All the top stories from the past 7 days: Ai Weiwei’s fundraiser, Shanghai’s cancerous fog, and Lady Gaga with Chinese characteristics
- Online donations are still pouring in from all over China and around the world as supporters of Ai Weiwei chip in to help him out with the RMB15 million fine for tax evasion slapped on him by the government. Over 20,000 people have chipped in to the virtual fund, and while Ai Wewiei has said he has plans to pay it all back, it’ll be interesting just WHEN that occurs.
- The best Tuesday Timewaster we’ve seen in a while, or at least the most bizarre, came to us in the form of Lady Gaga + Old Chinese folks + Macarena. There’s not too many words that can describe the sheer absurdity of it, so you’ll just have to watch for yourself.
- Toxic stuff in China is no ground-breaking news, which is why those who like to play it safe usually buy Western brands. Unfortunately for tea enthusiasts, Lipton, along with 19 other oolong brands, has recently been revealed to contain excessive rare-earth minerals.
- Speaking of toxicity, you think that’s
airfog you’re breathing? Nope, it’s carcinogens! Researches reported that downtown Shanhghai’s fog vapor harbors the dangerous cancer-causing chemicals.
- Another day, another rich drunk idiot crashing their expensive cars and expecting clemency. This time the deed happened in Guangzhou, when a drunk 30-something woman drove her Porsche the wrong way down a one way street, smacked a taxi cab, then began verbally harassing the occupants before telling police “I know city leaders!”
- The worlds oldest profession is alive and well in Shanghai, and recently a prositution ring headed by a gang of girls barely able to call themselves teenagers was busted by the police.