Trump – a Bull in a China shop

Donald Trump it seems has no diplomacy on switch. He’s a business man, surely he has another mode aside from the ‘Bull in a China shop’, which he manages to adopt for most of his breathing day. Why would the President of the United States of America be provoking other countries with his claim that … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1942

On this day, Thailand, a Japanese puppet state, declares war on the Allies. When war broke out in Europe in September 1939, Thailand declared its neutrality, much to the distress of France and England. Both European nations had colonies surrounding Thailand and hoped Thailand would support the Allied effort and prevent Japanese encroachment on their … [Read the full story]

Chinese bikini beauties are ‘Pushing Hands’

Over 20 Chinese bikini beauties competed each other in an one-on-one “Pushing Hands” battles at the Henan Division of Miss Bikini International Pageant held in Sanmenxia City, central China. Pushing hands is a two-person training routines practiced in internal Chinese martial arts such as T’ai chi ch’uan. During the practice, the lower body of the … [Read the full story]

Primal Scream bring the house down at Clockenflap

Primal Scream brought the first day of Hong Kong’s Clockenflap festival to a close last week, with a greatest hits set at the Kowloon Waterfront Park. The show marked the band’s first appearance in Asia with new permanent bassist Simone Butler, who was officially anounced as Mani’s replacement in October. After Bobby Gillespie greeted the … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Saint John the Divine was a monk on Patmos around one hundred years after the death of Christ. He wrote a book about Revelations…or possibly he dreamed about what he thought would happen after the destruction of the city of Jerusalem by the Romans. Mostly his anger was directed at Nero. Now today, we are … [Read the full story]

Jackie Chan’s Panda gets a close up of Yao’s tits

Jackie Chan went to work on two of his biggest stunts (that’s STUNTS) on Sunday. The 58-year-old stunt man and actor was tasked with saving Yao Xingtong and her modesty after the Chinese actress stepped out in a sheer dress and no bra. But Jackie rose to the challenge and gave Yao a stuffed bear … [Read the full story]

The Chinese have a history of testing positive

Questions over the performance of Ye Shiwen come after a string of Chinese swimmers tested positive for doping in recent years. China won 12 of the 16 women’s titles at the 1994 world championships in Rome but these achievements were sullied less than a month later when seven Chinese swimmers tested positive for banned drugs … [Read the full story]

USA find Chinese 16 year-old winner ‘disturbing’

A diplomatic storm was brewing last night over Olympic swimming sensation Ye Shiwen. The Chinese 16-year-old was forced to deny using drugs after a respected US coach called her gold medal-winning performance ‘unbelievable’. But her defiant pledge that the world record-breaking swim on Saturday – which saw her outpace the winner of the men’s event … [Read the full story]

The Great Firewall of China

For the people of China, the advent of the internet could have meant a new age of free expression, allowing them access to previously restricted and often sensitive information. Unsurprisingly, then, Beijing has been quick to tighten its grip on the web, stopping potentially subversive material from crossing its borders. Last year saw the birth … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1940

On this day in 1940, the actor and martial-arts expert Bruce Lee is born in San Francisco, California. In his all-too-brief career, Lee became a film star in Asia, and a pop-culture icon, posthumously, in America. Lee was born while his father, a Chinese opera star, was on tour in America. The Lee family moved … [Read the full story]

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