China Punks 23: War Week

Recorded on August 29, 2012

Unfortunately, this week we don’t have any sexy photos or stories of illicit, and perhaps illegal, sexual activity on the mainland.  But we do have something almost better than sex: violence!

That’s right.  We’re in the midst of several different wars, some hot, some cold, online and offline.  Baidu is facing off against Qihoo360 in the online search wars, 360buy is battling everyone except Amazon in ecommerce, and Chinese people are feverish with nationalism and anti-Japanese sentiment over some rocks in the Pacific Ocean.

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bridge collapse

Translation: To Know What’s Wrong With China, Look At Her Construction

8 trillion yuan stimulus

China announces £800bn stimulus to boost confidence

The cost of stability

China’s Leveraged Buyout Spree Not Ending

Fraud, Culture and the Law: Can China Change? – China Real Time Report – WS

doc death by china

internet wars – ecommerce, search

Baidu Strikes Back at Qihoo 360 Search; Qihoo Redirects to Baidu Results to

360Buy Blocks Etao Price Comparison, Price War Rages On


U.S. Plans New Asia Missile Defenses –

Twitter / MissXQ: Global Times front page photo …

Diaoyu in Our Heart: The Revealing Contradictions of Chinese Nationalism


China Punks 22: Sex Salons? Yay! Group Sex? Boo!

Recorded on August 17, 2012

After the amazing amount of referral traffic from Google to China Punks 20: Japanese Porn is its Own Culture, it has been decided by the CP Media board of directors that every subsequent episode, or just the title, of China Punks (patents pending) shall include references to porn, sex, and/or Japanese porn stars.

We shan’t go out of our way to offend our audience; we work with what we’re given.  This week that includes a group sex scandal as it may or may not have involved some top level local officials, but definitely ended with two innocent, sexually curious teachers getting fired because group sex is illegal in China…. This in the same country where (underage) girls are kidnapped, forced to have group sex, and then have their moms sent to labor camps (Listen to China Punks 21: Time waits for no man for more on that).

We didn’t talk about it on the show, but make sure to check out Charlie’s trailer for his documentary, Living With Dead Hearts


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zhou kehua

Chinese serial killer Zhou Kehua shot dead after 8 years on run | The Austr

trend of foreigners leaving

Why I’m leaving China

You’ll never be Chinese

group sex photo

Couple loses jobs over group sex photos-

China’s Sexy, Cheesy Group Sex Scandal – Global – The Atlantic Wire

here(NSFW or children)

县委书记王民生艳照后续 充满神秘色彩的配角 | 亚太外汇网(NSFW or children)

high speed rail quality

The Problem With China’s High Speed Rail

China’s High Speed Rail at the Expense of Safety

kaifeng reconstruction

Reconstruction project looks suspiciously like destruction|China|chinadaily


China Punks 21: Time waits for no man

Or, This Took Too Long to Post

Recorded on August 9, 2012

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Mother sentenced to 1.5 years hard labor for seeking justice

Mother of Rape Victim Sentenced to Hard Labor, Chinese Blogosphere Explodes in Indignation

Mother of Rape Victim Locked Up For Complaints Against Police

Probe into protest mother’s sentence

gu kailai case

Conviction of Gu Kailai was never in doubt – official version of case still is

He Weifang on the Gu Kailai trial

Bo Xilai’s son confident ‘facts will speak for themselves’ in mother’s murder trial

Could Bo Xilai Escape Criminal Charges?

U.K. Officials Granted Access to Gu Kailai Trial

chengguan militia

hu xinjin – liberals tools of americans

New Internet meme: China has completed 62% of its great revival

China’s Dark PR: Time to Say Goodbye to Paid Censorship