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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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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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Shanghai’s Marriage Market

Because it is physically impossible for Chinese parents not to meddle in their children’s lives, they have, in recent years, taken the business of matchmaking to the mass level, and Shanghai’s “Marriage Market” is the result.  Each weekend, thousands of … Continue reading

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Woman Who Sat on Toilet for 2 Years Has a Boyfriend

Apparently the flesh-fusing-with-furniture phenomenon is not unheard-of.  In 2008, police rescued a 35-year-old woman in Kansas whose flesh had melded with the toilet seat she’d been sitting on for two years.  Like her Ohioan counterpart, she had a caring significant other … Continue reading

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Obese Feces-Covered Man Has a Girlfriend

This week, an obese man in Ohio had to be cut out of his chair because his skin had grown into the fabric of his seat.   Police then had to cut a hole in his wall to remove him … 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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Contemporary Chinese Erotic Art by Yi Yang

While Chinese art has traditionally had no trouble portraying heterosexual intercourse and even homosexual intercourse between men, it has largely avoided depicting female sexuality in isolation.  This is undoubtedly due to a long patriarchal history that condones female eroticism only … Continue reading

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