On Jalopnik my friend Jason Torchinsky is writing about his experience ordering a $900 electric car from China using Alibaba. It has been an incredibly long and complicated process, involving lots of red tape. Including extra charges and document filing fees the price of the car is now close to $3500. Nevertheless, it's a really cool looking a little electric car.
Nantes, France's Château des ducs de Bretagne museum of history delayed its exhibition about Genghis Khan after the Chinese government insisted that the words "Genghis Khan" not appear anywhere in the show. Same goes for "Empire" and "Mongol." From The Guardian: The exhibit was planned in collaboration with the Inner Mongolia Museum in Hohhot, China. But… READ THE REST
Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin is perhaps best known for the Remembrance of the Earth's Past trilogy, which is sometimes referred to by the name of the first book, The Three Body Problem, which was the first Asian novel to win the Hugo Award for Best Novel; it also helped kick-off the current Chinese… READ THE REST
• Chinese accounts posted material supporting U.S. President Donald Trump, and pro-Left material Facebook has removed a number of Chinese accounts on the platform that are oddly active in Philippines and U.S. politics, reports Joe Menn at Reuters today. Facebook says it suspended 155 accounts on its main platform along with six Instagram accounts. Excerpt:… READ THE REST
We spend most of our days staring at screens. Either a laptop, or a phone, or a tablet. But while we spend so much time reading or working or watching all the varied screens in our life, it's strange how often they just aren't enough. They aren't clear enough, they aren't big enough, they aren't… READ THE REST
One of the biggest concerns for both new and experienced CBD users is determining exactly how much of a cannabis-infused product to take to receive just the right dosage. Unlike those trying to guesstimate just how much active CBD is in a pot brownie or even what comes from smoking or vaping, tinctures are about… READ THE REST
Mid October is too early for us to start in on holiday shopping suggestions. Oh, you'll get 'em all soon enough, trust us…but with more than two months before Santa rolls into town, we're not gonna hard sell you about the holidays. However…if your shopping list may eventually include an artsy teen who's obsessed with… READ THE REST