This Old Chinese Figure Skater Has Smooth Moves, Awesome Facial Hair

In February 1946 readers of a popular weekly magazine were introduced to exactly the sort of scene Henry Luce likely had in mind when, a decade earlier, he and poet Archibald MacLeish crafted their famous prospectus for a publication initially called "The Show-Book of the World." The still-stirring opening lines of their … » 1/08/14 9:08am 1/08/14 9:08am

Your Chinese Street-Food Was Probably Cooked In Poop Oil

Well, this is horrifying. Street vendors in China have taken to using something called "gutter oil"—quite literally the oil gathered from gutter runoff, dumpster sludge, garbage juice, and untreated fucking sewage fuck fuck fuck—to cook food for human consumption. And then unwitting humans are consuming that food. As you … » 10/29/13 4:39pm 10/29/13 4:39pm

Nick Young Takes Video Selfie While Crashing His Toboggan

The Los Angeles Lakers' Chinese tobogganing trip is the gift that keeps on giving. First, it allowed us to laugh at Chris Kaman's account of the very real dangers that come with tobogganing down the Great Wall of China, and now it's given us an even greater gift: Nick Young filming himself as he loses control of his… » 10/14/13 2:40pm 10/14/13 2:40pm

Brittney Griner Signs With A Chinese Team Because It Pays A Lot More

Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, has signed with Chinese team Zhejiang, for whom she'll play during the WNBA offseason. This happened days ago and Chinese media is all over it, yet there's not been a single major American outlet reporting it. Why? The fact that her Chinese team will pay her multiple… » 5/03/13 1:59pm 5/03/13 1:59pm

The Chinese Slam Dunk Contest Was A Pit Of Sadness

The CBA held its all-star game in Guangzhou last night, and like in past years, it was kind of a mess. (The festivities took place between the end of the regular season and the beginning of the playoffs, so anyone who took part had either mentally checked out for the year or had much more important basketball on their… » 2/25/13 11:45am 2/25/13 11:45am

WCBA Finals Game Ends With Referees Being Beaten By Fans

Game 1 of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association championship was yesterday, an event not worth taking note of but for the fact that a bunch of angry fans stormed the court and tried to beat the shit out of the referees at the end of the game. At the 35-second mark of the video above, you can see an angry mob of… » 1/30/13 11:30am 1/30/13 11:30am

Bruce Chen Is Switching Teams For The World Baseball Classic

When you think of Bruce Chen, you think: trailblazer. The journeyman starter may have to fight to crack the Royals' rotation in spring training, but he's going to make some baseball history in March. Chen will become the first major leaguer to play for China when he pitches in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Perhaps… » 1/14/13 4:30pm 1/14/13 4:30pm