China Punks 24: Officially A-holes

Recorded on September 6, 2012

This is the kind of stuff you just can’t make up: officials threatening flight attendants for not letting them leave their luggage in dangerous areas (ie, in the middle of the aisle), officials punching cops, and sons of officials crashing their Ferrari due to intense threesome action.


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canceling meeting with Hillary Clinton/Party Politics

Perils of Predicting Chinese Politics

China’s next leader buoyed by fresh setback for Hu: sources | Reuters

Ally of Next Chinese Leader Moves Into Key Role –

ling jihua (the father of Ferrari threesome driver)

Late Nights, Mysterious Women, and Communism|New Yorker Letter From China

Politburo politics: Doesn’t matter if the Ferrari is black or red | The Economist

Scandal over Hu’s aide Ling Jihua and cover-up of son’s death in car crash

flight attendant

Chinese Military Official Shamed After Attack on Flight Attendant

punching cops

“If You’re Not Dead By Tonight, I Joined the Party For Nothing!”

citron wars

Shit Gets Real, and Personal, as Chinese Business Leaders Slam Short Seller

No Sympathy: the China Short Seller Brawl Heats Up | China Hearsay

price war investigation

360Buy, Suning, Gome Investigated for Fraud in China E-Commerce Price War


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

China Punks 20: Japanese Porn is its Own Culture

Recorded on July 18, 2012

Don’t mind the title; we do talk about other things besides porn this week. However, if you are my mom or someone who is offended by pornography or its discussion, you might want to fast forward through that discussion.

Otherwise, enjoy!  Tell a friend to tell a friend and spread the love!

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shifang and youth

Faceoff in Shifang – photos of China’s largest and bloodiest NIMBY protest in recent history

Han Han: The Liberation of Shifang

Netizen Voices: Hu Xijin on Shifang

China’s Young and Restless Could Test Legal System

xiaomi news

Speculative Specs: This Should Be the Next Xiaomi Phone

Japanese Porn Star Sora Aoi To Become Xiaomi Spokeswoman!

weibo censors truth

weixin is dangerous

official pisses off thousands of tourists

moar anger at chengguan

saving a suicide

China Punks 16: Workin’ For Soros

Recorded on June 11, 2012

As our one listener noticed (you know who you are), we did not have a chance to produce an episode last week.  Partly a scheduling error and partly a technical issue, we had to skip last week.

And (congratulations to Charlie), Mr Custer is, as of this writing, formally getting married.  Thus, this episode is either very late or very early (even though it is being posted at the usual time).

Again, welcome everyone from the No Agenda Stream.  You can find the show notes below.

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gate of heavenly peace

China clamps down ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

Former Beijing Mayor Denies Responsibility for Tiananmen Square Crackdown

Ghost of Tiananmen stalks China’s elite

In Focus: Tiananmen Square, Then and Now

Sensitive Words: The Tiananmen Edition (Update)

Tank Man Revisited: More Details Emerge About the Iconic Image

chinese kleptocracy

 The Chinese Kleptocracy Is Like Nothing In Human History

On Chinese Kleptocracy: Stationary versus Roving Bandits

hw and zte corruption

Huawei, ZTE Execs Sentenced to Ten Years for Corruption in Algeria

foxconn riot

Video: Top Headlines: Foxconn Workers in Chengdu Riot

China Punks 14: Drinkin’ Before 5pm

First, we would like to welcome all listeners from the No Agenda Stream.  If you’re catching this post before the live stream broadcast, you can catch our “live” broadcast on Friday May 25 12 noon EDT (Midnight Saturday China time.)

Also, there’s a problem with the Ubuntu One streaming of our podcast, so I won’t be posting a link to streaming.  Instead, the link below is to the download.

Find links and more info below

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yang rui

China Soft-Power Watch: The Yang Rui ‘Foreign Bitch’ Factor

Okay, seriously…one last Yang Rui story

child kidnapping – serial killer in kunming

17 young people disappear in Yunnan, police fear a serial killer

Serial killers in China

Living with Dead Hearts

chen guangfu

Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Escapes Village

Report: Chinese city enforcers accused of brutality

xiaomi flashing

Book of Knowledge: Xiaomi

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