- Ever think of stealing one of those “TAXI” lights on the top of Shanghai cabs? You’re not the only one.
- Surprised our resident Zhang Ziyi
stalkerfan hasn’t posted about this already.
- A crack in the Great Firewall?
- Shanghai has plans for your “electronic waste.”
- “The Chinese are much more adventurous than Europeans and Americans when it comes to sex toys.“
- Is the Da Vinci Code to blame for Tom Cruise’s China problem?
- “China in dire need of saving its hutongs.” We’ll second that. Who made the original statement? Would you guess Xinhua?
- Let’s all head down to the local Manslaughter Game Pub!
- Need to make late night copies? Find a Kinkos near you.
- Silly Shanghai quote of the day: “With advertising and lights everywhere, the city may be more like New York than New York itself.”
- China Mobile Users: Goodbye 1860, hello 10086.
- J-pop diplomacy.
- Metropolis Magazine takes a look at Chongming Island.
- Finally, we leave you with a crazy Los Angeles Times story. Here’s how Today’s Papers summarized it:
The LA Times fronts a dispatch from a Chinese town where 98 percent of the residents are divorced. The local government, trying to buy farmers out of their land so it could be developed, offered a deal: a two-bedroom apartment for couples, a one-bedroom apartment for singles. Many couples figured they’d get a quick divorce, live together in the small apartment, remarry each other, and make extra money by renting out the other one. But then it all went sour: Men took the chance to take up with younger women, young parents abandoned their children, and to top it off, the government didn’t have enough one-bedroom apartments to accommodate the unexpected demand.
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