Spiked 'personal space' vest helps you be an antisocial dick on the subway

Siew Ming Cheng, a design student at the National University of Singapore, has invented a vest covered in plastic spikes which has the dual-use of preventing people standing too close...

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

Hong Kong confirms first H7N9 bird flu case in recent visitor to Shenzhen

Health authorities in Hong Kong confirmed Monday that the city had its first case of H7N9 bird flu, after a 36 year old Indonesian woman was diagnosed with the virus.

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

Truck driver tries to kill herself due to extortion by road administration officials

Authorities in Yongcheng, Henan province are looking into allegations that a woman attempted to kill herself after organised extortion by road administration officials.

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

Jingoistic viral post praises Party leadership and warns citizens against 'Western anti-China powers'

A post titled 'You are nobody without the motherland' has gone viral on the Chinese internet in a definitely-not-astroturfed-in-any-way display of patriotic fervour.

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

This is China's earliest nude photo

The above photo, 'Meditation', was taken by Lang Jingshan in 1928, it is believed to be the earliest surviving nude photograph taken in China.

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

Chinese traffic police dance and rap along to K-Pop track

The dancing Qinghuangdao firefighters are officially yesterday's news, traffic police in Huizhou, Guangdong province have produced a video of them dancing (and rapping) to K-Poppers...

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

Yu Hua on the 'hijacking of Chinese patriotism'

Author Yu Hua offers a timely reminder on the differences between patriotism and nationalism in an op-ed for the New York Times: "The patriotic education promoted by the Communist Party...

by James Griffiths, 03 December 2013

Hong Kong woman who claimed baby was abducted confesses to killing her daughter

The Hong Kong woman who sparked a massive manhunt when she claimed that her baby had been abducted has confessed to murdering the infant and disposing of her body in a garbage chute....

by James Griffiths, 02 December 2013

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