All the top stories from the past 7 days: Nudie netizens support Ai Weiwei, Huntsman talks China’s downfall, and a leech found living in a teen’s throat.
- We’ve got NSFW photos galore of Chinese netizens who stripped down to their birthday suits and posted their nude pictures on the internet after dissident-artist Ai Weiwei announced Friday that Beijing police were now investigating his assistant Zhao Zhao for “spreading pornography online”. At the center of the investigations is a picture entitled “One Tiger, Eight Breasts” which shows a naked Ai Weiwei surrounded by four nude women.
- The Republican presidential race is still using China as a punching bag as Jon Huntsman mulls about how to best bring China down. His answer? Reach out to the internet generation of bloggers, “the likes of which is gonna take China down.”
- A 1.28 million RMB toilet is on display in Hainan this week. It is merely one of the many “novel sanitary wares” on display at the 11th World Toilet Summit and Expo, whose themes this year are ‘Toilet Etiquette’, ‘Quality of Life’, ‘Health’ and ‘Tourism’.
- More protests, this time in Shenzhen, when roughly 1,000 factory workers left their work stations and blocked a highway to protest extreme working conditions at their factory which produces parts for Apple and IBM.
- Perpetuating a pattern we wish never existed, a teen was killed when hit by a truck… which ran her over three times. The incident occurred near the Buji long-distance coach station (布吉客运汽车站) in Shenzhen’s Luohu district.
- We brought you photos of a nail-house eviction and a 4,500 strong march against land grabs, both occuring in Guangdong, a huge 20 car pileup in the Shanghai-Kunming Expressway, and Yao Ming’s face photoshopped throughout the ages.
- And lastly, just in case you missed this story and were nightmare free, reports have surfaced of a 16-year-old teen from Sichuan who, after troubles breathing, found out he had a 4 inch leech living inside of his throat. It lived inside his throat for over two months, and stayed alive even after the operation — which raises the question, would you keep it as a pet?