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- What is it with Slate columnists and inane articles about this country? First Daniel Gross of Slate can’t find a chocolate bar in China, and now somebody’s tricked him into writing an entire article based on Tiananmen slogans that were never there.
- East South West North picks the top ten Hollywood movies that suck up to China. Of course, 2012 makes top pick with its theme of the People’s Liberation Army saving the world, but how did you feel about Dragonball Evolution’s surprising Chinese twists?
- Alibaba, China’s internet service for busineses to find and sell to each other has 45 million registered users and a market cap of over $17 billion. Forbes talks to the man behind the magic, David Wei.
- London mayor Boris Johnson’s deputy, Ian Clement, was apparently lured into a hotel room with a “secret service siren” in Beijing. He woke up to find out he was drugged and the honey trap had ransacked his room.
- OUR WORST FEARS ARE COMING TRUE. Okay, maybe not quite yet – but it seems like China has detected eight cases of swine flu mutations, one of which has an “isolated” spread in the mainland.
- “Ecoterrorist” Justin Solondz, who has been hiding out in China, was recently sentenced to three years in prison by a local court in Yunnan on Friday for manufacturing drugs.
- Shanghainese human rights lawyer Feng Zhenghu has become a real-life version of Tom Hanks in The Terminal, though his is less of a story of a government that’s broken down in his absence and more of a story of protest against a government who’s deemed him to much of a political nuisance to let him back in.