“Might I play you some mellifluous music from my…vegetable pan flute?” Photo from Yahoo China.
A few links to start off your day:
- The Weibosphere is going nuts over a picture (featuring Bo Xilai and Deng Xiaoping’s son) that encapsulates the current political situation in China.
- China’s special envoy to Syria is expected to press the government to initiate a ceasefire during his two-day visit to the country.
- With the impending release of the Fair Labor Association’s report on Apple, Reuters asks if the tech behemoth is now facing a potential “Nike moment” of corporate reckoning.
- Genghis Khan apparently plopped his peter into enough poon for his DNA to exist in 1 out of every 200 males on Earth, according to research from an international team of geneticists.
- Chinese companies have announced their willingness to invest in 20 petrochemical plants in Iran.
- A new Hello Kitty-themed Eva Airways route from Hong Kong to Taipei is perfect for all the infantilized secretaries at your office.
- An aircraft carrier has been refurbished into a hotel in Tianjin, and it’s now officially accepting reservations.
- China’s first moon rover is set to be launched in 2013.
- Facebook reports that China is the source of the most Facebook applications development out of any country in Asia.
- Breastfeeding advocates across the country are starting to fight for their right to breastfeed in public.
- A Google Map is tracking sightings of the Chen Guangcheng-as-Colonel Sanders bumper sticker.
- The Georgetown Hoyas are reportedly a tighter and more cohesive unit thanks in part to the fight they got into with Bayi Rockets back in August.
- ESPN reports on Guangzhou Evergrande, the Chinese football club that’s gained a reputation for spending the big bucks.
- The New York Times looks at the ascendance of modern dance in China, and also profiles the inventor of Pinyin, whose support of democracy has made him unpopular with the government.
- Senses of Cinema, the University of Melbourne’s film studies journal, has just published a new essay on the “visual cornucopia” that is “Flowers of Shanghai”, Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Qing Dynasty period film from 1998.