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Insanity in the Extended Family (Part 2)

My mother told me a few things in the past month that have me convinced that all upper-middle class Chinese men over age 60 are unhealthily fixated on their own demise.  At least in our family. The following story is … Continue reading

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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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Children’s Day in China

Children’s Day in China is celebrated every year, on June 1, with joy and parental generosity.  It is the official day for hundreds of millions of doting parents to take their only children to amusement parks and zoos, stuff them full … 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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Happy Mother’s Day to My Old Lady

My mother, who is 56 years old and, in my opinion, looks her age, went to China a few weeks ago to visit her dying mother.  Waipo, as I call my maternal grandmother, has a severe case of Alzheimer’s combined … Continue reading

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Fake Designer Handbags from China

While we’re on the topic of what Chinese people are doing nowadays, I’m going to vent about the fake designer handbags my mother keeps sending me.  She has bought countless counterfeit bags masquerading as legit designer bags in China in … 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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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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