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China Cellphone Lane

Time reports:

Chongqing, a vast municipality of 28 million in southwest China, has come up with a lighthearted strategy to remind pedestrians of the dangers of looking down at a smartphone while walking — separate lanes for people using or not using their devices.

The inspiration for the dual sidewalk came from National Geographic in the U.S., which created similar divisions on a section of pavement in Washington, D.C., in July as part of a televised behavior experiment.

Chinese City Sets Up ‘No Cell Phone’ Pedestrian Lanes (Time)

Previously: Life In The Zombie Lane

Pic: AP

[A giant 3D printer at work at WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company
in Shanghai, China]

Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours. Measuring in at roughly 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, this hulking 3D printer works almost exactly like a normal one — just on a much larger scale. It pumps a special type of pre-mixed concrete through a nozzle and onto a flat substrate in a pattern designed to give the finished house as much structural integrity as possible. Layer by layer, the house’s walls are built, and once the concrete dries, the house is outfitted with doors, windows, and a shingled roof.



This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours (Digital Trends)

eatingdog-hed-2013dogmeat-example1 dogmeat-example3 dogmeat-example2In an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the health risks and cruelty caused by the harvesting of millions of cats and dogs for meat each year in China – including family pets snatched from the street – animal rights organisation AnimalsAsia posted over 270 ads in 14 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Animals Asia explains:

The posters aim to inform the public of the health risks of eating dog and cat meat and to prompt people to re-evaluate why they’d eat animals they might otherwise consider friends not food.

China Gets a Wake-Up Call with Animals Asia’s New ‘Say No to Cat and Dog Meat’ Campaign (One Green Planet)


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A Photoshopping prankster recently mocked up a version of the poster for Thor: The Dark World, replacing Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster with Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.


Somehow though, the image has apparently been mistaken for the real thing by Chinese promoters, who are using it in theatres, perhaps innocently, perhaps not.


90318791 He gets that a lot.

Ma Kai, Vice Premier of China at at the Digital Hub, Dublin today. Mr Ma Kai, who is on a two-day visit to Ireland, is responsible for China’s “economic policy and investment”. He’s buying the pints tonight.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post used the term ‘defiantly inscrutable’. We realise this was completely inappropriate and apologise for any offence caused.

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)