All the top stories from the last seven days:
- The continuing troubles in Japan kept us busy this week, as Chinese fears over the worsening nuclear situation at the Fukushima plant prompted rampant radiation rumors via SMS and an absolutely manic stampede to buy salt.
- If you just bought sixty pounds of the stuff and are fixing for a salt bath/smoothie/massage/facial, don’t indulge just yet! You could be lathering on industrial-grade salt, which not only won’t save you from the non-existent radiation, but could cause kidney failure, or even death!
- And as this Hong Konger points out, what’s a little radiation compared to all the poison in our food?
- We showed you pictures of billionaire philanthropist Chen Guangbiao once again showering the less fortunate with money. Check out his flashy, overdone shenanigans first in Japan, then in Yunnan.
- When China asked New Zealand to pretty please give them some extra compensation for Chinese victims of the Christchurch earthquake, we were not particularly surprised when New Zealand’s PM said: um, no.
- We got a sneak peak at Time Out Hong Kong’s interview with Ai Weiwei this month. As usual, he’s keepin’ it controversial.
- We wondered whether a GFW upgrade or earthquake-damaged undersea cables were to blame for our super sucky internet this week.
- We got a little misty-eyed watching videos of Sichuan earthquake survivors sending Japan some love, and of this devoted Japanese dog standing loyally by its friend. Oh and if you were wondering whether any UCLA girls think now is an appropriate time to make racist rants against Asians via Youtube, the answer is yes.