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High-end China sex dolls offer alternative to adultery

Apr 14, 2015

High-end China sex dolls offer alternative to adultery

She lay quietly on a narrow bed, greeting potential customers with an impassive stare and a disproportionately buxom form: meet “156,” a stand-in companion for Chinese men with empty beds. Named for her height, she is a high-quality sex doll made of thermoplastic elastomer, ...

Apr 14, 2015

Singapore high school math problem stumps the Internet

A math problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it. The question, involving a girl asking two boys to guess ...

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Apr 14, 2015

Beijing conditionally frees five female rights activists

Chinese authorities released five women’s rights campaigners Monday whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government’s tight restrictions on independent social activism, lawyers said. Lawyer Liang Xiaojun said the five were let go after more than a month in detention under a ...

China TV host suspended over Mao parody

Apr 9, 2015

China TV host suspended over Mao parody

One of China’s most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air after allegedly insulting Communist China’s founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports. State broadcaster CCTV said it was investigating Bi Fujian for having caused a “serious social impact.” A video ...