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Tiananmen Square Activists Had To Be Extremely Clever To Get This Past China's Censors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

If you wanted to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in mainland China today, you had to be pretty clever about it. On Sina ...

Baby Wearing Watermelon Shorts Goes Viral (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Shots of a baby wearing a hollowed out watermelon have gone viral on China's equivalent of Twitter. The little chap is seen looking rakish in wate...

Why Has China Banned The Phrase 'Big Yellow Duck'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Chinese authorities have imposed a traditional social media blackout on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests - but China's "netizens" have...

Ding Jinhao Wuz Here: Chinese Teen Defaces 3,500-Year-Old Egyptian Temple

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

A Chinese teenager has vandalised a 3,500-year-old Egyptian temple relic - by carving his name into it. The 15-year-old was visiting the Luxor sit...

Chinese Artist Comes Clean – I Am The Wingjing Streaker

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK

A performance artist has announced he is the mysterious naked man who has been pictured dashing around Beijing with a giant crucifix. Li Binyuan s...

Dogs Wearing Pantyhose: Is Chinese Trend Harmless Fun Or Perfectly Vile?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK

A “trend” which sees dog owners clothe their canine companions in tights is gaining momentum in China. Translated from “gou gou chuan siwa...

Remember Rich Kids of Instagram? Meet China’s Heiress Of Bling

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

A Chinese heiress appears to be launching a one-woman effort to take on those Rich Kids of Instagram by splashing evidence of her immense wealth on a ...

The Decline of the Expat: Foreigners in China Proliferate, But Become Less Special

Tea Leaf Nation | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tea Leaf Nation

In recent months, the "China expat" has been making international headlines. Several longtime residents of China announced their intention to leave on public forums, explaining that living in China was not only hazardous to their health, but worse, an alienating experience.

'Our Words Have Been Raped'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Journalists at one of China's most influential papers have stunned the country by going on strike over censorship of their paper's New Year message, w...

Chinese Netizens 'Slut-Shame' Singer and Model for Volunteering to Teach Poor Children

Tea Leaf Nation | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK
Tea Leaf Nation

It's not easy being a famous woman, especially in China. In a post that went viral yesterday on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter, Chinese model and singer Lu Jing, who describes herself as possessing "the most beautiful natural breasts in China".

Splitsville in China: A Ballet Move Goes Suddenly Viral

Tea Leaf Nation | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK
Tea Leaf Nation

Two days ago, a photograph of a girl wearing a white vest and ballet slippers and doing a 45-degree split in her dorm room went viral on the Chinese Internet. It led to what Sina entertainment called an online "battle between beauties." Some of the photos feature young women eating lunch or talking on their cell phones while doing the splits.

Chinese Protester Crushed To Death by Steamroller (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

A protestor who lay in the path of a steamroller has been crushed to death in China. He Zhi Hua was attempting to resist a government drive to rel...

Japanese Porn Star Attempts To Spread The Love Between China And Japan..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

A Japanese porn actress who attempted to pour oil on the troubled waters of the East China Sea - using social media to plead for calm over China and J...

Can Online Protests Change China?

Tea Leaf Nation | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK
Tea Leaf Nation

By David Wertime, Tea Leaf Nation co-founder and editor What would a world without Weibo, China's Twitter, look like? It's increasingly hard to fath...

Why Did This Man Deliberately Smash A £10,000 Bottle Of Wine?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A Chinese wine connoisseur has brought a new meaning to getting smashed - by throwing a £10,000 bottle of French wine on the floor at a high-end wine...

Gu Kailai Given Suspended Death Sentence Over Neil Heywood Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician has received a suspended death sentence for murdering British businessman Neil Heywood. Gu Kailai poison...

Secrecy And Scandal Surround Trial Of China Politician's Wife For Murder Of Brit (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

China's most high-profile political court case in decades has been shrouded in secrecy, as the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai arrived in c...