Recorded on May 16, 2012
Here at China Punks, we like to take your misguided and pre-conceived notions of decency, etiquette, and rule of law and smash them to little bits with our “China Punks Bear and Wizard Deterrent” baseball bats.
So if you’re that guy (or gal) standing in front of the subway (or elevator) doors, get the hell out of our way or the next thing in your face just might be your doom.
If you’re that fat jerk talking smack about our beards, STFU or be the target of the “China Punks” Stare of Death©®™ (deadlier than any Death Star laser, because its real)
crackdown on illegal foreigners
female chengguan in Harbin
46th anniversary of cultural revolution
baidu’s new phone
BBC reports that everyone likes China
Recorded on Feb 15, 2012.
This week, the two punks take a look at Apple vs Everyone, but in particular how they treat their people, what they do about it, and the so-far invincibility of their stock price even as they may lose the right to sell iPads in China.
We also do what we do best: make unfounded speculations. This time around we speculate about Xiaomi becoming a major player in Chinese handsets, the most recent drama surrounding Wang Lijun (not much, but exciting nonetheless), Linsanity, and the relationship between traditional TV and online viewing.
And it turns out that John’s unfounded speculation about Youku having an inside track in releasing mobile client for Paike, their user generated platform, was vindicated with SARFT’s announcement earlier today that they will regulate Internet and mobile TV.
Apple Vs The World
NY Times: In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad
Does Apple Really Care About Factory Workers? (by Charlie for Penn-Olson)
MIC Gadget: Apple fights back on iPad TM rejection in China
Reuters: Proview says any ban of iPad exports hard to impose
Reuters: More Chinese Cities Halt iPad orders
the Beijinger: iPad, is this the end?
Sweatshop (flash game)
SARFT and Crappy TV
After almost a month of silence, the two punks are back with their bad mouths and over-generalizations.
In this episode, Charlie and John catch up after a period of involuntary silence to talk about Startup Asia, Wang Lijun, Xiaomi, as well as the gut-wrenching Spring Festival and accompanied headache-inducing Festival Gala on CCTV, et al.
Background and follow-up links:
Wang Lijun and his possible defection to the US: