Shaq in China: A Love Story

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At 7-foot-1, roughly 350 pounds, and with a smile that’s been featured on everything from cereal boxes to CD album covers, Shaquille O’Neal isn’t particularly hard to recognize. And yet there I stood at the …

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Netizens React to the Fall of the House of Bo

Hear that sound? That’s the other shoe, crashing to the floor. After hours of speculation about “major news” concerning Bo Xilai, the charismatic and ambitious former Communist Party chief of Chongqing ultimately laid low by …

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Bo Guagua – The Prodigal Melon

Did Bo Guagua, the 24-year old son of Bo Xilai, inadvertently destroy his father’s career? Major international outlets have reported that the suspicious death of Neil Heywood, a Brit who had been described as Guagua’s …

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Breaking: Panda Cuter Than Bo Xilai

Coverage of state visits in Chinese media is usually as exciting as watching ice melt. But sometimes such coverage, or the lack thereof, can offer a tantalizing glimpse into the fortunes of the political elite. …

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