“Elite” Preschools in Korea Pave Path for Future Success

South Korea is known for its emphasis on education, but is this going too far? South Korea has no end to “elite” institutions, including specialized high schools, international schools, and english language schools for students hoping to get a leg up on the fierce competition to get into brand name schools and eventually, land a […]

Harbin Fire Disaster and Building Collapse

From Sina Weibo: The Basic Circumstances of the Warehouse Fire at 727 Tai Gu Street, DaoWai District, Harbin A large fire broke out in a storage facility at 727 Tai Gu Street in Harbin’s DaoWai District at 1:14pm on 2015 January 2. This Storage facility is associated with a work unit which has violated fire-code […]

Shanghai Bund 2014 New Year’s Eve Crowd Trampling Incident

From Sina Weibo: @人民日报 [The People’s Daily]: #Shanghai New Year’s Eve Trampling# New Year Tragedy! Trampling Accident Happens at Shanghai Bund During New Year’s Eve, 35 Dead 43 Injured — Around 11:35pm on 2014 December 31, a massive crowding and trampling occurred at the Chen Yi Square on Shanghai’s Bund in Huangpu district. As of […]

Star of Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement Exposed as Prostitute

Three of the top 10 most viewed articles on popular Chinese web portal NetEase yesterday were about this story… From NetEase: Taiwanese Star Johanne Liou [Liu Qiaoan] Exposed Working as High-Priced Escort Taihainet.com December 11 report — According to Taiwanese media reports, Taiwanese star Liu Qiaoan [aka Johanne Liou] has been caught working as a […]

Chinese man’s life with beautiful Ukrainian wife envied

From NetEase: The attack of the academic failure: Chinese young man marries beautiful 18 year-old Ukrainian girl. 12 years ago, Mei Aicai only scored 320 points on the Gaokao examination [out of 750 points]. With this, he thought his academic career was over, and suddenly found himself at a loss for what to do. At […]