Posts tagged "china"

Little Person Theme Park Raises Some Big Questions

Most theme parks involve humans wandering around in cartoon character suits, vomit-inducing roller coasters, and scads of cotton candy, but Little People’s Kingdom of Dwarves in China offers…

Susannah Breslin | April 19, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Quotable: China Requires Its First Female Astronauts To Be MARRIED

“In the selection [of astronauts], we had almost the same requirements on women candidates as those for men, but the only difference was that they must be married, as we…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Homeless Man Is China’s New IT Boy

The Chinese have started calling him the “Beggar Prince,” and “Brother Sharp.” In fact, he is rapidly becoming the internet’s newest fashion icon, and to be honest, it was only…

Lauren Panariello | March 7, 2010 - 4:30 pm

China’s “Bride Shortage”: That’s What Happens When Society Devalues Its Women

What a mess: the one-child policy instituted in China in the 1980s to control the population has caused a total lopsidedness in the dating pool. A recent study by the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Not Your Mother’s China

Ever thought of eating off of plates tagged with graffiti? Well, if they are anything like the set of china (above), you should! The “New York Delft” dinnerware collection is…

Nina Carbone | January 12, 2010 - 9:15 pm

The Strength Of A Mother’s Love

A Chinese mother has carried her son on her back for 35 years in order to give him a more enriched life. Xiong Mingqiang was born with a deformity that…

Annika Harris | January 12, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Chinese Shopping Center Creates A Parking Lot Just For Chicks!

China either thinks its women are the crappiest drivers on earth or someone thought up the most obnoxious publicity stunt ever: a women-only parking lot with “special” features for us…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 1:50 pm

It’s Always Fashion Week Somewhere

I don’t know what this model and child are doing on the runway at the Tsai Meiyue show for China Fashion Week, but they look darn cute doing it. [11/3/09,…

Susannah Breslin | November 4, 2009 - 1:20 pm

The Perfect Way To Save Face After Getting Drizzunk

You know when you drink way too much, do something stupid, and then have to face down the people you did said stupid thing in front of the next day?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Where Prostitutes Are More Trustworthy Than Politicians And Scientists

Insight China magazine conducted an online survey of 3,376 Chinese peeps about who they trusted. And their findings are pretty counter-intuitive—folks said that trusted prostitutes more than both government officials…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 5, 2009 - 11:20 am

China Cracks The Whip On Porn

Does anyone else thinks it’s crazy that China has gone apes**t on the porn industry? Yes, porn has been illegal in China since 1949, and there were big old crackdowns…

Ami Angelowicz | June 30, 2009 - 10:45 am

Chinese Sex Workers Told A Shot Will Protect Them From HIV

Embedded video from CNN Video

Okay, so I know pimps usually aren’t the nicest of guys. But in China, where there are now more than four million young female…

Justine Fields | June 22, 2009 - 4:10 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | June 10, 2009 - 3:45 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 22, 2009 - 11:45 am

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…

Annika Harris | May 19, 2009 - 1:45 pm

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…

Annika Harris | May 15, 2009 - 2:30 pm

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 Frisky | June 24, 2008 - 9:00 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 22, 2008 - 7:00 pm

Quick Pic: More Love In China’s Earthquake Rubble

[China’s Sichuan province, 5/19/08]

Previously: Couple Survives China Earthquake Together

Catherine Strawn | May 22, 2008 - 4:30 pm

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…

Catherine Strawn | May 19, 2008 - 3:30 pm