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Chinese Kick The Sh*T Out Of British Rapist May11

Chinese Kick The Sh*T Out Of British Rapist

A drunken British tourist was in the midst of an attempted rape on a Chinese woman when he got the sh*t beaten out of him in the streets of Beijing on Tuesday night. The brutal incident that was captured on film by one of the men who put a stop to the attack has gone viral throughout much of Britain and China. The man is currently being held by Chinese authorities. GRAPHIC VIDEO:

Ground Baby Pills? May08

Ground Baby Pills?

South Korea has seized thousands of black market pills filled with powdered flesh from dead Chinese babies. According to the Korea Customs Service, the pills were manufactured somewhere in northeastern China from “babies whose bodies were chopped into small pieces and dried on stoves...

Toxic Brew May04

Toxic Brew

If you drink tea, you may want to pay attention. Greenpeace East Asia has recently had samples of Chinese tea tested for pesticides and it found that, of the 18 samples sent, 12 came back as having at least one pesticide globally banned for use on tea. The pesticides found include, among...

Gendercide? May03

Gendercide?

As the debate about women’s rights rages on in the U.S., one only has to look across the ocean to see where policies in America are heading. Because of China’s “One Child Policy,” many pregnant women are dragged from their homes, strapped to tables, and are forced to...

China Threatened To Beat His Wife To Death May02

China Threatened To Beat His Wife To Death

Blind activist Chen Guangcheng told The AP that a U.S. official notified him of China’s intention to “beat his wife to death” if he didn’t pack his bags and get out of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, ASAP! While U.S. officials are denying knowledge of the threat, it was apparently serious enough that Chen split the embassy for a local Beijing hospital where he’s currently receiving medical care and was reunited with his family. Chen became quite a PR nightmare for China after exposing the government’s forced, late term abortion program. In recent days he skipped out on Chinese house arrest and caused quite...

Debating Death Apr05

Debating Death

Human Rights – Human rights activists are typically despondent when it comes to the Chinese regime, however reports of growing debate about the use of the death penalty may be an encouraging sign. While capital punishment has been traditionally accepted as an appropriate form of justice...

The Killing Continues Mar12

The Killing Continues

Human Rights – The bloody conflict continues in Syria after failed attempts to reach a ceasefire agreement between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition this weekend. Reports of more killings in Homs are coming in today with at least a dozen people dead, including children. Today’s UN Security Council meeting to review the Arab Spring uprisings, will likely have a large focus on stopping Assad’s brutal crackdown on the opposition. The State Media in Damascus has confirmed the reports of the most recent deaths, however, they are blaming “armed terrorists” for the brutality. There are conflicting...

Hazy Sollutions Mar08

Hazy Sollutions

Environmental Issues – The Chinese government announced it will phase in new air quality standards which its cities must adopt by 2016. Currently two-thirds of Chinese cities do not meet the new measures issued on Wednesday. Additional, unmonitored pollutants, such as fine particles 2.5...

Amos Assesses Homs Mar07

Amos Assesses Homs

Human Rights – Valerie Amos, United Nations aid chief, briefly entered the war torn Baba Amr district of Homs with Syrian Red Crescent (SRC) officials to assess the humanitarian needs before moving on to other districts. According to Sana, the Syrian state news agency, Walid Muallim,...

Parks and Wreck Mar04

Parks and Wreck

Animal Rights – Four people working in South Africa’s famed Kruger National Park have been arrested in connection with rhino poaching, the country’s national parks body announced today. The arrested officials include two field guides and a ranger, all detained after two...

Words, Words, Words Feb29

Words, Words, Words

Human Rights – China is attempting to change the face of its infamous one child policy. Considering the country’s failing struggles to keep its people free of undesirable international influence, it’s no surprise. The first thing to go is the traditional, iron-fisted message,...

Rhino Remedy Feb28

Rhino Remedy

Animal Rights – South African veterinarian Charles van Niekerk has proposed a new way to thwart rhinoceros poaching: injecting their tusks with toxic chemicals. Even though it sounds iffy and unsafe, the pseudo-poison is borderline harmless to rhinos and it may discourage poachers from...

Neat Peat Feb26

Neat Peat

Environment – A nearly 300 million year old fossilized peat forest has been found in the northern parts of China, and it offers scientists and laypeople an image of what green life was like at that time. The fossils have been found underneath a coal mine in the area of Wuda, China. The...

Virgin Village? Feb24

Virgin Village?

Celebrity Charities – Holly Branson, daughter of Sir Richard Branson, is doing more than just raising awareness about the plight of children in India; she’s adopting the whole Udawad village in Udaipur in an effort to improve the quality of life and provide sustainable resources...

Watching Innocents Die Feb22

Watching Innocents Die

Opinion – It is difficult to imagine that the crisis plaguing Syria could become any more horrendous, however reports emerging of the conditions facing many of the country’s civilians have increased concern in the international community. With escalating levels of violence in Homs,...

UN Condemns Violence Feb09

UN Condemns Violence

Human Rights – The United Nations is strongly condemning the escalation of brutal and violent attacks on civilians as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad steps up his campaign to annihilate his opposition. The past week alone has seen the death of hundreds of men, women, and children as...

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows Feb06

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

Human Rights – Russia and China are defending their veto of the UN Security Council resolution that would have urged the Syrian government to end all human rights violations and cooperate with both the UN commission of inquiry and the Arab League observer mission. The resolution was approved by 13 other council members, including India, South Africa, and Pakistan, before China and Russia axed it. Both countries cite discrepancies between the resolution and what they deem to be facts on the ground as reasons for their veto; with Russia saying the “proposal was unbalanced,” and China stating that the resolution sought a...

China’s Waterways Flavored With Toxic Cadmium Feb05

China’s Waterways Flavored With Toxic Cadmium

Environment – Officials in China often make promises to protect the environment, but seem to fall short in lieu of economic growth and expansion. As of late January, high levels of cadmium, a cancer causing agent, were detected in Liuzhou, more than 130 kilometers from the Guangxi Jinhe Mining Co., the organization blamed for the detrimental runoffs. The spill is believed to have happened on January 15, yet no data is available as to how long the mining company had been releasing the toxin into the waterways or how much they had released. Nearly 4 million local residents are affected by the spill and it seems there is some...

All Dried Up Feb04

All Dried Up

Environment – If you’re deciding to take a relaxing trip to Poyang Lake in the Jiangxi Province in China, well you might be out of luck. Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake, which normally stretches over 3,500 square km (1351 square miles), is now only 200 sq km...

Animal Savior Jan31

Animal Savior

Animal Rights – A Chinese blogger is responsible for saving over 1,000 dogs from slaughter and human consumption, and opening up the possibility of their adoption. The blogger, who writes under the name of Peng and volunteers for the Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association, noticed...

Apple’s iBad Jan27

Apple’s iBad

Human Rights – In what comes as no surprise, Apple’s audits of the abysmal Chinese factories that make its products shows an even greater toll than the already well known Foxconn worker suicides. It also reveals the company’s rather indifferent approach to these conditions,...

Hazy Figures Jan25

Hazy Figures

Environment – Beijing has released it’s pollution data after long, continuous pressure from environmental activists and its own people, and the results are surprising. Maybe a little unbelievable, too. According to Beijing’s environmental authorities, the air pollution in...

Kung Pao Nightmare Jan13

Kung Pao Nightmare

Animal Rights – China is currently in debate about the morality of eating cat meat, a tradition for some, and a vile practice for others. Regional paper Nanfang Daily reported an estimated 4 million cats are eaten in the country a year, and the number may be rising due to economic...

Really Bad Shipment Jan13

Really Bad Shipment

Social Issues – Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun has learned that in 2009, North Korea attempted to smuggle components for chemical weapons into Syria. The act was in violation of the U.N.’s ban on arms purchases from the isolationist country. The U.N. will be investigating the incident shortly. In November of 2009, Greek authorities captured a shipping container on a freighter en route to Syria containing chemical reagents and roughly 14,000 anti-chemical weapon protective suits. Both North Korea and Syria have not yet signed the Chemical Weapons Convention established in 1997, which makes developing and processing chemical...

Ivory Seizures Up Dec30

Ivory Seizures Up

Animal Rights – For almost 22 years, the world has been fighting to keep elephants alive and ivory off the black market, and 2011 appears to be the record year for at least one of these struggles! Traffic has released a report stating that 23 tons of ivory (elephant tusks) was seized in...

China Jails Activist Dec27

China Jails Activist

Human Rights – A Chinese court has sentenced Chen Xi, a veteran Chinese activist, to 10 years in jail for subversion after he published 36 essays criticizing the Communist Party on-line. Xi, who was involved in the 1989 Tiananmen protests, is the second activist imprisoned for the same...

New Batman Villain: Totalitarianism Dec17

New Batman Villain: Totalitarianism

Civil Rights – Actor Christian Bale, in China after filming his Nanking film The Flowers of War, was harassed and roughed up after trying to visit Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng. Guangcheng is a civil rights activist currently under house arrest for (not surprisingly) criticizing among other things the Chinese government’s abortion policies. In addition, he is blind. His house is monitored by a dozen guards, and has been since his release from prison in September of last year. Bale’s visit was to bring attention to the activist’s plight, which he has effectively done. Especially since it has been caught on tape....

Toxic Toys Dec14

Toxic Toys

Environmental Issues – Remember the whole cadmium scare from earlier this year? Well, the toxic toys are back and making an impact – only this time, it’s lead. Reports now show that one in three toys made in China contains some kind of heavy metal, and one out of every ten...

Plea From Syria Dec04

Plea From Syria

Human Rights – Recently, two amateur videos surfaced depicting violence on the streets in Syria and one shows a plea for help from the international community and the other shows citizens around a pick-up truck in the midst of gunfire. Citizens in Homs clearly frustrated with the string...

Trade not Aid? Dec01

Trade not Aid?

Social Issues – 

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair today claimed that all countries can shed their dependence on foreign aid within a generation. Speaking on the BBC’s Today Programme, Blair stated that there is a “changing picture” in which the...