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Japan’s Asahi News shut down on China’s version of Twitter

Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan’s oldest and largest national newspapers appears to have run into problems with China’s censorship. For two days straight the company’s accounts on China’s microbloggling sites such as Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo have been frozen. As of last night no reason has been given for this action.

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How to Get Out of Paying Toll in China: Act Like a Ghost 【Video】

Paying toll sure is a pain.

Back in the good old days, you could just ram through the barrier if you didn’t want to pay; now, thanks to security cameras, doing that will leave you with a ticket and a damaged frame.

Yet while the days of speeding through  toll booths to stick it to the man may be over, the following footage from a Chinese traffic camera shows that you can still get out of paying toll by scaring the sh** out of the man.

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China Puts Beggars in Cages During Religious Festival to Keep Them From Ruining the Mood

When Chinese officials were deciding how to handle the over-100,000 visitors expected to show up for the Xishan Wanshou Palace Temple Fair, an annual religious festival held in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, there was one problem: what to do with the beggars?

The scale of the event in recent years has made it a magnet for the impoverished and homeless seeking alms and many visitors have complained the constant pleading for pocket change ruins the festive atmosphere.

Unable to just throw the beggars off the street (this is a religious festival, mind you), organizers decided to take the humanitarian route and erect a 165 foot-long iron cage to keep them in during the duration of the festival.

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