Chinese IT Guy Accidentally Streams Porn In Giant City Billboard (video)
It was a normal day for a Chinese LED screen repairman who decided to watch a little of Hong Kong’s medieval-porn remake of Jin Ping Mei on his computer. But it was not a normal day… little did he know that it was still hooked up to a building’s giant billboard he was working on, which meant he was not enjoying this little piece of cinematic art alone.
To be fair, the movie isn’t technically porn — it’s just that Jin Ping Mei is an inherently racy novel, widely hailed as the first literary work to candidly portray ordinary life in 16th century China. It’s kind of like Scarlet Letter-themed porn.
The sex scene ran for 10 minutes before police arrived on scene, and the engineer had already confessed to the gaffe. If charged, the IT worker faces punishment for public indecency.
The video is kind of NSFW
Must Watch: Men Catch Baby From Five Story Fall (video)
Talk about being in the right place at the right time: An incredible video has surfaced in China, where the BBC reports a group of delivery men standing in an alley managed to save a toddler who fell from a window above them last night.
Her parents say they left her alone, sleeping, but she woke up and crawled out the window, that’s when the men heard the little girl crying, then darted with arms stretched out to catch her as she fell from a height of five stories
The two-year-old emerged with just a bruise near her eye, but two of her rescuers were also hurt
Teenager Defaces Ancient Egyptian Temple…
… and miraculously he’s not American.
The boy in question is a 15-year-old Chinese boy who scrawled a note on an ancient Egyptian sculpture and sparked international ire.
An image of the graffiti in the Luxor Temple, which read, “Ding Jinhao was here,” was reposted all across Chinese blogging sites.
“I’m so embarrassed that I want to hide myself,” wrote the original poster, a Chinese traveler. Added another: “It’s a disgrace to our entire race!” Soon, Internet users had figured out Ding’s location in Nanjing; they posted his birthdate and school online
Now, his parents have apologized, China Daily reports. “We want to apologize to the Egyptian people and to people who have paid attention to this case across China,” they said. They added that their son has learned his lesson, and his father called on people to stop hounding the boy: “This is too much pressure for him to take.” The graffiti appeared in the 3,500-year-old temple in May, but the picture was just posted this weekend. Just days ago, a top Chinese official called for better behavior among Chinese tourists, the BBC notes.
Factory Managers Held Hostage Over 2-Minute Bathroom Breaks
If you think your job sucks, be thankful you don’t work in this Chinese factory…
Hundreds factory workers held their Japanese and Chinese managers hostage for a day and a half over strictly timed bathroom breaks. About 1,000 workers at Shanghai Shinmei Electric Company kept the 18 managers inside the factory in Shanghai starting Friday morning until just before midnight Saturday. The managers were released uninjured after 300 police officers were called to the factory.
A security guard at the plant explained that the workers “demanded the scrapping of the ridiculously strict requirements stipulating that workers only have two minutes to go to the toilet and workers will be fined [$8] if they are late once and fired if they are late twice.”
The managers apparently agreed to reconsider the rules.
Man Gets Hole In Stomach After Eating Spicy Chinese Soup
Are you planning a trip to China? Then make sure to stay away from ‘Mala’ soup.
A 26-year-old man in China burned a hole in his stomach after ingesting the traditional Chinese hot pot, which translates to “numbing hot.” It gets its name from the numbing sensation produced by its ingredients, which usually include Sichuan pepper, local spices and chili pepper.
After consuming it, the unnamed man — who had no history of gastrointestinal disorders — began experiencing sharp pains and vomiting blood. He was rushed to a hospital in Wuhan, where doctors discovered a hole in the wall of his stomach.
Meet The Man Who Will Run China For The Next Ten Years
Hu Jintao is out.
Former Vice President Xi Jinping was presented to China today as general secretary of the Communist Party as part of the leadership change the country sees every 10 years.
Jinping will also take over as head of the military commission.
Xi’s ascent has been expected since he joined the country’s Standing Committee five years ago. Xi and his six fellow leaders were the focus of a transitional ceremony today. “We shall do everything we can to live up to your trust and fulfill our mission,” Xi said, noting “many pressing problems within the party that need to be resolved, particularly corruption.”
There are no surprises among the new Standing Committee members, notes the BBC. But the leadership’s makeup demonstrates the continuing sway of former leader Jiang Zemin; while several of the men are Jiang allies, none of Hu’s three allies are on the committee. Now it’s up to Xi to lead a country on the rise as it addresses internal scandals and bids for reform.
Chinese Singer, 24, Dating 12-Year-Old Model
China has been rocked by a gossip scandal has erupted around 24-year-old pop star Zhang Muyi and his declared love for Canadian model Akama Miki… who’s 12 years old.
Muyi and Akama have been flaunting their romance all over popular Chinese social media site Weibo, posting pictures and sending each other public messages:
“Wait until I’m old enough to marry you, and then I’m going to say ‘I do.’” He replied with: “simply can’t wait for these next four birthdays of yours to pass, I’m counting down each one.”
Thousands of fans have weighed in on the romance, some deriding it as “unnatural” and others declaring their support. Still others think the whole thing is nothing more than a publicity stunt, and it could well be: The two are collaborating on a few music projects at the moment.
China Sends Its First Female Astronaut To Space
China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week.
The Shenzhou 9 capsule lifted off as scheduled at 6:37 p.m. (1037 GMT) from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert. All systems functioned normally and, just over 10 minutes later, it opened its solar panels and entered orbit.
The launch was declared a success by space program chief Chang Wanquan, a People’s Liberation Army general who sits on the ruling Communist Party’s powerful central military commission – underscoring the program’s close military ties.
Female astronaut Liu Yang, 33, and two male crew members – mission commander and veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng, 45, and newcomer Liu Wang, 43 – are to dock the spacecraft with a prototype space lab launched last year in a key step toward building a permanent space station. All three are experienced pilots and officers in the Chinese air force.
Two of the astronauts will live and work inside the module to test its life-support systems while the third will remain in the capsule to deal with any unexpected emergencies.
China is hoping to join the United States and Russia as the only countries to send independently maintained space stations into orbit. It is already one of just three nations to have launched manned spacecraft on their own.