Killing of Asian-American on subway prompts questions of racism on CNN, Weibo

| December 6th, 2012


Does coverage of the murder of Korean-American immigrant Ki Suk Han, who was pushed onto the tracks of the New York subway on Monday, December 3 raise important racial issues?

One CNN guest and a number of commenters on Sina Weibo seem to think so.

On December 3, Naeem Davis, a black man, pushed Han onto the tracks after the two had become engaged in an argument. He was struck and killed less than a minute later. The incident became international news […]Read more…

Shanghai Metro warns female passengers to dress in appropriate clothing to avoid perverts, Feminists protest

| June 26th, 2012

From Sina:

Shanghai Metro Operation line 2. wrote on its official microblog @上海地铁二运 “Going onto subway, dressed like this, will be impossible not to get sexually harassed. More perverts on the subway, impossible to defend, women vs. perverts (wolves: direct translation of 色狼 is sexual wolf) Girl, please respect yourself!” The attached image is a young woman dressed in black silk skirt, from the back, due to the very thin layer of fabric, her bra and underwear can be seen easily, […]Read more…

Woman undresses and changes clothes in public on subway

| September 9th, 2011

From IFeng:

"A young girl undressed and changed clothes on Subway Line 2 in Shanghai! When did the Shanghainese girl become so bold? " – On August 22nd, A post with photo of a young girl publicly changing clothes inside the subway spread online and sparked discussion: some guessed she was "late for work", some believed it’s just another "Internet publicity stunt" and she was "desperate for becoming famous."

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Lovers jump to death in Shanghai subway, more subway suicides pose hazard

| May 6th, 2011

April 29th, at around 7:30, rush hour in Shanghai subway, a man and a woman, who later confirmed as lovers, jumped in front of a coming subway train. It was rush hour when the incident happened, lots of people witnessed the horror and the 22 year-old driver was not yet recovered from the frightening experience.

A witness said he saw the couple almost every morning on his morning commute. That day, before they dived onto the tracks, the couple was […]Read more…

“Straddling” bus–a cheaper, greener and faster alternative to commute

| July 31st, 2010


A big concern on top of urban transportation planner’s mind is how to speed up the traffic: putting more buses on the road will jam the roads even worse and deteriorate the air; building more subway is costly and time consuming. Well, here is an cheaper, greener and fast alternative to lighten their mind up a bit: the straddling bus, first exhibited on the 13th Beijing International High-tech Expo in May this year. In the near future, the model is […]Read more…

Beijing Hand Swinging Man

| September 4th, 2009

[QQ] Just for giggles, this is a recent rapidly spreading funny video on the Chinese Internet. On the subway line 13 in Beijing, a man was playing a “Bowling Game” (iBowl) on his iPhone. Looked like he was very into his game, and then…

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Woman in Red Pole Dancing on Shanghai Subway, Passengers Stunned

| May 27th, 2009

From NetEase: Morning News reported May 26, recently, the video of “female pole dancing on Shanghai subway” appeared on varies video sharing sites such as Todo(土豆). And soon it became the major forum reprint. For this bold act, many Chinese netizens are surprised and offended at the same time.

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