Love between two elderly Chinese men

Alia | January 31st, 2013 - 8:54 pm

The love manifesto made by one elder gay couple went viral on the Chinese internet. They publicized their wedding against all odds, but received both blessings and criticism.

A one-day trip in Beijing…amid airpocalypse

Alia | January 30th, 2013 - 1:18 am

Below is one of the most-shared pictures on China’s leading microblogging service, Sina Weibo, for the past 24 hours. Enjoy your one-day trip in Beijing!

Parents in Taizhou squeezed 5 years of life into their paralyzed son with a resuscitator bag

Alia | January 27th, 2013 - 4:51 am
Fu's mom bagging air through his throat

With a home-made ventilator and a resuscitator bad, a pair of parents from Taizhou are able to keep their paralyzed son alive for 5 years. For a good proportion of the 5 years, the couple manually bagged air into the lungs of their son at a speed of 18 squeezes per minute.

10 Chongqing officials sacked for involving in sex tapes with the same girl

Alia | January 24th, 2013 - 8:22 pm

10 Chongqing officials were sacked for involving in sex tape scandals, and 6 were caught to have sex with the same girl who brought down Lei. Chinese netizens found a new national anti-corruption heroine.

Multiple hukou, The new symbol of status of China’s corrupt?

Alia | January 23rd, 2013 - 2:34 am

The new hot pursuit in China’s officialdom is hukou, resident record in the country’s notorious household registration system. While hukou confines the underclass, it allows those in powerful positions the room to enjoy care-free corruption.

Police porn examiner in Jiangsu stressed to finish 40k porn DVDs in one month

Alia | January 23rd, 2013 - 12:49 am

To be a porn examiner, one has to be an “outstanding, well-behaved and highly politically-sensitive” police officer who “won’t have any problems after watching porn materials.”

China’s Chunyun ticket rush reflects myriad class divide

Alia | January 22nd, 2013 - 4:08 am

On one end of this debate of Chenyun ticket rush are migrant workers without necessary tech know-hows. On the other end are tech-savvy urban young professionals. The war between these two groups is a reflection of the current social reality in China.

Popular Hong Kong comedian’s new political role tells a not-so-funny story about the political environment in China

Alia | January 18th, 2013 - 6:04 am

Stephen Chow has newly been appointed as a delegate of the People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC) of Guangdong, but Chinese netizens didn’t see the new role as an honor. The CPPCC is considered a symbolic existence that is full of members who are good at nothing but “acting.”

Airpocalypse in China: Beijing is not the worst

Alia | January 15th, 2013 - 2:07 am

But even with a PM 2.5 value several hundred higher than hazardous level, Beijing is still not the worst in China. While everybody is talking about the choking smog in Beijing, other cities with worse air quality received far less media attention. But at least someone is thriving during the airpocalypse. It’s 3M.

Kindergarten in Zhenzhou held “group wedding” for preschoolers

Alia | January 14th, 2013 - 10:54 pm

On Jan 11, 2013, a kindergarten in Zhenzhou held a “group wedding” for over 100 preschool kids. “Married” kids are said to be more responsible.