- A woman is on trial for attempting to smuggle heroin by soaking it into panties — fifteen panties, to be precise. However,
Wang’s lawyer queried the investigating police’s methods, who derived the quantity of heroin by weighing the drug-soaked underwear, the paper said.
Couldn’t they have licked the panties, like they no doubt would have in the movies?
- We reported earlier that Apple had done an investigation into the working conditions at their iPod factories. A slight update to that from a report in The Register, where we found part of Apple’s descriptions of its factories:
The report gushes about the factory campus that Apple visited, with its “employee housing, banks, a post office, a hospital, supermarkets, and a variety of recreational facilities including soccer fields, a swimming pool, TV lounges and Internet cafes.”
“Ten cafeterias are also located throughout the campus offering a variety of menu choices such as fresh vegetables, beef, seafood, rice, poultry, and stir-fry noodles. In addition, employees have access to 13 different restaurants on campus,” the report notes.
And “employees were pleased with the variety and quality of food offerings,” Apple’s investigators learned.
With work like that, who needs vacations! Ah, but there’s more to it than meets the eye:
The company has instituted a policy requiring workers to have one day off each week, and limiting them to 60 hours of work per week, except in unusual circumstances (e.g., the Christmas rush).
“We believe in the importance of a healthy work-life balance,” the company explained.
Having but one day per week to play soccer in the morning, eat stir-fry for lunch, and finish the day jerking off to porn in an internet cafe — what kind of life is that?
- We reported earlier that a man sued a blog provider for what he considered defamatory remarks, but it seems that things have gone further — it’s blogger on blogger now (in Chinese)!. Shen Yang sued blogger “Qin Chen” (real name Zhang Ming) for writing libelous pieces about him or that included him, and asked for 10,000 RMB and 30 days of public apologies on the internet and news media. Zhang, a recent university graduate, said that he already gave up a promising job because of the trial. He says that although he is sincerely sorry, he can’t pony up the 10,000 RMB but he’d be willing to give his shoes to Shen Yang.
- A man was sentenced to four years in jail for beating the crap out of another man and taking his money. What causes this incident? He Yu was a good looking university student having fun at a bar when Zhu Kai, another man, grabbed and kissed He.
- A not-so-perfect murder in Shanghai — male migrant worker falls in love, woman’s best friend disapproves, saying that he’s ugly and has no prospects, and the girlfriend wants to break up with him. The man decides to express exactly how he feels towards this friend, using a meat cleaver.
- Abductions and internal sex trafficking have become a big problem in China. This story (in Chinese) tells how a father, when faced with a hamstrung police force and desperate lack of information about where his daughter might be, managed to find her and bring her back home. He had to pretend to be a john, visiting various “bathouses” in another province before finally finding the one where his daughter worked. This girl was only fourteen years-old and was missing for about 70 days. Their story has given hope to others who are also looking for their abducted daughters.
- Anti-Japan groups in China were going to protest Japanese PM Koizumi’s visit to the Yasakuni Shrine, but were convinced to call it off.
- Most Chinese see bribes indispensable in business — and many that participated in the study claim that they would do the same if they had to.
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