DISAPPEARING IN CHINA

The second ever Olympic Games in China are only 2.5 years away. There will again be statements from the IOC and others, including European government leaders, on how events like the Olympics promote human rights and bring countries and societies closer together. They don’t. Just ask Cheng Yuan, Liu Yangze and Xiao Wu.

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THE WIRE: SOUTHEAST ASIA EDITION

I have a fair amount of an obsession with wires. Especially how they transition from giant seemingly tangled wads on poles into single strings leading to apartment windows. Here’s to that staple of many Southeast Asian cities: the wire wad.

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Remko Tanis
LIGHT 'EM UP!

A professor in Beijing decided he could smoke in front of his students, claiming it’s inspirational. He might have gotten his views from the China Tobacco Museum, which focuses heavily on the great deeds done by the great smokers in China’s history.

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