All the top stories from the past 7 days: Gay penguins, Putin’s Confucius Peace Prize, and Chongqing’s chutzpah architecture.
- Gay male penguins become adoptive parents in Harbin. When a female penguin hatched twin chicks, the park staff decided to give one of the little guys to a gay penguin couple who were notorious for trying to steal eggs from the straight penguins.
- Two Russian babes accept Confucius Peace Prize on behalf of Vladimir Putin. Confucius rolled in his grave as the media trainwreck surrounding the peace prize given in his name culminated for the year with a quiet ceremony honouring this year’s winner, Russian prime minister (and soon-to-be president) Vladimir Putin.
- Photos: Beijing and the rest of China once again attacked by smog. On Sunday night the U.S. Embassy pollution monitoring index registered the city’s air as Beyond Index as smog blanketed Beijing and reduced visibility to 1km.
- Lazy architect to build copy of Singapore casino in Chongqing. The residential complex is almost a carbon copy of the Marina Sands Bay in Singapore, but is trying to get passed off as “ship’s sails.”
- Apple loses control over iPad trademark in China. As with other companies that have seen their logos and trademarks hijacked by Chinese companies, Apple now risks losing control over selling its iPad tablets in China, after a Shenzhen court ruled the multinational tech-giant guilty of copyright infringement.
- Video: Two-legged Anhui pig still able to walk. A pig has become an internet sensation around China due to its ability to walk around balancing on its two front legs. The pig was born without its hind legs in Mengcheng County, Anhui province.
- Actress Liu Yuxin demonstrates how not to wear a pushup bra. Actress Liu Yuxin, famous for playing numerous drama roles, demonstrated how not to wear a pushup bra by revealing a little too much and causing a ruckus around the Chinese internet.
- We also brought you pictures of Beijing’s first snowfall, in-shape people attempting Toray Cup’s Shanghai International Marathon, Jeremy Clarkson and James May spotted filming Top Gear in Beijing, garbage scavengers scrounging up a living in Hebei landfills, and Paulaner Brauhaus’ traditional Bavarian Christmas.