Posts tagged "china"

Taylor Swift’s 1989 Merch Is Being Censored In China

Taylor Swift’s official e-commerce store launched in China this week ahead of her 1989 tour touching down in Shanghai in November. Totally fine, totally normal. What is more curious, however, is that all mentions of 1989 have been scrubbed from the site. According to Buzzfeed News, the clothing line launched on H66Style.com, but all instance…

By: Megan Reynolds / July 24, 2015

Delicious Spartan Models Arrested In Beijing

Sweetie Salad, a food delivery service in China, deployed dozens of half-naked foreign men in Spartan dress as a marketing stunt in Beijing, and all sorts of mayhem ensued. A crowd gathered, of course, and the men got mobbed by onlookers:

Many of whom were pretty stoked to take pictures with…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 23, 2015

Arrests Made In Chinese Uniqlo Dressing Room Porn Scandal

Remember that time last week when a video of two consenting Chinese adults having sex in a Uniqlo dressing room went viral on WeChat and Weibo? Welp, now four people have been arrested for it, including a 19-year-old who “distributed obscene materials” by uploading the video to Weibo. The man and woman who made the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 20, 2015

Uniqlo Dressing Room Porn Goes Viral In China, Government Clutches Pearls

A video of a young couple having sex in a Beijing Uniqlo dressing room has gone viral on Chinese social networks like Weibo and WeChat, and the Chinese government is very displeased. A spokesperson for the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) says that the video has “clashed with socialist core values” and that “internet user…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 16, 2015

China Cracks Down On The Hottest Trend In Funerals — Strippers!

That’s one way to send off Grandpa. …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 24, 2015

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

8 Things That Happened to Us While Dating Abroad

When we met at college, little did we know that between the two of us, we would spend the next few years living in five different countries (U.S., France, China, Australia and England)  on four different continents . Naturally, when we made our initial moves, our heads were full of images of exotic foreign men and exciting adventures.

True Story: My Memoir Pissed Off A Male Book Reviewer

When I started writing my memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong, I began networking with authors who wrote books set in Asia. I imagined developing solid friendships with a group of supportive authors. There’s a Chinese saying, huxiang bangzhu. It means “mutually helping one another.” That’s what I pictured.

By: Susan Blumberg-Kason / July 12, 2014

Meet China’s Hands-Free Sperm Extractor Machine (For The Times When A Regular Handjob Won’t Do)

File this one under “Things I Had To Check Weren’t A Clickhole Post First”: hospitals in China have machines to extract sperm. The hands-free gizmos are used by urology departments to manually pump out semen through a “massage pipe” when extracting it the, ummm, normal way doesn’t work anymore. Apparently it is used for sperm…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2014

Terrible News: Baby Pandas Will Not Be Predicting The World Cup

You’re breaking my heart! Just weeks after a panda conservation center announced that pandas would predict the results of the 2014 World Cup a la Paul the octopus, today we learn the plan is no more. Three baby pandas reportedly would have predicted the winner based on which country’s flag was tied to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2014

College Student Turns His Study Abroad Into A 100-Day Dance Party Across China

When Dartmouth student Jake Gaba left for his study abroad program in China, he wasn’t content to just study Mandarin, learn about the culture, and snap a few Instagram photos. He wanted to document his journey through dance. So he put on a pair of egregious rainbow board shorts, queued up some Bruno Mars, and shook…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 21, 2014

Have You Seen Pearl The Missing Pig?

Pearl the pig, the adorable local celebrity of China’s Tiananmen Square, is missing! Pearl became an internet sensation when she caught the eye of photographer Zeng Zhi on her daily walk around the square last week. His photos of Pearl went viral, but that fame has come with a price – Pearl disappeared and is nowhere to…

By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2013

Poor Justin Bieber Needed To Be Carried Up The Great Wall Of China

Did Justin Bieber learn absolutely nothing from his interventional tête-à-tête with Zach Galifianakis last week? Yesterday’s visit to the Great Wall of China was a fantastic opportunity for the ol’ Biebs to score a bit of cultural enlightenment — hell, maybe the experience could even serve to humble the bratty pop star. Alas, in true…

By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Chinese Zoo Tries To Pass Off Dog As A Lion

Talk about cowardly. The Luohe zoo in the Chinese province of Henan is in trouble after it reportedly tried to pass off a Tibetan mastiff dog as a lion. The dog, pictured, was placed in a cage labeled “African lion,” but the zoo’s visitors figured out something was amiss when they heard the animal, which…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 17, 2013

Chinese Professor Thinks “To Rape A Bargirl Does Less Harm Than To Rape A Good Woman”

The ongoing trial of Li Tianyi, a 17-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a woman in Beijing, spurred some vomit-inducing comments from Yi Yanyou, a professor at Tsinghua University. As the blog Shanghaiist reported, in defending the accused rapist, Yanyou posted to his Weibo account that since “a bargirl, a dancing…

By: Mary Odell / July 27, 2013

China Says To Go See Your Parents … Or Else

A lot of parents play the guilt card if you don’t visit enough. You never write! You never call, either! But China will actually fine you or throw you in jail for not stopping by to visit Mom and Dad. The country is having some pretty big problems with its population: as the number of…

By: Mary Odell / July 2, 2013

Warning: Sex Against Windows May Result In Death

Honestly, this should go without saying, but apparently one couple in China did not see the danger in having sex against a glass window. The glass they were having sex against evidently gave way and the two tragically plummeted to their untimely deaths. Voyeuristic concerns aside, we’re not sure that having sex against a window…

By: The Frisky / July 1, 2013

FYI, Happy Ending Massages Are Totally Legal In China

Back in college — this was the late ’90s mind you — I had a friend who had a friend who who got a massage somewhere in Chinatown that ended with the masseur giving her an orgasm. I never met this girl or talked to her directly, but I accepted this story as truth because…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 30, 2013

Chinese Women Are Reportedly Wearing These Hairy Stockings To Fend Off Perverts

See those dark, hairy gams and the suspiciously smooth feet attached to them? If a recent wave of internet stories are to be believed, those furry legs are actually a pair of stockings marketed to young women in China as an “anti-pervert” device. Some news outlets are reporting that the hairy stockings aren’t just a fashio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 19, 2013
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