Posts tagged "china"

Laura Ling And Euna Lee’s Story Emerges

I can’t stop thinking about how insane it is that journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor camp for committing a still undefined crime. President Obama has promised to stop at nothing to get them released, but still—if I ever took my freedom for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 10, 2009

Shanghai Woman Nearly Mows Down Men For A New Car

I remember how badly I wanted, no needed, an Easy-Bake Oven when I was little. I begged my dad, pleaded with my mom, wept often, and eventually started cooking things in plastic cups on top of lamps in my bedroom cause I'm mad crafty. I got my sweet revenge when that burning plastic smell filled…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 22, 2009

No More Love For Love Land Theme Park

Chinese officials have shut down China's first sex-themed amusement park before it could open. Love Land was supposed to open this October and inspire people in China to be more open about sex, a taboo subject there, and educate visitors about proper condom use and other sex related topics. But the theme park…
By: Annika Harris / May 19, 2009

What Happens At An Adult Theme Park?

Public discussion of sex is taboo in China, where even kissing your significant other in public is frowned upon. But the builders of an adult theme park are trying to change all that. Love Land will be China's first sexually explicit theme park when it opens in October in the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing. But…
By: Annika Harris / May 15, 2009

Tuesday Quickies!

Check out this internet dating-inspired wedding cake. [Engadget] American Idol winner Ruben Studdard just applied for a marriage license in Alabama. Will he sing at his own wedding? [AHN] The best boutique department store in the world, Paris' Colette, is coming to the U.S.! [Fashionista] Chinese government…
By: The Frisky / June 24, 2008

Chinese Policewoman Breastfeeds Orphans

Another nice story has come out of the tragedy in China. One policewoman who was breast-feeding her own child took it upon herself to breast-feed several babies rescued after the earthquake. At one point, she was feeding nine babies -- five of them orphans. "It is a mother's reaction," she said, "and a basic duty…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2008

Quick Pic: More Love In China’s Earthquake Rubble

[China's Sichuan province, 5/19/08] Previously: Couple Survives China Earthquake Together…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2008

Couple Survives China Earthquake Together

Last Monday's earthquake in China has caused all kinds of pain. The official death toll is at 34,000, and more than 200,000 are injured. Being buried together may have helped one couple stay alive and rekindle their relationship. Wang Zhijun and his wife, Li Wanzhi, had just sat down to watch a DVD together whe…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2008

It Tastes Like Pork

There is a restaurant in China that serves penises. And not just one kind -- the Guo-li-zhuang restaurant serves water-buffalo penis, goat's penis, bull's penis tip, dog's penis, and more. The flavor is "mainly of pork braised in hot stock," writes Stefan Gates, in an excerpt from In the Danger Zone. While it strikes u…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 17, 2008

He Says/She Says: Flo Rida’s “Low”

Flo Rida's "Low" just ended its 10-week reign on top of the Billboard Hot 100. To mourn its loss, my friend Jon and I listen to it simultaneously, attempting to measure whether there's a gender preference with music. We end up discussing shoes and dancing in the rain. Catherine: Do you want to press play?
By: Catherine Strawn / March 10, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Bans In China, Teenage Pregnancy On TV, And Mail-Order Brides

Actress Tang Wei's commercial for Pond's has been banned in China, most likely because of her steamy role in Ang Lee's movie Lust, Caution. Her seven-minute sex scene had to be cut from the movie to be shown on China's mainland. [Reuters and Telegraph.co.uk] The 16-year-old character Starr on One Life…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 10, 2008

Mao Tried To Dump Thousands Of Women

If you thought Nixon’s Watergate tapes seemed scandalous, just wait until you see what his right-hand-man, Henry Kissinger, was talking about. The State Department has been hiding a transcript of a conversation between the Chinese dictator Mao Zedong and the former Secretary of State for 35 years. What do two dudes talk about, no matter…
By: Simcha / March 4, 2008

Sex Tapes: Actually Scandalous In Hong Kong!

While every celeb in America has got a promotional sex tape -- from rock grandpa Gene Simmons to Paris Hilton -- in Hong Kong it is career suicide…and then some. Edison Chen, 27, a strapping leading man in Chinese cinema, collected suggestive photos and videos he had taken with many of China’s top female…
By: Simcha / February 21, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Banking Vs. Sex, Monkeys, And A Fake Orgasm Lawsuit

People in China are more interested in reading about banks and stocks than sex, according to the most popular words Googled in 2007. [Reuters] Before female macaques (monkeys) in Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia, will have sex, the males must groom them for about eight minutes. But even more incredible is that the females had sex…
By: Catherine Strawn / January 3, 2008

Online Dating Is A Lot More Strict In Asia

American dating websites have all sorts of riffraff on them. Students! Unemployed artists! Freelance writers! But if you lived in Taiwan or China you wouldn’t have to worry about meeting those kinds of guys because a singles club there keeps a record of users’ fingerprints and requires male members to have a car, a house,…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 19, 2007
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