet toys? According to a new report from PETA Asia, the Chinese meat and leather trade is using

Ask Without Fear!® now in Chinese

We are thrilled to announce that Ask Without Fear!® is now available in Chinese! Thanks to the tranlators at Shantz Language Services, people raising support in China and in Chinese speaking populations around the world will be able to read Ask Without Fear! in Simplified Mandarin. This Chinese translation of Ask Without Fear! joins the [...]Show More Summary

Chinese companies will mostly stay at home in 2015

Even with a slowing economy the People’s Republic offers lots of growth for home-grown corporations. Hostile regulators, stronger rivals, and cultural differences discourage foreign expansion. Though some will take the plunge anyway, in most cases overseas growth can wait.

Picture China: Playing for Pandas, Karaoke Fire, Fan Exercises

The day's China news in pictures: A Chinese pianist plays for a set of panda triplets, police officers and fire fighters inspect a fire site at a karaoke bar, people exercise with fans in front of a portrait of Chairman Mao and more...

Senior Chinese official predicts a future where virtual and fiat currencies “co-exist”

Bitcoin found a friend in high places in China this past weekend, as former Chinese central bank vice-governor and current National People’s Congress Standing Committee member and a Financial and Economic Affairs Committee vice-chairperson...Show More Summary

The Chinese Military’s Response to Unannounced Drones: Blow ‘Em Out of the Sky

The Chinese military’s official newspaper published new details that show how seriously the People’s Liberation Army is taking the proliferation of drones in the country.

Old Photographs of Daily Life in Manhattan's Chinatown from the 1900s

Manhattan's Chinatown is a neighborhood in Manhattan that is home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. Its location is in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States, bordering Lower East Side...Show More Summary

A year of drone porn and 8 other stories to pique your interest

T he Harvard professor who threatened to sue a Chinese restaurant over $4 has apologized after an overwhelming amount of sane people were like, dude, chill out. You know what they say. Dim sum lose some. Thank you. I'll be here all week. Here's what else we're reading today. Ethos deconstructed. Show More Summary

The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014

According to Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse. People born this year are said to be full of personality, enjoy socializing and have a great sense of humor. But, there's nothing funny about the fast food nightmares this year brought. Show More Summary

In Hong Kong, a passionate but mostly peaceful campaign for democracy

When Hong Kong's democracy street protests erupted in late September, many people in the semiautonomous Chinese territory — and around the world — feared that authorities would respond with a bloody crackdown like they did in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. Instead, officials...

China Is Backpedaling

China is backpedaling. The Chinese government now wants the country's banks to boost lending to help its slowing economy grow, according to Reuters. When people can borrow more cash, they invest it or spend it. That's just logic. The problem is that this is exactly the kind of activity China has been trying to avoid as it rebalances its economy. Show More Summary

Harvard Business School professor apologizes to Chinese restaurant for being "very much out of line"

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Ben Edelman, the Harvard Business School professor who played hardball with a Chinese restaurant who overcharged him, has posted an apology on his website: Many people have seen my emails with Ran Duan of Sichuan Garden restaurant in Brookline. Read the rest

New York Skyscraper Is China Buyers' Latest Property Deal

``Bank of China has agreed to pay nearly $600 million for 7 Bryant Park, a 28-story building being constructed on Sixth Avenue and 40th Street, according to people familiar with the matter... Chinese investors sat on the sidelines for years, eying deals but rarely pulling the trigger. Show More Summary

Chinese TV Show Ridiculed for Ripping Off Assassin's Creed

In China, anti-Japanese propaganda shows can get, well, silly. Many people in China don't take them seriously. This latest show, with its seemingly Assassin's Creed-style outfits, is not an exception. Read more...

The Wuzhen Summit and Chinese Internet Sovereignty

In late November 2014, the People's Republic of China hosted the first state sponsored World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. Organized by the State Internet Information Office (SIIO), the event gathered around 1000 participants...Show More Summary

Pearl Harbor Was Bad, But What About All The Good Things The Chinese Have Done?

last weekOdd : Thought Catalog

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t honor Pearl Harbor or the people that died, but to combat anti-Chinese sentiment and dispel racist attitudes that crop up this time of year.

Strategic, timely censorship

In September of last year, Chinese authorities announced an unorthodox standard to help them decide whether to punish people for posting online comments that are false, defamatory, or otherwise harmful: Was a message popular enough to...Show More Summary

China Is Telling Investors To 'Fear The Market' As Signs Of Irrationality Appear In Shanghai Stocks

The Shanghai stock exchange is surging. It's up by an astonishing 43% in the last six months alone, and Chinese regulators are starting to express concern. So regulators are warning that people should "invest rationally, respect the market, fear the market, and bear in mind the risks present," according to Bloomberg. Show More Summary

Writing China: The People’s Republic of Chemicals

It’s coal and flu season in China. The heaviest air pollution in Chinese cities tends to appear when the temperature falls. That makes it an apt time to cozy up with “The People’s Republic of Chemicals” by William J. Kelly and Chip Jacobs, a breezy new book that explores China’s pollution woes by tracking a key source of the problem: coal.

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