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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Saudi Arabia Banning ‘Patriot Act’ & Chinese Censorship (Video)

Aw, look at that. Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” is growing up before our eyes… It got major enough to make Saudia Arabia ban the show.

On the first new episode of Patriot Act in 2019, Hasan addresses the government of Saudi Arabia’s legal demand to take down an episode of the show in that country and turns his focus to another country with restrictive censorship laws: China. But by using the Internet, Chinese activists are making their voices heard and a determined #MeToo movement may be creating lasting change.


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See How Replica Sneakers Made In China Make It Into The Hands Of U.S. Buyers (HBO)

Wow! The fiends NEED the latest Yeezys and Jordans like this bad? The fake kick market is kicking this hard. Gotta be if there is a black market with movers in it like Chan, right? Let VICE News tell it…

After the sun sets in Putian, thousands of bikes carrying fake sneakers hit the streets.

The lace-up black market is no secret in Putian, and it’s where you can find Chan, a vendor with a knack for getting high-quality pairs off the streets and into the hands of hypebeasts on the other side of the globe.

– VICE News

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Sneaker Shopping With Cristiano Ronaldo (Video)

Started from the bottom, and you know the rest! He’ll talk about thata bit… but yo, Cristiano’s showcasing him some cleeeannnnn sneaks in this ep though. CLEAN!

Cristiano Ronaldo goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Honor 23 in Beijing, China in his first interview since joining Juventus, and talks about his humble beginnings growing up in Madeira, Nike making new sneakers for Juventus, and his son, Cristiano Jr., wanting to dress like his dad.
– Complex

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SlamBall, Born In The USA, Has Been Reborn In China (Documentary)

Just to review, or introduce… SlamBall is a bouncy-bouncy version of basketball played on floors with embedded trampolines to facilitate super-high leaps and bounds. As described in the above doc vid, the game is pretty ‘video gamish’ and due to business and sports culture trending downfalls, SlamBall got ‘slammed’ in the U.S. However, it has found life in China.

“We never left, we just needed to take the best path for us,” says SlamBall’s creator Mason Gordon. After years with little exposure other than showcases and bar conversations between nostalgic fans, Slamball is now experiencing a resurgence in China. With a focus on bringing programs to universities before securing any TV rights, the sport is finding a foothold in a basketball-obsessed nation. VICE Sports traveled to China to check out the nation’s first facility and take in the scene.

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Colbert Commenting On President Trump’s Mother’s Day Speech And Walking Back His Position On China (Video)

ROAST!! It’s hard being The President. Period. But when he tosses lobs for Colbert to knock out the park like this… Hilarity will ensue. Another funny Trump-filled monologue.

The President channeled “West Side Story” while defending his hypocritical directive to help China’s phone giant, ZTE, to “get back in business.”
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


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Business/Technology: In China, People Usually Carry Less Than $15 In Their Pockets… But NEVER Leave Home Without Their Smartphones (Video)

Got that “Making Moves With Puff” (Craig Mack) playing in the mental for some reason. Something about the headline maybe. Haaaaa, bwoooyyy!

Buuuut, for real, they DON’T gotta get the cash nowadays. See how China is already in the future? Cash is already dead in China. They pay for EVERYTHING with their phones. Cash is NOT king, unlike in the States. They don’t even do credit/debit cards. Even chipping off money to the homeless… all digital, with the phone, homie. Watch!

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Ray Allen Knows His Move From Boston To Miami Was Hard On The Fans. But Management & Teammates, They Should Understand… It Was Business (Video)

Plain talk from former Celtics standout Ray Allen. Here he is in Shanghai, telling his side of the story. In essence, he is letting viewers & fans know that it wasn’t him wanting to leave Boston, it was the Celtics… not doing what it took to keep him there. No beef with nobody on his side, even though some folks apparently reeeeally had HEAT for him for taking his talents to South Beach.

Ray Allen spoke in an exclusive interview with Tencent’s Lisa Hsu about the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Paul Pierce and being a champion. Tencent, ESPN’s partner in China, is hosting its annual Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game in Shanghai.

Makes some good points in this interview. Pro sports is BUSINESS, not personal. And there is NO loyalty. The Celts could have dropped Allen, and that would be that; not a tear shed.

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‘The Monkey King’ Is Ready To Rep China And Take On The American And Japanese Big Bots In Battle (Video)

Awwww daaaamn! Now China has a battle robot that wants a piece of the U.S. Megabot’s chassis? Well, bet money the Americans are gonna say that ‘The Monkey King’ can come and get some… AFTER the battle with the Japanese Kuratas bot! Watch the vid above and continue on the robo-journey after the jump!



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China’s ‘Making It Rain’ With $168 Million (Video)

If you live in the States you are probably used to hearing folks waah-waah-waah about droughts and forest fires. Too bad we can’t cry a river or have some West Coast baller make it rain… Oh, wait. China ain’t crying. They are actually setting up the tech to make it RAIN!

China is spending $168 million on a program that is aimed to alter weather and make it rain in certain regions. The process is called cloud seeding.


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This Ice Cave Never Thaws (Video)

Stalagmites – those are the ones that come up from the ground – of ice. A cave full of them and ice stalactites (from the ceiling) that never melt. Looks so serene. Beautiful.

Hidden in the mountains of China’s Shanxi Province, the Ningwu ice caves stay frozen all year. These caves, dating back more than three million years, boast icefalls and walls stretching hundreds of feet below the surface. Come explore this spectacular frozen sanctuary.


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Vinyl Destination | “This Is Life” With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff (Video)

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the fellas a half-world away. Hong Kong, hit some shops, get some sneaks, rock the spot. Then to Melbourne: Hop a plane and do it again (well, first time for Dayne Jordan but still). Yeah, just another Vinyl Destination episode.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Vinyl Destination crew are in Hong Kong. No visit to Hong Kong is complete without a trip to the renowned Sneaker Street. DJ Ferno and Dayne Jordan can’t believe their eyes as they peruse the shops in amazement. After the show, Dayne gets a chance to connect with fans old and new. Next up is Sydney, Australia where things get heated for Jeff at the hotel and the show. Later, Steve takes time to reflect on his experiences while roaming the streets of Melbourne.

Luxurious life of globetrotters. Oh look, hot Mickey D’s. Awesome. And hotter hotel rooms. Super awesome. These ‘awesomes’ are sarcastic… just to clarify). Still good times. Watch.


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China Opens The World’s Longest And Highest Glass-Bottomed Bridge (Video)

Whaaaat the…??? They’re talking about using this as a fashion show runway and a bungee jump. Man, y’all can have that sh!t. A glass-bottomed bridge that stretches more than a quarter-mile: I get dizzy just thinking about being up on it.

Zhangjiajie, a scenic national park in the country’s Hunan province, is set to open the world’s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in July.

And it’s a footbridge that can support 800 people? Wow, now China is just stuntin’ on fools. Check out the news clip above.


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Liu Dejian Shows Us How To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before (Video)

Okay, so when Captain James T. Kirk and his crew took the Enterprise (and the Star Trek sci-fi franchise) on its maiden voyage, the colloquialism ‘take it there’ did not exist. Five decades after that first five-year mission, Liu Dejian, founder of mainland China’s online gaming firm NetDragon Websoft, did something so bold that true Trekkers should fall to their knees…then get up and come aboard!

Dude BUILT the Enterprise! Well, he built NetDragon Websoft world headquarters modeling it after Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Enterprise 1701-D. And before any haters or nitpickers say a damn thing, let Liu boldly show you the restroom. Duuuuude… the doors whoosh like on the Enterprise!

Enjoy (or hate) the clip above!



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Stronger, Faster, Cheaper: Robots Are Replacing China’s Work Force (Video)

Very interesting. Over here in The States, folks dread the coming of robotic innovations that could cost them their jobs for the sake of manufacturing efficiency and cost effectiveness. But in China, where they have a lot of people, there is a shortage of “blue collar” workers. In other words, Chinese manufacturers claim that they don’t have enough workers around to complain. Their money-saving initiative involving robots would not be to replace workers; rather to avoid having to pay high wages to woo laborers or move to where the workers live. I wonder how this plays out for the average Chinese worker in a communist society as compared to here in a capitalist society like here the U.S. It seems like the companies in China could be fazing out the average worker, but are these corporations sharing in the workers’ ability to find work, sharing in the profits, or assisting them in pursuing their dreams elsewhere.

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The World’s Next Tallest Building (Video)

Dubbed “Sky City,” the world’s tallest building will soon be constructed in China. The Broad Group will construct a 220-story skyscraper, 30 feet taller than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for one-tenth the cost. Sky City will be a self-contained, environmentally friendly, nearly earthquake proof city-in-a-skyscraper. It will be built to hold 30,000 residents, moving up and down on 92 elevators, with 4 helicopter pads, schools, stores and more. The building will be impressive. So, will it’s construction. With an almost boastful construction schedule of 90 days, The Broad Group will put Sky City together from modules that were being built even before China’s government approved construction.

In a word…Wowww! Watch the above building simulation and information video. This is NOT a dream. This is happening.

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Chinese Hospitals Introduce New ‘Sperm Extraction’ Machines (Video)

Hahahaaaaaa! GET THE F*** OUTTA HERE! See, I tried to read this with an open mind… for real. Then I realized the article was pulling my… leg… when I got to the part of the writeup that referred to this “technological innovation” for extracting a sperm donation as a “hands-free goo-getting gadget” (WTF)! Science gone silly in this post. Full article linked after the jump. Read it if you want. Take it how you want. But what you want to do now… is click and watch the ‘flick’ above. HILARIOUS!
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Economist Dambisa Moyo Says China Beating the U.S. By Investing In Emerging Markets on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ (Video)

Damn, I HAVE SUCH A CRUSH on Dr. Dambisa Moyo, International Economist from The Gambia (Africa). Don’t tell me intelligence isn’t SEXY. Whew! Maaannn, I would have listed her as Eye Candy (because she is); but I want you to focus on what she is saying first. Among other points made: The way in which China (as the world’s largest remaining Communist power) is engaging emerging economies is MORE POPULAR and MORE EFFECTIVE than that of the Western World (e.g. of the United States). We must listen and learn; or to quote a favorite artist of mine, “Get right or Get Left!” (Shout out to Anderson Scott of The 5ive.)