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Chinese Man Throws Bike at Thieves

Making the viral rounds is this video. Two thieves on a motor-scooter flew by and snatched a woman’s purse on a street in Wenzhou, China. Surveillance video shows a man riding a bicycle. As he was passing by the front of a hotel near where the theft happened, he stopped, calmly got off his bicycle, picked it up, and then threw it at the thieves. The bicycle hit them, they lost control, and crashed to the ground.

Chinese Man Throws Bike at Thieves (Why is this video set to Kung fu Fighting?)

Chinese Man Throws Bike at Thieves (original footage in Mandarin)

Extortion of Chinese businesses across the US

We told you that Chinese businesses have been extorted in California by a Chinese speaking male threatening business owners. The caller demands payment of $10 to $30 thousand dollars. If the money is not paid, the victims risks injury or damage to their business. The extortion has now hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area, New York/New Jersey, Toronto, Ottawa, and Philadelphia.

FBI are now involved. It is believed that the caller is making calls over the Internet, possibly using a phone directory.

Philadelphia news report on extortion

Toronto news report on extortion

Internet love is not colorblind

UC Irvine researchers collected data from Yahoo personals between September 2004 and May 2005, randomly selecting profiles of people ages 18-50 in the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta metropolitan regions. The study showed that racial preference in dating is tied toward the portrayal of gender and race in the media. Most notably the negative portrayals of Asian men and African American women.

“Stereotypical images of masculinity and femininity shape dating choices and continue to be perpetuated in the mass media,” says researcher Cynthia Feliciano, sociology and Chicano/Latino studies assistant professor. “The hyper-feminine image of Asian American women contrasts greatly with that of Asian men, who are often portrayed as asexual.”

Images of Asian American men as asexual and lacking masculinity are pervasive. Although there are a few notable exceptions, Asian men have most often been depicted as strangely asexual characters. Asian women, on the other hand, have often been depicted as almost completely sexual. With this portrayal, Asian men do not fit the ideal version of masculinity and are excluded at high rates from dating sites. (Reminds us of a few videos we posted Creepy Yellow Fever Guys, 18MMW Valentine’s Day Special : Video Dating, and Asians Just Aren’t Cool Enough by Kevjumba. Also classic Wong Fu Productions below))

Researchers’ analysis of minorities’ racial preferences showed that Asians, African Americans and Latinos are more likely to include whites as possible dates than whites are to include them. This suggests that whites, as the dominant group in the U.S., remain in the privileged position of being able to facilitate or hinder the full incorporation of minorities.

Yellow Fever by Wong Fu Productions

After watching Yellow Fever, the Wong Fu Production guys were on the ball when they created Yellow Fever. One of the other conclusions from the research: while white men were more open to dating outside their race than white women, both had specific racial preferences. White men preferred Asian and Latino dating partners to African Americans; white women were more likely to exclude Asian men. Check the draft copy of the research entitled “Gendered Racial Exclusion by White Internet Daters” here.

Japanese monkeys waiters

A pair of Japanese monkeys waiters – Yat-chan (12 years old)and Fuku-chan (4 years old) – serve customers in a restaurant in northern Tokyo. The monkeys
deliver bottles of sake and beer as well as hand towels to customers. Both monkeys were once household pets, but now they are certified restaurant employees. The monkey pair work in shifts of up to a maximum of two hours a day, due to animal rights regulations. And so their employer is now ready to train three new baby monkeys this year. Additionally, Yat-chan also trains for karate. (All kinds of crazy animals in Japan. Remember the Green Polar Bears.)

Japanese monkeys waiters

Yat-chan practicing karate

Yat-chan serving drinks

Racist scene on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is a pretty funny show and one of the most viewed TV shows on However, the Season 4 episode 1 of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” entitled “Mac and Dennis: Manhunters” has what we deemed a racist scene. The scene involves the characters Dee and Charlie looking for exotic meat and end up in Chinatown. And they try to order monkey in Chinatown. Aren’t we done with the “Asians eating monkey” jokes? WTF?

Racist scene on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

See the whole episode here.

White Rabbit Candy and Chinese Milk pulled

As of September 25, 2008, the FDA testing of milk based products imported into the United States from China has not found melamine contamination. The classic candy favorite of Chinatowns around the world are seeing White Rabbit Candy banned. It is also affecting the US.

The FDA is working with regulatory agencies in other countries. The New Zealand Food Safety Authority reports that its testing of White Rabbit Creamy Candies has shown melamine contamination at high levels. In light of the widespread contamination of milk and milk-based products in China and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority’s finding, the FDA recommends that consumers not eat White Rabbit Creamy Candy and that retailers and foodservice operations remove the product from sale or service.
To date, the FDA is not aware of any illnesses in the United States stemming from consumption of either White Rabbit Creamy Candy.

White Rabbit Candy and Mr. Brown instant coffee and milk tea products recalled

On September 12, 2008, in light of reports from China of melamine contaminated infant formula, the FDA issued a Health Information Advisory to assure the American public that there is no known threat of contamination in infant formula manufactured by companies that have met the requirements to sell such products in the United States. That advisory also warned members of Chinese communities in the United States that infant formula manufactured in China, possibly available for purchase at Asian markets, could pose a risk to infants.

The FDA had contacted the companies who manufacture infant formula for distribution in the United States and received, from the companies, information that they are not importing formula or sourcing milk-based materials from China.

At the same time, the FDA—in conjunction with state and local officials—began a nation-wide investigation to check Asian markets for Chinese manufactured infant formula that may have been brought into the United States. In particular, this effort focused on areas of the country with large Chinese communities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New York. To date, investigators have visited more than 1,400 retail markets and have not found Chinese infant formula present on shelves in these markets.

The FDA also advises consumers not to purchase infant formula manufactured in China from Internet sites or from other sources.

The FDA has taken, and will continue to take, proactive measures to help ensure the safety of the American food supply. In conjunction with state and local officials, the FDA will continue to check Asian markets for food items that are imported from China and that could contain a significant amount of milk or milk proteins. In addition, the FDA has broadened its domestic and import sampling and testing of milk-derived ingredients and finished food products containing milk, such as candies, desserts, and beverages that could contain these ingredients from Chinese sources. Milk-derived ingredients include whole milk powder, non-fat milk powder, whey powder, lactose powder, and casein.

Chinese dairy products banned amid fears over a widening tainted milk scandal