Chinese TV host suspended after privately mocking Mao

| WorldViews | The Washington Post

<Original Source>

imrs.phpBi Fujian, an anchor of China Central Television (CCTV), speaks during a news conference in Beijing, Nov. 21, 2013.   REUTERS/Stringer

One of China’s leading TV presenters and talent show hosts has been suspended after a video showing him cursing Mao Zedong at a private dinner went viral, local media reported.… Read Full Article

13 things we just learned about China’s elusive president [The Xi series, Part 6]

Business Insider  By Pamela Engel <Original Source>

13_things_we_just_learned-2ede0067459549097964b59fc5dfb423(Felipe Dana/AP)China’s President Xi Jinping arrives for a meeting with Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, July 17, 2014.A recent New Yorker profile of elusive Chinese president Xi Jinping is packed with details that give us a clearer picture of who he is and how he leads.… Read Full Article

World’s grandest abandoned hotels [19/20]

Abandoned hotels

Inside a hotel in Austria. (Thomas Windisch/Caters News)  

Grand banqueting halls, opulent lobbies and vast ballrooms; you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was a collection of photographs was documenting some of Europe’s grandest hotels. However, a closer look will reveal the majestic rooms to be engulfed in swathes of dust and moss; hotels that once hosted royals and high society abandoned to the elements.

Read Full Article