some 30 years ago with fake Levi's jeans
and Versace bags. Then the market
became more sophisticated, with faux
iPhones on the racks. Now, the Chinese counterfeit goods trade has gone even further, with the production of identical copies of Russian-designed fighter
planes. Read more.
A Chinese journalist managed to get access to a stream of images delivered by a surveillance camera located on the roof of a building. Although the camera was supposed to be keeping an eye on a set of crossroads, the journalist noticed that during the night, the policeman in charge was lingering on the windows of a building across the street. Read more...
Crouching next to a car is far safer than staying inside it.
Following the death of over 14,800 people in the huge earthquake that devastated China on Monday, a Chinese web-user is circulating an email with pictures of quake ruins to illustrate where to hide, and more importantly, where not to. See the instructions, entitled "Where should you hide during an earthquake? Not where you were taught!"
Thirty Tibetans accused of taking part in the riots last month have been convicted today with sentences ranging from three years in jail to life imprisonment. One of our Observers has sent us the first images of the trial, made public by the state press agency Xinhua, just as the sentences were handed out. See the pictures.
These amateur photos, taken after the fatal train crash in Shandong, eastern China, were posted online just hours after the carnage occurred. The collision happened early Monday morning when a coastal bound passenger train jumped the rails and struck a crossing overnight express train. Seventy people have been confirmed dead and over 420 injured. See the photos.
When a local factory owner filed a case against a power station for stealing his sand and tampering with the land, he did not expect to be found guilty of blackmail. Paraded through the streets for eight hours, condemned in public and jailed for three months, Tang Xiaodong has now launched a campaign to seek justice. Read more...
Refused in South Africa and turned away from Mozambique, 77 tons of weaponry bound for Zimbabwe are now heading towards Angola in hope of access to land. Will the Chinese vessel succeed in reaching its final destination? Unions, lawyers and anti-arms activists hope not. Read more...
We've published several posts about the onslaught of online criticism aimed at the Western media, in particular CNN, over its coverage of violence in Tibet. Here's the latest example of CNN bashing : a song originally broadcast on the state TV channel CCTV, is now running rife on the Internet. See the video.