This week: English speaking Chinese cops, Apple workers in China selling data, DIY convertibles & more
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Lots of wild news this week to report. Typhoon came through earlier this week but I’m just looking forward to my “cheat day” on Saturday and have some ice cream with my kids.
Chinese are famous for their cheating techniques during the exams.
Now, does it surprise you that they start to use drones to try to stop the cheating? Actually the main body of this article is in Hebrew but I guess this headlines tell us all, did it? (Google Translate does a good job)
China Uses New Drones To Stop Cheating In Exams
Another thing that you probably will laugh about Chinese is, what we would call, “rent a white guy” culture. Now white people are more popular in China than ever before.
“White people wanted”: a peek into China’s booming ‘rent a foreigner’ industry
BTW: Don’t want an English teaching job?
Global From Asia has a job board where lots of English speaking jobs (not English teaching jobs are offered).
Maybe it’s all the KFC in China?
China has largest number of obese children in world, says study – South China Morning Post
Via Andre Martin
Traffic cop scolds foreigner in English after catching him running red light on scooter
Our top contributor of the newsletter, Andre Martin, got himself a rainbow colored unicorn (twin peaks reference)
Considering settling down here after a couple of years being a tenant in HK?
Well, like everywhere else in the world, housing is one of the biggest investment in someone’s life time. But here in HK, it seems even harder.. Check out the skyrocketing price and cooling measures here, you will see why.
Hong Kong developers use wads of cash to skirt mortgage rules and salvage sales
My buddy Doug Pierce is complaining to me about rents constantly going up.
China uncovers massive underground network of Apple employees selling customers’ personal data
I hear quite a lot of complaints about HK lately.
But the charm of HK still makes it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Will HK strive or slowly die? What are your guy’s thought on this?
Rancour and division inevitable in Hong Kong, a city not at peace with itself
Let’s lighten things up a bit
I have friends who are proud to be called Tu Hao (meaning is slang for “rich farmer”)
Shared bikes now available in extremely tacky ‘tuhao gold’ in Shanghai – Shanghaiist
via Andre Martin
I think this is a pretty slick idea – only a 400rmb fine!
Chinese man fined for cutting roof off car to make it look like convertible
Input from Andre Martin: “they truly never stop surprising with new cringe-worthy ideas”