China’s Neglected Problem: Student Kicked Out for Being Autistic


A young boy from Henan was sent away from school for being autistic, leading to furious reactions from Chinese netizens. China’s education system is failing our children with special needs, they say. In Puyang (濮阳, Henan Province) an 8-year-old boy named Xiaoxuan (an assumed name) was kicked out of school after over 40 parents opposed to him to studying in the same classroom with other … Continue reading China’s Neglected Problem: Student Kicked Out for Being Autistic

New Law Combats China’s ‘Yinao’ Phenomenon


China has launched a new law to cope with the increasing social problem of patient-doctor violence, also called the ‘Yinao’ Phenomenon. The growing violence of patients against medical staff has made being a doctor a dangerous job in China. The new law makes it possible to sentence hospital troublemakers to up to seven years in prison. The yinao (医闹, ‘medical disturbance’) phenomenon has become a growing … Continue reading New Law Combats China’s ‘Yinao’ Phenomenon

New Hot Job in China: “Mistress Discourager”


A new career is recently emerging in China. So-called “third person dissuaders” or “mistress discouragers” specialise in persuading mistresses to step back from their client’s marriage, and make an annual salary of approximately one million yuan (157,500 US$). Saving a marriage does not come cheap. China’s “third person dissuaders” or “mistress discouragers” sometimes charge as high as 250,000 yuan (±40,000 US$) to persuade ‘the third … Continue reading New Hot Job in China: “Mistress Discourager”

China Cancels Bon Jovi Gigs over Dalai Lama Pics


Bon Jovi’s first ever concerts in China was suddenly cancelled by government officials on September 9th. The band had been due to play Shanghai and Beijing next week. The concert organizer AEG posted the cancellation on its public account on Sina Weibo: “We are sorry to announce that Bon Jovi’s concerts in Shanghai (September 14th) and Beijing (September 17th) have been canceled for some reason. … Continue reading China Cancels Bon Jovi Gigs over Dalai Lama Pics

“Too Loud, Too Rude”: Switzerland Introduces Separate Trains for Chinese Tourists


Switzerland has introduced special coaches for Chinese tourists, as locals consider them to be ‘loud’ and ‘rude’. The news has triggered mixed reactions amongst Weibo’s netizens. According to China’s National Tourism Administration (中国国家旅游管理局), China now sends more tourists abroad than any other country in the world. The number of Chinese outbound tourists exceeded 100 million in 2014, spending $155 billion. Although destination countries welcome the … Continue reading “Too Loud, Too Rude”: Switzerland Introduces Separate Trains for Chinese Tourists