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Meet Diana Pang, The Chinese Porn Star Who Is Now In Politics

Dick pics on Twitter or love children, might force resignation for some politicians, but for others, a scandalous sexual history is just a way to make a name for yourself…

Sarah Gray | February 6, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Outsourced His Job To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos

Dear Amazing Outsourcer,

Most of us are guilty of loafing off on the job a couple times a day. But you, Anonymous Job Outsourcer, decided to game the…

Julie Gerstein | January 16, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Watch A Shark Tank Burst Inside A Chinese Shopping Mall

New Thing To Be Afraid Of: an aquarium filled with sharks burst inside a shopping mall in Shanghai, China, injuring 16 people and God knows how many sharks, fish…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 10:40 am

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Wore His Entire Wardrobe To The Airport

Dear Resourceful Baggage Guy,

I love a man who finds innovative solutions to life’s annoying problems. And your solution to astronomical airline baggage fees was particularly smart: Rather…

Julie Gerstein | December 19, 2012 - 1:20 pm

If Your Boyfriend Hasn’t Shipped Himself Through The Mail To You, It’s Like He Doesn’t Even Love You

Chinese dude and definite Stevie Wonder fan Hu Seng wanted to show his girlfriend how much he loved her, so he mailed himself to her. The only problem? Hu Seng’s…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Want To Avoid A Summer Tan? Try A Face-kini!

In America’s tanning-obsessed culture, where we spend millions of dollars and hours a year trying to bake (or fake) our way to the perfect golden hue, it’s difficult to fathom…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 22, 2012 - 10:40 am

For Chinese Adoptees Living In The U.S., Life Is “Somewhere Between”

In the 1970s, China adopted a “one-child policy,” which strongly encouraged (translation: forced) families to limit the number of kids they had in order to help control China’s growing population.

Julie Gerstein | August 21, 2012 - 2:20 pm

New Life Goal: Take A Leisurely Nap At IKEA

If you’ve ever been to IKEA, you’ve probably wandered into one of the elaborately staged bedrooms or living rooms, plopped down on a bed or couch and pretended–if just for…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 13, 2012 - 9:20 am

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort’s Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two…

Daley Quinn | July 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

China Issues Payout To Forced Abortion Woman

Last month, those of us concerned with reproductive rights were aghast at the story of Feng Jianmei, a 22-year-old Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion. She and…

Jessica Wakeman | July 12, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Sexy Chinese School Teaches Mandarin Via Bikini Clad Profs

SexyMandarin.com — a “sexy” Mandarin language school with teachers wearing bikinis —  supposedly helps foreigners learn the Chinese tongue. Because we all know how focused and attentive men are…

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Bad Ideas: There Is A Chinese Sunglasses Company Called Helen Keller

Look, I can’t even pretend like I can read Mandarin or Cantonese. All I know is that I was scanning a story on the English-language website China Daily and there…

Julie Gerstein | April 6, 2012 - 12:40 pm

“Virgin Boy Eggs”: The Nastiest Chinese Snack You Won’t Be Eating

I hope that we’re being “Punk’d.”

If not, then there are people in China who boil chicken eggs in the urine of little boys. And. Then. Eat. Them.

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Man Proposes With Dress Made Of 9,999 Roses

Sure that dress looks great today, but tomorrow that dress is going to wilt. [Buzzfeed] …

Julie Gerstein | February 16, 2012 - 11:20 am

Fake Pregnancy Bellies Popular In China, Online Sales Increasing, Report Says

Fake pregnancy bellies have become the latest hot-ticket item in the Chinese online market, according to a report by Ecns.cn.
The products are made of skin-colored silica gel, which give…

Huffington Post Weird News | December 10, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Versace For H&M Inspires Fights In China

People, people, people. I know we all love a good deal, but is it really necessary to engage in physical fights with one another over H&M designer collaborations? That’s exactly…

Julie Gerstein | November 17, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Chinese Senior Citizens Love Them Some Lady Gaga

What’s the recipe for musical magic? Take a gaggle of young flutists in future-wear, along with hundreds of Chinese senior citizens in Tommy Bahama cruise wear, and a disco/muzac version…

Julie Gerstein | November 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Pandas As Pets: China Grants Yanni, Of All People, Permission To Adopt

Stop the presses: Yanni adopted a female baby panda this weekend from the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China, which he named Santorini. First of all: SQUEEEE. Second of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

How Do We Feel About Cows Producing Human Breast Milk?

I, too, await the cyborg overlords who will colonize the Earth, imprison us all, and incubate alien babies in our fertile wombs.

But what I cannot wrap my…

Jessica Wakeman | April 7, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control

It’s worth a reminder sometimes that the term “reproductive rights” doesn’t just mean the right not not reproduce, like with abortion. Reproductive rights can also mean the right to produce,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm