The Unlikely True International Story of the Man Called Orange Brother


Li Hongjun did not usually take selfies. But out in the orange grove, he was not in his usual state of mind. It was early February, and the lunar New Year was approaching. It’s considered good luck to set out a bowl of oranges during the Chinese holiday, so Li, figuring he could use some luck, decided to buy some for… »Wednesday 1:20pm11/25/15 1:20pm


Here's What a Simple $31 Million Wedding Looks Like

Angelababy (née Angela Yeung) is a popular Chinese actress, singer, and model who’s been referred to as the country’s answer to Kim Kardashian. But unlike Kim Kardashian, with her thrifty $12 million wedding with Kanye West, Angelababy doesn’t operate on the cheap: She shelled out $31 million for her recent nuptials. »10/20/15 2:15pm10/20/15 2:15pm

Chinese Judicial Exam Asks Lawyers Whom They'd Save First in a Fire: Their Moms or Girlfriends 

People entering careers as lawyers and judges in China are faced with an interesting moral quandary while taking the national judicial examination. On the exam, among questions about contract negotiations, lawsuits, and damages, test-takers are asked directly about who they would save in a fire, their mothers or their… »9/28/15 2:30pm9/28/15 2:30pm

Honeymooners Celebrate by Stealing Ice Cream and Beating the Shit Out of Store Clerk

According to Stephen Sondheim, it’s the little things you do together that make marriage a joy. While that may be true, one couple took their love of shared activities to the extreme when they chose to commemorate their honeymoon by beating up a store clerk who suggested they might like to pay for the ice cream they… »9/28/15 1:28pm9/28/15 1:28pm

Pamela Anderson Won’t Be Wearing MAC Makeup Any Time Soon

Pamela Anderson wrote a letter to MAC Cosmetics, appalled at the company’s decision to sell products in China, where animal testing is required by law for imported cosmetics. The staunch PETA activist, who has worked with MAC in the past, discovered that the brand “abandoned its celebrated policy against animal… »8/28/15 9:30am8/28/15 9:30am

Did China Rip Off 'Let It Go' for the 2022 Olympics? (Sounds Like It)

China’s just been awarded the 2022 winter Olympics, but the country’s government can’t start celebrating yet. Despite the many reasons that activists have given for the games not to be held in China—there’s no snow and the country’s an oppressive human rights nightmare—the biggest issue might be that one of China’s… »8/04/15 1:30pm8/04/15 1:30pm

Chinese Police Arrest Five People Over Uniqlo Sex Tape 

Last week, China was angered by a sex tape shot in Uniqlo’s flagship store in the country’s capital. The 71-second tape showed a man and woman engaged in front a full- length, dressing room mirror. Really, who can think of a better place than Uniqlo to live out your public sex fantasies? It’s certainly… »7/19/15 12:40pm7/19/15 12:40pm

China Really Unhappy About Viral Sex Tape Shot in Uniqlo Dressing Room

There’s no denying that shopping at Uniqlo with all its weird packaging and strange rules is an experience. But while buying an Elmo t-shirt for $14.99 and being subjected to the sounds and colors of the retail establishment may be enough for some, a man and woman took their love of shopping to the next level by… »7/16/15 2:45pm7/16/15 2:45pm

Sister Ping: The Pirate Whose Treasure Was the American Dream

Work hard, and you can be anything you want to be. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and take advantage of the Land of Opportunity. Slogans like these have become the tired parlance of political campaigns on both sides of the aisle, every candidate arguing that the American dream is suffering, but they can… »6/30/15 2:00pm6/30/15 2:00pm

How Backpacking Changed the Way I Looked

When I quit my job in New York to go backpacking in South America, I agonized over what to pack. I couldn’t, for instance, not bring my Ferragamo flats, even if it meant ruining their soles on dirt paths and crumbling cobblestones. I certainly couldn’t leave behind my beloved red lipstick—I wanted it for nights out… »6/17/15 5:00pm6/17/15 5:00pm