Category Archives: All the Tea in China

OMG I WANT THIS SO MUCH WHERE DO I GET ONE…

Ahem. Sorry for the ALL FUCKING CAPS header, but really, can you blame me for wanting one of these? Hair parted down the middle, big smile, merry eyes, and the index finger pointing forward are some characteristics of “Evo Presidente”, … Continue reading

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Did Washington try to prevent Bolivia from launching a satellite?

A Chinese rocket carries the Bolivian satellite, Tupac Katari, into space. And without the help of the Chinese, it’s hard to imagine Bolivia ever getting such a thing off the ground. But they did, and the fact that they did … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Evo in China

What’s Evo doing in Beijing this week? Oh, nothing much… Bolivian president Evo Morales signed three economic aid agreements, totaling 204 million yuan ($35 million US), in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the Great Palace of … Continue reading

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Spanish obscenity gets Chinese ideogram

Chinese translator Hai Cheng shows a new Chinese character, graphically depicting a nasty Spanish phrase. Not sure if this article is a joke or not: In a desperate attempt to adapt to Spanish culture and language, Chinese immigrants have found … Continue reading

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Toilet baby rescued in China

Happy Monday night. Here’s your WTF du soir: A newborn baby was rescued from a toilet pipe in China. According to reports, no one has stepped forward to claim the child. I’m not surprised; most likely this was the outcome … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: Gong hey fat choy

Happy Year of the Snake.

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That iPhone line just got longer.

Looks like Apple’s gonna have some sourcing problems, if this keeps up: A brawl involving as many as 2,000 workers forced Foxconn to close its Taiyuan plant in northern China late on Sunday, and left a number of people needing … Continue reading

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A pole-dancer, you say? Blimey!

Most middle-aged Brits keep fit by doing pint curls in the local pub. But this one‘s found another, and arguably healthier, exercise…which, coincidentally, is also done in a lot of bars: A father of two has found a clever way … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Another satellite for Venezuela

Looks like Simón Bolívar will have even more company in orbit. In addition to his Bolivian and Ecuadorian counterparts, he’s going to be joined by another Venezuelan satellite, named after another independence hero: The new satellite, “Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda”, … Continue reading

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Chairman Mao rolls in his grave

150 computer factory workers had to be talked down from a “suicide jump” in protest of lousy working conditions at the infamous Foxconn. This would not have made the news when Mao Zedong was in charge of China… The workers … Continue reading

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