Fate of humanity rests on a Chinese middle-schooler’s test scores

Sixth grade essay (via Sina Weibo)

On Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, user @土豆网 posted this photograph. Within several days of its appearance, it had been retweeted over 4,800 times and attracted over 500 comments, with a number of other media outlets picking up on the essay and declaring it “hot.”

More at the Alantic with a full translation here.


Kim Jong Un named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

Kim Jong Un (via KNS/Getty Images)

The People’s Daily—the website for the Communist Party of China’s newspaper—published a story on Tuesday congratulating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on being named 2012’s “Sexiest Man Alive” by the Onion.

More at Yahoo! News here.

How tall can it go in Changsha city

Its name is Sky City, and its 2,749 feet ,220 floors will grow in just 90 days in Changsha city, by the Xiangjiang river. (via GIZMODO)

According to its engineers, this will be the tallest skyscraper in the world by the end of March of 2013. Its name is Sky City, and its 2,749 feet (838 meters) distributed in 220 floors will grow in just 90 days in Changsha city, by the Xiangjiang river. Ninety days!

More at GIZMODO here.

China’s leader gangnaming it!

A fake image of China’s leaders doing Gangnam Style. (Via 太公云會報)

On November 8, the first day that Chinese leaders gathered for their once-in-a-decade Party Congress to announce the next generation of leaders, a Chinese-language Facebook page posted a clearly doctored photo of the party’s top officials doing the dance from South Korean pop hit Gangnam Style.

More at The Washington Post here.