An 18th century Chinese tea plantation
Continue reading “Scientist steals Chinese tea secret, discovers possible poisoning”
A hand grasps the strange-looking fungus.
Villagers in Liucunbu, China were drilling a new well when they encountered a strange object, a rubbery-looking mushroom. Continue reading “The Chinese mushroom prank”
Will a copy enhance or detract from the original? Continue reading “Is it deceptive for Chinese developers to copy an entire Austrian village?”
Detail of "Eagle Standing on a Pine Tree"
by Chinese artist Qi Baishi. Continue reading “Is this Chinese bird giving you the bird?”
"The fact that there were no
answers to that really got to me…"
Continue reading “How to piece together Chinese nuclear secrets”
She told us to use the internets!
From a story by Justin Rohrlich at Minyanville:
Continue reading “How to import fake Chinese cigarettes”
Detail of "Self-Portrait in the Yellow Mountains".
Contemporary Chinese artist Zhang Daqian
was a forger before he was a legitimate artist. Continue reading “How to bribe Chinese businessmen with art”
Was this really by Lao Tzu?
Victor Mair posting at Language Log explains that many so-called "Chinese" quotes are just phony Orientalisms, and have nothing to do with actual quotes from Confucius, Lao Zi, or other real Chinese people or books. Continue reading “Fake Chinese quotes”
They worry – are the steamed buns real or "recycled?"
And what about the eggs?
Chinese consumers are concerned about fake or adulterated food. Continue reading “Fake food sickens Chinese”