November 28, 20123 Comments

Netizens react: People’s Daily fooled by The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive tribute to Kim Jong-un

Either People’s Daily has woefully made a fool of itself, or, as a handful of netizens conjectured below, they did this on purpose: The Communist mouthpiece dedicated a 55-photo slideshow to Kim Jong-Un on its website when it seriously reported that the North Korean leader was named by “U.S. website The Onion” as the Sexiest Man Alive of the year.

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February 28, 2012No Comments

Cartoon: “I sympathize with bears too…But bears sympathize with us even more”

From @zeeko Guizhentang (literally Guizhen House) is China’s largest producer of bear bile – by extracting bile from live bears with abdomens slit open. Since news that the Fujian-based company has filed for an initial public offering broke on Sina Weibo alongside gruesome pictures of cuddly bears suffering, clamors against the cruelty and the bile [...]

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September 29, 201110 Comments

Facebookish American befuddled by China’s internet censorship gets lectured by Chinese

He is an American. He names himself Mike on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging service which combines features of Twitter and Facebook and has 90 million users. He has recently come to China. That’s all we know about him so far. An average Joe who loves and seeks adventure in the Middle Kingdom, just like [...]

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September 27, 2011One Comment

Shanghai subway train crash injures 271, inspires new bout of sarcasm and cynicism

Photos from Weibo and Wenxuecity At around 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, a subway train on Shanghai’s Metro Line 10, which connects downtown Shanghai, the city’s airport and several universities and tourist attractions, was rear-ended by another after an automated signal system failure at around 2:10 p.m. caused controllers to switch to manual operation by telephone. [...]

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