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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 Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found that in 10 years there will be a serious “bride shortage,” as 24 million Chinese men will have no… More »


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 made of fine porcelain and has five pieces — a dinner plate, side plate, soup bowl, cup and saucer. (It’s $100 per set.) [lovegrove &More »


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 has caused his head to grow disproportionately large for his 80-centimeters-tall (31.5 inches) body, making him unable to stand. His mother chose to carry him… More »


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 gals. Parking a car is so hard, guys!

A shopping center in the city of Shijiazhuang features parking spaces three feet wider than… More »


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, Beijing] … More »


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? Evidently, peeps were having the same experience back in 9th century China. A form letter was recently found in western China, created by the Dunhuang… More »


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 and scientists. In fact, prostitutes came in third place as a group, just above farmers and religious workers. The China Daily covered the study this… More »


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 on “spiritual pollution” in the 1980s. But recently, the government decided to really get down and dirty with the industry. In 2002, they passed a… More »


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 sex workers, some are resorting to a nasty trick—they’re telling their prostitutes that they’re giving them a shot to protect them from HIV and other… More »


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 granted, I… More »


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… More »


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 had the… More »


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… More »


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 bans lesbians from donating blood. [Boinkology]… More »


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… More »


Quick Pic: More Love In China’s Earthquake Rubble

[China’s Sichuan province, 5/19/08]

Previously: Couple Survives China Earthquake TogetherMore »


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 when… More »


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 us… More »