All the top stories from the past 7 days:
- The top story in the world this week was the untimely death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the news cycle in China was no exception. Chinese microblog platform Sina Weibo decked itself out in black-on-black in remembrance while mini-memorials popped up outside all of the Apple Stores around China.
- Not everyone in China was mourning Jobs, though. One Android seller questioned what reason there was to buy Apple anymore, while real estate tycoon Pan Shiyi thought sub-1000RMB iPhones and iPads would be a great way to remember Jobs’ contributions.
- Ready to go back to work tomorrow? We’re not either. Golden Week was a great respite, yet some people still decided waiting around in line was the best way to pass the time. Thousands flocked to the China Pavilion in Shanghai, and millions flooded popular tourist destinations all around China such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.
- We like to think we know a lot about China, yet were still enlightened when we watched this 10 minute infobomb about Chinese economics, regional developments, eating habits, guanxi, and corruption all spliced together with aesthetically pleasing infographics.
- We found some strange Shanghainese on Weibo and decided to put our precious time and energy into deciphering the meaning for your office-watercooler-conversation purposes.
- The Obama Fried Chicken train keeps on rolling along as Reverend Al Sharpton and KFC China both jumped into the fray with allegations of racism and brand trademark infringement lawsuits. When will the madness stop?
- We brought you photos of a culture festival celebrating everyone’s favorite natural oddity — identical twins! We also took a look at a freaky filial foot-washing session that occurred in Shanghai yesterday.