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Yao Jiaxin Executed

Yao Jiaxin on trial at the Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court Yao Jiaxin, the Xi’an Conservatory student who murdered a waitress in a hit-and-run incident in 2010, was executed today in Xi’an, China. The incident occurred in Xi’an in October of … Continue reading

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Ditch Digger by Day, Gold Farmer by Night

Last week, two of my friends independently sent me this story from The Guardian: China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work Labor camp detainees endure hard labour by day, online “gold farming” by night By Danny Vincent Wednesday, 25 … Continue reading

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Yao Jiaxin’s Death Sentence Passed Round 1 of 2 Appeals

Yao Jiaxin, the Xi’an Conservatory student who hit a waitress with his car then stabbed her to death in 2010, was sentenced to death by the Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court on April 22, 2011.  Per China’s double appeals process regarding capital punishment, … Continue reading

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Kids in China Getting it on in Public

The Internet’s hopping with pictures of Chinese kids getting it on in public places.  I thought it was all math and piano for these people, but I guess I was wrong. 1. from “Caught: Lust, Caution? Two Little Lovers in Public” … Continue reading

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Peasants Potentially Oppressed…Again

Yao Jiaxin, the 21-year-old Xi’an Conservatory student who stabbed a waitress to death last year after hitting her with his car, was sentenced to death by a Xi’an court on April 22, 2011.  The court also stripped him of political … Continue reading

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Everyone Hates Peasants

In October 2010, Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old piano student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music, knocked down a peasant woman with his car and fractured her leg.  Because he didn’t want to be “pestered” by a peasant, he stabbed her … Continue reading

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Chinese Men Shop for Vietnamese Wives

For many Chinese men, the income and property ownership requirements for finding a Chinese wife are simply out of reach.  For others who have the financial means to marry, the psychological stress derived from dating what they consider spoiled, materialistic … Continue reading

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Beggar Pimps in China Thrive on Child Labor

Meanwhile, China’s booming begging industry also exploits the theme of urban invisibility.  Because begging in China is often more profitable than farming or manual labor, some panhandlers have turned their profession into family businesses.  Those without children have taken to … Continue reading

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